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Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Recover From Early Losses to Close Flat

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The National Association of Realtors reported that contracts for pending sales of previously-owned homes jumped 2% in January, the highest level since April 2010. Keep in mind that this housing


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Fail to Recoup Losses to End Streak of Gains

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Despite low mortgage rates, mortgage applications for re-financings and home purchases declined 4.5% last week. Existing Home Sales rose 4.3% in January to an annual rate of 4.57 million units.


Equities Sector Coverage: Strong Jobs Numbers Push Wall Street Higher

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Nonfarm Payrolls rose by a statistically skewed 243,000 and with the Unemployment Rate down to 8.3%. Factory Orders rise by 1.1% in December. Nonmanufacturing ISM rose to 56.8 in January. The Dow


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Pushes Higher

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The ISM Manufacturing Index rose to 54.1 in January from 53.1 in December. Construction Spending rose by 1.5% in December. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded higher at the open to 12,784.62


Goldman Sachs Slides in Earnings but Beats Estimates

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Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings after market close yesterday and revealed that earnings and revenues had both declined sharply year-over-year. However, earnings


Why Private Equity Rubs Warren Buffett the Wrong Way

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Private equity firms have been the topic du jour for some time now, with the current interest fueled by the increased public scrutiny flowing out of Mitt Romney's campaign for President. The


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks End Critical Week Surprisingly Flat

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Nonfarm payrolls rose by 200,000 in December with the Unemployment Rate down a notch to 8.5%. The labor force participation rate remained low at 64.0%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Overcome Early Drop to End Flat

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ADP reported that the private sector added 325,000 jobs in December. Initial Jobless Claims fell to 372,000 last week still above the recessionary threshold of 350,000. Non-manufacturing ISM came


Mario Draghi Roils Markets with ECB Announcement

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While European Union members were in an all important meeting that will address the proposed treaty changes from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, markets


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Flat As Europe Remains on Center Stage

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded between 12060.37 and 12202.23, until a late day rally reached a high of 12557.67. The NASDAQ traded between 2612.80 and 2649.59, until a late day rally


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