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wallstreet1-103112_22Aug14.jpg After trending higher over the past several sessions, stocks showed a lack of direction throughout the trading day on Friday before closing roughly flat. A muted reaction to a highly anticipated speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen contributed to the lackluster performance.

Wallstreet3-111212_22Aug14.jpg With traders seemingly reluctant to make any significant moves, stocks continue to show a lack of direction in mid-day trading on Friday. Nonetheless, the markets are largely holding on to the bulk of their recent gains.

Wallstreet-013013_22Aug14.jpg Stocks have shown a lack of direction in early trading on Friday after showing a strong move to the upside over the past several sessions. The major averages have been bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

Wallstreet4-111212_22Aug14.jpg After trending higher over the past several sessions, stocks may give back some ground 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 19 points.

wallstreet-101008_22Aug14.jpg Although easing of geopolitical tensions was a welcome respite for the markets, the mood is still cautious, given the uncertain economic backdrop. The major U.S. index futures point to a slightly lower opening on Friday after Asian stocks ended on a mixed note, while the European markets are seeing some...

Wallstreet2-111212_21Aug14.jpg While buying interest was somewhat subdued, stocks moved mostly higher over the course of the trading day on Thursday. The gains on the day extended the recent upward trend by the markets, lifting the S&P 500 to a new record closing high.

wallstreet2-103112_21Aug14.jpg While stocks have largely maintained a positive bias over the course of the trading day on Thursday, the major averages are turning in a mixed performance in mid-day trading. The S&P 500 has reached a new record intraday high and the Dow has climbed back above 17,000, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq is posting a modest loss.

Wallstreet3-111212_21Aug14.jpg With traders digesting a slew of largely upbeat U.S. economic data, stocks have moved mostly higher in early trading on Thursday. The gains on the day have lifted the Dow back above 17,000, while the S&P 500 has reached a new record intraday high.

wallstreet4-103112_21Aug14.jpg After ending the previous session mostly higher, stocks may see some further 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 36 points.

WallStreet2-041112_21Aug14.jpg Wall Street looks set to start Thursday's session higher even as traders digest weak Chinese manufacturing data and mixed private sector activity data from the eurozone. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks ending mixed, while the European markets are advancing. Positive financial results from Hewlett-Packard...

Wallstreet-013013_20Aug14.jpg Stocks fluctuated over the course of the trading day on Wednesday before ending the session mostly higher. The Dow and the S&P 500 both finished the day in positive territory, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq posted a modest loss.

Wallstreet4-111212_20Aug14.jpg With traders taking a breather following the recent upward move by the markets, stocks are turning in a lackluster performance during trading on Wednesday. After moving lower at the open, the major averages have moved back to the upside, but buying interest remains subdued.

wallstreet1-103112_20Aug14.jpg Stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Wednesday after moving sharply higher over the past few sessions. The major averages moved lower at the start of trading but have been lingering near the unchanged line since then.

wallstreet2-103112_20Aug14.jpg After moving sharply higher over the past several 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 21 points.

wallstreet-041012_20Aug14.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that the momentum of Wall Street stocks may ebb following two straight sessions of solid gains. The major averages point to a slightly lower open on Wednesday after Asian stocks closed mostly higher and as European stocks are seeing lackluster sentiment. Across...