Stock Market Today
Top Five Stories in Stock Market News Today and Earnings Calendar
Stock market news today, March 20 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.7% on Wednesday to end at 16,222.17. The Nasdaq lost 0.59% to finish 4,307.60, while the S&P 500 slid 0.61% to 1,860.77.
Global markets and U.S. futures were down this morning following the announcement yesterday (Wednesday) by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's comments that the central bank could increase interest rates ahead of market expectations, as early as Spring 2015.To continue reading, please click here...
Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls After Yellen's First FOMC Meeting
The markets crumbled today after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) indicated a dovish approach to economic policy. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 114 points to finish at 16,222. The Nasdaq slumped 25 points to finish at 4307, while the S&P 500 lost 11 points to close at 1860.
The FOMC moved the goal posts on Wednesday, altering its view of when the central bank should raise interest rates. At its first meeting with new Chair Janet Yellen at the helm, the committee elected to trim its asset-purchasing program (quantitative easing) by another $10 billion to $55 billion per month.To continue reading, please click here...
Today's FOMC Meeting Preview and Stock Market Report
Today's stock market report, Mar. 19, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.55% on Tuesday to finish at 16,336.19. The S&P 500 added 0.72% to end the day at 1,872.25, while the Nasdaq jumped 1.25% to close at 4,333.31.
U.S. stock futures are up this morning as markets remain calm but guarded over Russian President Vladimir Putin's assurances on future intervention in Ukraine. Nonetheless, global markets were up and down ahead of today's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting announcement at 2:30 p.m. EST.To continue reading, please click here...
Dow Jones Industrial Average Advances on Today's Top Stock Market News
Stock market today, March 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.55% to finish at 16,336.19. The S&P 500 added 0.72% to end the day at 1,872.25, while the Nasdaq jumped 1.25% to close at 4,333.31.
The big news today includes a surge in U.S. food prices on the horizon, yet another U.S. bank settling for its bad behavior, Russia annexing Crimea, and a Microsoft swell to near-record levels not seen since 2000.Here's what you need to know after the bell...
Stock Market Crashers: Why Global Geophysical Stock (NYSE: GGS) Plunged 60% Today
Global Geophysical Services Inc. (NYSE: GGS) played today's (Tuesday) "stock market crasher," plunging 60.68% to an all-time low after announcing that several of its past financial reports are inaccurate.
On Monday, the provider of seismic data to energy companies shocked with Q4 and full-year 2013 earnings. In it the company stated its financial reports and related auditors' reports for each of the fiscal years ended Dec. 31, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009, plus the first, second, and third quarters of 2013, "should no longer be relied upon because of accounting errors resulting from material weaknesses in the company's internal controls."To continue reading, please click here...
Today's Stock Market News and Earnings Calendar
Stock market news today, March 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 181.55 points on Monday to close at 16,247.22. The Nasdaq gained 34.55 points to close at 4,279.95, while the S&P 500 added 17.70 to finish the day at 1,858.83.To continue reading, please click here...
Stock Market Today: News and Earnings Calendar
Stock market today, March 17, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 43.22 points on Friday to hit 16,065.67. The Nasdaq was flat, ending the day at 4,245.40. The S&P 500 slid 5.21 points to close at 1,841.13.
Now here's the news moving markets today:To continue reading, please click here...
Dow Jones Industrial Average Loses Traction Today on Geopolitical Woes
U.S. stocks slumped to a close today, with all three major indices noting losses and continuing the downward spiral that took off in Thursday's session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.27%, or 43 points, at 16,066 points; The S&P 500 closed down 0.29%, or 5 points, at 1,841 points; and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed down 0.36%, or 15 points, at 4,245 points.To continue reading, please click here...
What's Next for This Bull Market Will Give Main Street Investors a Rude Awakening
So far today U.S. stocks aren't celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the bull market, which technically speaking began on March 9, 2009.Will they rally by the end of the day, in a formal salute to moving onwards and upwards?
Today's Stock Market News And Earnings Calendar
Stock market news, March 14, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 231.19% on Thursday to close at 16,108.89. The Nasdaq slipped 1.46% to finish at 4,260.42. The S&P 500 dropped 1.17% to end the day at 1,846.35.
Here's the top news affecting the markets today...To continue reading, please click here...
Stock Market Today: Top Five News Stories and Earnings Calendar
Stock market today, March 13, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.07% on Wednesday to close at 16,340.08. The Nasdaq increased 0.37% to finish at 4,323.33, while the S&P 500 gained 0.03% to end the day at 1,868.20.
Here are the top five stories affecting the markets today...To continue reading, please click here...
Stock Market Today: Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls, These Stocks Soar
U.S. stocks closed mixed today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average incurring losses, while the S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq noted modest gains.
Energy futures fell today, with crude oil, heating oil, and natural gas futures significantly off. Light, sweet crude oil for April delivery is down 2.1% at $97.91 per barrel today; heating oil is down 1.4% at $2.92 per gallon; and natural gas is down 1.7% at $4.52 per million BTUs.
Meanwhile, metals futures rose, with gold trading up 1.5% at $1,367.50 per ounce, platinum trading up 0.7% at $1,475.30 per troy ounce, and silver rising 2.2% at $21.28 per ounce.Read More...
Stock Market 2014: "We've Got a Lot Higher to Go"
Speculators can't make heads or tails of the stock market in 2014. Some say this bull has grown long in the tooth.
"We've got a lot higher to go," Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani said yesterday (Tuesday) on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."
First, let's take a look at the signs that have naysayers predicting this bull will run amok...To continue reading, please click here...
Today's Pre-Market Trading Report
Today's pre-market trading report, March 12, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.41%, closing at 16,351.25. The Nasdaq slipped 0.63% to close at 4,307.19. The S&P 500 dropped 0.51% to finish at 1,867.63.
Here are the top five stories to watch today and how they're moving markets:To continue reading, please click here...
Stock Market Today: The Five Biggest Stories to Watch
Stock market today, March 11, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.21%, finishing at 16,418.68. The Nasdaq lost 0.04% to end at 4,334.45. The S&P slipped 0.05%, closing at 1,877.17. Markets dipped marginally on news of China's steep drop in exports and Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser's speech pronouncing that February's harsh winter was responsible for the recent stunt in U.S. job growth.
Here are the five biggest stories to watch today and how they're moving markets:To continue reading, please click here...