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Another Stock Market Record High

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014 Mar 07, 2014 - 09:54 AM GMT

By: PhilStockWorld

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Courtesy of Doug Short: Before the market opened, the weekly unemployment report came in better than expected, although the reporting of new claims has skewed in both directions by weather (e.g., my home state). The S&P 500 rallied at the open and hit its morning high 30 minutes later — one that it would beat by a tenth of a point during the noon hour, up 0.43%. The index traded lower in the afternoon and closed with a trimmed gain of 0.17%, but that’s another record high.


Tomorrow’s employment report for February will be closely watched by market participants, but the pattern of late has to write off weak economic news as weather-related and celebrate good news by trading higher.

The yield on the 10-year note closed at 2.74%, up 4 bps from yesterday’s close. The interim high was 3.04% at the end of 2013.

Here is a snapshot of the week so far.

The volume for today’s narrow trading range was again light side.

The S&P 500 is now up 1.55% for 2014.

Here is a longer perspective, starting with the all-time high prior to the Great Recession.

For a better sense of how these declines figure into a larger historical context, here’s a long-term view of secular bull and bear markets in the S&P Composite since 1871.

- Phil

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Philip R. Davis is a founder of Phil's Stock World (www.philstockworld.com), a stock and options trading site that teaches the art of options trading to newcomers and devises advanced strategies for expert traders. Mr. Davis is a serial entrepreneur, having founded software company Accu-Title, a real estate title insurance software solution, and is also the President of the Delphi Consulting Corp., an M&A consulting firm that helps large and small companies obtain funding and close deals. He was also the founder of Accu-Search, a property data corporation that was sold to DataTrace in 2004 and Personality Plus, a precursor to eHarmony.com. Phil was a former editor of a UMass/Amherst humor magazine and it shows in his writing -- which is filled with colorful commentary along with very specific ideas on stock option purchases (Phil rarely holds actual stocks). Visit: Phil's Stock World (www.philstockworld.com)

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