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Mar 17, 2015

Wall St falls as investors wait for Fed statement

March 17 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks pulled back on Tuesday from
a rally in the previous session ahead of a Federal Reserve
meeting that investors hope will bring insight on the timing of
an interest rate hike.

Investors held off on making big bets after the Federal Open
Market Committee kicked off its meeting, which will be followed
by a statement from Chair Janet Yellen Wednesday afternoon.

Mar 17, 2015

Wall St opens lower ahead of Fed meeting

March 17 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks pulled back on Tuesday from
a rally in the previous session ahead of a Federal Reserve
meeting that investors hope will bring insight on the timing of
an interest rate hike.

The Federal Open Market Committee is due to start a two-day
meeting on Tuesday and is expected to put out its statement and
projections on Wednesday afternoon.

Mar 17, 2015

Wall Street was set for lower open ahead of Fed meeting

By Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures implied a lower open on Tuesday after a rally in the previous session and ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that could give investors a gauge on the timing of an interest rate hike.

The Federal Open Market Committee is due to start a two-day meeting on Tuesday and is expected to put out its statement and projections on Wednesday afternoon.

Mar 16, 2015

Wall St climbs as dollar drop eases worry over earnings impact

March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the
benchmark S&P 500 rebounding after three weeks of losses, as a
stronger euro against the U.S. dollar reassured investors who
had worried over the impact of a robust dollar on mutinationals’
earnings.

Investors were cautious ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve
statement due on Wednesday, when they expect the central bank to
give a clearer signal on the timing of its first interest rate
hike in almost a decade.

Mar 16, 2015

Wall St rises as euro recovers against dollar

March 16 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened higher Monday and
the benchmark S&P 500 rebounded after three weeks of losses as
the euro strengthened against the dollar, easing some concerns
over the impact of a robust greenback on corporate earnings.

Investors have been cautious ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve
statement due on Wednesday, when they expect the central bank to
give a clearer signal on the timing of its first interest rate
hike in almost a decade.

Mar 16, 2015

Wall Street futures rise as euro recovers

By Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were up on Monday, putting the benchmark S&P 500 on track for a rebound after three weeks of losses, as currency markets helped reassure U.S. investors concerned about how a strong dollar would hurt earnings.

The S&P 500 has fallen 2.7 percent in the last three weeks, including a 0.9 percent drop last week. The Dow lost 0.6 percent last week while the Nasdaq declined 1.1 percent.

Mar 13, 2015

Investors in ‘patient panic’ over Fed language

By Sinead Carew

(Reuters) – Forget the 2013 “taper tantrum.”

U.S. stock markets are in the midst of a “‘patient’ panic” ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve statement, when many investors expect a change in the Fed’s language that would send the clearest signal yet that a rate hike is coming soon.

The S&P 500 has fallen 2.6 percent since February’s stronger-than-expected jobs report a week ago boosted expectations for an interest rate increase as soon as June.

Mar 13, 2015

Wall St Week Ahead-Investors in ‘patient panic’ over Fed language

March 13 (Reuters) – Forget the 2013 “taper tantrum.”

U.S. stock markets are in the midst of a “‘patient’ panic”
ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve statement, when many
investors expect a change in the Fed’s language that would send
the clearest signal yet that a rate hike is coming soon.

The S&P 500 has fallen 2.6 percent since February’s
stronger-than-expected jobs report a week ago boosted
expectations for an interest rate increase as soon as June.

Mar 11, 2015
via Data Dive

Nasdaq looks different 15 years after its peak: then and now

Happy anniversary, Nasdaq. It has been 15 years since the dot.com bubble peaked on March 10, 2000, and the Nasdaq composite index hit its lifetime intraday high of 5,132. Back then many of us were watching reality TV shows like “Survivor” and bidding up stocks of companies that had no earnings.

The index has not reached those heights since, though it briefly surpassed the 5,000 mark on March 2. It has since retreated.

Mar 11, 2015
via Data Dive

Nasdaq looks different 15 years after its peak: then and now

Happy anniversary, Nasdaq. It has been 15 years since the dot.com bubble peaked on March 10, 2000, and the Nasdaq composite index hit its lifetime intraday high of 5,132. Back then many of us were watching reality TV shows like “Survivor” and bidding up stocks of companies that had no earnings.

The index has not reached those heights since, though it briefly surpassed the 5,000 mark on March 2. It has since retreated.

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      "Sinead is a telecommunications industry correspondent. Her coverage area spans U.S. service providers, cellphone makers and chip makers. Before joining Reuters in 2002, she covered technology and telecoms for various trade publications."
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