Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 2:12pm

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. On balance, labor market conditions improved somewhat further; however, the unemployment rate is little changed and a range of labor market indicators suggests that there remains significant underutilization of labor resources.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:30pm

The big focus in the market last week revolved around the possibility that Janet Yellen and her merry band of central bankers may need to change their tune at this week's FOMC meeting.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 9:48am

There can be little argument that the U.S. Federal Reserve saved the banking system and, in the process, the global economy during the credit crisis. In an intense time with the financial system seemingly coming apart at the seams, Bernanke & Co. pulled out all the stops in order to keep the country from an abject disaster.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:57pm

Toward the end of trading Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.75 percent to 17,159.04 while the NASDAQ surged 0.76 percent to 4,553.28. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.89 percent to 2,001.85.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 4:51pm

The S&P 500 finished the week below 2,000 points while the Dow was unable to hold 17,000 points. Volume was notably higher during Friday's session following weeks of light trading activity.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:53pm

Major indexes managed to end the day flat after starting lower on a worse than expected jobless claims report.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 5:09pm

Stocks continued higher Wednesday on the low volume that has been present in recent weeks.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) gave the S&P 500 and Nasdaq (which are weighted by market capitalization) a boost with its 3.1 percent gain.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 8:34am

In the search for value among various asset classes, it has been concluded that -- generally speaking -- stocks are fairly to slightly overvalued, bonds are extremely and historically overvalued, commodities in general and gold in particular, while not cheap by historical standards, could be ripe for a playable rally, and that real estate is no longer cheap.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 4:55pm

​U.S. stocks were slightly lower following an increase in consumer lending. Fears over Russian action in the Ukraine have be dampened since Friday's ceasefire announcement.

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Monday, September 8, 2014 - 1:08pm

The IMX declined 0.17 points to 5.68 in August while the S&P 500 climbed above 2000 for first time ending the month at a record high.

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