Dow Jones today, August 1, 2014: U.S. markets slumped again Friday despite positive news on the employment front. The U.S. economy added another 209,000 jobs in July, a sixth-consecutive monthly gain. However, the estimate fell short of economists' expectations, and the unemployment rate increased to 6.2% on more Americans searching for work. The S&P 500 posted its largest weekly loss since April.
Now, here are the top stories from today...
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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…
Stock Market Today Moving on FOMC Meeting, BP, and HSP News
Stock market today, July 29, 2014: U.S. stock market numbers were up modestly on Monday ahead of a critical round of data that the federal government will release this week. This morning, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting begins.On Wednesday, the markets will see their first glimpse of second-quarter GDP, while Friday centers on the July unemployment rate. Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable…
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...
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: