Stocks ended May with gains, but rising interest rates and worries about Japan and the economy may make the month ahead a lot more volatile.
Stocks shoot up at Tuesday's open, but bond yields move higher and trim gains substantially.
While stocks make a nearly vertical ascent, ignoring ongoing economic weakness, blemishes are appearing.
Shares drop after hours, after earnings and guidance from both high-flyers disappoint investors. The S&P nearly sets a new closing high.
Options trading was halted by a multi-hour breakdown. The delay prevented traders from gauging fear and hedging positions.
Enthusiasm for the Dow's record high looks dangerously frothy given the context of the move.
Last week's optimism fades as structural problems and trouble in Europe re-emerge, threatening a months-long downtrend.
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