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Many of the Dow's flaws are well-known, but that hasn't stopped people who should know better from following its every move.There are plenty of reasons why the retail investor needs to take the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a grain of salt - and at least one of them will surprise you.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Jumps Today with These Stocks in Focus
U.S. stocks jumped Tuesday as traders celebrated big news and deals across the pharmaceutical sector and better than expected economic data.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended today up 0.4% to 1,879.55. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained for a sixth straight session - its longest streak since September - rising 0.41% to 1,871.89. And the Nasdaq Composite gained 1% to 4,161.56.Here's your recap of today's major market events.
What Happened to the Dow Jones Today
Markets rose modestly on Monday after investors weighed data from earnings season.
The Dow Jones today gained 40 points to close at 16,449.25. The S&P 500 is on its longest winning streak since October, rising 7 points to close at 1,871.89. The Nasdaq gained 26 points to close at 4,121.55, up for a fifth straight session.Here's your recap of five of today's major market events...
Dow Jones Industrial Average Today: Your 5 Must-Read Stories
For the fourth straight trading session, U.S. stocks climbed on news that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and other companies beat quarterly expectations.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average today fell 16 points to 16,408.5; the S&P 500 gained 2.5 points to 1,864.8; the Nasdaq rose 9.2 points to 4,095.5.Here a recap of today's major market events.
Dow Jones Today Surges on Yellen's Confidence
The Dow Jones today ended up 1.00% to 16,424.65 on U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments that the U.S. economy was on the rise.
Yellen said the Fed expects the economy to reach maximum employment and meet inflation targets by the end of 2016.
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 1.05% to 1,862.31, and the Nasdaq rose 1.29% to 4,086.23.Here's a recap of today's major market events.
Dow Jones Today Gains 89 Points With These Market-Moving Stories
The Dow Jones today gained 89 points to close at 16,262.50. The S&P rose 12 points to close at 1,842.98, and the Nasdaq added 11 points to close at 4,034.16.With the markets on edge over potential conflict in Ukraine, here's a recap of today's major stories.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Gains 146 Points; Here's Your Top News
The U.S. markets jumped on Monday, with all three major benchmarks posting gains after stronger than expected retail data overshadowed concerns about geopolitical problems in Ukraine.
U.S. retail sales ticked up 1.1% in March to a seasonally adjusted $433.9 billion, according to the Commerce Department. This was the largest monthly gain in retail sales since September 2012.Get all the major stories that moved today's markets here, in addition to the day's three biggest profit opportunities.
Dow Jones Today Plunges 143 Points; WFC, BAC, ZOES in the News
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 143 points to finish at 16,026.75. The Nasdaq dropped 54 points to finish at 3,999.73, while the S&P 500 lost 17 points to end the day at 1,815.69.Here's a recap of other major events today...
5 Top Stories as Dow Jones Industrial Average Sinks 267 Points Today
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 267 points to finish at 16,169.90. The Nasdaq fell 129 points to finish at 4,054.11, while the S&P 500 dropped 39 points to 1,833.09.
Markets plunged on Thursday despite positive economic data on unemployment benefits. The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest level in almost seven years. The Nasdaq had its worst day since 2012 as biotech and online firms slumped the hardest.Here's a recap of other major events moving the Dow Jones today:
Dow Jones Industrial Average Up 181 Points in Best Day This Month
The Dow Jones Industrial Average roared on Wednesday following an announcement that the U.S. Federal Reserve unanimously decided to ditch the thresholds it had set on dealing with unemployment and raising interest rates.
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones rose 181 points to finish at 16,437. The Nasdaq gained 70 points to finish at 4,183, while the S&P 500 added 20 points to end the day at 1,872.Here's a recap of other major events moving markets today:
Dow Jones Today Climbs as IMF Issues World Economic Outlook
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points to finish at 16,256. The Nasdaq increased 33 points to finish at 4,112, while the S&P 500 added 6 points to end the day at 1,851.
Among the top news moving the Dow Jones today was the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announcing that emerging markets could rattle the global economy in 2014. The IMF released its bi-annual "World Economic Outlook" and said slower growth in Brazil and Russia, two premier emerging markets, could batter manufacturing nations like Japan and Germany thanks to reduced trade flows.Here's a recap of five other major events moving markets today:
Dow Jones Industrial Average Slammed Today – Here's What You Need To Know
The S&P 500 is on track to have its worst three days since January, after the market sell-off continued. Internet and tech stocks continued to shed value. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 166 points to finish at 16,245. The Nasdaq dropped 47 points to finish at 4,079, while the S&P 500 lost 20 points to end the day at 1,845.Here's a recap of other major events today...
Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Falls on Tepid Jobs Report
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average today dropped 159.84 points to finish at 16,412.71. The Nasdaq fell 110.01 points finish at 4,127.73, while the S&P 500 lost 23.67 points to end the day at 1,865.10.
A big reason for today's market fall: The U.S. jobs report disappointed.Here's a recap of all of the major events today...
Dow Jones Today Slips on Weak European Data
News in the Dow Jones today, April 3, 2014: Here we go again. In an effort to meet its aggressive 7.5% growth target, China will break out the Keynesian prescriptions and increase stimulus spending for the balance of 2014.
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.45 points to finish at 16,572.55. The Nasdaq dropped 38.72 points finish at 4,237.74, while the S&P 500 was down 2.13 points to end the day at 1,888.77.Here's a recap of other major events today...
Dow Jones Today Gains on This Top Market-Moving News
Dow Jones Today: At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 40.39 points to finish at 16,573.00. The Nasdaq increased 8.42 points, finishing at 4,276.46, while the S&P 500 climbed 5.38 points to finish at 1,890.90.To continue reading, please click here...
Here's a recap of other major events today:
5 Top Stories in the Stock Market Today
Stock market today, April 1, 2014: The markets jumped again on Tuesday after car manufacturers reported stronger than expected sales in March. The auto industry's big month may be attributed to higher demand in March, after the weather hampered sales in January and February.
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 74.95 points to finish at 16,532.61. The Nasdaq increased 69.05 points finish at 4,268.04, while the S&P 500 hit a new record today before settling at 1,885.52.To continue reading, please click here...