The Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit new records Tuesday, boosted by healthcare stocks. The Dow added 40 points after a fresh round of mergers and acquisitions fueled domestic optimism. Investors also grow more hopeful Japan's stimulus efforts will drive the world's third-largest economy out of recession.
Stock Market Today
Good morning! Futures forecast a slight decline in the stock market today from yesterday's close despite positive momentum for European and Japanese stocks.
What to watch today: expect the markets to react to an important set of earnings reports and increased focus on the Japanese economy. After Japan reported it has entered a recession, its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the nation will delay a national sales tax increase from 2015 to 2017.
The S&P 500 eked out a 1.5-point gain Monday to strike yet another record high as a fresh round of mergers and acquisitions fueled optimism in the markets.
Good morning! Futures forecast a decline in the stock market today from Friday's close.
What to watch today: expect a wealth of news about Japan's surprise slip in GDP growth. According to government data, the island nation saw its GDP slip by an annualized 1.7% in the third quarter. This is down from analyst expectations of 2.1% growth for the July to September period.
The DJIA today retreated from Thursday's record high, despite strong economic data from the European bloc and the strongest consumer sentiment report in more than seven years. Health stocks dragged down the index in renewed concerns about earnings outlooks.
The stock market today is moving on an IPO debut for Sir Richard Branson's Virgin America, a Halliburton-Baker Hughes energy deal, and these top headlines…
Good morning! Stock market futures today forecast a rise from Friday's close.
What to watch today: Momentum for shares of e-commerce giant Alibaba Holding Group Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is today's biggest story. Tomorrow is "Singles' Day" in China. The holiday, which was created to celebrate or lament being single in China, is the largest 24-hour online shopping event in the world.
Today (Friday) Japan announced new plan in their already aggressive Bank of Japan QE plan: more stimulus.
And while markets have been soaring on this new expected stream of easy money, it can't last.
The stock market today (Thursday) is still reacting from the Fed's end to QE.
Stock market today, Oct. 27, 2014: The stock market today (Monday) looks like it is going to slow down from last week's rally.
This is mainly on global growth concerns, with Germany, the Eurozone's main economic engine, supposedly sputtering out.