Try as the bears might, they couldn't break US stocks. But investors still face frothy prices and considerable headwinds.
A collapse in the Japanese markets is weighing on US stocks. Is it an opportunity or a warning sign?
What does the Nikkei's sudden plunge mean, especially after its recent strength?
The Dow is off slightly on the day, after falling nearly 130 points at the open. Decent reports on jobless claims and new-home sales helped.
Global markets reacted to the mixed message from the Fed by selling. But there is indication of another rally phase ahead.
As the stock market reaches new highs, Goldman Sachs sees more gains ahead. Fueling the market: An improving economy, growing dividends and low interest rates.
Bargain hunting gives silver a boost after a nasty dive in overnight markets. But worries about rising interest rates and a possible U.S. debt downgrade gives the metal a boost.
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