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10/24 Stocks end higher; S&P 500 nabs biggest weekly gain of year

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Stocks end higher; S&P 500 nabs biggest weekly gain of year
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks closed with solid gains Friday, handing the S&P 500 SPX, +0.71% its largest weekly advance of 2014. Investors shrugged off worries about New York’s first Ebola case, which had weighed on U.S. stock futures. Sentiment got a lift from stronger-than-anticipated housing data and better-than-expected quarterly results from companies such as Procter & Gamble Co. PG, +2.32% The S&P 500 finished up 13.75 points, or 0.7%, to 1964.57, according to early data. The benchmark rose 4.1% for the week, snapping a four-week losing streak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.76% advanced by 127.51 points, or 0.8%, to close at 16,805.41 on Friday, according to early data. It gained 2.6% for the week, also halting a four-week losing streak.

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U.S. stocks rise, staged for weekly gain
Stronger-than-expected housing data, N.Y.C. Ebola news in focus
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks shook off a rocky start to extend modest gains on Friday. Stocks are on track for a strong overall week, as investors digest positive economic data and a series of upbeat quarterly results.
So far, the market participants have shaken off worries about New York’s first Ebola case, which had weighed on U.S. stock future. Sentiment got a lift from stronger-than-anticipated housing data and better-than-expected quarterly results from companies such as Procter & Gamble Co.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.46%  rose 9.92 points, or 0.5%, to 1,960.74. The benchmark is on track for a weekly gain of 3.9%, having bounced back after slumping to a six-month intraday low in last week’s volatile action. That would represent its largest one-week advance in 2014.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.54%  was up 94 points, or 0.6%, as the blue-chip barometer eyed a 2.4% gain for the week. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.35%   tacked on around 20 points, or 0.4%, to 4,472.85. The tech-heavy index is on pace for a 5% advance for the week.

Investors may be taking a cautious approach Friday before results of stress tests for European banks, which come amid a raft of data showing slowing growth in Europe. The release is expected on Sunday, although a Bloomberg report on Friday said 25 banks could fail the tests.

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Sales of new homes rise slightly to 467,000 rate in September
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – Sales of new homes in September rose slightly and hit a six-year high even though purchases in August were not nearly as strong as the government initially reported. New homes sold at an annual rate of 467,000 in September, compared to a revised 466,000 in August, the government said Friday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast sales to fall to a seasonally adjusted 455,000. Previously the Commerce Department had said that new home sales reached 504,000 in August, but the monthly report is notoriously volatile and often subject to sharp revisions. Still, new home sales in September were the highest since July 2008. And sales of new homes are 17% higher now compared to the same month in 2013, a sign that the housing market continues to gradually improve. Sales jumped 12.3% in the Midwest and rose 2% in the South. Sales were flat in the Northeast and they fell 8.9% in the West. The median price of new homes sold sank 8.9% to $259,000 last month, marking the lowest level in a year. The supply of new homes on the U.S. market, meanwhile, was flat at 5.3 months at the current sales pace. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sales-of-new-homes-rise-slightly-to-467000-rate-in-september-2014-10-24

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Ebola stocks surge as first case confirmed in New York City
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Reports that a doctor in New York City has tested positive for Ebola sparked a rally in the shares of companies that manufacture hazmat suits and other protective gear in premarket trade Friday. Lakeland Industries Inc. LAKE, +14.68% which makes hazmat suits, was up 17.3% to $17.90; Alpha Pro Tech APT, +21.96% which makes protective goggles, was up 19.5% to $5.48; and Versar Inc. VSR, +12.20% which manufactures hazmat suits and mobile decontamination shelters, was up 14.3% to $3.75.

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U.S. stocks: Futures slip; P&G, Ford results due
LONDON (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures indicated modest losses for Wall Street at the open on Friday, with the pullback coming after news of New York’s first reported case of Ebola.

The week of sharp swings in the market will wrap up with results from Procter & Gamble Co. and Ford Motor Co.

Futures, as well as the dollar DXY, -0.02% fell overnight following news late Thursday that a New York doctor has contracted the deadly Ebola virus, marking the first such case in the city. Recently heightened concerns about the disease spreading have already put travel-related stocks under pressure. U.S. Treasurys strengthened “as [the] Ebola-scare in New York spurred the safe-haven demand for bonds,” drawing the benchmark 10-year yield to around 2.25% compared with Thursday’s close of 2.27%, ICICI Bank wrote in a note.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, -0.11%  were off their lows, but were still down by 34 points, or 0.2%, to 16,576 and those for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, -0.39% lost 6.7 points, or 0.3%, 1,939.40. Nasdaq 100 futures NDZ4, -0.31%  slumped 16.75 points, or 0.4%, to 3,989.

Investors may also take on a more cautious approach Friday ahead of this weekend’s release of results from the European Union’s stress tests for banks, as well as next week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting. The Fed is expected to end its third-round of bond buying that was aimed at supporting the U.S. economy.

“There’s just so much potential for disappointment from [the stress tests], that I believe investors will be a little more risk averse today,” said Craig Erlam, market analyst at Alpari UK, in a note. “Even if most banks pass, a large bank failing the test could be enough to raise contagion fears again.”

The parade of corporate financial results continues Friday with reports due from Ford Motor Co. F, +1.91%  and logistics company UPS UPS, +1.43% among others. Strong results from Caterpillar Inc. CAT, -0.17%  and 3M Co. MMM, +4.39%  on Thursday fueled a 217-point leap for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.32% The S&P 500 SPX, +1.23%  jumped 1.3% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.60%  bounced higher by 1.6%.

The benchmarks were on pace to rise between 1.8% and 4.6% for the week, which would break a four-week losing streak.

Data: A report on sales of new single-family homes for September from the Commerce Department are due at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Sales on a seasonally adjusted annual rate may come in at 455,000.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-slip-pg-ford-results-due-2014-10-24

10/23 Dow rises 217 points as U.S. stocks notch solid gains

Administrator - Thursday, 23 October 2014 07:50

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After-hours buzz: Amazon, Microsoft, Pfizer & more http://www.cnbc.com/id/102116478

Amazon – The online retailer reported quarterly earnings and revenue below expectations, with its shares falling in after-hours trading.

Deckers Outdoor – The maker of UGG shoes fell in after-hours trading after reporting quarterly results.

Juniper Networks – The maker of computer-network equipment declined in after-hours trading after projecting fourth-quarter revenue beneath Wall Street estimates.

Microsoft – The software titan reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of 54 cents a share on revenue of $23.2 billion, surpassing expected EPS of 49 cents a share on sales of $22.02 billion. Its shares rose in after-hours trading.

Pandora Media – The online-music provider reported third-quarter revenue and earnings that beat estimates. Its shares declined in after-hours trading.

Pfizer – The pharmaceutical company rose in after-hours trading after saying its board had authorized another $11 billion to its share repurchase program, in addition to the $1.3 billion of authorization still remaining.

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Dow rises 217 points as U.S. stocks notch solid gains
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks came off their session highs on Thursday, but the main benchmarks still closed with solid gains.

Thursday’s positive momentum was fueled by upbeat eurozone data and better-than-expected earnings results.

Investors rushed into cyclical stocks, such as industrials and the energy sector, and unloaded investments considered safer havens, such as Treasurys, sending the yield on a 1-year Treasury note up 6 basis points to 2.28%.

Strong quarterly results from components Caterpillar Inc. and 3M sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.32% higher by as much as 300 points during the session. The blue-chip index closed 216.58 points, or 1.3%, higher at 16,677.90.

Caterpillar and 3M shares, in fact, were together responsible for one-third of the Dow’s rally.

The S&P 500 SPX, +1.23% gained 23.71 points, or 1.3%, to finish at 1,950.82, with the industrial and energy sectors leading the way.

The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.60%  jumped 69.95 points, or 1.6%, to close the day at 4,452.79.

Also pushing higher were the Dow transports DJT, +2.10% which jumped 174 points, or 2.1%, to 8,786.49.

Jeffrey Kleintop, chief global investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, credited upbeat earnings and an optimistic outlook from Caterpillar as the day’s driving forces, alongside positive economic data from Europe and China, which alleviated recent fears of global slowdown.

Kleintop added that, while it is possible the recent correction has run its course, “volatility is here to stay.” Data: CBOE Volatility Index.

“Investors will have to get used to an environment [marked by a reduction in] Fed backing, higher volatility and a dearth of uncorrelated assets. This calls for investors’ reassessment of their portfolios and their risk tolerance.”  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-climb-3m-gm-results-on-tap-2014-10-23?mod=MW_story_latest_news

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Gold sinks as investors embrace risk
Haven appeal evaporates as stocks rise
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—Gold futures fell Thursday, undercut as upbeat economic data and favorable corporate earnings results propelled stocks higher, signaling renewed investor appetite for risk and undercutting demand for haven assets like gold.

Gold for December delivery GCZ4, -1.23%  slid $16.40, or 1.3%, to settle at $1,229.10 an ounce. December silver SIZ4, -0.12%  declined 32 cents, or 1.8%, to $17.23 an ounce.

Gold is lower “on more profit-taking from the shorter-term futures traders and on chart consolidation following recent gains,” wrote Jim Wyckoff, an analyst at Kitco. “Less risk aversion in the marketplace this week has also been a negative for the safe-haven gold market.”  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-sinks-as-investors-embrace-risk-2014-10-23

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U.S. stocks surge; Dow rises 200 points
Weekly jobless claims climb 17,000 to 283,000
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. stock market moved sharply higher on Thursday, as investors cheered upbeat manufacturing data from eurozone and better-than-expected earnings from Caterpillar Inc, 3M Co and General Motors.

Weekly jobless claims rose last week, but remained below the key 300,000 level for the sixth straight week, reflecting the low level of layoffs taking place in the economy.

Strong quarterly results from Dow components, Caterpillar Inc., and 3M sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.42% soaring nearly 200 points, or 1.1%, to 16,655

The S&P 500 SPX, +1.28%   gained 18 points, or 0.95%, to 1,948.69. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.58%   jumped about 43 points, or around 1%, to 4,425.2.

Data: Markit said the initial October reading of its eurozone manufacturing purchasing managers index reached a two-month high at 50.7, above expectations of a reading at 50. The report offered some upbeat news at a time when worries about slowing global economic growth have prompted investors to sell off equities world-wide.

But the report also suggested manufacturers and service providers don’t expect a significant pickup in the pace of activity in the coming months. Markit will release its initial October purchasing manufacturing index for the U.S. at 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time.

The number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by 17,000 last week to 283,000. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected claims to rise to a seasonally-adjusted 285,000 in the week ended Oct. 18.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency was slated to post a report on home prices for August at 9:00 a.m., and the Conference Board’s leading indicators data are set for release at 10 a.m. Eastern.

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Caterpillar earnings juice futures; jobless claims eyed
U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a sharply higher open on Wall Street on Thursday after Dow component Caterpillar reported earnings that were sharply higher than expected.

U.S. stocks had been expected to reverse losses seen on Wednesday following the fatal shooting of a soldier in Ottawa and oil falling to a more-than two-year low on the back of better global industrial data.

European and Asian markets were buoyed by positive purchasing manager’s index (PMI) data – a good indicator of growth and business optimism — on Thursday. In the euro zone, composite PMI data (which includes manufacturing and services)was stronger than expectedat 52.2 in October, up from 52.0 in September. In China, meanwhile, HSBC flash manufacturing PMI data rose to a three-month high of 50.4 in October, above the bank’s final reading of 50.2 last month.

In the U.S., investors will be watching for jobless claims data released at 8:30 a.m. New York time, FHFA Home prices at 9:00a.m. and leading indicators are released at 10a.m.

Along with Caterpillar, MMM,General Motors, Raytheon, Untied Continental, Alaska Air, Southwest Air, JetBlue, American AirlinesGroup, Union Pacific, Comcast (CNBC’s parent company), Eli Lilly, Royal Caribbean, Under Armour, Celgene, Dunkin’ Brands, Pulte Group, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Imax and Brunswick report before the bell.

Credit Suisse reported third-quarter net profit above analyst forecasts as investment banking revenue rose.

Microsoft and Amazon.com report after the close, as does Altera, Juniper Networks, Southwestern Energy, Flowserve, Biomarin Pharma, Altera, Cerner, DeVry and Decker’s Outdoor.

10/22 U.S. stocks wither; S&P 500 ends 4-day win steak

Administrator - Wednesday, 22 October 2014 06:31

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After-hours buzz: Apple, AT&T, Visa, Yelp & more
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102111957?trknav=homestack:topnews:11

Apple – The tech firm said it was working on a fix issues with its new mobile-payment system that mistakenly duplicated about 1,000 Bank of America debit transactions. Apple shares were little changed in after-hours trading.

AT&T – The wireless carrier posted third-quarter earnings per share of 63 cents on revenue of $32.96, versus expected EPS of 64 cents on $33.25 billion in sales. It also cut its full-year forecast. Its shares declined in after-hours trading.

Select Comfort – The mattress maker jumped in after-hours trading after reporting its quarterly profit increased 16 percent.

Visa – The payments processor gained in after-hours trading after hiking its quarterly dividend to 48 cents a share from 40 cents.

Yelp – The provider of online local reviews projected current-quarter revenue of $107 million to $108 million, while analysts had expected $111 million. Its shares dropped in after-hours trading.

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U.S. stocks wither; S&P 500 ends 4-day win steak
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The S&P 500 snapped a four-day winning streak after modest early-morning gains faded, leaving U.S.stock averages in the red on Wednesday.
Defensive plays, such as utilities and consumer staples attracted buyers and closed higher amid broader market declines. Slippage late in the trading day, may point to consolidation after sharp gains in the previous few sessions, which had sent the S&P 500 to its best gain this year during Tuesday trading.

News of shots fired at the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa might have contributed to some of the market’s jitters on Wednesday.

The S&P 500 SPX, -0.73%  slipped 14.17 points, or 0.7% to 1,927.11. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.92%  lost 153.49 points, or 0.9%, to 16,461.32, dragged down by big declines in Boeing Co. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.83%  fell 36.63 points, or 0.8% to 4,382.85.

Meanwhile, the Dow Utility Average DJU, +0.61%   rose 0.6% to 576.08, closing at a record level.

Steven Wieting, global chief investment strategist at Citi Private Bank, pointed to falling Treasurys on a days when stock prices fell as well, saying that is indicative of consolidation after big gains.

10-year Treasury note yields ticked up 4 basis points to 2.22%.

Colin Cieszynski, chief markets strategist at CMC Markets, in an interview with MarketWatch said that shootings in Canada have created uncertainty and did not help markets that had enjoyed a runup over the past three days. He noted that the markets were looking for consolidation.

Cieszynski expects more volatility in the next few months. “I am not convinced that the correction is over, we will probably re-test October lows, especially around the next Fed meeting and midterm elections,” he added.

In economic news, U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in September owing to higher costs for food and housing, but inflationary pressures continue to be held in check by falling energy expenses. The uptick was in line with expectations. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-dip-boeing-results-inflation-data-due-2014-10-22

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BREAKING: Gold drops $6.20 to settle at $1,245.50 an ounce

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U.S. stocks erase gains, turn negative
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) – After a choppy but mostly positive morning on Wednesday U.S. stocks turned south, erasing gains and trading lower on the day. It appeared that investors were consolidating sharp gains from the previous few sessions, that had sent the S&P 500 above its 200-day moving average, a key level. Utilities and consumer staples sectors were higher, suggesting nervousness as investors were attracted by defensive plays. The S&P 500 was up a point at 1,941.68. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 35 points, or 0.2%, to 16,579. The Nasdaq Composite ticked down 4 points, or 0.1%, to 4,415.

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SRNA .40’s & .50’s News out: Surna Files Patents Boosting Technology Features of Its New Reflector; Company to Launch Revolutionary New Reflector in Q1-15
BOULDER, CO–(Marketwired – Oct 22, 2014) – Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), a company that develops, acquires, produces and sells disruptive technology with a focus on the legal marijuana industry, today announced it has filed multiple patent applications for additional features in its indoor reflector, under development, that was previously announced May 8. The reflector is expected to undergo testing through the end of the year with full release to the public in the first quarter of 2015. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/surna-files-patents-boosting-technology-120000216.html

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OTC Dollar Volume as of September a little better than last year:

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U.S. stocks: Futures dip; Boeing results, inflation data due
LONDON (MarketWatch) — Wall Street looks set for a lower opening on Wednesday, with U.S. stock futures pointing lower after strong gains in the previous session. More quarterly results are due, including those from Boeing Inc. and Dow Chemical Co.
Investors will also watch for data on consumer prices that may reflect a fall in gas prices, a boon for U.S. households.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, -0.14%  fell 37 points, or 0.2%, to 16,510 and those of the S&P 500 SPZ4, -0.28%  lost 5.4 points, or 0.3%, to 1,943.30. Nasdaq-100 futures NDZ4, -0.18%  gave up 6 points, or 0.2%, at 3,965.25.

A pullback for stocks on Wednesday would follow Tuesday’s rally in the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.40% which notched its best one-day advance in more than two years as shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.28%  and biotech stocks jumped. The S&P 500 SPX, +1.96%  on Tuesday bounced up 2%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.31%  rose 1.3%.

“Perhaps heeding Warren Buffett’s timeless advice to ‘be greedy when others are fearful,’ more level-headed traders [have] stepped in,” and the Dow has bounced back more than 700 points “from last week’s panic low,” wrote Matt Weller, senior technical analyst at Forex.com, in a note late Tuesday.

“While we maintain some of our longer-term concerns with equities, the case for a short-term bounce in U.S. stocks is strong as long as the DJIA stays above last week’s panic low at 15,850,” said Weller.

Data: The September reading of the consumer-price index will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time by the Labor Department. Economists polled by MarketWatch expect a slight increase of 0.1%, after the index dropped in August for the first time since the fall of 2012.

Earnings: Before the bell, Boeing BA, +2.26%   is expected to report fiscal third-quarter earnings of $1.97 a share, according to a consensus survey by FactSet.

Dow Chemical DOW, +3.66%   is expected to post fiscal third-quarter earnings of 67 cents a share.

Medical devices maker Boston Scientific Corp. BSX, +3.62%   is expected to report earnings of 20 cents a share for its fiscal third quarter.

Biotech firm Biogen Idec BIIB, +4.93%  is expected to report third-quarter earnings of $3.45 a share.

Xerox Corp. XRX, +4.10%  is projected to post fiscal third-quarter earnings of 26 cents a share.

Stocks to watch: Yahoo Inc. YHOO, +2.29%  shares rose 3.2% ahead of the open, after the online search provider posted better-than-expected third-quarter results late Tuesday.

Interdealer broker BGC Partners Inc. BGCP, +1.15%  plans to make a hostile bid to buy rival GFI Group Inc. GFI, -2.91%  for $675 million, The Wall Street Journal reported, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tesla Motors Inc.  TSLA, -1.08%  fell more than 1% in Tuesday’s extended trading session after Daimler AG DAI, -0.73%   said it has sold its 4% stake in the electric car maker founded by Elon Musk.

10/21 U.S. stocks jump; Nasdaq enjoys best day in 21 months

Administrator - Tuesday, 21 October 2014 07:53

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After-hours buzz: Broadcom, iRobot, Yahoo & more
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102107915?trknav=homestack:topnews:8

Broadcom—The maker of computer chips reported higher third-quarter revenue that topped estimates, with its shares jumping in after-hours trading.

Intuitive Surgical—The maker of surgical systems gained in after-hours trading after reporting third-quarter results.

IRobot—The robot developer jumped in after-hours trading as investors cheered its third-quarter results. ———

Tesla Motors—The electric-car maker edged lower in after-hours trading after Daimler sold its stake in Tesla of approximately 4 percent.

VMware—The software maker edged higher in after-hours trading after reporting a better-than-expected adjusted profit for the third quarter.

Yahoo—The search engine posted third-quarter adjusted earnings per share of 52 cents on $1.09 billion in revenue, versus estimates of EPS of 30 cents on sales of $1.05 billion. Shares rose in after-hours trading.

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U.S. stocks jump; Nasdaq enjoys best day in 21 months
S&P 500 up 4 straight days, best one-day gain in a year
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. equity investors bid up prices on Tuesday, delivering another day of gains for major indexes on the heels of upbeat quarterly results from tech giant Apple and talk of economic stimulus in Europe.

By far the best performer, driven primarily by Apple, was the Nasdaq Composite, which registered its fourth consecutive gain and its best one-day advance in more than two years.

The tech-heavy index COMP, +2.40% jumped 103.4 points, or 2.4%, to 4,419.48, led by gains in biotech stocks, with the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF IBB, +3.22%  rallying 3.2%.

Strong earnings from Apple Inc., as well as hopes of further stimulus from the European Central Bank, boosted sentiment across the market.

Other major indexes enjoyed healthy gains. The S&P 500 SPX, +1.96%  rallied 37.27 points, or 2%, to 1,941.28, its biggest one-day gain in a year. The benchmark index rose for the fourth straight day and moved above the key level, fostering hopes that last week’s pullback has run its course.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.31%  rose 215 points, or 1.3%, to 16,614.81 and turned positive for the year.

Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.04%  rose 2.7% to $102.47, after the company reported a 13% rise in profit, aided by strong demand for its new, bigger-screen iPhones. Sales of iPhone 6, and the larger-screen iPhone 6 Plus phones, helped the tech giant beat Wall Street estimates.

Morgan Stanley lifted its price target on Apple to $115 from $110, and analysts at the investment bank said strong iPhone demand and gross margin expansion will help drive upside for shares.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-nasdaq-futures-up-after-apple-home-sales-loom-2014-10-21

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U.S. markets reach firmer technical ground
S&P, Nasdaq reclaim the 200-day moving average
CINCINNATI (MarketWatch) — The U.S. markets’ corrective bounce — initially flagged Thursday — may be morphing into a more legitimate recovery attempt.
Consider that the S&P 500 Index has reclaimed significant resistance this week, placing it on firmer technical ground as detailed below.

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Gold hits one-month high on flat dollar, slowing China growth
Gold rose to a one-month high on Tuesday as the dollar edged down slightly and on worries over a slowdown in the global economy after China’s growth eased in the third quarter to its weakest since the 2008/09 financial crisis.

Data showed China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7.3 percent between July and September from a year earlier, down from a 7.5 percent in the second quarter, although slightly above the 7.2 percent forecast by analysts.

Spot gold hit its highest since Sept. 10 at $1,253.70 an ounce in earlier trade and was up 0.4 percent at $1,250.90 by 0940 GMT. U.S. gold futures were up $6.70 an ounce at $1,251.30.

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U.S. stocks: Futures gain as Apple climbs, ECB offers cheer
McDonald’s, Coca-Cola to report; existing-home sales ahead

MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures rose after upbeat results from Apple Inc. lifted those stocks in premarket trading and investors weighed a report that the European Central Bank may be looking at buying corporate bonds.

Investors are waiting on existing home-sales data as well as earnings from the likes of McDonald’s Corp., Coca-Cola Co. and others.

Extending earlier gains, futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NDZ4, +0.85%  rose 36 points, or 0.9%, to 3,901.75. Those for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, +0.63%  rose 15 points, or 0.8%, to 1,914.90, while Dow industrials futures DJZ4, +0.26%  jumped 101 points, or 0.6%, to 16,431.

Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +2.06%  rose 2% in thin premarket trading, after the company reported a 13% rise in profit, boosted by strong demand for its new, bigger-screen iPhones and blowing out Wall Street estimates. Morgan Stanley lifted its price target on Apple to $115 from $110, and analysts at the investment bank said strong iPhone demand and gross margin expansion will help drive upside for shares. Also read: How you could have seen Apple’s beat coming

The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.35%  had a strong session on Monday even before Apple reported, gaining 1.4% and bettering the 0.9% gain for the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.91%

Economists expect existing-home sales crept higher in September to an annual rate of 5.10 million from 5.05 million in August. That data is due at 10 a.m. Eastern. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-nasdaq-futures-up-after-apple-home-sales-loom-2014-10-21?link=MW_home_latest_news

10/20 U.S. stocks gain; Nasdaq rallies

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After-hours buzz: Apple, Texas Instruments & more
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Apple – The consumer-technology titan reported earnings per share of $1.42 on $42.12 billion in revenue, versus expected EPS of $1.31 on $39.88 billion in sales. It also offered better-than-expected guidance. Its shares rose in after-hours trading.

Chipotle Mexican Grill – The restaurant chain reported earnings per share of $4.15 on $1.08 billion in revenue, versus expectations of EPS of $3.84 on $1.06 billion in sales. However, shares fell in after-hours trading as it forecast a drop in comparable restaurant sales.

Illumina – The provider of genetic-testing tools surged in after-hours trading after its third-quarter results easily beat Wall Street estimates.

Texas Instruments – The maker of semiconductors reported third-quarter earnings per share of 76 cents on $3.5 billion in revenue, compared to EPS of 71 cents on $3.46 billion in sales. Its shares rose in after-hours trading.

Zions Bancorp – The regional bank gained in after-hours trading after reporting third-quarter results.

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U.S. stocks gain; Nasdaq rallies
IBM skids on results, hobbles Dow industrials

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. equity investors began the week on an optimistic, albeit cautious, note on Monday, with gains in broader markets led by defensive sectors such as consumer staples and utilities.

Monday’s positive movement in the Dow industrial comes even as one of its major components, IBM, posted disappointing quarterly results, pushing shares of the tech giant lower and dragging down the broader index.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.12%  closed 19.26 points, or 0.1%, higher at 16,399.67. The blue-chip index is down 1.1% since the start of the year.

The S&P 500 SPX, +0.91%  gained 17.25 points, or 0.9% to 1,904.01. The benchmark index fell below its 200-day moving average last Monday and still remains a few points below that key level.

The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.35%  rose 57.64 points, or 1.4%, to 4,316.07, led by gains in biotech and internet stocks.

After choppy trading periods in the early part of last week, the major indices now have registered consecutive days of gains. That’s two straight positive trading days for the Dow industrials and three for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-inch-up-as-big-earnings-week-kicks-off-2014-10-20

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4:00pm SRNA nice close .52 w/ .55 printed right at 4PM +20.6%

1:49pm  most volume since 3/31 when we were trading over $3.00+

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BREAKING: Gold gains $5.70 to settle at $1,244.70 per ounce

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US stocks mostly rise; IBM weighs on Dow industrials
U.S. stocks mostly climbed on Monday with the S&P 500 snapping back after its longest weekly loss streak since 2011, as the Dow slid after International Business Machines cut its earnings forecast.
“Aside from IBM, we’ve got a pretty good move so far. It seems investors have their bravado back on,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank.
“The more investors can focus on fundamentals, or economic improvement and earnings, the more likely they will feel embolden to invest,” Ablin added.

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11:30am  .51 back up +18% & bottom play  .001 +25%

10:48am  11 million ask hit could finally be ready to bounce.

10:06am  .59 hod +36.9% been accumulating for $1.00+ break which should get SURNA moving

10:02am  doesnt take much to move this  stock  .58 +34%

9:38am  .42 x .431 watching to come off bottom this week

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Gold nears one-month high as economic fears remain

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Gold edged up on Monday towards a one-month high, recovering from earlier losses, as concerns about a slowdown in the global economy persisted despite strong U.S. data.
Spot gold edged up 0.2 percent to $1,240.40 an ounce by 0701 GMT after earlier falling 0.3 percent. The metal has gained nearly 4 percent in the past two weeks and hit a one-month high of $1,249.30 on Wednesday.

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U.S. stocks: Futures fall as IBM slides

MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures fell into the red on Monday, as Dow industrials heavyweight IBM dropped sharply in premarket trading on downbeat results.
European stocks fell after major software maker SAP cut its earnings outlook.
Swinging from a thin lead to a loss, futures for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, -0.15% fell 5.6 points, or 0.3%, to 1,875140, while those for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, -0.56% slid 81 points, or 0.5%, to 16,353. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NDZ4, +0.00%  was wavering between losses and gains in premarket trading.

Stocks rallied on Friday, but Wall Street still closed out the week with losses, with both the Dow industrials DJIA, +1.63% and the S&P 500 index SPX, +1.29%   dropping 1%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.97%  lost 0.4%.

IBM disappoints: IBM IBM, -6.85% ’s earnings missed analysts’ expectations, and shares skidded more than 8% in premarket trading. IBM is the second-biggest component in the Dow industrials.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-inch-up-as-big-earnings-week-kicks-off-2014-10-20?dist=beforebell

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U.S. stocks: Futures inch up big earnings week kicks off
MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures inched higher on Monday as investors geared up for earnings from more than a third of Dow components this week, but Europe stocks were dropping on bad news from a major German software maker.

Futures for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, -0.22%  rose 4.6 points to 1,885.40, while those for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, -0.14%  add 45 points to 16,353. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NDZ4, +0.03%  added 13.25 points to 3,817.50.

Stocks rallied on Friday, but Wall Street still closed out the week with losses, with both the Dow industrials DJIA, +1.63% and the S&P 500 index SPX, +1.29%   dropping 1%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.97%  lost 0.4%.

What investors want: What will it take to get market’s confidence back after a tumultuous week of trading? For one, an earnings season that confirms the U.S. economy is still improving, said Société Générale analysts Patrick Legland and Daniel Fermon in a note on Monday.

But they said markets also need to see these two catalysts: More dovish central-bank talk and a stronger signal from European leaders. “Otherwise, the lack of coordinated policies and ECB (European Central Bank) constraints could continue to deter investors,” said the analysts. Europe stocks were pitching south on Monday.

Economic calendar: Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher will be interviewed on CNBC at 8 a.m. Eastern on Monday, and Fed Governor Jerome Powell will give a speech on community banking to a St. Louis Fed webinar at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-futures-inch-up-as-big-earnings-week-kicks-off-2014-10-20?dist=beforebell

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