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wallstreet1-103112_16Sep14.jpg Stocks moved to the downside at the start of trading on Tuesday but have shown a notable rebound since then. The major averages have bounced well off their lows for the young session and are now lingering near the unchanged line.

Wallstreet4-111212_16Sep14.jpg Following the lackluster performance seen during the previous session, stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Tuesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a moderately lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 33 points.

wallstreet-040912_16Sep14.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open lower on Tuesday as traders nervously await the FOMC decision due on Wednesday. The central bank's monetary policy committee meets later in the day for a 2-day meeting amid signals of strengthening economic recovery. Meanwhile, global cues are negative, with Asian stocks closing lower, while the European markets are also seeing weakness.

Wallstreet2-111212_15Sep14.jpg Stocks largely turned in a lackluster performance during trading on Monday, as traders looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement later this week. Technology stocks saw significant weakness, however, resulting in a sharp drop by the tech-heavy Nasdaq.

wallstreet1-103112_15Sep14.jpg With traders looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement later this week, stocks are largely showing a lack of direction during trading on Monday. Technology stocks are seeing significant weakness, however, resulting in a sharp drop by the tech-heavy Nasdaq.

wallstreet2-103112_15Sep14.jpg Stocks have moved to the downside in early trading on Monday, adding to the losses posted last week. The major averages have all slid into negative territory, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq is underperforming its counterparts.

Wallstreet3-111212_15Sep14.jpg While trading activity may be somewhat subdued, stocks are likely to move to the downside at the start of trading on Monday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a slightly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 8 points.

wallstreet-101008_15Sep14.jpg The sentiment on Wall Street is weak on Monday despite the lackluster performance for much of last week. Economic fears may return in full force in the wake of weak retail sales and industrial production data released by China and fears concerning monetary policy normalization by the Federal Reserve.

wallstreet2-103112_12Sep14.jpg After ending the previous session nearly flat, stocks moved mostly lower over the course of the trading day on Friday. Uncertainty about the outlook for monetary policy weighed on the markets ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting.

Wallstreet4-111212_12Sep14.jpg After coming under pressure early in the session, stocks remain mostly negative in mid-day trading on Friday. The losses on the day come after the major averages ended the previous session near the unchanged line.

wallstreet4-103112_12Sep14.jpg While selling pressure has waned since then open, stocks are seeing modest weakness in early trading on Friday. The major averages have all moved to the downside after ending the previous session on opposite sides of the unchanged line.

Wallstreet-013013_12Sep14.jpg After ending the previous session nearly flat, stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 18 points.

wallstreet-101008_12Sep14.jpg The mood on Wall Street reflects caution, with the major U.S. index futures pointing to an almost flat start. Earlier in the global trading day, Asian stocks went about in a lackluster manner, while the European markets are also mostly lower, as the EU sanctions on Russia over the Ukrainian crisis takes effect. The domestic markets may also turn their attention to two consumer readings.

wallstreet1-103112_11Sep14.jpg Stocks saw modest weakness for much of the trading day on Thursday before recovering late in the session and closing nearly flat. The lackluster close extended the roughly sideways trend shown by the markets over the past several sessions.

Wallstreet2-111212_11Sep14.jpg Stocks continue to see modest weakness in mid-day trading on Thursday, although selling pressure has waned from earlier in the session. The losses on the day are partly offsetting the strength seen during trading on Wednesday.