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Is the stock market up or down? Is the bull run beginning or ending? It depends.

“Is the bull market in its 11th year or just in its 11th week?” writes Allan Sloan Is for washingtonpost.com. That means both indicators are deemed to be in a bull market that had started on Dec. 24.Is the stock market up today or is it down today?. The first one is broad and involves how stock market indicators work.Partly because of what I’ve taken to calling the bifurcated bull market. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Stocks gain on China trade, global growth optimism; Boeing shares lift Dow

“Consumer sentiment rose in March to 97.8 from 93.8 in February, according to a preliminary reading of the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The gains would mark the biggest weekly gain since the period ended Feb. 15, according to FactSet data.BIOS, -24.93% shares sank 26% after the company announced a deal to merge with privately held Option Care Enterprises Inc.U.S. stocks rose Friday as major benchmarks aimed for their most robust weekly gains in a month with sentiment buoyed by encouraging headlines on U.S.-China…

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Dow Futures Dip as China Trade Delay Report Erases Brexit Vote Boost

“U.S. crude production was also down by 100,000 barrels per day from the previous week, the EIA said, but still sits at a near-record 12 million barrels per day” writes Martin Baccardax for thestreet.com. U.S. equity futures edged lower Thursday as investors remain wary of event risk linked to both Britain’s impending exit from the European Union and seemingly stalled trade talks between Washington and Beijing.Global oil prices were little-changed in early New York trading, but were still marked past fresh four-month highs following yesterday’s bigger-than-expected drawdown in domestic U.S. stockpiles and…

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Chipotle and dozens of other large-cap stocks rise to one-year highs

“The broad indexes in the U.S. were up again Tuesday after snapping a five-day losing streak Monday, while dozens of large-cap stocks hit 52-week highs” writes Investing Columnist for marketwatch.com. Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill CMG, +2.40%  rose to a one-year high Tuesday, and the shares are up about 46% this year.It is also interesting to see on the table that forward price-to-earnings ratios haven’t risen for every company over the past year. Source: marketwatch.com

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Boeing’s stock weighs on the Dow, while broader market posts modest gains

“HPE, -3.03% stock fell 3.8% Monday morning, after UBS Group AG UBS, +0.35% downgraded the stock, citing headwinds to growth of its cloud business” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The consumer-price index rose by 0.2% in February following three months of no change, the Labor Department said Tuesday.The stock fell 11.3% early Monday.The optimism index rose 0.5 point to 101.7, with 5 out of the 10 components increasing, led by a 5-point gain in those who expect the economy to improve.The Dow DJIA, -0.40% fell 108 points, or 0.4%, to…

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S&P, Nasdaq futures extend gains after inflation data

“S&P 500 e-minis were down 0.25 points, or 0.01 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 7.5 points, or 0.1 percent” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Moments before the data, Dow e-minis were down 68 points, or 0.27 percent.ET, Dow e-minis were down 26 points, or 0.1 percent.(Reuters) – S&P and Nasdaq futures moved higher on Monday after a Labor Department report showed U.S. consumer prices rose for the first time in four months in February, but Boeing’s drop for the second day weighed on the Dow futures. Source: 95kqds.com

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Dow futures dip after Monday’s rally, Boeing slumps again

“Boeing shares fell more than 3 percent in the premarket, adding to steep losses from Monday’s session and pressuring Dow futures” writes Spriha Srivastava for cnbc.com. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 47 points, indicating a loss of 30 points at the open.S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures, meanwhile, pointed to slight gains.U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open on Tuesday as investors digested sharp gains from the previous session. Source: cnbc.com

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Nasdaq’s 2% late-afternoon rally puts index on the brink of best day in about 6 weeks

“BA, -5.33% fell 5.8%, cutting nearly 170-points from the price-weighted index, after a Boeing-made 737 Max 8 plane crashed on Sunday, resulting in 157 deaths” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. A popular exchange-traded fund used to bet on the tech sector, the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF XLK, +2.15% was up 2.2%, also tracking its best daily climb since late January.More broadly, the S&P 500 index SPX, +1.25% was up 1.4% at 2,781, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.70% was gaining 0.7% at 25,624. Source: marketwatch.com

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