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Chevron’s Wild Week: Charting The Stock’s Ride On Dividend, Buyback News — And Q4 Earnings Miss

If a company offers up some good news the day ahead of an earnings announcement, it has to seem a bit fishy. In other words, why not wait until the following day to alert investors of the planned announcement (earnings) and the other unknown news? Unless, of course, the company is anticipating a negative reaction to the earnings report.

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Investor Optimism Improves Further Following GDP Report

The CNN Money Fear and Greed index showed further improvement in market sentiment among US investors. US stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors assessed the latest corporate earnings and economic reports. GDP data released Thursday showed the US economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.9% in the fourth quarter, up from market expectations for 2.8%.

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