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Stocks trade higher on Microsoft outlook, bargain hunting

...higher. "People are looking for reasons to buy stocks, not looking for reasons to sell," said Michael Murphy, head trader at Wachovia Securities in Baltimore. In midafternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 82.28, or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/19/fin_381572.shtml
Finance
Stocks modestly higher ahead of long weekend

...profit-taking, were encouraged to see stocks make any gains. "This market has been pretty resilient," said Michael Murphy, head trader of Wachovia Securities in Baltimore. "The feeling is the economy has finally bottomed out." The Dow Jones industrial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/24/fin_373472.shtml
Finance
Tech is surging along with investors' confidence

...particularly interested in owning and buying the technology stocks that dominate the Nasdaq, said Michael Murphy, head trader at Wachovia Securities in Baltimore. With only one week left in the third quarter, these investors can't afford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/20/fin_389331.shtml
Finance
Shares close mixed on first trading day of the new year

...Light volume exaggerated Friday's price moves, but the major indexes eked out gains for the week. Barry Berman, head trader for Robert W. Baird & Co. in Milwaukee, warned against reading too much into the results. "The volume is very light...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/03/fin_399803.shtml
Finance
Stocks finish higher on falling oil

...taking the day off. Friday's advance was fueled by momentum from three weeks of strong gains, said Jay Suskind, head trader at Ryan, Beck & Co. "I think it's going to be tough to draw conclusions because of the lack of participation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/12/bus_21875.shtml
Business
Markets close modestly higher

...close. "We'll be watching this afternoon to see what we're going to do tomorrow morning," said Michael Murphy, head trader at Wachovia Securities in Baltimore. "It's a crazy time. We've had a great year and people are a little bit hesitant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/21/fin_397881.shtml
Finance
Shares close mixed on first trading day of the new year

...Light volume exaggerated Friday's price moves, but the major indexes eked out gains for the week. Barry Berman, head trader for Robert W. Baird & Co. in Milwaukee, warned against reading too much into the results. "The volume is very light...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/03/fin_399711.shtml
Finance
Dow closes above 10,000

...about a sluggish job market. "What got the rally started was the Fed releasing their minutes," said Michael Murphy, head trader at Wachovia Securities in Baltimore. "It's the old Goldilocks theme - low rates, low inflation and strong growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/12/fin_390713.shtml
Finance
Stocks advance during erratic trading day

...I think we're going to have a choppy market here for a while as the earnings come out," said Barry Berman, head trader for Robert W. Baird & Co. in Milwaukee. "But the tone of the market is still optimistic ... we could see a continuation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/08/fin_395085.shtml
Finance
Stocks rally higher again, building on weeks of big gains

...you had people chasing stocks for the first time in quite a spell, and it is a good sign," said Michael Murphy, head trader at Wachovia Securities in Baltimore. Murphy added: "It ain't 1998 or 1999, but it feels pretty good. You can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/13/bus_372431.shtml
Business