Stock Market

Shah Gilani: "You've Got To Be In It To Win It"

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Appearing on Fox Business, Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani engaged in the age old debate: Bullish or bearish?

Shah made the bullish case, saying the stock market's rising and investors may want to jump in.

"I think you got to be in it to win it," Gilani said. "You got to stay in the market as long as the trend is up."

On the other side was Dan Shaffer of Shaffer Asset Management. He had a decidedly bearish view, warning of a "deflationary depression"

Check out the lively debate between Gilani and Shaffer in the accompanying video.

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Stock Market Today: June off to a Guarded Start

The first trading day of June got off to a muted start at the opening of the stock market today.

Shortly before noon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 34.66, or 0.23%, to 15,150.23. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index slipped 6.42, or 0.39%, to 1,624,32. The Nasdaq gave back 33.87, or 0.98%, to hit 3,422.04.

Market participants were hoping for a rebound in today's stock market following Friday's steep sell-off.

Jitters over tumbling Japanese stocks and worries about the Fed winding down its market-supportive bond-buying program sent stocks spiraling Friday, the last trading day of May.

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Why the Bulls Are Back in the Stock Market Today

The stock market today is off to a strong start with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 150 points around noon.

Right out of the gate, the Dow advanced 107.78, or 0.70%, to 15,410.88, the Standard & Poor's spiked 14.82, or 0.90%, to 1,664.42, and the Nasdaq jumped 40.47, or 1.17%, to 3,499.61.

Boosting the stock market today were accommodative comments from international central banks that the printing presses won't be turned off anytime soon.

The Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank both reaffirmed that their easy money policies will remain intact as long as necessary. The news sent European and Asian markets all up more than 1%, with the momentum spilling over to the United States.

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Stock Market Today Reacts to Merger Monday on Wall Street

It was a muted start for U.S. equities when the stock market today (Monday) opened. But by mid-day, the bulls were back and benchmarks marched higher.

Just before noon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 13.41, or 0.09%, to 15,354.40. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 2.54, or 0.15%, to 1,670.01. The Nasdaq was higher by 6.42, or 0.18%, to 3,505.39

Year-to-date, the Dow is up 17.17%, the S&P up 16.92% and the Nasdaq 15.88%. Moreover, the number of stocks in the S&P hitting 52-week highs rose to 37.2%, according to Bespoke Investment Group, proof the rally is indeed broad based.

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Stock Market Today: Starting the Week in the Red

The stock market today (Monday) paused on news that a U.S. Federal Reserve policy shift may not be as far away as people think.

Just before noon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was lower by 34.22, or 0.23% at 15,084.27. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was flat at 1,632.97. The Nasdaq eked out a 0.02% gain, or 1.08 points, at 3,438.12.

Last week, equities continued their seemingly unstoppable climb with the Dow and the S&P closing at records several times. The Dow ended the week up 1%, the S&P 1.2%, and the Nasdaq 1.7%.

Now with all three indexes up 15% year-to-date, many investors have turned cautions.

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Why the S&P 500 is Actually Nowhere Near an All-Time High

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Celebrations of the S&P 500's recent string of all-time high closes have been premature, as it turns out.

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Yes, the Standard & Poor's 500 index set another nominal record today (Tuesday) with a close of 1,625.96.

But that doesn't account for inflation. If you apply Yale Professor Robert Shiller's CAPE ratio, the S&P 500's all-time high was somewhere north of 2,000 back in the year 2000 - some 24% below today's record close.

While that might sound like great news for Wall Street's bulls, Shiller's data - which has proven strikingly accurate at predicting long-term market trends - isn't nearly so optimistic about where the markets are headed over the next decade.

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Stock Market this Week: Will Dow Soar Past 15,000?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 15,000 Friday - so will the stock market this week see another new high?

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." program Monday morning to discuss how much higher the market can go. Listen to Keith's take on what's ahead for investors.

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The Next Wall Street Mega-Scandal Has Arrived

Well, it looks like the major financial institutions can't learn a lesson. They're neck deep in yet another financial scandal of global proportions.
U.S. and international securities regulators investigating manipulation of LIBOR, the world's most important set of benchmark interest rates, have uncovered another price-rigging scheme, this one in the $379 trillion market for interest rate swaps.
$379 Trillion, not Billion. Trillion.
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Is "Dow 16,000" a Reachable Target?

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Barron's April 20 cover showed a cartoon bull on a pogo stock, with the exclamation "Dow 16,000!"

So what's the investor takeaway - are we all in to 16,000, or is it a contrarian signal to watch out for a looming market pullback?

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald joined FOX Business Network's "Varney & Co." program to answer that question.

Watch the following interview with Fitz-Gerald to find out.

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Stock Market Today: S&P 500 Reaches Record Before May Sell Off Hits

The stock market today (Tuesday) paused after kicking off the week with strong, across-the-board gains that took the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to an all-time closing high.

The S&P rose 11.37 points Monday, or 0.7%, to close at 1,593.61, a hair above the index's April 11 record of 1,593.37. The Nasdaq tacked on 27.76 points, or 0.8%, to 3307.02, its highest close since 2000. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 106.20 points, or 0.7%, to 14818.75, inching closer to the anticipated 15,000 milestone.

Shortly before noon Tuesday, stocks took a breather. The Dow dipped 32.62 points, or 0.22%, at 14,786.13. The S&P slipped 1.95, or 0.12%, at 1,591.66. The Nasdaq notched a gain of 5.2%, or 0.16%, at 3,312.

As markets march into May, trading is expected to slow. The old "sell in May and go away" adage has many preaching caution. Bespoke Investments reports two of the ten worst months of May in S&P's history have occurred during the current bull market (2010 and 2012).

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