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Rally proves unimpressive

By Friday’s close, the Dow Jones industrial average jumped 367 points, or 2.2 percent, to 17,006, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 52 points, or 2.7 percent. Events have steered the market in a positive direction.

March brings a caution flag

Beware the Ides of March, for the madness is about to begin.

Stocks still in volatile mood

Last week’s first four trading days showed the Dow Jones industrial stocks up 4.9 percent, but by Friday the oil turned slippery again, perhaps prompting investors to question why they are still in the stock market.

U.S. equities continue falling

The average stock on Standard & Poor’s 500 index is down 10 percent so far in 2016, and trading 26 percent below its 52-week high. After Thursday’s decline, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 15,660.18, down -254.56.

Volatile oil still controls stock market

The oil slick was evident again Thursday with volatile pricing on the stock market. Stocks reversed out of early losses to close up 79.92 as oil fluctuated back to $30.

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