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Topic - Sam Stovall
The stock market fell Wednesday, giving back much of its gain from the day before, as traders cut their holdings of high-dividend stocks that were investor favorites at the beginning of the year.
Alarmed by an ominously weak U.S. jobs report, investors ran for safety Friday from new worries about a global slowdown, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its biggest loss since November.
The fastest growth in U.S. manufacturing in 10 months gave stocks a lift Tuesday and pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to its highest close in more than four years.
Solid U.S. corporate earnings and higher spirits in Europe propelled U.S. stocks higher Tuesday.
Encouraging signs out of Europe and a surprisingly strong report on the U.S. housing market drove the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 300 points Tuesday. It was the best day for stocks this month.
Now, Mr. Stovall said, investors are wondering: "'Well, should I take some profits and sit on the sidelines and then get back in?
"There's a vacuum of catalysts to continue to push (stocks) higher," said Sam Stovall, chief U.S. equity strategist for S&P Capital IQ.