Wall Street racked up its biggest one-day gain in four years on Wednesday as fears about China's economy gave way to bargain hunters emboldened by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve might not raise interest rates next month.
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Suddenly, markets are hitting trouble all over the place. I can’t tell you how many outs we have left but it appears we are starting to run low. We are coming to the slowest trading period of the year so I don’t think the market is in any imminent danger but I am starting to get concerned about what can happen in the fall.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Friday as strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft set the Nasdaq Composite on track to extend its run after surpassing on Thursday a 15-year-old record.
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