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Wallstreet4-111212_31Oct14.jpg 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.

Wallstreet3-111212_31Oct14.jpg 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.

wallstreet-101008_31Oct14.jpg 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...

Wallstreet-013013_30Oct14.jpg 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.

Wallstreet2-111212_30Oct14.jpg Stocks have fluctuated over the course of the trading day on Thursday, as traders continue to digest yesterday's monetary policy announcement from the Federal Reserve as well as better than expected third quarter GDP data.

wallstreet2-103112_30Oct14.jpg After ending the previous session modestly lower, stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Thursday. The major averages have turned mixed on the day, with the Dow benefiting from a strong gain by shares of Visa (V).

wallstreet4-103112_30Oct14.jpg Stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Thursday, adding to the modest losses posted in the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 30 points.

WallStreet2-041112_30Oct14.jpg After yesterday's nervousness amid the FOMC announcement, Wall Street looks set to start Thursday's session slightly lower. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks closing mixed, while the European markets have fallen notably after a positive open. While economic data and earnings continue to be supportive,...

Wallstreet4-111212_29Oct14.jpg Stocks saw considerable volatility following the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting on Wednesday but maintained a negative bias before closing modestly lower. The losses on the day partly offset the rally seen in the previous session.

Wallstreet3-111212_29Oct14.jpg With the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement looming, stocks continue to show a lack of direction in mid-day trading on Wednesday. The choppy trading comes on the heels of a notable rally in the previous session.

wallstreet1-103112_29Oct14.jpg Stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Wednesday after ending the previous session sharply higher. The major averages have moved in opposite directions, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq sliding into negative territory.

Wallstreet-013013_29Oct14.jpg After moving sharply higher over the course of the previous session, stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by just 7 points.

Crude oil prices are higher Wednesday morning, ahead of official crude inventory data and the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy statement. The U.S. Energy Information Administration will release the inventory data for the week ended October 24, at 10:30 am ET. According to a report released...

wallstreet-040912_28Oct14.jpg Trading in the major U.S. index futures suggests that stocks may show tentativeness at the open of Wednesday's session after the strong advance in the previous session. Global cues are mostly positive, with Asian stocks closing notably higher, while the European markets have given back some of their...

wallstreet2-103112_28Oct14.jpg With traders seemingly shrugging off any uncertainty ahead of tomorrow's monetary policy decision, stocks moved sharply higher over the course of the trading day on Tuesday. The gains on the day extended a recent upward trend, with the major averages reaching their best closing levels in a month.