Good morning! For Friday, May 22, Dow Jones futures forecasted a 14-point gain ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at 1 p.m. this afternoon. Although both the Dow Jones and the S&P are hovering near record levels, investors can expect lower volumes today as the Memorial Day holiday approaches and the quarterly earnings season ends.
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The S&P 500 hit yet another record today thanks to earnings reports and expectations that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates until next year. The DJIA Index ticked upward marginally.
It’s been a good year for Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) stock.
The cloud computing pioneer was already on a tear but really began to pick up steam in the last month on Wall Street’s sudden excitement over cloud.
Good morning! For Thursday, May 21, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 17-point decline from yesterday's close. This morning, U.S. jobless claims remained at a near 15-year low. Claims registered at roughly 274,000, a little higher than economist expectations of 271,000.
The DJIA Index and S&P 500 retreated from record highs during an afternoon sell-off late in the trading session. Earlier, the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes from its April FOMC meeting, and oil prices rose on geopolitical tensions and falling inventory levels.
S&P futures for Wednesday, May 20, forecasted a slight one-point gain this morning
The is ahead of ahead of today's release of Fed meeting minutes, as the market digests U.S. dollar gains and optimistic numbers in the housing sector.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average today eked out a 13-point gain to hit another closing high. The S&P 500 remained in the red, however, as energy stocks slid and retailers reported weak earnings for the March-ending quarter.
This morning, U.S. housing starts jumped to their highest levels in roughly seven and a half years, while new permits rose.
U.S. stock futures for Tuesday, May 19, forecasted a 36-point gain from yesterday's close on stronger-than-expected housing data and optimism over retailer earnings reports.
The DJIA Index and the S&P 500 both hit record highs on Monday as concerns about interest-rate hikes faded and traders overlooked weakness in the housing markets.
The DJIA Index and the S&P 500 both hit new record highs today as concerns about interest rate hikes faded and traders overlooked weakness in the housing markets.
Investors also largely ignored concerns raised over the weekend regarding Greece's ongoing debt woes and worries that the nation is on the verge of bankruptcy.
Stock futures today forecast a decline of 23 points from Friday's close.
The dip comes against a big week of speeches from Members of the Fed Open Market Committee and a number of earnings reports from big-box retailers, who are coming off a weak March-ending quarter due to supply chain problems and harsh winter weather.
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Here are the final #s, stocks to watch, and all your other key investing news for May 15, 2015.
Good morning! For May 14, 2015, U.S. stock futures forecasted a 30-point increase from Thursday's close as continued weakness in the dollar squeezes out even more from the markets' bull run.
The S&P 500 soared to a new high on Thursday and the DJIA Index rose 191 points on news that weekly jobless claims remained near a 15-year-low. A falling U.S. dollar fueled optimism about the possibility of stronger international sales for domestic-based companies.
Why the Market Is Up Today: The S&P 500 soared to a new closing high and the DJIA Index rose 191 points on news that jobless claims remained near a 15-year-low.
A falling U.S. dollar fueled optimism about the possibility of stronger international sales for domestic-based companies.
Altria stock needs a fresh catalyst, and it has the makings of one in its small-but-growing e-cigs business.
Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) stock had a 64% from last February to march of this year. But with pressure on smoking as a health hazard rising, the company’s traditional business is expected to shrink in the years ahead. That’s why Altria has jumped into the e-cig market, which is growing exponentially.
FireEye stock jumped 5% yesterday (Wednesday) on rumors that network hardware giant Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) was looking to buy the small cybersecurity company.
It erased most of those gains when those rumors were silenced by Cisco CEO John Chambers’ rebuke.