The Dow Jones and S&P 500 both closed at new record highs Thursday on news that the European Central Bank could soon take action on monetary policy if continued weakness undermines growth in the bloc economy.
Stock Market Today
Stock market futures were on the rise Thursday morning following this week's midterm election market surge.
U.S. stock markets jumped Wednesday on a Republican surge in Tuesday's midterm elections and stronger than expected private-sector job growth. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit all-time record highs today.
This morning, stock market futures indicate a rise from yesterday's close on news that the Republican Party will control both chambers of Congress in 2015.
The GOP picked up at least seven Senate seats during Tuesday's election, with the opportunity to snag an additional three in the coming weeks in Alaska, Louisiana, and Virginia.
This morning (Tuesday), stock market futures suggest an open 26 points below Monday's close as oil prices continue to fall on a rising dollar and the announcement that Saudi Arabia will slash oil prices to the U.S.
Today is also midterm election day, meaning American voters will decide how Democrats or Republicans will share power in Congress over the next two years.
Dow Jones Today: U.S. stock markets were mixed on Monday, although the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit intraday records during today's session.
The market seems content to await the results of Tuesday's midterm elections and the upcoming October unemployment report on Friday.
With the midterm elections set for tomorrow (Tuesday) most political pundits are predicting that the Republicans will take enough seats in the Senate to regain a majority.
But what will that mean for the stock market today? Has Wall Street already factored in a GOP victory?
Good morning! Stock market futures suggest an open below Friday's close after disappointing economic data emerged from the Eurozone and China. On Friday's session, both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 hit record highs.
Today, watch for earnings from Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) after the closing bell. The health company has been the center of a long public battle between activist investors Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn over its marketing model. In addition, keep an eye on the election polls.
Dow Jones today: U.S. stock markets roared again on Friday following a "surprise" announcement from the Bank of Japan and strong earnings reports from energy giants.
The stock market today is moving on news from some major earnings reports from GRPN, LNKD, GPRO, SBUX, CVX, and XOM.
What the Dow Jones did today: The market soared Thursday following a strong quarterly report from two credit card giants and a better-than-expected U.S. Q3 GDP report.
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).