It's the numbers that count in this crazy world. They can tell stories that words can't.
Here's a look at some of the fascinating, infuriating, amusing, depressing, and altogether important numbers that the world has put up on the board recently - and why you need to know them.
Stock Market News Today: Dow Nears 15,000
Perhaps lower summer trading volumes are leaving stocks more vulnerable to larger moves lately...
The stock market today fell 70 points to 15,010; the S&P lost nearly 10 points; the Nasdaq fell 12. This marks the Dow's fourth straight day of losses - the first four-day losing streak of 2013.
Stock Market Today: 5 Reasons Why the Dow Fell 225 Points
The stock market today killed the idea of "turnaround Thursdays"...
The Dow fell 225.39 points Thursday, one day after the benchmark fell 113 points, its first triple-digit decline since June 28. With Thursday's drop, the Dow hit its first back-to-back triple-digit decline since June 19-20, when it plummeted nearly 560 points over the two days.
Question of the Week: Overlooked Problems Will Kill the U.S. Bull Market
The U.S. stock market has staged one of its most powerful rallies in history, zooming nearly 70% in the 12 months that followed the March 9, 2009 market low. U.S. stocks soared another 5% during the first three months of 2010 - its best first quarter in a dozen years. But where do we go from here?
Between the New York Stock Exchange continuously reaching new highs, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising up along its eight-day average, and a rebounding...
Four Ways to Beat the Credit Crunch and Profit From Global Growth
By William Patalon III, MBA Managing Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report The worldwide credit crunch isn't over after all. Just days after U.S. stocks soared to record highs – and Wall Street upgraded the embattled homebuilding sector – worldwide groups are issuing warnings that there's likely more pain to come. Investors even bid up...
Avoid the 'Resurgent' Homebuilding Sector and Go Global for Profits
By William Patalon III Managing Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report Invest in the homebuilding sector at your own risk. U.S. homebuilders such as D.R. Horton Inc. (DRI), KB Homes (KB) and Pulte Homes Inc. (PHM) capped the sector's biggest two-day advance since August yesterday (Tuesday), thanks to a growing investor belief that the worst...
Citigroup and UBS Brace For Losses, but Dow Jones Sets Record Above 14,000
By Jason Simpkins Staff Writer On a day that two huge banks took major profit hits because of the subprime market crisis, stocks soared to record highs yesterday (Monday) on the belief that the worst of the ensuing credit crisis had passed. Citigroup (C) and UBS AG (UBS), the largest banks in the United States...
Bellwether Blue Chip Stocks Record Best Week Since April
From Staff Reports Blue chip stocks had their best week since April last week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 2.5% for the week. That 30-stock index is now up 7.9% for the year, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Dow gained 17.64 points, or 0.1%, on Friday, ending the day and the...