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Aug 23, 2014

Market leaders seen taking S&P 500 to 2,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks have been on a roll of late, with the S&P 500 hitting the latest in a series of records on Thursday, and investors expect the index’s momentum to soon carry it to – if not far past – the 2,000 milestone.

The S&P is about 10 points, or 0.4 percent, from that landmark, which analysts expected would be reached toward the end of the year, according to the most recent Reuters poll. Reaching it ahead of schedule is the latest affirmation that stocks are widely preferred to bonds, even with further upside seen as limited as the Federal Reserve remains on track to end its bond-buying stimulus program in October..

Aug 22, 2014

Wall Street Week Ahead: Market leaders seen taking S&P 500 to 2,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks have been on a roll of late, with the S&P 500 hitting the latest in a series of records on Thursday, and investors expect the index’s momentum to soon carry it to – if not far past – the 2,000 milestone.

The S&P is about 10 points, or 0.4 percent, from that landmark, which analysts expected would be reached toward the end of the year, according to the most recent Reuters poll. Reaching it ahead of schedule is the latest affirmation that stocks are widely preferred to bonds, even with further upside seen as limited as the Federal Reserve remains on track to end its bond-buying stimulus program in October..

Aug 22, 2014

Wall St Week Ahead-Market leaders seen taking S&P 500 to 2,000

NEW YORK, Aug 22 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks have been on a roll
of late, with the S&P 500 hitting the latest in a series of
records on Thursday, and investors expect the index’s momentum
to soon carry it to – if not far past – the 2,000 milestone.

The S&P is about 10 points, or 0.4 percent, from that
landmark, which analysts expected would be reached toward the
end of the year, according to the most recent Reuters poll.
Reaching it ahead of schedule is the latest
affirmation that stocks are widely preferred to bonds, even with
further upside seen as limited as the Federal Reserve remains on
track to end its bond-buying stimulus program in October.
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Aug 15, 2014

Wall St falls but still on track for positive week

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday,
reversing earlier gains as forces in Ukraine engaged a Russian
armored column on Ukrainian soil, raising the prospect of a
deeper escalation in the region’s unrest.

Markets had opened higher as investors continued to bet that
the tension between Ukraine and Russia was waning. However, a
Ukrainian military spokesman said Ukrainian forces had tracked a
Russian armored column after it crossed the border into Ukraine,
and that after the engagement “part of it no longer exists.”
Shares turned lower in heavy volume.

Aug 15, 2014

Wall St falls to session lows, Ukraine engages Russia

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell to session
lows on Friday, erasing earlier gains and dropping in heavy
trading, as forces in Ukraine engaged a Russian armored column
on Ukrainian soil.

A Ukrainian military spokesman said Ukrainian forces had
tracked a Russian armored column after it crossed the border
into Ukraine, and that after the engagement, “part of it no
longer exists.”

Aug 15, 2014

Wall St gains, on track for strong week

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Friday,
putting major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as a
growing consensus that there would be no immediate escalation in
the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq offset weak data on
manufacturing and consumer sentiment.

The market continued to take its cue from news overseas.
Ukrainian border guards crossed the frontier to inspect a huge
Russian aid convoy, which some had speculated could be a cover
for a military invasion. The inspection comes a day after
Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone in
comments regarding Ukraine.

Aug 15, 2014

Wall St poised for higher open, on track for strong week

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to a higher open on Friday, with major indexes on track
for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no
immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.

* Recent trading has taken its cue from news overseas, with
investors concerned about the potential impact of any
exacerbation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, or in
violence in Iraq.

Aug 15, 2014

Stock futures climb, point to second week of gains

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.

Recent trading has taken its cue from news overseas, with investors concerned about the potential impact of any exacerbation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, or in violence in Iraq.

Aug 15, 2014

Futures climb, point to second week of gains

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were
higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week
of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation
in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.

* Recent trading has taken its cue from news overseas, with
investors concerned about the potential impact of any
exacerbation of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, or in
violence in Iraq.

Aug 14, 2014

Wall St edges up after Putin comments, Cisco falls

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on
Thursday after conciliatory comments by Russian President
Vladimir Putin eased concerns about the country’s tense
situation with Ukraine and overshadowed signs of weakness in the
European economy.

Addressing Russian ministers and members of parliament in
Crimea, Putin said Russia would stand up for itself but not at
the cost of confrontation with the outside world, a conciliatory
note after months of tough rhetoric over the crisis in Ukraine.