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U.S. stocks turned in a lackluster performance Tuesday, with traders reluctant to push the markets higher ahead of Wednesday's Federal Reserve decision. The Dow industrials eased 19.31 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,473.75, weighed down by shares of McDonalds (MCD). The fast food giant reported disappointed...

wallstreet-111814_25Jul16.jpg Stocks are showing modest gains in the early going of Monday's trading. The action on Wall Street is subdued ahead of a Federal Reserve decision due out later this week. The tech-heavy Nasdaq is outperforming the other major averages in the early going.

wallstreet-011215_22Jul16.jpg No dramatic movement is expected early in Tuesday's trading, as investors take a wait-and-see attitude ahead of the Federal Reserve announcement due out on Wednesday. Stocks moved moderately lower on Monday, though trading activity was somewhat subdued. The pullback on the day came on the heels of the strength seen in recent weeks.

wallstreet-040912_26Jul16.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Tuesday's session on a subdued note, as the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve are set to announce monetary policy decisions this week. Indications that cast a doubt of some liberal stimulus announcement from Bank of Japan sent the yen soaring and stocks in Japan tumbling.

Wallstreet-013013_25Jul16.jpg Trading activity was somewhat subdued, but stocks moved moderately during trading on Monday. The pullback on the day came on the heels of the strength seen in recent weeks.

wallstreet-111614_25Jul16.jpg While trading activity has remained somewhat subdued, stocks have moved mostly lower during trading on Monday. The pullback on the day comes on the heels of the upward move seen in the previous week.

wallstreet-111814_25Jul16.jpg Following the upward move seen in the previous week, stocks have moved mostly lower in early trading on Monday. Selling pressure has remained relatively subdued, however, limiting the downside for the markets.

The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a slightly higher opening on Monday, with sentiment reflecting nervousness as the markets trade at overbought levels. Commodities are weaker but the dollar is also weaker, giving up some of last week's gains.

wallstreet-040912_25Jul16.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open Monday's session on a slightly positive note, even as the averages trade either at record high or near highs. Asian stocks ended on a lackluster note, while as stocks opened in Europe, some encouragement came from positive earnings from companies...

wallstreet-111914_22Jul16.jpg Stocks moved mostly higher over the course of the trading day on Friday, offsetting the pullback seen in the previous session. The gains on the day lifted the S&P 500 to a new record closing high, while the Nasdaq reached its best closing level of 2016.

wallstreet-121514_22Jul16.jpg While buying interest has remained relatively subdued, stocks have moved mostly higher over the course of the trading session on Friday. The gains on the day have partly offset the pullback that was seen in the previous session.

wallstreet3-121214_22Jul16.jpg Stocks are turning in a relatively lackluster performance in early trading on Friday, as traders seem reluctant to make any significant moves. The major averages are showing only modest moves after ending the previous session in the red.

wallstreet-011215_22Jul16.jpg Following the moderate pullback seen in the previous session, stocks may move back to the upside in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 22 points.

Wallstreet-013013_22Jul16.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open Friday's session higher, as weak private sector activity data from the U.K. and the eurozone spur stimulus bets. In reaction to the data, the pound is slumping and the safe haven dollar and the yen are rising. Commodities are all moving lower....

wallstreet2-121214_21Jul16.jpg After showing a lack of direction early in the session, stocks moved to the downside over the course of the trading day on Thursday. With the pullback on the day, the Dow closed lower for the first time in ten sessions.

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