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U.S. Stock Market News: LOCO and FDO Surge, RSX Slumps
Stock market today, July 28, 2014: U.S. stock markets were up modestly on Monday ahead of a critical round of data that will be released by the federal government this week.
Today, a report indicated that the services sector reached a four-and-a-half-year high, creating new optimism about the nation's economic recovery. On Wednesday markets will see their first glimpse of second-quarter GDP, while Friday centers on the July unemployment rate.Here are the top stories from the U.S. stock market today…
DJIA Today Looks to Rebound; DLTR, FDO, and LOCO Lead News
DJIA today, July 28, 2014: The Dow Jones posted a 123-point loss on Friday, while other U.S. markets also finished in the red on poor earnings outlooks and news that the economy may not have recovered as much as expected in the second quarter.
Shipments of capital goods slipped by 1% in June, marking the third consecutive month of declining volumes. Meanwhile, gold prices bounced back from a five-week low, recovering to finish above $1,300 an ounce. All eyes will be on the initial release of second-quarter GDP on Wednesday.Here’s what you should know to make your Monday profitable…
A Triple-Digit Loss as Easy as 1-2-3 for Dow Jones Today
The Dow Jones today (Friday) posted a 123-point loss, while other U.S. markets also finished in the red, on poor earnings outlooks and news that the economy may not have recovered as much as expected in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, gold prices bounced back from a five-week low, recovering to finish above $1,300 an ounce.Here’s the scorecard from today’s trading session, and the top stories that affected the stock market today…
Today's Stock Market News Features a LOCO IPO and a One-Man CYNK
Stock market news for Friday, July 25, 2014:U.S. markets were mixed Thursday on lackluster economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.02%, the Nasdaq Composite closed down 0.04%, and the S&P 500 continued its positive push this week, finishing up 0.05%.Here is a roundup of Friday’s top stock market news...
Stock Market Today: FB Gains Offset by CAT Losses; Z and TRLA Zoom
Stock market today, July 24, 2014: U.S. markets were mixed on Thursday on lackluster economic data. Industrial giant Caterpillar Inc.'s (NYSE: CAT) poor quarterly report offset gains from Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Shares of Caterpillar were off more than 3% after the company raised its yearly outlook but posted a quarterly decline. Shares of Facebook were up more than 6.5% hitting a new intraday record.And here are the top stories that affected the stock market today…
Stock Market Today Led by HLF and MSFT News
Stock market today, July 23, 2014: U.S. markets were up Tuesday after positive housing data instilled confidence in the recovering market, and geopolitical concerns remained muted. The economic calendar is very quiet today, leaving the market's momentum today to rely on strong earnings.Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable:
DJIA Today Moving on GE, MS, MCD, and YUM News
DJIA today, July 21, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back on Friday, up more than 100 points following Thursday's 161 point drop. Geopolitical tensions remain high following the attack on a Malaysian jet airliner over Ukrainian skies Thursday morning, and Israel's tactical launch inside Gaza.
The rebound on Friday suggests that investors are paying more attention to second-quarter earnings than events in Ukraine and Gaza.Here’s the news moving the DJIA today:
DJIA Rallies Back with 123-Point Gain After Thursday's Dive; Here Are the Top Stories
Stock market close, Friday, July 18: The DJIA bounced back on Friday, up more than 100 points following Thursday's worst performance since early April. Geopolitical tensions remain high following the attack on a Malaysian jet airliner over Ukrainian skies yesterday morning, and Israel's tactical launch inside Gaza.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, and a roundup of the top stories from AMZN, Google, GE stock, the VIX, and more...
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Today
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied late on Friday after a surge by tech stocks overshadowed growing banking concerns in Portugal.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:
Dow Jones Today Moving on These Top Stories
Dow Jones today, July 7, 2014: Last Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shattered the 17,000 barrier on news that the U.S. economy added another 288,000 jobs in June. The official unemployment rate fell to 6.1%, its lowest level since September 2008. Despite the optimism, the economy shed more than half a million full-time jobs and added the net balance through part-time work.
This week, companies will begin reporting quarterly earnings for the past three months.Here’s the news that will be moving the Dow Jones today:
Stock Market Today: Gas Prices Hit Six-Year High and GPRO Stock Dips
Stock market today, July 2, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average flirted within two points of 17,000 on Tuesday, as transportation, technology, and small-cap stocks surged. The Dow and the S&P 500 both hit record highs again.Here’s the rest of the news that will be moving the stock market today…
Investors will be paying attention to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's lecture today at the International Monetary Fund's headquarters. After her talk, she will join IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in a sit-down interview.
Stock Market News: U.S. Markets Dip, GPRO Soars, Alibaba Makes a Choice, and More
Stock market news, June 26, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other U.S. markets dipped Thursday on news of weaker consumer spending. Additionally contributing was a rise in a critical inflation gauge in the domestic economy.Here’s the scorecard from today’s trading session, plus today’s top market news:
Dow Jones Today: GOOG and FB News Moving Markets
Dow Jones today, June 25, 2014: The U.S. stock market dipped on Tuesday despite continued positive economic data in consumer confidence and domestic housing markets. Consumer confidence struck its highest monthly level since January 2008. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department reported that new home sales increased 18.6%, reaching a seasonally adjusted rate of 504,000 units for the year. This is the highest level since May 2008.Here are the top stories moving the Dow Jones today…
Why the Dow Jones Industrial Average Is the Most Misused Index
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been viewed as a barometer for the U.S. stock market's performance since it was created on May 26, 1896.
It's the most widely recognized stock market index in the world, and is almost always referenced when analysts and investors mention discuss the "stock market" in any form.But should it be?
More S&P 500 Companies to Move Overseas – and That's a Good Thing for Investors
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index used to only include companies based in the United States. Now, 21 out of the 500 companies on the S&P 500 are headquartered outside of the U.S. - and more are likely to follow.Here’s why this is happening – and how it actually helps investors…