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U.S. Stocks – Wall St. slides on Spain, Greece fears

July 23, 2012
Reuters

Overseas stock and commodity markets fell steeply. European shares lost 2.6 percent, led by euro zone banking stocks, a trend the United States followed as shares of Morgan Stanley fell 2.3 percent to $12.50. "It was a wipeout in the overseas markets," Brian Battle, director of trading at Performance Trust Capital Partners in Chicago told Reuters. "We are going to echo that as confidence gets sucked out. The problem is bigger and more intractable than what happened in (the financial crisis) in '08…You could lose 40 points on the S&P today."

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Stocks Close Lower Amid Economic Woes

July 16, 2012
CNBC

Stocks ended lower in light, choppy trading Monday, amid ongoing worries over the slowing economy and ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech later this week. “It’s a headline-driven market and we need a headline,” said Brian Battle, vice president of trading a Performance Trust Capital Partners, of the quiet trading day. “We’ll be watching Bernanke later on this week and more earnings.”

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Stocks Close Lower After Weak Jobs Report

July 6, 2012
CNBC

Stocks eased off their worst levels in the final hour of trading, but still finished firmly in the red Friday on the heels of a disappointing June government jobs report. “Take this [selloff] with a grain of salt because it’s a holiday week so some of the moves are magnified,” said Brian Battle, vice president of trading at Performance Trust Capital Partners, referring to the light market volume.

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U.S. Stocks – Wall St. skids lower on jobs gloom

July 6, 2012
Reuters

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday after dismal jobs data heightened the impression the economy is stuck in a rut of slow growth. "You can imagine the employment number isn't very helpful today," said Brian Battle, director of trading at Performance Trust Capital Partners in Chicago. "Sub-100,000 is a very bad headline job growth number and the unemployment rate of 8.2, unchanged, isn't very great. All those things conspire to give us very little confidence in recovery."

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