The 10 Most Important Pieces of Investment News This Week
We put together a roundup of the top 10 most important market-moving events that made investment news this week.Go here for the list now...
Stock Market Trends: S&P 500 Loses July's Gain in One Day
Stock market trends today, August 1, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline. The DJIA shed 317 points in a heavy sell-off. The S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns across global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 27% to an intraday high of 17.11, its highest level since April.
This morning (Friday), the dollar hit a 10-month high against other global currencies while stocks around the world slumped. However, the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 6.2% on news that the economy gained only 209,000 jobs - falling under economist estimates of 230,000 new jobs during July and an unemployment rate of 6.0%.Here’s a roundup of the top stories affecting stock market news today, including stories from TSLA, GoPro, Whole Foods, the latest in the bond defaults, and more…
Stock Market Close: Dow Jones Plunges 317 Points in Biggest Drop in 6 Months
Stock market close, July 31, 2014: U.S. markets plummeted Thursday in a broad decline, with the Dow Jones shedding 317 points in a broad sell-off.
Meanwhile, the S&P 500 fell below its 50-day moving average, erasing all of July's gains as concerns in global markets hammered stocks. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) jumped more than 26% to an intraday high of 16.98, the highest level since April.Now, here are the top stories from today...
TWTR Soars 35% After Hours; Dow Jones Today Falls 68 Points on UPS, HLF, OSK
Dow Jones Today, July 29, 2014: U.S. markets were mixed Tuesday, with Europe and the United States expanding sanctions against Russian interests and sales of new single family homes dipping in May. This afternoon, the International Monetary Fund warned that rising inflation rates and sliding emerging market growth could slash up to 2% of global growth over the next five years.Now, here are the top stories from today – check out what’s happening with TWTR, UPS, HLF, and more…
Stock Market Today Moving on FOMC Meeting, BP, and HSP News
Stock market today, July 29, 2014: U.S. stock market numbers were up modestly on Monday ahead of a critical round of data that the federal government will release this week. This morning, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting begins.On Wednesday, the markets will see their first glimpse of second-quarter GDP, while Friday centers on the July unemployment rate. Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable…
U.S. Stock Market News: LOCO and FDO Surge, RSX Slumps
Stock market today, July 28, 2014: U.S. stock markets were up modestly on Monday ahead of a critical round of data that will be released by the federal government this week.
Today, a report indicated that the services sector reached a four-and-a-half-year high, creating new optimism about the nation's economic recovery. On Wednesday markets will see their first glimpse of second-quarter GDP, while Friday centers on the July unemployment rate.Here are the top stories from the U.S. stock market today…
Today's Stock Market News Features a LOCO IPO and a One-Man CYNK
Stock market news for Friday, July 25, 2014:U.S. markets were mixed Thursday on lackluster economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.02%, the Nasdaq Composite closed down 0.04%, and the S&P 500 continued its positive push this week, finishing up 0.05%.Here is a roundup of Friday’s top stock market news...
Stock Market Today: FB Gains Offset by CAT Losses; Z and TRLA Zoom
Stock market today, July 24, 2014: U.S. markets were mixed on Thursday on lackluster economic data. Industrial giant Caterpillar Inc.'s (NYSE: CAT) poor quarterly report offset gains from Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Shares of Caterpillar were off more than 3% after the company raised its yearly outlook but posted a quarterly decline. Shares of Facebook were up more than 6.5% hitting a new intraday record.And here are the top stories that affected the stock market today…
Stock Market Today Led by HLF and MSFT News
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: