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Friday market action in the summer months can be somewhat lethargic, but investors got a respite from that scenario today. One of the driving forces behind the Friday rally was the lingering belief that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates later this month. Source: Shutterstock That was enough to power the Nasdaq Composite higher
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In a market that is highly beholden to comments from the Federal Reserve, sometimes all it takes is some positive commentary on that front to boost stocks. That was the case Wednesday as the major U.S. equity benchmarks traded higher following prepared testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Source: Shutterstock Add to that, the
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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell talked about an accommodative stance, which to investors’ ears sounds a lot like “rate cut.” That got equities moving higher in morning trade, where the S&P 500 cracked 3,000 for the first time. However, bulls were not able to maintain their sugar high into the afternoon, with stocks giving up
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