Small Caps Pace Orderly Session As Wall Street's Attention Turns To Fed


Industrial production reported a monthly increase of 1.1%.

Wall Street's attention in the coming week will be squarely on the Federal Reserve.

The S&P industrial index.SPLRCI rose 0.44 percent and was on course for its first session of gains in four days.

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The stock market turned in modest gains Friday as the Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 50o and Nasdaq composite capped the week with weekly losses ranging 1% to 1.5%.

In data news, US industrial production surged in February, offering the latest evidence of a robust economy.

Korean Foreign Minister meets Swedish PM in Stockholm
Wallstrom's press secretary, Pezhman Fivrin, said the talks, which had been due to end late on Friday, would continue on Saturday. But no specific time or venue has been set and North Korea has yet to confirm it even made the offer to meet.

Shares in Qualcomm fell about 3 percent and those in rival Broadcom declined 0.5 percent after the Singapore-based chipmaker formally withdrew its bid for Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) but said it would pursue other targets.

Among stocks, Signet Jewelers fell more than 18 percent after the company gave a disappointing full-year earnings forecast.

Volume on USA exchanges was 9.54 billion shares, compared to the 7.2 billion average over the last 20 trading days. Another important technical analysis volatility indicator is Average True Range (ATR), originally developed by J. Welles Wilder, Jr. for commodities.

Volatility is the degree of variation of a trading price series over time as measured by the standard deviation of logarithmic returns. The simplest form of a moving average, appropriately known as a simple moving average (SMA), is calculated by taking the arithmetic mean of a given set of values. Wilder recommended a 14-period smoothing.

Investors rushed to trade on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NYSE: NCLH) Thursday, soon after a drastic change of -1.09% in the share price was observed and the stock become able to close its trade at $55.34. This indicator is developed by J. Welles Wilder.

For trailing twelve months, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM)'s price to sales ratio stands at 7.02. Its quick ratio for the most recent quarter is 1.30. For example, if a stock's beta is 1.2, it's theoretically 20% more volatile than the market. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Information in this release is fact checked and produced by competent editors of Alpha Beta Stock; however, human error can exist.