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The Stock Market Is Quiet — Too Quiet

The Stock Market Is Quiet — Too Quiet

According to data compiled by SentimenTrader, these “smart money” traders have compiled a $62 billion short position, their second-largest exposure against the stock market in history.
In other words, computers are increasingly buying stocks because, in many cases, other computers are buying.
And yet, Wall Street brokerages are increasingly sounding the alarm as hedge fund types bet against prices rising further from here.
And the last truly frightening market pullback was in early 2016, when oil prices were careening towards the $26-a-barrel threshold and the Dow last touched its 200-week moving average.
Large-cap stocks haven’t suffered a 1 percent decline since October, a run of well over 100 days.

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What Happened in the Stock Market Today — The Motley Fool

What Happened in the Stock Market Today -- The Motley Fool

General Mills meets targetsShares of General Mills fell less than 1% in heavy trading following the release of the packaged food giant’s fiscal third-quarter results.
As for individual stocks, General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) stood out following fresh announcements of the companies’ latest operating trends.
This decision has protected profitability and its premium brand positioning — at the expense of sales growth.
However, with many processed food categories declining by double digits, it could be a while before General Mills returns to a robust organic growth rate.
General Mills is declining to match its competitors, which are sharply marking down their prices right now, especially in the soup and yogurt categories.

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