The stock market today (Thursday) is still reacting from the Fed's end to QE.
Stock Market Today
The DJIA today was in the red, mostly due to what the Fed said in its post-meeting statement.
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Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today will open just a notch above yesterday's close, despite a rally in Europe. The markets are patiently waiting for an announcement after the close of the Fed Open Market Committee's two-day meeting. After the recent market slip - down 6.8% in less than one month - the big question is: "Will the Fed extend QE3?"
The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is the Federal Reserve's interest rate on fed funds, which will likely remain unchanged at a range of 0% to 0.25%.
Good morning! Stock market futures indicate a market open higher than yesterday's close. The markets are waiting for the beginning of the Fed Open Market Committee to begin its two-day meeting. After the recent market slip - down 6.8% in less than one month - the big question this week is will the Fed extend QE3?
The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is the earnings report from social networking giant, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB).
The Dow Jones today added 187 points as U.S. stock markets soared Tuesday, regaining momentum from last week's big performance. The S&P 500 ended the day above its 50-day moving average for the first time in nearly a month. The Nasdaq was up 1.75%.
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.
With a critical mid-term election looming Nov. 4, many investors want to know what impact the results could have on the U.S. stock market.
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald thinks a Republican sweep of the House and Senate would probably deliver a modest U.S stock rally. In an appearance on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." show, he also warned that the GOP faces a fresh challenge that could threaten its victory.
Stock market today, Oct. 27, 2014: The stock market today (Monday) looks like it is going to slow down from last week's rally.
This is mainly on global growth concerns, with Germany, the Eurozone's main economic engine, supposedly sputtering out.
That was quick!
Shrugging aside concerns that a week ago sent markets reeling to near correction territory, all major indices bounced back strongly this week and made it seem as though the October 15 panic never happened...
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.
Stock market today, Oct. 24, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) will feel pressure from a new Ebola case in New York.
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.