The S&P 500 eked out a 1.5-point gain Monday to strike yet another record high as a fresh round of mergers and acquisitions fueled optimism in the markets.
Today (Wednesday), stock market futures are going down. This is after five straight record closes.
Between a sales tax hike discussion in Japan, and a social media stock analyst meeting, there are plenty of stories that the markets will be moving on.
U.S. stock markets failed to move much Monday. It appears investors aren't prepared to take much action until the start of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Tuesday and the central bank's announcement on Wednesday regarding rate hikes and stimulus efforts.
The Dow Jones managed to tack on 12.27 points, while the S&P 500 lost 2.95 points.
U.S. stock markets jumped again Friday, bringing an end to one of the markets' best weeks in nearly two years.
The S&P 500 Index was up roughly 3.7% on the week and logged its biggest weekly gain of 2014. The Dow Jones added 127 points on the day, while the Nasdaq added another 30 points.
U.S. stock markets ended the day flat Tuesday after struggling to rebound, with yet another late sell-off hitting the markets in the final hour. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq managed to eke out modest gains, but the Dow Jones slipped another 5 points.
Airline stocks were the big winners today, with AAL soaring 10%.
U.S. stock markets continued their downward spiral today (Friday). The sell-off accelerated in the final hour of trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipping another 115 points. This was the worst week for both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq since May 2012.
The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) jumped another 13%, finishing one of the most volatile trading weeks of 2014.
Stock market today, September 24, 2014: Stock market futuresare up this morning about 0.2% for the major indices, a day after the S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points. This all happened as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. military will continue its airstrikes against ISIS fighters, raising new concerns in the international community.
The S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets.
Gold prices took a turn today, finally rebounding from a streak of nine-month lows in recent trading sessions.
Stock market today, September 23, 2014: The S&P 500 saw its biggest drop since Aug. 5 as U.S. markets pulled back on Monday amid poor data in the U.S. housing market and ongoing concerns about manufacturing levels in China.
The S&P 500 suffered its biggest drop since Aug. 5. on Monday as U.S. markets pulled back amid poor data in the U.S. housing market and ongoing concerns about manufacturing levels in China.
According to reports, China's finance minister said the country does not plan to increase stimulus efforts in the near term.
Stock market today, Sept. 10, 2014: Stock market futures were down this morning after markets took a nosedive in the final hour of trading yesterday (Tuesday). The slide followed a broad selloff of tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and investors heightened cautions over a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve sooner rather than later.
U.S. markets took a nosedive in the final hour of trading this afternoon (Tuesday) after a broad selloff of tech giant Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).
All 10 sectors in the S&P 500 were in the red this afternoon, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued to be weighed by companies like The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), which was down another 2% on the day.
U.S. stock markets rallied Friday to end the week on a high note, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones both logging their fifth consecutive weekly gains.
Although a lackluster jobs report indicates that hiring slowed in August, the structural weakness in the jobs sector likely means the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold off on raising interest rates.
Stock market today, September 2, 2014: U.S. markets closed on Friday in the black. The S&P 500 sustained its gains last week, finishing the day above the vaunted 2,000 level. With U.S. markets closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day, investors will look forward to a heavy week of economic data, including the all-important August jobs report.
Stock market news today, August 29, 2014: U.S. stock markets today (Friday) are on track to post their fourth consecutive week of gains, and 3% to 4% gains in August. The S&P 500 has hit several record highs over the course of the month. After major indices closed down on Thursday, U.S. stock futures this morning are edging higher.