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Bull run turning into stampede from bonds to equities and risky investments

US stocks rallied to new record highs last week as implications of corporate tax cuts and a speculative frenzy led to the strongest market opening to a year since 2003.
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Growing fears of bubbles after 2017's frothy exuberance

US stocks finished slightly lower on the week but recorded one of their biggest annual gains in living memory as the froth of speculative activity spread from the stock market to alternative assets such as bitcoin.
BT OUTLOOK 2018

'Trump Slump' ahead for US stocks in 2018

IF 2017 was the year of the Trump Bump for US stocks, then 2018 could well be the year of the Trump Slump.
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US bull run charges on despite oil gain and bitcoin pain

US stocks finished near record highs last week and look set to complete one of the strongest years for major indices since the financial crisis as President Donald Trump signed a massive tax cut into law and hinted that there would be more economic goodies to come.
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Markets in 'rational exuberance' but risks lie ahead

US stocks rose last week to record highs and the gains should continue this week as traders bet massive tax cuts will stimulate more economic activity.
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A fitting farewell for Janet Yellen

JANET Yellen's farewell was a fitting one for the central banker - a modest rate hike and some straight talk...
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Stock market rally set to continue but all eyes on bitcoin

US stocks finished around record highs again last week as a strong jobs report and the prospects of tax cuts suggested economic growth - and stock market gains - will continue to accelerate.
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Despite Flynn's plea, jobs data and tax accord can lift stocks

US stocks finished last week near record highs as the passage of long-awaited tax-cut legislation in the Senate offset the approach of a scandal closer to the White House. Stocks could rise further this week if jobs data is strong and signs emerge that a final compromise on taxes can be reached.
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Wealth effect fuelling US consumer spending

US STOCKS rose last week as retailers revelled in the magic of the holiday season.
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Big bricks-and-mortar stores say it with earnings: we're not penny stocks

US stocks fell slightly last week, but there was a reprieve for the retail sector going into the critical holiday-shopping season.
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Bull market likely to get back on track this week

US stocks ticked down last week, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped an eight-week winning streak amid fears that the Republican tax cut plan could founder on the rocks of political discord.
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US stocks on a roll in run-up to holiday season

US stocks closed at more record highs, as bulls celebrated the disclosure of a new Federal Reserve chief, a strong jobs report and more positive surprises from the tech sector.
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'Icarus' market tipped to fly higher on big tech's earnings

US stocks hit yet more highs last week as the mega-cap tech stocks moved into a new stratosphere after strong earnings reports.
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High-flying markets should beware Icarus lesson

US stocks rose again last week as prospects of a major tax cut and solid economic data offset mixed earnings.
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Gains likely to go on amid race for Fed chair

US stocks rose last week as speculative fervour mounted in various sectors, helped by optimism about interest rates and tax policy.
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Bull and bears in tug-of-war amid threats of war

US stocks rose modestly last week after the Federal Reserve reopened the door to a rate hike in December and the gains will likely build this week, barring a bolt from the blue in North Korea or in economic data.
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Bulls to continue run but on borrowed time

US stocks rose to new records last week as investors were relieved that a Florida storm, a North Korean missile test and inflation data were not worse.
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Hurricanes vs hikes - the storm before the calm?

US stocks were more or less flat last week as traders tried to wrap their arms around the effects of two catastrophic storms.
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US stocks weather the storm to hit new highs

US stocks rose last week as traders bet that a "Goldilocks" scenario of strong growth without high inflation would survive one of the biggest natural catastrophes in the nation's history...
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Hot and cold on hype, hikes and a hurricane

US STOCKS rebounded to new records as the Federal Reserve looked likely to give the market a reprieve from rate hikes.
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When riots, rhetoric and solar event eclipse earnings growth

US STOCKS fell last week and the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped one of its longest ever streaks without a major sell-off as it plunged more than 2 per cent on Thursday.
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US stocks' direction dependent on Korean tensions, retail sales

STOCKS fell last week and major indexes beat their biggest weekly retreat since March as a bellicose slanging match between US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un sent investors fleeing for safe havens.
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Inflation, earnings and Mueller probe may crimp US stock gains

US STOCKS hit new records last week after a surprisingly strong jobs report put a spring in the step of the ageing bull.
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US markets in for a good dose of volatility this week on domestic politics, North Korea

US stocks were almost perfectly flat last week, despite some signs that the longest period of calm in decades is about to be broken.
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Bullish momentum to continue in short term

US stocks rose slightly last week as the bull market's momentum fed on itself...