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Taking Stock

Oil Brings Higher Income     September’s song was a sad one for stocks as the market ended with its worst quarter since the financial crisis in 2008. The S&P 500 Index lost 14% for the quarter, leaving it down 12% for the year so far. The Dow Industrials lost a...

Taking Stock

Blue Chips Signal Rally Ahead     The stock market remains unusually erratic. It went up five straight days, then dropped four straight days, losing 6% in one week. That was its worst week since the dark days of the financial crisis three years ago. With the third...