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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +208.63 to 18,034.93
S&P 500 +19.22 to 2,100.40
Nasdaq +62.79 to 4,994.60
10-YR Yield +.045 to 1.895%
Gold -$8.10 to $1,195
Crude Oil +$0.57 to $56.31
The Middle East is embroiled in war again. That raises all kinds of painful moral, political, and ethical issues — issues that are being debated every day in plenty of venues.…

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Martin here with an update on global markets. So far this year, while U.S. stocks have flat-lined … Mumbai has surged … Hong Kong and Shanghai have gone through the roof, and … Despite all its troubles, Moscow has rocketed like a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile. They’re what I call “blast-off markets.” And they’re proving how quickly things can change.…

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Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this past trading week, with a link to the full articles online. Has Europe, and the Euro, Bottomed?
Is the European crisis over?
Many analysts believe Europe’s financial crisis is over. They claim that the massive 25 percent-plus decline in the euro is starting to stoke inflation … that economic indicators are…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -279.47 to 17,826.30
S&P 500 -23.81 to 2,081.18
Nasdaq -75.98 to 4,931.81
10-YR Yield -.028 to 1.85%
Gold +$6 to $1,204
Crude Oil -$0.56 to $56.15
Just when the Chinese stock market was notching another massive gain … And just when investors thought it was safe to ignore Greece … The markets threw everyone for a loop!…

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Mike Larson
You’d never guess it if you just listen to the blowhards on CNBC. But U.S. oil production in key regions is actually starting to fall! And oil prices are actually starting to surge! For real. ==> Just look at the headline that crossed my screen in the late morning hours on Tuesday, April 14: “North Dakota’s oil production in February…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -6.84 to 18,105.77
S&P 500 -1.64 to 2,104.99
Nasdaq -3.23 to 5,007.79
10-YR Yield -.022 to 1.878%
Gold -$2.50 to $1,198.80
Crude Oil +$0.15 to $56.54
Party City. Virtu. Etsy. It’s an IPO extravaganza today on Wall Street! The party supply retailer Party City raised $372 million in an initial public offering, and it’s now trading under…

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Mike Burnick
First-quarter earnings reporting season gets underway in earnest this week and next, and the down-trend in profit estimates is not encouraging. This is a troubling development for the stock market that I alerted you to a few weeks ago in Money and Markets, and it’s worth revisiting now as corporate profit reports will be coming in fast and furious in…

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Mike Burnick
First-quarter earnings reporting season gets underway in earnest this week and next, and the down-trend in profit estimates is not encouraging. This is a troubling development for the stock market that I alerted you to a few weeks ago in Money and Markets, and it’s worth revisiting now as corporate profit reports will be coming in fast and furious in…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +75.91 to 18,112.61
S&P 500 +10.79 to 2,106.63
Nasdaq +33.73 to 5,011.02
10-YR Yield -.004 to 1.9%
Gold +$9.60 to $1,202.20
Crude Oil +$2.64 to $55.93
Bam! There’s the crude oil and energy stock breakout I’ve been predicting and preparing for since the beginning of the year! Specifically, U.S. oil futures jumped around 5 percent to a…

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Larry Edelson
I can’t even count the number of analysts who believe Europe’s financial crisis is over. They claim that the massive 25 percent-plus decline in the euro is starting to stoke inflation … that economic indicators are starting to turn positive … that the recent record highs in Germany’s DAX are proof positive the crisis is over … and more. But…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +59.66 to 18,036.70
S&P 500 +3.40 to 2,095.83
Nasdaq -10.96 to 4,977.29
10-YR Yield -.035 to 1.904%
Gold -$7 to $1,192.30
Crude Oil +$1.27 to $53.18
Forget baseball. It’s earnings that are in full swing now! Just in the past 24 hours, we learned … BulletJPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM, Weiss Ratings: A) benefited from stronger capital…

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You may have heard that California is experiencing an historic drought — the worst in 200 years by some measures. While this might seem like a problem isolated to lawns and swimming pools in the golden state, analysts at TIS Group observed this week that there are some serious implications to the U.S. power grid and economy. The state hydrological…

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