Nasdaq Nears All-Time Closing High (QQQ) Mar 20, 2015 03:48PM

The Nasdaq Composite is up 0.8 percent to 5,031.04 or so in afternoon trading.

Notably, the index is just a few points away from its all-time closing high of 5,048.62, which was reached on March 10, 2000.

The Nasdaq will have a five-session streak going following the end of trading Friday.

It actually hasn't been that long since such a win streak was seen; the Nasdaq ended positive on February 10 - 24, 2015, just one month ago. That was a ten-session run.

Stocks Move Into Positive Territory as Greece May Seek Bailout Extension Feb 17, 2015 12:42PM

Markets perked into positive territory on headlines from Bloomberg that Greece is considering requesting a six-month bailout extension as soon as tomorrow.

After trading lower before the headlines, stocks briefly turned fractionally higher before moving back below the flat line.

Related ETF: CurrencyShares Euro ETF (NYSE: FXE)

S&P 500 rises to all-time high of 2,093.57 (SPY) Feb 13, 2015 09:58AM

S&P 500 rises to all-time high of 2,093.57.

Stocks Push to Highs on Positive Kerry Rhetoric on Russia-Ukraine Feb 12, 2015 12:37PM

U.S. are pushing to the highs mid-day on rhetoric from John Kerry on the Russia-Ukraine situation. He said the U.S. is prepared to roll back sanctions when an agreement is implemented.

The Dow is up 80 points and the S&P 500 is up 15.

Russian stocks are also adding to gains, with Market Vectors Russia ETF (NYSE: RSX) up 3%.

U.S. Stock Futures Lower on Greece Concerns Feb 9, 2015 08:39AM

U.S. stock futures are lower as lingering concerns about Greece trump U.S. market news and a lack of a 'Merger Monday'. In Greece, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his plans to reverse several bailout measures including an increase in the minimum wage, restoring the income tax-free threshold and halting infrastructure privatization.

Dow futures are off 85 points, while S&P 500 futures are down 10 points.

Strategist as Nomura noted this morning:

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