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  • U.S. Stock Markets On Track for 3% – 4% August Gain us stock markets

    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.

    Here are the top stories in stock market news today…
  • Stock Market Today Will Move on GDP Numbers and Eurozone QE Talk Stock Market Today

    Stock market today, August 28, 2014: This morning, the U.S. Commerce Department revised second-quarter GDP upward to 4.2% growth, while jobless claims slipped to 298,000 for last week.
    Last week, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi affirmed his commitments to Eurozone QE. Despite the optimism, many analysts remain divided on whether the ECB will act as soon as next week or wait until some point in the fall.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable…
  • Stock Market Today Holds Record Highs – BBY, TIF Notch Gains, DGLY Slumps stock market today

    U.S. stock markets remained relatively unchanged this afternoon, maintaining their record highs. On a day of very light volumes, most of the attention focused on monetary policy in Europe and several retail companies that reported earnings today.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today…
  • Stock Market News Today Driven by BKW and AMZN Acquisitions Stock Market News Today

    Stock market news today, August 27, 2014: U.S. stock markets struck multiple intraday records on Tuesday, as strong consumer data suggested further momentum for the economy. The S&P 500 hit another record, fresh off its first intraday rise over the 2,000 level yesterday.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable…
  • Stock Market Today Moving on AMZN, BKW, and BBY News stock market today

    Stock market today, August 26, 2014: U.S. futures were flat this morning, a day after the S&P 500 Index cracked the 2,000 level for the first time ever and set a new all-time closing high just shy of that milestone.

    Yesterday's rise was fueled by confidence in the financial and biotech sectors, which outweighed concerns about new housing sales falling to a four-month low. This morning, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that U.S. durable goods orders spiked by a record 22.6% in July.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:
  • Stock Market Closes Higher Today with ITMN, BKW, and THI Logging Big Gains stock market close

    Stock Market Close, Aug. 25, 2014: U.S. stocks were on the rise again Monday, with the S&P 500 Index cracking the 2,000 level for the first time ever and setting a new all-time closing high just shy of that milestone. The rise was fueled by investor confidence in the financial and biotech sectors, which outweighed concerns about new housing sales falling to a four-month low.

    Now, here are the top stories from the stock market today...
  • BKW Stock Ended Down 4% on THI Merger News – and It'll Come Roaring Back Burger King stock

    Update: Burger King (NYSE: BKW) stock finished down 4.32% Tuesday after the company's morning announcement that it will merge with Ontario-based coffee-and-donut chain Tim Hortons Inc. (USA) (NYSE: THI). THI stock closed up 8.47%.

    In contrast, when news of merger talks originated on Monday, and shares in both BKW and THI enjoyed significant gains and ended that trading session up 19.51% and 18.91% respectively.

    Here’s why BKW stock took a turn and finished in the red Tuesday – and why it’ll come roaring back…
  • Dow Jones Futures Up Today on Merger News; BKW and ITMN Are Premarket Movers Dow Jones today

    Stock market news today, Aug. 25, 2014: This morning, Dow Jones futures were up modestly on increased merger activity and rising confidence in monetary policy from the European Central Bank. In Jackson Hole, Wyo., ECB President Mario Draghi hinted at further stimulus to keep the gears moving in some of the continent's struggling nations.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Monday profitable:
  • GameStop, Gap, and Shake Shack Headline Today's Stock Market News today's stock market news

    Today's stock market news, August 22, 2014: With members of the U.S. Federal Reserve and notable economists meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., investors await new insight today (Friday) into when the central bank might raise interest rates and plans to sustain growth in the U.S. economy. For the first time, protesters have descended on the small ski town, questioning the Fed's policies and the "so-called" strength of the U.S. economic recovery. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will speak this morning.

    Here's a list of today's top stock market news...
  • You Can Make Money in Stocks (Especially These Three) No Matter What Rates Do stocks

    It's commonly held wisdom that stock markets go to heck in a hand basket when interest rates rise. So, the thinking goes, you'd be better off selling ahead of time before that happens.

    No doubt it's tempting to head for the hills with rates at historical lows, but it pays to do your research before you hit the "sell" button.

    The three companies I'm going to show you today, for example, can actually benefit from rising rates.

    First, let's take an "Econ 101" look at the impact interest rates can have on stocks, especially when rates start rising...

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  • Dow Jones Today Shatters 17,000; EBAY, AZN, S Among Day's Big Gainers stock market today

    Dow Jones Today, Aug. 21, 2014: U.S. stocks rose on positive data Thursday to kick off the third quarter. American home resales hit a 10-month high last month, while jobless claims slipped again last week by another 14,000 to 298,000. The S&P 500 Index struck its 28th record high this year, ticking closer to the 2,000 level.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today...
  • Dow Jones Futures Rise 40 Points; Here Are 8 Stories to Know Before Market Open Dow Jones Futures

    Stock market news today, August 21, 2014: Dow Jones futures were up 40 points (0.24%) this morning (Thursday). S&P futures gained 3.75 points (0.19%) and Nasdaq futures were also up 5.25 points (0.13%).

    Yesterday saw the release of minutes from the most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting in July. The minutes revealed that the U.S. Federal Reserve was impressed by job market's resilience, but still decided to wait on its decision of when it will raise interest rates.

    Here are the top eight stories in the stock market today...
  • What Markets Are Doing After Today's FOMC Meeting Minutes Release 8 20 14 fomc meeting

    The three major indexes all dropped in unison shortly after the release of the minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's July Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, reflecting Fed sentiment that accommodative monetary policy could end sooner than expected if improvements continue in the labor market.

    While the Fed made no remarks on an explicit timetable for interest rate hikes, which is what the markets are observing attentively, the minutes did indicate that the situation in the labor market was looking healthier and improving quicker than expected.

    Here's what the Fed's agenda will be for the rest of the year...
  • Stock Market News Today Headlined by FOMC Minutes and Big Box Retailers Stock market news today

    Stock market news, Aug. 20, 2014: U.S. stocks roared again Tuesday, buoyed by strong earnings reports and a slew of positive economic data.

    The positive data and strong earnings reports overshadowed any concerns about ongoing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, Israel/Gaza, and Iraq. Yesterday, the Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko next week to discuss ways to resolve the problems plaguing Eastern Europe.

    Here's what you must know about the stock market today to start profiting...
  • Stock Market Closes Up Again Today as AAPL Hits $100 Mark, HD Soars stock market close

    Stock Market Close, Aug. 19, 2014: U.S. stocks roared again Tuesday, buoyed by strong earnings reports and a slew of positive economic data. The surge was led today by The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), which saw shares rise nearly 6% after the company beat Wall Street estimates for its second quarter.

    Here are the top stories from the stock market today...