For the fourth straight trading session, U.S. stocks climbed on news that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and other companies beat quarterly expectations.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average today fell 16 points to 16,408.5; the S&P 500 gained 2.5 points to 1,864.8; the Nasdaq rose 9.2 points to 4,095.5.Here a recap of today's major market events.
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Hot Stocks to Watch: This Week's Earnings Winners and Losers
Some hot stocks to watch today are those making big moves on earnings news.
Two high profile tech companies slumped after missing Wall Street estimates. But, a couple of investment banks, a beverage giant and a gourmet burrito chain all reported better-than-expected numbers and moved higher.Here are some you can't miss, like GS, GOOG, and CMG.
Why the Stock Market Is Closed on Good Friday
Wall Street is full of adages, superstitions, and myths - and that includes the explanation of why the stock market is closed on Good Friday.
Good Friday is the only non-federal holiday when the NYSE closes. Rumor has it that it's closed due to serious crashes that occurred in the years it did open that day.But that's not the real story...
Three Orphan Drug Stocks to Buy When the Biotech Market Is Down
There's no sugarcoating it: Biotech stocks have had a rough run in the past month.
But when other investors are running for the hills, Money Morning experts are finding profit plays. With biotech stocks trading lower, there are excellent buy-in opportunities on valuable biotech companies.
Orphan drugs offer some of the best profit plays in biotech as the have extremely lucrative markets cornered.And these three stocks to buy are the best orphan drug plays now...
The Eagle Ford Shale Will Boost These Oil Stock Prices in 2014
The Eagle Ford shale formation in Southern Texas is experiencing an unprecedented oil boom. With a daily output of more than 1.36 million barrels, it's the largest oil formation in the U.S.
It's helping make the U.S. the world's top oil producer and making oil companies even richer in the process.For investors, that production will have a profound impact on these three oil stock prices in 2014...
Best Investments in Tech: It's Not Time to Panic… It's Time to Buy
Over the last couple weeks, the pundits have come out of the woodwork with all sorts of dire predictions about the tech market.
To be sure, the Nasdaq is down about 5% over the last month. But we look at declines as great buying opportunities that, if handled correctly, can help you build your net worth.Here are four of the best investments that you can make right now to turn the market's recent turmoil to your financial advantage.
Dow Jones Today Gains 89 Points With These Market-Moving Stories
The Dow Jones today gained 89 points to close at 16,262.50. The S&P rose 12 points to close at 1,842.98, and the Nasdaq added 11 points to close at 4,034.16.With the markets on edge over potential conflict in Ukraine, here's a recap of today's major stories.
Best Stocks to Buy Roundup: Play Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Cannabis
Our experts' most recent recommendations for the best stocks to buy tap into some of the hottest sectors on the market today.From the $160 cloud computing industry, to the $2.57 billion cannabis market boom, to one of Warren Buffett's favorite sectors, these clever picks are the latest, best ways to juice up your portfolio...
Hot Stocks to Watch: FFCO, WAVX Among Today's Biggest Gainers
Earnings were in focus Tuesday, with a duo of blue chip companies reporting before the open and a pair of tech giants on tap after the close.
The three major benchmarks had slipped into the red just before noon, but a number of companies are moving higher on analysts' actions, company news, earnings, and M&A chatter.Get our list of 12 hot stocks that are on the move Tuesday, and find out what's behind their gains.
Stock Market Today: GE, FB, GOOG Lead Today's News
U.S. stock futures were weak this morning as Wall Street looks to looming tensions in Ukraine and worse-than-expected Chinese data.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 146 points on Monday to finish at 16,173.24. The Nasdaq increased by 22 points to finish at 4,022.69, while the S&P 500 added 14 points to end the day at 1,830.61.Here are the five stories moving markets today:
Dow Jones Industrial Average Gains 146 Points; Here's Your Top News
The U.S. markets jumped on Monday, with all three major benchmarks posting gains after stronger than expected retail data overshadowed concerns about geopolitical problems in Ukraine.
U.S. retail sales ticked up 1.1% in March to a seasonally adjusted $433.9 billion, according to the Commerce Department. This was the largest monthly gain in retail sales since September 2012.Get all the major stories that moved today's markets here, in addition to the day's three biggest profit opportunities.
Cash In on Gold's Rise with 3 Gold Stocks to Buy Now
As the price of gold has rebounded in 2014 after a disappointing 2013, gold stocks have been gaining momentum.
Money Morning's experts have been following every development surrounding the precious metal and have found several gold stocks that all have bullish indicators behind them. These stocks are up in 2014, and still have room to grow.See which three gold stocks our experts have recommended as strong profit plays in 2014.
Top Stock Market News Today: How China Is Beating Up on Bitcoin
Stock market news today, April 11, 2014: The Nasdaq fell 129 points to finish Thursday at 4,054.11, its worst one-day drop since 2011 as investors ditched biotech, Internet, and other high-growth stocks. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) surged 17%, its largest one-day jump since late January.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 267 points to finish at 16,169.90, while the S&P 500 dropped 39 points yesterday to 1,833.09.Here's the stock market news for today...
This Great Profit Play Has Another Catalyst Coming
The great thing for investors is that by owning stock in the parent company, they generally get shares in the spin-off automatically as special dividends, often tax-free.
The spin-off company, Pivotal, marks its one-year anniversary this month as it continues to gain traction in the Internet realm.And that means this stock is getting a lot of traction too.
5 Top Stories as Dow Jones Industrial Average Sinks 267 Points Today
At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 267 points to finish at 16,169.90. The Nasdaq fell 129 points to finish at 4,054.11, while the S&P 500 dropped 39 points to 1,833.09.
Markets plunged on Thursday despite positive economic data on unemployment benefits. The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits has fallen to its lowest level in almost seven years. The Nasdaq had its worst day since 2012 as biotech and online firms slumped the hardest.Here's a recap of other major events moving the Dow Jones today:
Tech Investing: A "Secret" Path to the Hottest Play in Silicon Valley
Last July, I told you about a great tech investing opportunity - a way to get two stocks for the price of one through corporate spin-offs.
You may recall that this is a process by which a parent company separates a business unit into a stand-alone outfit and then issues shares in the new operation to the public.a back door to a stock the Big Money will soon be bidding up to the sky...