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Stock Market Today – Materials and Utility Sectors were Losers

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(Best Syndication News) Most sectors were higher Thursday with industrial and financial stocks paving the way for another up-day on Wall Street (see our stock charts below). A positive jobs report set the tone for traders as many tech companies reported earnings after the closing bell.

Widely Held Stocks

Only 30 of the 90 stocks in our widely held index were lower on Thursday (see the widely held stock chart below). eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) gained more than any other constituent, with the exception of Morgan Stanley.

Stock Market Today – Financial Stocks Swing Back like Gang-Busters

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(Best Syndication News) Stocks continued to rally Wednesday as the financial sector led the way and utilities lagged (see the stock charts below). Better than expected earnings helped bolster confidence in banks.

Large-Cap Stocks

Only 22 stocks in our 160 constituent large-cap index were lower Wednesday (see the large cap index chart below). Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) was the biggest index winner, gaining nearly nine percent during the trading day.

Stock Market Today – Energy and Technology Sectors Advance while Financial Stocks Flounder

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(Best Syndication News) The financial sector took a beating Tuesday as traders favored technology and energy stocks (see stock market charts below). The volume of trading of Dow constituents was 15 percent below average.

Large Cap Stocks

Only 36 of the 160 constituent in our large-cap index were lower Tuesday (see the large cap stock chart below). Carnival plc (ADR) (NYSE:CUK) was the big loser, down more than 14 percent during the trading day.

Stock Market Today – Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase Under Pressure as European Debt Worries Loom

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(Best Syndication News) Financial and tech stocks suffered the most last week during Friday’s sell-off (see stock chart below). Disappointing initial jobless claims numbers and a potential downgrade of European sovereign debt festered as traders began to seek safe-havens.

All of the S&P sectors were lower Friday; however the industrial, financial, and info-tech sectors were hit especially hard (see the sector charts below). Traders saw the share price of Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) fall more than 2.5 percent.

Stock Market Today – Traders Gain Confidence despite Jobs and Retail Sales Reports

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(Best Syndication News) Stocks opened lower but slowly drifted higher Thursday despite disappointing economic news from the United States (see stock charts below). Markets are closing mixed Friday in Asia.

World Markets

Markets in Asia opened and closed lower on Thursday (see the world market chart below). Slowing exports from China and Japan may be putting downward pressure on some equities.

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