After impressive gains following coordinated action from the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan, and the Chinese government to stimulate the world economy, the stock market has finally taken a much-deserved break from its bull run. For the fourth day in a row, the Dow Jones Industrials
Whenever you see a string of several down days in a row, many investors start jumping to conclusions and thinking that the end of the long bull market is upon us. But put some of today's losses into a broader perspective, and you'll get a much different picture of where we stand.
Similarly, Bank of America
Another positive sign came from Hewlett-Packard
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