U.S. stocks jumped yesterday on strong earnings reports and a deal frenzy across the healthcare sector. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were in the black for the sixth consecutive trading session.
They'll go for seven on yet another big day of earnings reports.Here are the five stories you need to know to make your Wednesday profitable.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is a Big Lie
Tag page copy: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most inaccurate and distorted of all stock indices - and yet it remains the most followed stock market index.
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.
How High-Frequency Traders Use Dark Pools to Cheat Investors
High-frequency trading (HFT) has an evil cousin: dark pools.
While dark pools are not inherently bad, the abuse of dark pools by the high-frequency traders has created a whole series of problems that can harm both large and small investors.
Large investors are already starting to take steps to protect themselves, but most small investors have no idea of the harm these activities pose to them.You're either the predator or the prey...
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.
Why the Stock Market Is Closed on Good Friday
Wall Street is full of adages, superstitions, and myths - and that includes the explanation of why the stock market is closed on Good Friday.
Good Friday is the only non-federal holiday when the NYSE closes. Rumor has it that it's closed due to serious crashes that occurred in the years it did open that day.But that's not the real story...
Black Monday Stock Market Crash Returns to Haunt 2014
Chart watchers have noticed an eerie pattern - the bull market of 1982, which ended in the Black Monday stock market crash of 1987, looks way too much like the current bull market.
And while no one can predict the markets for certain, the chart lines for the two bull markets have given many market analysts pause, including Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald.
Even if we don't get a full-blown crash, a correction is long overdue.Here's what investors need to do now.
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.
Stock Market Today: GE, FB, GOOG Lead Today's News
U.S. stock futures were weak this morning as Wall Street looks to looming tensions in Ukraine and worse-than-expected Chinese data.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 146 points on Monday to finish at 16,173.24. The Nasdaq increased by 22 points to finish at 4,022.69, while the S&P 500 added 14 points to end the day at 1,830.61.Here are the five stories moving markets today:
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.
Top Stock Market News Today: How China Is Beating Up on Bitcoin
Stock market news today, April 11, 2014: The Nasdaq fell 129 points to finish Thursday at 4,054.11, its worst one-day drop since 2011 as investors ditched biotech, Internet, and other high-growth stocks. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) surged 17%, its largest one-day jump since late January.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 267 points to finish at 16,169.90, while the S&P 500 dropped 39 points yesterday to 1,833.09.Here's the stock market news for 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:
Stock Market News Today: The U.S. Treasury's $2.38 Billion IPO
Stock market news today, April 10, 2014: 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 Wednesday, 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 yesterday at 1,872.Here are the five things you should know to make your day profitable:
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:
Stock Market Crashers: Why JRCC and GIMO Are Foundering Today
Today (Tuesday), two "stock market crashers" are bleeding on the floor of Wall Street: James River Coal Co. (Nasdaq: JRCC) is down 50.38% so far, and Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO) has fallen 30.65%.Here’s why they’re bleeding on Wall Street’s floor…
Chinese Currency Concerns Top Today's Stock Market News
Stock market news today, April 8, 2014: U.S. markets slumped for a third consecutive trading session on Monday following a sharp selloff in social media, Internet, and biotech stocks.
All three major indices slipped by more than 1%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 166 points yesterday 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 are the five things you should know to make your day profitable: