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wallstreet1-103112_24Apr14.jpg With traders weighing upbeat earnings news against concerns about the situation in Ukraine, stocks fluctuated over the course of the trading day on Thursday. A notable advance by shares of Apple (AAPL) contributed to a strong gain by the tech-heavy Nasdaq, while the Dow ended the day flat.

Wallstreet-013013_24Apr14.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of the trading day on Thursday. The strength that has emerged on the day has largely offset the weakness that was seen in the previous session. The major averages have moved roughly sideways in recent trading, hovering in positive territory.

Wallstreet2-111212_24Apr14.jpg After moving to the upside at the open, stocks have fluctuated over the course of early trading on Thursday. The major averages have been bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line, unable to sustain any significant moves. Currently, the major averages are turning in a mixed performance, with the Dow posting a modest loss.

Wallstreet3-111212_24Apr14.jpg After giving back some ground in the previous session, stocks are likely to move back to the upside in early trading on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 40 points.

WallStreet2-041112_24Apr14.jpg Even as the recent gains have rendered the mood cautious, more positive news is trickling in, this time in the form of strong financial results from tech companies such as Apple and Facebook. The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Thursday. However, it remains to be seen if the broader market could be supported by the tech optimism.

Wallstreet4-111212_23Apr14.jpg Stocks moved mostly lower during trading on Wednesday, giving back some ground after trending higher over the past several sessions. Selling pressure was relatively subdued, however, limiting the downside for the markets. The major averages all closed in the red, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq underperformed its counterparts by a wide margin.

wallstreet4-103112_23Apr14.jpg While selling pressure has remained relatively subdued, stocks continue to see modest weakness in mid-day trading on Wednesday. The losses on the day come on the heels of the upward trend seen over the past several sessions. The major averages have moved roughly sideways in recent trading, lingering in the red.

wallstreet1-103112_23Apr14.jpg Stocks are seeing modest weakness in early trading on Wednesday after moving notably higher over the past several sessions. The major averages have all moved to the downside, although selling pressure has remained relatively subdued.

wallstreet2-103112_23Apr14.jpg Following the strong upward move seen over the past few sessions, stocks may give back some ground in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 6 points.

wallstreet-041012_23Apr14.jpg Wall Street's resilience may give way to fears, especially with the major averages running up quite nicely in recent sessions, thanks to strong earnings and economic data. The major U.S. index futures point to a narrowly mixed opening. Weak manufacturing data released by China has rendered the mood cautious....

Wallstreet-013013_22Apr14.jpg After trending higher over the past several sessions, stocks saw some further upside during trading on Tuesday. A positive reaction to the latest corporate news contributed to the continued buying interest, lifting the Dow and the S&P 500 back near their record highs.

Wallstreet2-111212_22Apr14.jpg With traders reacting positively to the latest corporate news, stocks have moved notably higher over the course of the trading day on Tuesday. The gains on the day extend the upward trend shown by the markets over the past several sessions. Currently, the major averages are posting strong gains, near their best level of the day.

Wallstreet3-111212_22Apr14.jpg After trending higher over the past several sessions, stocks are seeing some further upside in early trading on Tuesday. The major averages have climbed firmly into positive territory, with the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 moving higher for the sixth consecutive session.

Wallstreet4-111212_22Apr14.jpg Stocks may move modestly higher in early trading on Tuesday, extending the upward trend seen over the past several sessions. The major index futures are currently pointing to a slightly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 12 points.

wallstreet-040912_22Apr14.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may start on a nervous note on Tuesday, given the recent gains and apprehensions concerning the economy. Global cues are mostly positive, with Asian stocks closing mixed, while the European markets are trading notably higher. The domestic markets get...