Stock market today, July 23, 2014: U.S. markets were up Tuesday after positive housing data instilled confidence in the recovering market, and geopolitical concerns remained muted. The economic calendar is very quiet today, leaving the market's momentum today to rely on strong earnings.
Here’s what you should know to make your Wednesday profitable:
U.S. Stock Market's Five Best and Worst Performers in 2014's First Half
As we close out the first half of 2014, its time to take a look back at the year-to-date U.S. stock market gainers and losers.Stocks turned in a mix showing, with sizable gains and losses across several sectors. Following are the five best and five worst performers of 2014's first half.
U.S. Stock Markets Flat Today; S&P 500 Sees Best Q2 Since 2009
Stock market today, June 30, 2014: U.S. stock markets were flat on Monday, but that represented good news as the second quarter ends. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished up for a sixth consecutive quarter. The S&P 500 posted its best second-quarter gain since 2009.Here are the top stories from the stock market today…
Stock Market News: U.S. Markets Dip, GPRO Soars, Alibaba Makes a Choice, and More
Stock market news, June 26, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other U.S. markets dipped Thursday on news of weaker consumer spending. Additionally contributing was a rise in a critical inflation gauge in the domestic economy.Here’s the scorecard from today’s trading session, plus today’s top market news:
More S&P 500 Companies to Move Overseas – and That's a Good Thing for Investors
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index used to only include companies based in the United States. Now, 21 out of the 500 companies on the S&P 500 are headquartered outside of the U.S. - and more are likely to follow.Here’s why this is happening – and how it actually helps investors…
Argentina Stock Market Crash Reverses After Today's Deal – for Now
Monday, a stock market crash to the tune of a 12.22% drop hit the Merval Argentina (BCBA: IAR), the most important index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. The index fell to 5,847.78 by market close on Monday – 15% from its all-time high hit just six days prior.
But today, Argentina’s stock market got relief. Stocks are up 1.14% after the country’s lawyer said it will negotiate with a group of hedge funds that are suing over $1.33 billion in bonds.The move is historic since Argentina had said it would never negotiate with the group – but, after what happened this week, they had little choice...
Dow Up Slightly at Today's Stock Market Close Despite Iraq Security Fears
The stock market close today found the Dow Jones Industrial Average in positive territory positive territory after a late rally pushed stocks higher. The markets had been trading down through midday, as concerns over the crisis in Iraq continue to mount.And here are the top stories from today:
U.S. Stock Markets Finish in the Green Friday; Oil Futures Notch 2014 Record
U.S. stock markets posted gains across the board on Friday, despite growing macroeconomic concerns.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:
Stock Market News: Two-Day Dow Decline for the First Time Since Mid-May
Stock market news today, June 12, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for a second-straight session Thursday for the first time since mid-May. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished in the red.
Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:
DOW: 16,733.33 (-0.66%)Here's a roundup of the other top stock market news stories from today...
S&P 500: 1,930.06 (-0.71%)
NASDAQ: 4,297.63 (-0.79%)
Stock Market News: Dow Dips on Global Growth Forecast
Stock market news, June 11, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped more than triple-digits on news that the World Bank slashed its global growth forecast from 3.2% to 2.8%.But that wasn't the only news moving the markets today. Here are the other top stock market news stories from Wednesday...
Today's Stock Market News Led by GM, AMZN, and AGN
Stock market news, June 10, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at another record high today after adding 2.82 points. The Dow was down most of the day, but rallied in the last hour. U.S. crude oil futures flirted with $105 per barrel.Here’s what topped today’s stock market news…
Dow Jones Today: Markets Moving on GM, RSH, TWC News
Dow Jones today, June 10, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose even closer to the 2,000 level. Markets are still reacting positively to last week's jobs report and expected stimulus measures by the European Central Bank. Despite the strong uptick, U.S. futures are indicating a retreat this morning from record levels.Here’s the top news moving the Dow Jones today:
Stock Market Today Strikes a New Record on These Top Stories
Stock market today, June 9, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose even closer to the 2,000 level. Markets are still reacting positively to last week's jobs report and expected stimulus measures by the European Central Bank.Here are the rest of the top stories from the stock market today:
Top News Affecting the Dow Jones Today
Stock market today, June 9, 2014: The Dow Jones is set to kick off the week after reaching a record high on Friday along with the S&P 500. A positive jobs report and increased support from the European Central Bank factored into the climb.Here’s what you should know to make your Monday profitable:
Stock Market Today: Top News and Profit Plays to Make Now
The stock market today soared and the Dow Jones Industrial Average struck another record high on Friday after a positive jobs report and increased support from the European Central Bank.
After a sluggish start to 2014, the U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth consecutive month of strong gains. Although the labor participation rate remained at a concerning 62.8%, the official unemployment rate remained at 6.3%.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session and the top stories from the stock market today...
May Jobs Report Leads the Dow Jones Today
Stock market news today, June 6, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high again on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced plans to cut interest rates and possibly consider stimulus efforts. The ECB slashed its main refinancing rate to a historic low from 0.25% to 0.15%. It also cut its deposit rate to -0.1%.Here are the top stories to watch to make your Friday profitable: