U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 9, forecasted a 4-point gain from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index added 27 points on Wednesday following a busy day of earnings reports and the release of minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in March.
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The DJIA Index added 27 points Wednesday. The markets were volatile after the release of the March FOMC meeting minutes.
The minutes revealed a divergence between members of the central bank. Several stated recent economic data warrant a rate hike in June, while others cited recent strength in the U.S. dollar as a reason to delay a hike.
The DJIA Index retreated sharply during the last 30 minutes of a busy trading session, erasing an earlier gain of more than 100 points. The sell-off comes the day before earnings season kicks off and the Federal Reserve releases minutes from the most recent FOMC Meeting.
Healthcare stocks were the best performers from the S&P 500.
For April 6, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.
The DJIA Index gained more than 144 points on Tuesday, fueled by a surge in oil prices and soft data that hints the Federal Reserve will likely avoid an interest rate hike in June. Friday's weak March employment report pushed PNC Financial Services to delay its expected target rate date back to until September.
For April 2, 2015, here's how the stock market did today, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves.
The DJIA today added 65 points, fueled by increased optimism over the U.S. employment situation. First-time claims for state unemployment benefits totaled 268,000, better than the 285,000 analysts had expected.
Stock market news today, Thursday, April 2, features a big wage announcement from MCD, a WMT stock sell-off, GoDaddy's second day on the New York Stock Exchange, and more.
U.S. stock futures forecasted a 12-point retreat from yesterday's close.
The DJIA Index plunged 77 points amid disappointing economic data as the second quarter begins. The S&P health care sector slipped 0.5% as investors sold stocks and took gains from a strong first quarter.
Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) was the biggest decliner on the S&P 500, while the Nasdaq was weighed down by a sell-off in biotech.
Good morning! Stock futures today (Friday, March 27) forecasted a 10-point retreat from yesterday's close. On Thursday, The DJIA managed to bounce back from early triple-digit losses but still closed down 39 points, notching its fourth consecutive drop.
This morning, it's all about fourth-quarter GDP. The U.S. Commerce Department will release its final estimate on GDP for the last quarter of 2014. Economists expect the final level to tick up to 2.4% growth over the quarter.
The DJIA index dipped 104 points Tuesday. Why the decline? Expectations for a faster rate increase by the Federal Reserve outweighed improving economic data.
New home sales hit a seven-year high in February, a sign of surging demand in the housing market. Existing home sales were also up 1.2% in February despite bad weather.
Good Morning! Stock futures today (Tuesday) forecasted a 42-point gain for the DJIA from yesterday's close.
What to Watch Today: Investors will react to a busy economic calendar. This morning, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard called for a raise in interest rates during a speech in London. Consumer price and new homes data are on tap this morning, which will affect both consumer discretionary and housing stocks during today's session.
Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, March 19, forecasted a 43-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 227 points Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace for an expected interest rate hike this year. Commodities rallied on the news, with gold prices jumping nearly 2% and silver prices up almost 2.5%.
Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) makes its official debut on the Dow Jones Industrial Average today. It replaces AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). [Here's why Apple - the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $732.5 billion - just became worthy of joining the DJIA...]
Good Morning!Futures for the stock market today forecasted an 85-point decrease for the Dow Jones from yesterday's close.
What to Watch Today: Later this afternoon, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will announce the central bank's interest rate decision at 2:30 p.m. Although the FOMC is not expected to increase interest rates, the markets will be looking for clues from Yellen's press conference on a timeline for changes in monetary policy.
Good morning! Stock futures for Tuesday, March 17, forecasted a 52-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) second meeting of the year. Notable pre-market movers are American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL), Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI), and these...
The FOMC meeting today will focus on when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.
The DJIA today surged 259 points, gaining back most of Tuesday's losses. Nine of the S&P 500's 10 indices were on the rise this afternoon, with the energy sector the lone decliner.
The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, fell 8.7% on the day.
Good Morning! The stock market today will be moving on news that Eurozone officials have accepted an extension of Greece's bailout program.
What to Watch Today: Investors' eyes will be glued to Capitol Hill, where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will testify on monetary policy before the Senate. The appearance coincides with efforts by Senators from both sides of the aisle to strip the central bank of certain powers.