Stock Market Trends: S&P 500 Loses July's Gain in One Day
Stock market trends today, August 1, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline. The DJIA shed 317 points in a heavy sell-off. The S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns across global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 27% to an intraday high of 17.11, its highest level since April.
This morning (Friday), the dollar hit a 10-month high against other global currencies while stocks around the world slumped. However, the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 6.2% on news that the economy gained only 209,000 jobs - falling under economist estimates of 230,000 new jobs during July and an unemployment rate of 6.0%.Here’s a roundup of the top stories affecting stock market news today, including stories from TSLA, GoPro, Whole Foods, the latest in the bond defaults, and more…
Stock Market Close: Dow Jones Plunges 317 Points in Biggest Drop in 6 Months
Stock market close, July 31, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline, with the Dow Jones shedding 317 points in a broad sell-off.
Meanwhile, the S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns in global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 26% to an intraday high of 16.98, the highest level since April.Now, here are the top stories from today...
Dow Today Moving on FOMC Meeting, TWTR, and AMZN News
Dow today, July 30, 2014: U.S. markets were mixed Tuesday, with Europe and the United States expanding sanctions against Russian interests, and sales of new single-family homes dipping in May. Investors anxiously await the conclusion of the two-day Fed Open Market Committee meeting later this afternoon, as the central bank could provide some insight into plans on interest rates and updates on the conclusion of stimulus efforts.Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable:
TWTR Soars 35% After Hours; Dow Jones Today Falls 68 Points on UPS, HLF, OSK
Dow Jones Today, July 29, 2014: U.S. markets were mixed Tuesday, with Europe and the United States expanding sanctions against Russian interests and sales of new single family homes dipping in May. This afternoon, the International Monetary Fund warned that rising inflation rates and sliding emerging market growth could slash up to 2% of global growth over the next five years.Now, here are the top stories from today – check out what’s happening with TWTR, UPS, HLF, and more…
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…
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...
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…
Dow Jones Futures Slip as Violence in Iraq Escalates, Plus These Top Market Stories
Stock market news today, June 13, 2014: The conflict in Iraq weighed on Dow Jones futures Friday. S&P 500 futures were also down, while Nasdaq Composite futures were flat.Here's the top stock market news to make your Friday profitable, including a $48 billion communications merger, Alibaba news, a shocking Tesla disclosure, and more...