Stocks Gain as Mood Remains Positive

Stocks are edging higher as the opening bell approaches. Europe has been climbing in the last hour, lifting S&P 500 futures into positive territory. The U.S. benchmark index is now poised to open with a gain of about 0.1 percent.

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Onyx Pharmaceuticals Draws Put Sale

Onyx Pharmaceuticals has given back much of its gains from the first days of 2013, but one trader is betting on a floor beneath the stock.

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Stocks Retreat from Long-Term Highs

Stocks are edging lower this morning as the S&P 500 remains trapped near multiyear highs.

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Big Trade Sees New Highs For Lowe’s

Lowe’s shares have never reached $40, but one long-term trader is betting that they will climb to that level by early next year.

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Stocks Hover Near Long-Term Highs

Stocks are hovering after yesterday’s rally brought the S&P 500 within striking distance of a five-year high.

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China Exports Boost Global Stocks

Stocks are climbing this morning on further signs of acceleration in China.

S&P 500 futures have been climbing in the last hour and are up about 0.4 percent at the time of this writing. Europe and Asia showed similar gains, led by Japan’s Nikkei. Commodities are especially bullish.

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Stocks Advance After Alcoa Numbers

Stocks are inching higher this morning as earnings season gets underway.

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Bear Raises Bet in Monster Beverage

Monster Beverage has been falling since the summer, and the bears aren’t letting go.

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Stocks Drift After Big Move Last Week

Stocks are drifting lower today after a big rally last week.

S&P 500 futures are down by about one-tenth of 1 percent, while most major indexes overseas are lower by about one-third to half a percentage point. Commodities and currencies are also painting a cautious picture in general.

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Large Trader Rings Up Calls In Vringo

Vringo is rebounding at key levels, and one large trader is looking for more gains in the mobile-phone software developer.

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Why It’s A Tough Sell For Bears Now

It’s hard to be bearish after Congress avoided the “fiscal cliff.” Plenty of noise and posturing will remain–the debt ceiling in March and higher taxes in the near term–but in my view these are not important enough to derail the rally now taking shape.

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Fiscal Deal Drives Stock Feeding Frenzy

Equities are rallying strongly on the first day of 2013 after politicians in Washington struck a deal to avert fiscal crisis in the United States.

S&P 500 futures are indicated to open higher by more than 1.5 percent, amid gains of more than 2 percent in most European markets. Asian stocks also rallied in the overnight session, led by a rally of almost 3 percent in Hong Kong.

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