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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 falling dividends 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 a spate of dividend cuts 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 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...

    29. 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...

    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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