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Stocks End Lower; Nasdaq Falls Below 5,000 - Yahoo Finance

Stocks will beat bonds in coming years: Jim Paulsen - Yahoo News

Market Stocks were lower this morning as the Nasdaq fell below the 5,000 level if hit for the first time since the year 2000 yesterday. Auto sales slowed down in February to 16.23 million on an annualized seasonally adjusted rate due to poor weather, less than the 16.7 million expected by economists. GM (GM) sales were up 4.2%, Chrysler (FCAU) sales rose 5.6% while Ford (F) sales dropped 1.9% due to inventory issues with the firms new F-150 truck. At market close the Dow and S&P 500 were each down 0.5% while the Nasdaq was off 0.6%. The company said it earned $1.46 a share in the quarter, up from 83 cents a share in the year-ago quarter. [source]
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-end-lower-nasdaq-falls-213000861.html

STOCKS FALL, US AUTO SALES DISAPPOINT: Here's what you need to know - Yahoo Finance

Hoteliers, media companies, and auto-related stocks have also outperformed, according to optionsMONSTER's proprietary researchLAB market scanner. The Nasdaq has been the other major source of strength on its way to reaching the 5000 mark, led by e-commerce stocks, software makers and solar-energy. Utilities have lagged as rising interest rates reduce the appeal of their dividends. Brent crude oil gained 2 percent and West Texas Intermediate is up almost 1 percent this morning.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-hovering-near-record-levels-131541538.html

Stocks hovering near record levels - Yahoo Finance

consumer electronics chain, reported better-than-expected earnings results . Total same-store sales rose 2% during the fourth quarter, slightly better than the 1.9% rise estimated. Same-store sales rose 2.8% in the second straight quarter of growth after three consecutive periods of declines. Net income attributable to Best Buy shareholders jumped to $519 million, or $1.46 per share, from $293 million, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenues jumped 1% to $14.21 billion from a year earlier.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-fall-us-auto-sales-210000132.html

He believes that bonds are fairly overpriced and have some tough times ahead of them. Paulsen analyzed the capital-labor ratio, the ratio of the quantity of capital to the quantity of labor, since the post-war era and found that when the ratio rises, so do stocks. When it stops rising, bonds are able to hold their own. The ratio, he says, rose after World War II into the 1970s and then briefly during the dot-com boom in the late 90s.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/stocks-will-beat-bonds-in-coming-years--jim-paulson-143148567.html

Stocks Pulling Back Further Off Their Recent Highs - U.S. Commentary - NASDAQ.com

Economists currently expect the Labor Department report to show an increase of about 230,000 jobs in the month of February. While a separate report from the Institute for Supply Management showed an unexpected uptick by its reading on service sector activity, the internals were mixed. Steel stocks have shown a substantial move to the downside in early trading, dragging the NYSE Arca Steel Index down by 2.5 percent. L.B. Foster ( FSTR ) is leading the sector lower after being downgraded to Hold from Buy by Stifel.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-pulling-back-further-off-their-recent-highs--us-commentary-20150304-00723

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