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wallstreet2-103112_02Sep14.jpg With trading resuming following the long, holiday weekend, stocks showed a lack of direction throughout the trading session on Tuesday before ending the day mixed. The markets largely held on to the bulk of their recent gains.

wallstreet4-103112_02Sep14.jpg Stocks continue to show a lack of direction in mid-day trading on Tuesday following the long, holiday weekend. Even with the lackluster performance, the markets are largely holding on to the bulk of their recent gains.

wallstreet1-103112_02Sep14.jpg With traders largely shrugging off the latest batch of upbeat U.S. economic data, stocks are turning in a lackluster performance in early trading on Tuesday. The major averages are showing only modest moves, lingering close to the unchanged line.

Wallstreet2-111212_02Sep14.jpg Following the long, holiday weekend, stocks may move to the upside in early trading on Tuesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 15 points.

wallstreet-101008_02Sep14.jpg Early indications suggest that Wall Street stocks may open higher along with the rest of the global markets, as optimism over stimulatory environment abounds. Traders have built up expectations that the European Central Bank, which is scheduled to meet later this week, would announce additional stimulus,...

wallstreet-082914.jpg U.S. stocks ended another strong week on a high note, with the S&P 500 setting all-time highs above the 2,000 milestone. Relatively upbeat readings on consumer sentiment and Midwest business conditions had Wall Street in a good mood for most of the session. Volume was light as many traders got...

U.S. stocks are poised for a slightly higher open Friday, in what is expected to be a very quiet session ahead of the Labor Day weekend. With many traders away from their desks getting a head start on the last summer holiday, stocks are likely to hold monthly gains despite mounting tensions between...

wallstreet-101008_25Aug14.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open slightly higher on Friday after yesterday's lackluster showing. Asian stocks closed mixed in an uneventful session, while the European markets are trading in a lackadaisical fashion. The domestic markets may now focus on a couple of economic data on consumer spending and regional manufacturing activity.

wallstreet2-082814.jpg U.S. stocks finished lower on Thursday, with the S&P 500 snapping a three-session win streak to end below 2,000. The optimism that has recently driven the major averages to strong gains was never present today despite a better-than-expected reading on second quarter GDP. Revised figures announced...

U.S. stocks are poised for a decent start to Thursday's session after a better-than-expected reading on second quarter economic growth. The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster 4.2 percent annual pace in the second quarter, up from the 4 percent growth rate first reported, the Commerce Department...

wallstreet-101008_25Aug14.jpg The optimistic resolve that helped the markets to withstand a pullback yesterday may be put to test on Thursday, as they await directional cues. The major U.S. index futures currently point to a lower opening after Asian stocks closed mixed. The major European averages are also currently lower. The mood in the domestic markets may also hinge on a couple of reports.

wallstreet2-082714.jpg Wall Street was quiet on Wednesday as the major averages bounced around the unchanged mark for most of the session. The S&P 500 failed to extend record highs after posting its first close above 2,000 on Tuesday. The S&P 500 added a fraction to 2,000.12, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose...

Wallstreet3-111212_22Aug14.jpg It has been a sluggish day on Wall Street. The major averages are showing slight gains during mid-afternoon trading, but they have bounced around the unchanged mark for most of the session. The S&P 500 is struggling to hold above the 2,000 mark after closing above that level the day before.

wallstreet-082714.jpg U.S. stocks were poised for a lackluster open Wednesday, with the S&P 500 clinging to the 2,000 mark following yesterday's record closing high above level. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12 points, or 0.1%, to 17,109, while those for the S&P 500 index were holding at 2000.00. Futures...

wallstreet-101008_25Aug14.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that traders may still muster up courage to expand holdings in stocks despite the recent buoyancy. The major U.S. index futures point to a higher opening on Wednesday after Asian stocks closed higher, while the European markets are seeing a lackluster mood amid the release of some insipid economic data.