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Matt Thalman

Matt Thalman

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Matt primarily covers the Dow Components, the Major Indexes daily moves, Consumer Goods stocks, and General Investing Topics.

Recent articles

Last Week's 3 Big Dow Losers

An in-depth look at what caused a few stocks to fall.


Why the Dow Rose 89 Points Last Week

A look at what caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to move.


Speculative Stocks Fall Again While Financials Get All Shook Up

Investors seek safety with Coke, while high flyers head south in a big way.


Markets Falling After Jobs Report Comes in Below Estimates

Wal-Mart and Potbelly both rise after analysts' comments, while CarMax falls after missing expectations.


Jobless Claims Increase Causing Major Indexes to Drop From Highs

Pandora and Yelp move lower for irrational reasons, while Rite Aid gets a boost from same-store sales figures.

ADP Jobs Report Gives Investors Confidence

Kroger wins technology award while Tyson falls on concerns about high corn costs.


March Jobs Figure Takes a Big Jump

Markets rise on solid jobs number and a few big movers.


Major Indexes Continue to Climb Despite Weak Economic Data

Home Depot and Ford move higher on positive reports, while Coke falls after a negative report.


Markets Move Higher With Fed Support

Johnson & Johnson moves higher with the sale of a unit, while Coke declines on a falling beverage volume report.


Yellen's Comments Spur Rally While Disney Rises on "Frozen" News

The major indexes move higher after Janet Yellen tells investors Fed support will remain for a quite some time.

Reports That Will Move Markets This Week

A look at what economic reports are scheduled to be released this coming week.


Last Week's 3 Big Dow Losers

An in-depth look at what caused a few stocks to become this week’s worst performing Dow components.


Why the Dow Rose Only 20 Points Last Week

A look at what caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average to move this past week.


Dow Swings 198 Points Today

Declining markets don’t pull all stocks lower, as merger rumors boost satellite TV providers.


Markets Fall From Morning Highs as Facebook's Purchase Makes Waves

Facebook purchase of Oculus is not only hurting its own stock, but may be pulling Microsoft lower.

Markets Bounce Back After Yesterday's Decline

Home Depot and Lowe's fall on weak housing data, but Walgreen and McCormick climb after posting strong results.


Overvalued Stocks Fall Hard on Little News

Major indexes all end the session lower as investors flee overvalued stock and rush to safety.


Pandora, Netflix, Michael Kors Tank as PMI Data Pulls Markets Lower

PMI data for the U.S. and China hurt the major indexes.


Economic Reports to Watch For This Week

A look at what economic reports are scheduled to be released this coming week.


Last Week's Biggest Dow Losers

An in-depth look at what caused a few stocks to fall.