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Sell Stocks in May? Tempting but Not Very Smart

Sell Stocks in May? Tempting but Not Very Smart
wsj.com — With U.S. stocks near record highs and memories of last summer's volatility still in mind, investors could be forgiven for wondering whether this is the year to "sell in May and go away." Stocks have shaken off an early year rout, but a reading of first-quarter growth for the U.S.

U.S. Stocks Slip, Pulled Down by Telecom Shares

U.S. Stocks Slip, Pulled Down by Telecom Shares
wsj.com — Major U.S. stock indexes turned in their largest declines in two weeks Thursday, pulling back after days of edging closer to record highs. Telecommunications and utilities shares led the broad losses, which pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average back below 18000 after the index this week closed above the milestone for the first time since July.

Wall Street lifts, tech stocks slide

Wall Street lifts, tech stocks slide
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Dow Clambers Back Above 18000

Dow Clambers Back Above 18000
wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Investors say rally highlights belief that slowing global growth won't end up tipping U.S.

Energy Stocks Turbocharge Equity Rally After Doha Meeting

Energy Stocks Turbocharge Equity Rally After Doha Meeting
blogs.wsj.com — Energy stocks are the biggest gainers in the S&P 500 on Monday, climbing about twice as much the next best performing sector in afternoon trading. The rise of energy stocks, one of the year's more volatile sectors, highlights how quickly equity investors have shrugged off negative news out of Doha, Qatar, where a big meeting of oil producers failed to yield an agreement on freezing production.

Bank Stocks Gain in Triumph of Low Expectations

Bank Stocks Gain in Triumph of Low Expectations
blogs.wsj.com — Profits slumped. Revenue slid. But bank stocks rose. What gives? Call it the triumph of low expectations. So far this earnings season, banks have reported results that better than analysts's expectations and that has been enough to partially reverse a sell-off that made financial stocks the worst performers in the S&P 500 this year.

Wall Street steady as banks gain

Wall Street steady as banks gain
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Miserable Year for Banks: Stocks Suffer as Rates Stay Low

Miserable Year for Banks: Stocks Suffer as Rates Stay Low
gfmag.com — By Aaron Kuriloff in New York and Riva Gold in London Bank stocks are having a terrible 2016, as central-bank policies, which for years lifted asset prices, are hurting the financial sector. The impact of economic stimulus efforts on lenders will get a fresh airing this week, as big U.S.

Miserable Year for Banks: Stocks Suffer as Rates Stay Low

Miserable Year for Banks: Stocks Suffer as Rates Stay Low
wsj.com — Bank stocks are having a terrible 2016, as central-bank policies, which for years lifted asset prices, are hurting the financial sector. The impact of economic stimulus efforts on lenders will get a fresh airing this week, as big U.S. banks begin reporting their earnings for the first quarter.

US stocks fall as investors seek safety

US stocks fall as investors seek safety
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May 02, 2016

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May 01, 2016

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May 01, 2016

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