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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 -1 0.07%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,082 -3 0.13%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.78%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28.38 +0.44 1.57%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,632 -57 1.00%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,879 -100 1.11%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 3,998 -69 1.69%
FTSE MIB
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IBEX 35
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Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 309 -5 1.58%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,465 -5 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,085 -919 5.40%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 19,288 +105 0.55%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 24,021 -266 1.10%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 115.23 +0.11 0.10%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 0.00 0.06%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.06 -0.62 0.64%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.33 +0.05 0.06%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.73 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
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Spain 10yr
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U.K. 10yr
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Japan 10yr
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/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28 +0 1.57%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.78%
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/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 361 -1 0.28%
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S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,850 +1 0.07%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/32655632/delayed 15 0 1.19%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 99.54 -0.21 -0.21%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.99 -0.02 -0.02%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 678.11 -4.63 -0.68%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.20 -0.07 -0.57%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.35 -0.24 -2.07%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.65 -0.46 -1.24%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.95 -0.97 -3.24%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.88% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.25% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.18% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
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Do Markets Need More Fed Support?

Stocks fell Tuesday on news the Federal Reserve is unlikely to stimulate the economy with another round of bond buying. But advisers are telling investors to stay put, and contend stocks could continue to have a strong year even without additional Fed support.

Fed minutes released Tuesday showed that while officials think the economic recovery is picking up pace, there are concerns about the job market. That took the fizzle out of equity markets, which came off multi-year highs: the Dow Jones Industrial average fell 64.94 points, or 0.5% to 13199.55, and the S&P 500 fell 6.13 points. But advisers say positive economic reports could push stocks past those highs later this year and they urged investors to stay put or increase their holdings.  “The market has been losing momentum but I think it’s a buying opportunity,” says Gary Thayer, chief macro strategist for Wells Fargo Advisors. “We remain optimistic.”

The Fed’s lack of desire to take further action is being prompted by good economic news, investor pros say — developments that could push stocks higher later this year. The labor market keeps improving, says Thayer, a shift the Fed acknowledged at its March meeting. Another sign stocks may still have room to run: when markets are peaking, interest rates are normally high and investors are worried about inflation, writes David Kelly, chief market strategist for J.P. Morgan Funds. Today, the Fed is pledging to keep rates low and inflation concerns remain tepid, he says.

That said, Fed officials also expressed concern that the jobs market might lose momentum as the year goes on. And some advisers recommend investors take gains following the strong first quarter. Also, the Fed may still be compelled to roll out more stimulus this year to help the sluggish housing market, says John Lonski, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics.

Still some experts say the economy is stable enough that any pullback this year will likely be mild. Thayer says investors should increase their stock holdings. He recommends investors focus on U.S. stocks over picks from other developed countries like Europe, and says he likes equities from emerging-market countries, where economic growth is stronger than in the U.S.

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    • What next…. the fed buying stocks to hold the market up… This would be the nail in the coffin for capitalism…

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127.74MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 130.29M
Unchanged
156
Decliners
4273
Advancers
2073
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,014 -13 0.08%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,269 -15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 -1 0.07%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,082 -3 0.13%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.78%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28.38 +0.44 1.57%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,632 -57 1.00%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,879 -100 1.11%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 3,998 -69 1.69%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 15,913 -528 3.21%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 7,928 -195 2.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 309 -5 1.58%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,465 -5 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,085 -919 5.40%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 19,288 +105 0.55%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 24,021 -266 1.10%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.05%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 115.23 +0.11 0.10%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 0.00 0.03%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 0.00 0.04%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.06 -0.62 0.64%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.33 +0.05 0.06%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.73 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.24 0.00 0.00%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.68 0.00 0.00%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.79 0.00 0.00%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.42 0.00 0.00%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime -0.02 0.00 0.00%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28 +0 1.57%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.78%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 361 -1 0.28%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,959 0 0.00%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,850 +1 0.07%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/32655632/delayed 15 0 1.19%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 99.54 -0.21 -0.21%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.99 -0.02 -0.02%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 678.11 -4.63 -0.68%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.20 -0.07 -0.57%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.35 -0.24 -2.07%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.65 -0.46 -1.24%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.95 -0.97 -3.24%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 28.28 0.11 0.39%
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National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.88% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.11% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.25% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.18% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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