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wallstreet2-103112_31Oct14.jpg After moving sharply higher at the open, stocks have continued to perform well throughout the trading day on Friday. The gains on the day are extending the upward trend seen over the past two weeks, lifting the Dow to a new record high.
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Stocks moved sharply higher at the start of trading on Friday, extending the strong upward trend seen over the past two weeks. The major averages climbed firmly into positive territory, with the Dow reaching a new record intraday high.
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Stocks are likely to jump sharply at the start of trading on Friday, extending the upward move seen over the course of the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a substantially higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 169 points.
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Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that U.S. stocks may open notably higher, as the Bank of Japan's decision to expand monetary policy stimulus has set in motion large scale buying of risky bets across the global markets. Asian stocks ended notably higher earlier in the global trading day, while...

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Stocks Close Mostly Higher Following Upbeat GDP Data - U.S. Commentary



After ending the previous session modestly lower, stocks moved mostly higher over the course of the trading day on Thursday. The gains on the day more than offset yesterday's losses, lifting the major averages to their best closing levels in a month.
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Indian Shares Rally On Global Cues; Sensex Jumps Over 500 Points



Indian shares rose for a fourth consecutive session on Friday, with benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty both hitting fresh record highs, buoyed by falling crude prices and a positive trend seen across global markets as additional monetary stimulus measures announced by the Bank of Japan added to optimism...
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Indian Shares Set To Extend Gains On Global Cues



The Indian markets may see positive momentum for the fourth straight day as hopes of speedy policy reforms, falling inflation expectations and encouraging earnings raised optimism that the India growth story is still intact. The benchmark indexes Sensex and Nifty hit record highs before closing up...
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Out Of The Blue Japan Stimulus Drives Dollar To 4-Year Peak



The dollar skyrocketed to its highest in four years versus a basket of major rivals Friday, after the Bank of Japan's surprising increase in economic stimulus gave global stocks a shot in the arm. In a 5-4 vote, the Policy Board led by Governor Haruhiko Kuroda decided to raise the monetary base at...
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Swiss Stocks Near 6-year Highs, Led By Banks



Swiss stocks rose sharply Friday, nearing 6-year highs after surprising stimulus from the Bank of Japan lifted global markets. In a 5-4 vote, the Policy Board led by Governor Haruhiko Kuroda decided to raise the monetary base at an annual pace of about 80 trillion yen. The earlier plan was to increase...
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TSX Soars Despite Slumping Commodities, Downbeat GDP -- Canadian Commentary



Canadian stocks are surging higher Friday morning, with the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to expand its stimulus measures lifting investor sentiment across global markets. Financial, consumer staples, technology and industrial stocks are moving higher. Despite lower crude oil prices, some energy...
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Crude Oil Ends Lower As Dollar Strengthens



U.S. crude oil ended lower on Friday, after the dollar continued to strengthen on some upbeat data from the U.S. and the Bank of Japan's decision to extend its monetary stimulus, drove up demand for the greenback. A strong dollar makes it less attractive for buyers of dollar-priced commodities such...
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Treasuries Move Back To The Downside On Bank Of Japan Decision



After ending the previous session modestly higher, treasuries moved back to the downside during trading on Friday. Bond prices came under pressure in morning trading but regained some ground in the afternoon before closing moderately lower.
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