Too much bullishness is widely in evidence as investors and traders have been totally conditioned to 'buy the dip' and believe that the Fed has their backs.
Apple is the most valuable company after shares jump more than 19% since mid-April. The catalyst: the company's decision to boost its dividend 15% and buy back billions of dollars in shares.
Moms and pops in developing markets see the world very differently than professional traders do.
The April jobs report looked solid, but the labor picture is being distorted as employers respond to Obamacare.
In the latest installment of Investor Beat: the stock market hits a new high in the wake of better-than-expected jobs numbers.
The swift recovery of the precious metal has calmed the market somewhat, but the correction is not over yet.
Few investors expect Berkshire Hathaway to join the tech giant anytime soon.
The Dow briefly tops 15,000, and the broader S&P 500 tops 1,600 for the first time after the government reports 165,000 jobs created in April, more than expected. The unemployment rate drops to 7.5%.
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