29Aug2016 Market Close: Major US Indexes Closed In The Green, But Fell Off Session Highs Along With The US Dollar


Written by Gary

Wall Street snapped a three-day losing streak today (SPY +0.5%) as financial stocks rose after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case for an interest rate hike had strengthened. Short-term indicators are mildly bullish after the US dollar dropped from session highs. Crude prices remained at the 47 handle and gold fell fractionally.

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What We Read Today 28 August 2016

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29Aug2016 Market Update: Wall Street Continues To Melt Upward From Opening, US Dollar Now Falling, Gold Rising Sharply, Crude Prices Rising Off Session Lows, Short-Term Indicators Moderately Bullish

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