Morning Notes

12/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

Stocks ended higher Friday as oil prices rose and investors continued to process Fed minutes from Thursday that showed the central bank in no hurry to raise rates.

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09/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

U.S. stocks ended higher Thursday after investors reacted to the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy-setting meeting.

Fed officials held off a rate hike in September as many thought downside risks had increased, according to minutes of the meeting released Thursday.

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08/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday as commodity prices were in focus.

Oil prices rose on Wednesday morning but then pared those gains after the release of a handful of reports on U.S. supply and global demand.

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07/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday after a choppy session, after a selloff in biotechnology and health-care stocks overshadowed gains in the energy and materials sectors.

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06/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

U.S. stocks rose on Monday after markets in Asia and Europe rallied. The ISM Services Index, which measures the strength of the U.S. nonmanufacturing economy, slowed to 56.9 in September from 59 in August. Economists had expected a more modest decline to 58. At the close the Dow and the S&P 500 were both up around 1.8%, while the NASDAQ was 1.6% higher.

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