The Dow Jones jumped more than 1% Tuesday, adding 215 points on the day. The Nasdaq soared more than 2% on the day, buoyed by Apple's strong earnings. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) dipped another 11% on the day.
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The Dow Jones today saw its sixth straight loss, down 24.5 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 clung to gains in the closing minutes.
The Dow Jones dropped sharply Wednesday, falling as much as 460 points during the session amid weak economic data and renewed concerns about the Ebola virus. The DJIA rebounded in the afternoon, but still suffered a 173-point decline.
The S&P 500 fell again on the day, its sixth decline in eight sessions.
The Dow Jones today dropped another 223 points, shedding earlier gains as investors continued to express concerns about global uncertainty.
The S&P 500 Index fell below the 1,900 level today ahead of an important earnings week. The S&P 500 Volatility Index jumped another 15%. Gold prices climbed to a four-week high on a weaker dollar and increasing geopolitical uncertainty.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plummeted 334 points Thursday, giving back all of yesterday's gains. U.S. markets tumbled on lingering concerns about global economic growth and after St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said the market's view on pending interest rate hikes and the Fed's view are conflicting.
The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared 25% on the day.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 274 points Wednesday following the Federal Open Market Committee's release of its September meeting minutes. The release marked the last of the Quantitative Easing 3 era.
According to the minutes, many Fed officials are seeking a new way to convince others that they are not prepared to raise interest rates according to the previous timeline.
The Dow Jones today slumped heavily after renewed concerns about global growth reemerged and investors took money off the table ahead of earnings season.
This afternoon the International Monetary Fund announced it had slashed its global economic growth forecasts for the third time this year.
The Dow Jones today slipped 17 points in a busy day for the tech and healthcare sectors. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, was up 6.25% on the day.
In a surprise announcement, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) said it will split into two separate companies and lay off nearly 5,000 employees, causing HPQ shares to gain more than 4% on the day.
The past couple of weeks have been rough on the U.S. stock market, with all indexes down from their mid-September highs.
So is now the time to take profits and throw in the towel?
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald doesn't think so. In fact, Fitz-Gerald says he wouldn't mind seeing the U.S. stock market dip a little lower to make his picks even cheaper.
Dow Jones today, October 1, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 28 points Tuesday as both domestic and global data stamped out gains fueled by increased spin-off and merger activity.
According to reports, U.S. consumer confidence slipped in September for the first time in five months, while annual home prices growth crawled in July to its slowest pace in two years, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index. On the manufacturing front, the Chicago PMI showed a positive reading in September; however, growth has been fueled by rising inventories, which are climbing at their fastest pace in 41 years.
The DJIA fell 28 points Tuesday as both domestic and global data stamped out gains fueled by merger activity and news of an impending spin-off of eBay's (Nasdaq: EBAY) PayPal division.
U.S. consumer confidence slipped in September for the first time in five months, while annual home prices growth crawled in July to its slowest pace in two years, according to the Case-Shiller home price index.
The Dow Jones today fell 41 points as investors raised new concerns about civil unrest in Hong Kong, where the Chinese government fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in one of the largest political crackdowns in China since the Tiananmen Square protests 25 years ago.
The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) soared more than 10% this morning as market uncertainty spiked.
Unrest in Hong Kong could have very bad consequences for the markets, says Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, including the U.S. stock market.
Reports of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong overnight was the primary reason the stock market today was lower this morning (Monday), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down as much as 170 before recovering somewhat later in the day.
In this video, Fitz-Gerald explains how Americans investors will be affected by the riots in Hong Kong...
Yesterday (Thursday), the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its steepest drop since July 31st, with tech stocks leading the plunge.
The dive was fueled by a sharp downturn in shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), which fell for the second consecutive day. AAPL stock dropped 3.8%, falling below $100 per share. Concerns about software glitches in its iOS platform and structural problems in the iPhone 6 Plus are heavily weighing on the stock.