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  1. March 15, 2013

    Recovery bulls propel US stocks to record

    Are we at the top of the mountain, or are investors still scaling the foothills? Global investors would be forgiven...

  2. January 31, 2012

    US stealth rally built on hopes for QE3

    Stealthily does it. A new year rally on Wall Street has propelled US stocks to their best January performance in 13 years....

  1. October 30, 2011

    Investors wary of rally on Wall Street

    US equities are set to record their best monthly performance in 37 years, but the stunning October rally leaves some...

  2. October 21, 2011

    US earnings tell story of resilience

    The three months from July to September inclusive may have been a torrid period for the financial markets. But the message...

  3. July 29, 2011

    Obama plea as US debt deadline looms

    The debate over raising the US debt limit remained deadlocked on Saturday, in spite of an 11th hour bid by Barack Obama to...

  4. July 25, 2011

    Debt ceiling impasse pushes US stocks lower

    Wall Street weakened on Monday amid uncertainty over whether an agreement to raise the US federal debt ceiling would be...

  5. March 25, 2011

    Equities enjoy the Fed-fuelled ride

    One word was on the lips of everybody in the market this week: resilience. The sight of US and European aircraft bombing an...

  6. August 27, 2010

    Retail investors resist siren call of equities

    Retail investors are resisting the siren call of bullish Wall Street equity analysts and high dividend paying stocks as they...

  7. June 5, 2010

    Markets rocked as jobs data disappoint

    Stocks fell sharply yesterday as a report showing that the US added just 41,000 private sector jobs in May shook confidence...

  8. June 4, 2010

    Markets rocked as jobs data disappoint

    Stocks fell sharply on Friday as a report showing that the US added just 41,000 private sector jobs in May shook confidence...

  9. March 10, 2010

    Technology endures in spite of Nasdaq fall

    In January 2000, 17 dotcom companies paid more than $2m each to advertise during the Super Bowl, the season-ending national...

  10. March 9, 2010

    Techs reflect on decade since dotcom boom

    In January 2000, 17 dotcom companies paid more than $2m each to advertiseduring the Super Bowl, the season-ending national...

  11. January 22, 2010

    Investors punish big institutions

    US stocks led by large Wall Street banks with big proprietary trading operations fell sharply yesterday while smaller...

  12. January 21, 2010

    Investors punish big institutions

    US stocks led by large Wall Street banks with big proprietary trading operations fell sharply on Thursday while smaller...

  13. September 1, 2009

    ‘Insider selling’ soars in August

    Sales of US shares held by company officials surged in August, rising to their highest level since May 2008. This so-called...

  14. April 21, 2009

    US stocks hit after BofA's bleak forecast

    US stocks suffered their worst one-day fall in six weeks yesterday as Bank of America spooked investors in financial shares...

  15. April 20, 2009

    Stock markets hit by BofA’s bleak forecast

    US stocks suffered their worst one-day fall in six weeks on Monday as Bank of America spooked investors in financial shares...

  16. March 31, 2009

    Car and banking fears reduce appetite for risk

    Investor risk appetite suffered a marked deterioration yesterday as fears of bankruptcies in the US carmaking industry and...

  17. March 3, 2009

    Bleak day for world markets

    Stock markets around the world fell to their lowest levels of the economic crisis yesterday as a spate of dividend cuts and...

  18. March 3, 2009

    Bleak day for world markets

    Stock markets around the world fell to their lowest levels of the economic crisis yesterday as falling dividends and...

  19. March 2, 2009

    Stock markets tumble on bank fears

    Asian share markets extended the global sell off on Tuesday as a spate of dividend cuts and faltering financial companies...

  20. February 23, 2009

    Overview: Investors remain sceptical of banking quick fix

    The slide in US and European equity markets intensified on Monday, pushing the S&P 500 to its lowest level in more than a...

  21. January 27, 2009

    Modest rally after Pfizer deal fails to last for financials

    Hefty declines in financial shares weighed on Wall Street yesterday as the sector's volatile run continued, although a rare...

  22. January 26, 2009

    Pfizer deal offsets Wall St earnings gloom

    Hefty declines in financial shares weighed on Wall Street on Monday as the sector’s volatile run continued, although a rare...

  23. January 21, 2009

    Markets spell out challenge ahead

    Wall Street marked the first day of Barack Obama's presidency with the largest inauguration day decline as financial stocks...

  24. January 20, 2009

    Markets spell out challenge ahead

    Wall Street marked the first day of Barack Obama’s presidency with the largest inauguration day decline as financial stocks...

  25. December 9, 2008

    US Congress close to agreeing $15bn bail-out for carmakers

    The White House said yesterday that a deal on a $15bn emergency loan to Detroit was close as markets rallied in the wake of...

  26. December 9, 2008

    Detroit on verge of emergency$15bn loan

    The White House said yesterday that a deal on a $15bn emergency loan to Detroit was close, as markets rallied in the wake...

  27. November 22, 2008

    Clinton 'on track' for state post

    Aides to Hillary Clinton -yesterday said she was "on track" to accept the post of secretary of state in Barack Obama's...

  28. October 9, 2008

    Fear reigns as spectre of a global recession looms large

    Exactly a year ago today, Wall Street hit a record high. No one then could imagine the carnage that was to follow. Ever...

  29. October 9, 2008

    Fear reigns as the spectre of a global recession looms large

    Exactly a year ago today, Wall Street hit a record high. No one then could imagine the carnage that was to follow. Ever...

  30. October 8, 2008

    Fear rules as spectre of global recession looms larger

    Exactly a year ago on Wednesday, Wall Street hit a record high. No one then could imagine the carnage that was to follow....

  31. October 7, 2008

    Equities plummet as investors head for cover

    A wave of selling swept through global equity markets yesterday, sending some markets plunging to their heaviest one-day...

  32. October 6, 2008

    Overview: Equity markets plunge amid flight from risk

    A wave of selling swept through global equity markets on Monday, sending some markets plunging to their heaviest one-day...

  33. September 27, 2008

    Return to day trading may result in missed opportunities

    Wall Street is full of day traders at the moment. It is simply a matter of survival given the big daily swings in equities,...

  34. September 27, 2008

    Return to day trading may result in missed opportunities

    Wall Street is full of day traders at the moment. It is simply a matter of survival given the big daily swings in equities,...

  35. September 26, 2008

    On Wall Street: Day traders may miss opportunities

    Wall Street is full of day traders at the moment. It is simply a matter of survival given the big daily swings in equities,...

  36. September 26, 2008

    Banking worries overshadow money markets

    Equities rose strongly yesterday as members of Congress decided in principle to pass a $700bn Treasury plan to bail out the...

  37. September 25, 2008

    Overview: Banking worries overshadow money markets

    Equities rose strongly on Thursday as members of Congress decided in principle to pass a $700bn Treasury plan to bail out...

  38. September 19, 2008

    Hopes of loan system shake-up prompt rebound

    A massive rebound on Wall Street yesterday crowned extremely volatile trading in global markets as hopes grew of greater...

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