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Margot is president of Trade Trends, Inc., a financial data services provider. She has been offering market analysis with customized stock indices and financial commentaries since 1999. For additional information, visit tradetrendsonline.com.

 

 


Articles by Margot Crabtree

Market Turbulence Dominates Session

The HVACR Business Stock Index lost 90.83 points, or 6.38 percent, and ended at 1332.91, its lowest close in over two years. Declining issues dominated advancing issues by a 9-to-1 margin.
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Stock Index Recovers from Last Month’s Swoon

The HVACR Business Stock Index inched down 3.01 points, or 0.21 percent, closing at 1423.73; the largest four companies in the index ended in negative terrain. However, advancing squeezed by declining issues by a 15-to-14 count.
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Markets Tumble as Trade Wars Bite

The HVACR Business Stock Index tumbled, shedding 136.55 points, or 8.73 percent and closing at 1426.74, the lowest close since April 2017. Declining issues shut out advancing issues, with all thirty companies posting in negative terrain.
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Stocks Push Higher Despite Trade Concerns

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 52.22 points, or 3.46 percent, and ended at 1563.29. Advancing issues dominated declining issues by a 5-to-1 margin.
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Stocks End Mixed on Earnings and Tariff Talk

The HVACR Business Stock Index slid 27.90 points, or 1.81 percent, and closed at 1511.08. However, advancing issues outpaced declining issues at a 17-to-14 count.
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Tariff Wars Create Market Jitters as Wall Street Begins Earnings Season

The HVACR Business Stock Index fell 45.11 points, or 2.85 percent, and closed at 1538.98. Declining issues outpaced advancing issues by a 20-to-11 count.
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Geopolitical, Trade Tensions Continue; Wall Street Remains Positive

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 28.81 points, or 1.85 percent. Advancing issues topped declining issues by a 17-to-14 count.
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Inflation Fears Vie with Earnings; Earnings Win

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 20.97 points, or 1.37 percent, and closed at 1555.28. Advancing issues topped declining issues at a 19-to-12 count.
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Markets Falter with Political Turmoil and Trade War Concerns

The HVACR Business Stock index shed 48.27 points, or 3.05 percent, and closed at 1534.31. Declining issues outweighed advancing issues by a 25-to-6 count.
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Tariffs Collide with Bull Market; Stocks End Mixed

The HVACR Business Stock Index slid 32.80 points, or 2.03 percent, and closed at 1582.58. Declining issues passed advancing issues at a 19-to-12 count.
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Stocks Plummet into Negative Terrain

The HVACR Business Stock Index plunged 101.46 points, or 5.91 percent and closed at 1615.38. Declining issues dominated advancing issues by a 29-to-2 count.
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Wall Street Charges Ahead to Begin 2018

The HVACR Business Stock Index left the major markets in the dust, jumping 126.23 points, or 7.94 percent, and ending at 1716.84, a second consecutive index record. Advancing issues nearly shut out declining issues at a 30-to-1 count.
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November Turns Positive for Stock Index

The HVACR Business Stock Index posted a solid 58.33-point gain, up 3.81 percent, and closing at 1590.61, an index record. Advancing issues dominated declining issues by a 29-to-2 count.
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Major Markets Positive, HVACR Business Index Slips

The HVACR Business Index fell 46.48 points, or 2.94 percent, closing at 1532.28. Declining issues battered advancing issues by a better than 2-to-1 margin.
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Wall Street Shrugs Off Hurricanes, Geopolitical Tensions

The HVACR Business Stock Index jumped 61.79 points, or 4.07 percent, and ended at 1578.76, another record high close. Advancing issues dominated declining issues by a 27-to-4 count.
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HVACR Business Index Turns Positive

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 56.53 points, or 3.87 percent, and closed at 1516.98. Advancing issues dominated declining issues at a 25-to-6 count.
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Choppy Session with Highs, Tumbles and Boredom

The HVACR Business Stock Index fell 64.62 points, or 4.24 percent, and closed at 1460.45. Declining issues overpowered advancing issues at a 26-to-5 count.
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Oil Pressures Markets; Wall Street Ends in Records

The HVACR Business Stock Index posted a solid upswing, adding 30.55 points, or 2.04 percent, to end at 1525.06, a record in six out of seven months this year.
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Despite Wrinkles, Markets Continue Bullish Dominance

The HVACR Business Stock Index inched ahead 13.58 points, or 0.92 percent, and closed at 1494.51. Advancing issues topped declining issues by a 23-to-8 count.
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HVACR Index Roars Ahead

The HVACR Business Stock Index jumped 77.22 points, or 5.50 percent, to 1480.93, another record. Advancing issues dominated declining issues by a 29-to-2 count.
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Stocks Hit Rough Patch as Earnings Begin

The HVACR Business Stock Index fell 63.56 points, or 4.33 percent, and closed at 1403.71. Declining issues handily dominated advancing issues by a 27-to-4 count.
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Market Rally Slows, but Stocks Keep Notching Records

The HVACR Business Stock Index added 31.23 points, or 2.22 percent, and closed at 1437.19, its second record close this year. Advancing issues dominated declining issues by a 4-to-1 margin.
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Stocks Remain Positive, but Momentum Slips

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 30.08 points, or 2.09 percent, and closed at 1467.27. Advancing issues overpowered declining issues by a 19-to-12 count.
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Most Markets Back Away from Post-Election Rally

The HVACR Business Stock Index closed in positive terrain, up 26.92 points, or 1.95 percent, and closed at 1405.96. Advancing issues topped declining issues at a 20-to-11 count.
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Markets Keep Post-Election Rally Heated

The HVACR Business Stock Index rocketed ahead 120.34 points, or 9.56 percent, and closed at 1379.05. Advancing issues tromped declining issues by a 26-to-4 count.
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Markets Flip to Positive after Unexpected Election Results

Positive earnings boosted the HVACR Business Stock Index, which rose 34.46 points, or 2.81 percent, and closed at 1258.71. Advancing issues bypassed declining issues by a 24-to-7 count.
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Volatility Sends Markets into the Red

The HVACR Business Stock Index slid 16.31 points, or 1.31 percent, and closed at 1224.25. However, advancing issues topped declining issues by a 17-to-14 count.
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Rally Fades as Wall Street Envisions Rate Hikes

The HVACR Business Stock Index slid in tandem with the national markets, down 29.24 points, or 2.30 percent, and closing at 1240.56. Declining issues definitively overpowered advancing issues by a 27-to-5 count.
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Month Littered with Record High Closes

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 46.39 points, or 3.80 percent, and ended at 12269.80. Advancing issues easily outpaced declining issues by a 21-to-11 count.
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Investors Shrug off Brexit, Markets Rise

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 40.69 points, or 3.44 percent, and closed at 1223.32, the highest close in over a year. Advancing issues dominated declining issues by a 28-to-4 count.
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Wall Street Completes a Mostly Upbeat Session in Positive Terrain

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 12.76 points, or 1.09 percent, and closed at 1182.63. Advancing issues climbed past declining issues at a 21-to-11 count.
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Rough-and-Tumble Earnings and Economics Push Markets into Negative Terrain

The HVACR Business Stock Index edged slightly lower, off just 5.16 points, or 0.44 percent. Declining issues outpaced advancing issues by a 20-to-13 count.
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Markets Start Earnings Season on a Positive Upturn

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 54.28 points, or 4.84 percent, and closed at 1175.02. Advancing issues dominated declining issues by a 28-to-5 count.
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Markets Pop as Oil Regains Traction

The HVACR Business Stock Index enjoyed a healthy uptick, besting the national markets and rising 99.84 points, or 9.78 percent, closing at 1,120.74. Advancing issues nearly shut out declining issues at a 32-to-1 count.
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HVACR Stock Index Bucks Trend, Turns Positive

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 10.06 points, or 1 point even, and closed at 1020.90. Advancing issues topped declining issues at a 23-to-10 count.
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Wall Street Roughed up to Begin 2016

The HVACR Business Stock Index also faltered, shedding 126.72 points, or 11.14 percent, and ending at 1010.83. Declining issues nearly shut out advancing issues at a 32-to-1 count.
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Wall Street Rises, But Oil Prices Pressure

The HVACR Business Stock Index headed south, shedding 21.17 points, or 1.83 percent, closing at 1137.55. Declining issues overpowered advancing issues by a 25-to-8 count.
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Wall Street Mixed after Late Stumbles

The HVACR Business Stock Index gained 13.21 points, or 1.15 percent, and closed at 1158.73. Advancing issues topped declining issues at a 21-to-12 count.
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Choppy Session Ends in Upswing as Earnings Season Begins

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 32.35 points, or 2.91 percent, and ended at 1145.52. Advancing issues inched past declining issues at a 17-to-16 count.
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Market Rout Sinks Stocks

The HVACR Business Stock Index swooned with the national markets, and lost 68 points, or 5.76 percent, and closed at 1113.17. Declining issues dominated advancing issues by a 29-to-4 count.
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Markets Chew into Earnings; Weak Outlooks and Revenues Weigh

The HVACR Business Stock Index slid 32.84 points, or 2.71 percent, in tandem with the national markets, with the components of the index making huge swings in both directions.
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Markets End Mixed Despite Broad Rally

The HVACR Business Stock Index tumbled 65.53 points, or 5.12 percent, and closed at 1214.01. Declining issues easily outpaced advancing issues by a 28-to-5 count.
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First Quarter Contraction, Interest Rate Worries and Greek Debt Hamper Markets

The HVACR Business Stock Index slid 29.56 points, or 2.26 percent, and closed at 1279.54. Declining issues bypassed advancing issues by a 19-to-13 count.
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Markets Inch Ahead in Lackluster Session

Market listlessness was reflected in the HVACR Business Stock Index, with the index falling 27.10 points, or 2.03 percent, and closing at 1309.10. Advancing issues bested declining issues by an 18-to-14 count.
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Stocks Waffle, Earnings Season Begins

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 6.96 points, or 0.52 percent, and closed at 1336.20. Advancing issues easily outpaced declining issues by a 24-to-9 count.
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Specter of Higher Interest Rates Sends Markets South

The HVACR Business Stock Index inched down just 2.66 points, or 0.20 percent. Declining issues topped advancing issues by a 19-to-14 count.
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HVACR Stock Index Ends at Record; So Does S&P 500

The HVACR Business Stock Index enjoyed a robust month, and stormed ahead 93.17 points, or 7.52 percent, to notch a record at its closing of 1331.90.
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Sharp Drop in Oil Sets Markets Adrift

The HVACR Business Stock Index pulled ahead of the national markets, adding 17.60 points, or 1.44 percent, and closing at 1238.73. Advancing issues outpaced declining issues by a 20-to-12 count.
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Markets Fall in Oil’s Rout

The HVACR Business Stock Index slipped 31.98 points, or 2.55 percent, in tandem with the national markets, and closed at 1221.14. Declining issues overwhelmed advancing issues by a 3-to-1 margin.
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Wild Volatility Mellows into Upswing

The HVACR Business Stock Index leapt 115.38 points, or 10.14 percent, to end at 1253.12. Advancing issues almost shut out declining issues by a 31-to-1 count.
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Wall Street Tumbles from Record Highs

The HVACR Business Stock Index tumbled 134.77 points, or 10.59 percent, and closed at 1137.74. Declining issues crushed advancing issues 29-to-3.
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Markets Robust But Fade at End Due to Interest Rate Worries

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 6.16 points, or 0.49 percent, and closed at 1272.51. Advancing issues handily beat declining issues at a 20-to-11 count.
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Techs End Strong, Other Markets Falter

The HVACR Business Stock Index slid 53.88 points, or 4.08 percent, and closed at 1266.34. Declining issues flattened advancing issues by a 26-to-5 count.
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Global Issues Roll Wall Street

The HVACR Business Stock Index slipped into the red, off 5.62 points, or 0.42 percent, and closed at 1320.23. Declining issues topped advancing is- sues at a 19-to-12 count.
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Markets End Positive as Mergers Overpower Iraq Fears

The HVACR Business Stock Index rose 41.06 points, or 3.20 percent, and closed at 1325.85. Advancing issues overpowered declining issues at a 28-to- 3 count.
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Economics Improve but HVACR Index Slips into Red

The HVACR Business Stock Index slipped 7.83 points, or 0.61 percent, and closed at 1284.79. Declining issues inched past advancing issues at a 16-to- 15 count.
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Volatile Markets End Mixed

The HVACR Business Stock Index marched solidly into positive terrain, up 31.93 points, or 2.53 percent, closing at 1292.62. Advancing issues squeaked past declining issues at a 16-to-15 count.
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Markets Start Strong, then Fade

The HVACR Business Stock Index slid 31.18 points, or 2.41 percent, to close at 1260.69. Declining issues outpaced advancing issues by a 20-to-11 count.
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Stocks Struggle as Markets Correct

The HVACR Business Stock Index fell 33.69 points, or 2.54 percent, and closed at 1291.87. Declining issues overpowered advancing issues by a 23-to-7 count.
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Markets Close on a Positive Turn

The HVACR Business Stock Index began 2014 rising in tandem with national markets, ahead 48.28 points, or 3.78 percent, to end at 1325.57. Advancing issues dominated declining issues at a 27-to-4 count.
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Stocks Fade as Economic News Points to Taper

The HVACR Business Stock Index slipped slightly off 14.35 points, or 1.11 percent, closing at 1277.28. Declining issues bypassed advancing issues at a 20-to-11 count.
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