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27Aug2015 Market Close: Oil Sores 10%, DOW Closes Up 2.27%, Volatility Rules Today

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Written by Gary

Wow, what a ride today. Markets opened higher, moved to +2%, then took a nose dive back to the unchanged line and before you could say, 'what happened' the averages climbed back up and closed at the high of the day. DOW closed at +369, Nasdaq closed up almost 2.5% and oil closed higher in the high 42's. Most likely short covering caused the market rise this afternoon as some traders covered their shorts, before they had to change them.

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27Aug2015 Market Update: DOW Pushing Up At 377 Points And Expected To Go Higher, WTI Oil Still Rising, But Nothing Has Really Changed This Week



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Charlie Rose's Legion d'Honneur, Bernard-Henri Levy, and the French Ruling Class

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Written by Gary

Well, so much for my guesses this today. Averages started climbing right out of the stating gate and have risen almost 2.5% so far. Oil could be the main factor as WTI has risen 2 points pushing the markets upward as it goes. Nothing has changed in the last week so the rise in oil has become suspect of manipulation and I have become especially nervous of a 'snap-back' to occur at any moment.

WTI oil could rise to 45 before encountering resistance, so you are kind of on your own here. All guesses welcome.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Contraction Continues in August 2015

Of the four regional manufacturing surveys released to date for August, one shows weak manufacturing growth, one shows no growth, and two are in contraction.

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