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Jul 7, 2015

Wall Street ends stronger after volatile session

July 7 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended higher after a choppy
session on Tuesday, as a rebound in U.S. oil prices helped
offset concerns about a slowdown in China and the Greek debt
crisis.

The S&P energy index reversed course to trade up 0.9
percent as U.S. crude oil rose 0.7 percent after trading
as much as 3.7 percent lower earlier in the day.

Jul 7, 2015

Wall St rebounds from losses as oil prices move up

July 7 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks reversed early losses and
moved higher in choppy trade on Tuesday, as a rebound in U.S.
oil prices offset concerns of a slowdown in China and the Greek
debt crisis.

The S&P energy index reversed course to trade up
1.13 percent as U.S. crude rose 0.7 percent after trading
as much as 3.7 percent lower earlier in the day.

Jul 6, 2015

Stocks and oil drop on concerns about Greece, China

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 (Reuters) – Equity markets around the
world fell on Monday and U.S. oil prices tumbled 6 percent after
Greece overwhelmingly voted against conditions for a rescue
package and on unprecedented measures in China to staunch
massive recent losses in its stock markets.

The drop on Wall Street wasn’t as steep as some had feared
and the International Monetary Fund reassured investors by
saying it was ready to help Greece if asked to do so.
European market losses were also moderate.

Jul 6, 2015

Stocks and oil drop on worries over Greece, China

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Equity markets around the world fell on Monday and U.S. oil prices slumped 5 percent after Greece overwhelmingly voted against conditions for a rescue package and on unprecedented measures in China to staunch massive recent losses in its stock markets.

Wall Street trimmed earlier losses after the International Monetary Fund said it was ready to help Greece if asked to do so. U.S. and European stock declines were less than some had feared.

Jun 29, 2015

Banks, bond insurers shares drop on Puerto Rico worries, options see more falls

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares of banks and bond insurers exposed to Puerto Rico plummeted on Monday due to growing fears the U.S. Commonwealth would default on its debts, and options activity on many of those shares hinted at further declines to come.

Bond insurers were hit the hardest. Assured Guaranty (AGO.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) shares fell 15.8 percent while MBIA Inc (MBI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) fell 21 percent. Ambac Financial Group (AMBC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) dropped 11 percent. All three have sold insurance against potential defaults of Puerto Rican debt.

Jun 26, 2015

Stock trading spikes in annual Russell indices update

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stock trading volume
spiked just before the close on Friday as money managers bought
and sold shares to align their portfolios with the annual update
of Russell’s widely tracked indices.

The Wall Street summer ritual, often the biggest trading day
of the year, occurs when Russell Investments adjusts the
component companies in its Russell 1000, 2000 and
3000 indexes to keep up with the rise and fall of U.S.
corporations.

Jun 26, 2015

Wall St. eyes Greece and Fed; Main St. lackadaisical

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Anxiety about Greece and uncertainty about the timing of higher U.S. interest rates may keep Wall Street on edge early next week, but one ray of hope for investors could be an unusually long streak of ambivalence on Main Street.

Seen by some as a contrarian indicator of future stock market performance, a weekly poll of individual investors showed positive sentiment for stocks remained below average for the 16th straight week despite a solid uptick in optimism.

Jun 26, 2015

Weekahead – Wall Street eyes Greece and Fed; Main St lackadaisical

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Anxiety about Greece and uncertainty about the timing of higher U.S. interest rates may keep Wall Street on edge early next week, but one ray of hope for investors could be an unusually long streak of ambivalence on Main Street.

Seen by some as a contrarian indicator of future stock market performance, a weekly poll of individual investors showed positive sentiment for stocks remained below average for the 16th straight week despite a solid uptick in optimism.

Jun 26, 2015

Wall St Week Ahead-Wall St eyes Greece and Fed; Main St lackadaisical

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 (Reuters) – Anxiety about Greece and
uncertainty about the timing of higher U.S. interest rates may
keep Wall Street on edge early next week, but one ray of hope
for investors could be an unusually long streak of ambivalence
on Main Street.

Seen by some as a contrarian indicator of future stock
market performance, a weekly poll of individual investors showed
positive sentiment for stocks remained below average for the
16th straight week despite a solid uptick in optimism.

Jun 18, 2015

Smith & Wesson up ahead of earnings, investors eye U.S. election

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 (Reuters) – Shares of Smith & Wesson
rose on Thursday ahead of the gunsmith’s quarterly
earnings report, with investors banking on a pickup in demand
ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The presidential vote is likely to raise concerns about gun
control legislation in the coming months, although the massacre
of nine people at an African-American church in Charleston,
South Carolina on Wednesday is unlikely to stir fears of tighter
regulation in the short term, Lake Street analyst Chris Krueger
said on Thursday.

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