Stock Market Today
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Stock market news today focuses on winners and losers in the tech and consumer spaces, as well as how the S&P 500 will come off of its largest weekly decline since June.
Last week was tough for stocks since this year has been filled with rallies. Stocks fell as investors tried to understand the timing of the Fed's tapering of its bond-buying program.
Surprisingly, the market still seems very sensitive to any news on the Fed cutbacks.
This week, the market may continue to react to any news from the Fed, although other economic indicators are likely to be in the foreground of investors' minds.
Stock market news today starts with Japan, which we learned saw gross domestic product rise 2.6% at an annualized pace from April to June - well short of the 3.6% growth economists expected. The Nikkei was down more than 5% last week and is down another roughly 1% this morning.
Stock Market Today
Two Stocks to Buy Now – and One to Ignore
Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani offered two picks for top stocks to buy now - along with one to avoid - on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." Tuesday.
His pick to avoid: Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Recent gains haven't been enough to sway Gilani, who remains bearish on the stock.
Unlocked: The Fastest-Growing Companies in America
IPOs are back, big time. Even unsexy companies are sprouting sweet IPO gains.
Take organic grocer Sprouts Farmers Market. It gained nearly 123% in its first day of trading Thursday - the best initial public offering debut since LinkedIn more than two years ago.
Can Corporate Earnings Keep Up with Soaring Stock Prices?
Stock prices for many U.S. companies are climbing rapidly, pushing the market to record highs - but will corporate profits support these gains?
That's one of the questions Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald tackled on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." program this morning.
Stock Market News Today: What and Who to Watch
After last week's onslaught of economic indicators and earnings reports, the stock market today is down in morning trade.
As earnings season winds down, this week has fewer economic reports in the pipeline and the stock market today is slightly weighed.
Why You Have to Be Investing in the Stock Market Now
Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani - sometimes called "the reluctant bull" - joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Friday) to discuss why the U.S. is the "place to be."
Shah emphasizes that all reluctance aside, when it comes to investing in the stock market now, "You have to be in it to win it."
Stock Market Today in the Red Ahead of FOMC
The stock market today is off to a sluggish start as investors brace for a week of important economic indicators.
Pending homes sales kicked off a week of tell-tale economic data this morning, while earnings season continues with Wynn Resorts Ltd. (Nasdaq: WYNN) reporting disappointing Q2 results.
Two Cheap Growth Stocks To Buy Now
Many investors know how to take their first profitable step in the search for ideal stocks to buy: Look for extraordinary growth potential selling at a significantly low valuation.
Even with markets up double-digits this year, there are still stocks to buy that are trading at a discount to what they're worth.
Stock Market Today: Third Big Bank Beats Estimates
Coming off the second best week of the year, the stock market today was little changed in early trading.
Shortly before noon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 5.99, or 0.04%, to 15,470.29. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the Nasdaq were both up less than one point.
Stock Market Today Boosted by Better-than-Expected Bank Earnings
U.S. equities marched higher - by a smidge - in the stock market today, one day after benchmarks logged fresh records.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 15,464.07, up 3.15 points, or 0.02%. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index ended at 1,680.19, up 5.17 points, and the Nasdaq closed at 3,600.08, up 21.78 points.