Stock market today, Oct. 24, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) will feel pressure from a new Ebola case in New York.
Stock Market Today
The Dow Jones today soared as industrial shares rallied on strong earnings reports, surging 300 points intraday before retreating to close the day up 216 points.
The Nasdaq added 69 points. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) fell more than 7% on the day.
On the heels of the worst market volatility in nearly 20 years, and more "crash talk" than we've heard maybe ever, it's starting to look like a smart time to hit the eject button and get out of the markets altogether.
In fact, that's probably the most common question I'm hearing these days: "Should I be in the stock market right now?"
Stock market futures are signaling a triple digit gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average this morning.
The markets are up despite a slump yesterday precipitated by key sell-offs and a shooting at the Canadian Parliament.
U.S. stock markets slumped Wednesday afternoon after a sell-off of two important bellwether companies and a shooting at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa spooked investors. The Dow Jones today dropped 153 points, while the Nasdaq fell 36 points.
Stock market futures are edging up today (Wednesday), with Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) positive earnings buoying a tech buying spree.
Also watch for the release of new Consumer Price Index data to get a gauge on where inflation is headed, as it should shed light on further Fed decisions.
The Dow Jones jumped more than 1% Tuesday, adding 215 points on the day. The Nasdaq soared more than 2% on the day, buoyed by Apple's strong earnings. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) dipped another 11% on the day.
Good morning! Right now futures indicate the stock market today opening higher than yesterday's close.
The Dow added 19 points yesterday, but the market reacted negatively to a poor earnings report issued by International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). According to reports, investment guru Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) lost nearly $1 billion after IBM shares sunk by more than 7% yesterday.
The Dow Jones today closed slightly higher, rising 19 points. The S&P 500 Index gained for its third consecutive session, and the Nasdaq was up 1.3%. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) dipped more than 14% on the day.
Good morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) indicate a market open 64 points lower than Friday's close. Markets rallied on Friday, but it wasn't enough to offset a very bad week that included multiple triple-digit losses. This morning's downturn was heavily tied to a poor earnings report from tech giant International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM).
The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is in China. Over the weekend, the Chinese central bank announced plans to pump 200 billion yuan ($32.6 billion) into the nation's financial system.
Stock market news, October 17, 2014: Good morning! Stock market futures today (Friday) indicate a market open 185 points higher than yesterday's close. Markets are rallying after positive economic data in the U.S. eased nerves. European stocks soared the most in seven months this morning.
The Dow Jones today saw its sixth straight loss, down 24.5 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 clung to gains in the closing minutes.
Stock market news, October 16, 2014: Stock market futures were back in the red this morning (Thursday) as European markets slipped on growth concerns. Additionally, investors are growing nervous about the Federal Reserve's plans to wind down the last of its stimulus efforts. Dow futures fell more than 150 points, suggesting the markets are poised to fall back below the 16,000 mark this morning.
The Dow Jones dropped sharply Wednesday, falling as much as 460 points during the session amid weak economic data and renewed concerns about the Ebola virus. The DJIA rebounded in the afternoon, but still suffered a 173-point decline.
The S&P 500 fell again on the day, its sixth decline in eight sessions.