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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...
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Inflation safari - bulls, bears and the elephant in the room

US stocks rose last week as Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen floated the idea of a reprieve from interest-rate hikes while JPMorgan Chase posted robust growth in quarterly profit.
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US stocks riding into sunset of low-interest era

WE are about to find out whether the bull market can outlive the low-interest-rate era and, possibly, the era of globalisation.
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Investors waiting to see if bull market wobbles get more pronounced

A ROARING first half of the year for stocks ended with a whimper as traders grew concerned about the sustainability of the bull market.
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Market looks to Brexit and healthcare talks this week

US STOCKS recouped some of their losses as the return of the commodities bust was offset by a rebound in tech stocks.
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Volatility in risky US tech stocks may persist this week

THIS week could see the volatility continue as investors' doubts about valuations, economic growth and Federal Reserve policy build...
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Upward momentum tough for bears to break

NOTHING, it seems, can get the bulls down. Not President Donald Trump's abrupt pullout of the US from the Paris climate change accord. Not surprisingly soft jobs data on Friday. And not the uncertainty surrounding another critical European election. ...
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Analysts expect bull run to continue this week

US stocks rose to new records last week and most analysts expect the run to continue if economic data this week is strong - but not too strong.
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The Trump-market honeymoon is officially over

US STOCKS finished slightly lower last week as a spreading political scandal caused the biggest drop in major indexes since the presidential election. The stock market is likely to remain on edge this week as traders await a sense of restored political stability.
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It's calm on Wall Street - too calm, according to some strategists

US stocks were more or less flat last week, and many global stock markets floated, almost motionless, near records.
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Commodities, currencies will dictate mood

LAST week, US stocks inched higher to near record highs as fears about the collapse of President Donald Trump's economic agenda, a soft economic patch and the French election subsided...
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More record highs for US indexes if jobs data, tax law talks are encouraging

LAST week, US stocks rose slightly as strong earnings from technology companies, the advancement of a pro-Europe candidate in the French elections and the prospects of a tax bill from President Donald Trump drew investors back into the stock market.
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Market's holding its breath

STOCKS finished a volatile week more or less flat ahead of the French election and details of the Trump administration's tax plan. Of the two, political risk from France is arguably the more potent - some brokerages say it is the biggest risk to the post-2009 bull market - which means this...
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More volatility for Wall Street this week

US STOCKS lost ground last week as strong bank earnings failed to deflect attention from mounting tensions between America and its rivals.