The stock market today (Thursday) is still reacting from the Fed's end to QE.
Todays Stock Market
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).
Stock market today, Oct. 27, 2014: The stock market today (Monday) looks like it is going to slow down from last week's rally.
This is mainly on global growth concerns, with Germany, the Eurozone's main economic engine, supposedly sputtering out.
Stock market today, Oct. 24, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) will feel pressure from a new Ebola case in New York.
Stock market futures are signaling a triple digit gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average this morning.
The markets are up despite a slump yesterday precipitated by key sell-offs and a shooting at the Canadian Parliament.
Stock market futures are edging up today (Wednesday), with Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) positive earnings buoying a tech buying spree.
Also watch for the release of new Consumer Price Index data to get a gauge on where inflation is headed, as it should shed light on further Fed decisions.
Good morning! Right now futures indicate the stock market today opening higher than yesterday's close.
The Dow added 19 points yesterday, but the market reacted negatively to a poor earnings report issued by International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). According to reports, investment guru Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) lost nearly $1 billion after IBM shares sunk by more than 7% yesterday.
Good morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) indicate a market open 64 points lower than Friday's close. Markets rallied on Friday, but it wasn't enough to offset a very bad week that included multiple triple-digit losses. This morning's downturn was heavily tied to a poor earnings report from tech giant International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM).
The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is in China. Over the weekend, the Chinese central bank announced plans to pump 200 billion yuan ($32.6 billion) into the nation's financial system.
Stock market news, October 16, 2014: Stock market futures were back in the red this morning (Thursday) as European markets slipped on growth concerns. Additionally, investors are growing nervous about the Federal Reserve's plans to wind down the last of its stimulus efforts. Dow futures fell more than 150 points, suggesting the markets are poised to fall back below the 16,000 mark this morning.
Stock market today, October 15, 2014: U.S. stock markets ended the day flat Tuesday after struggling to rebound, with yet another late sell-off hitting the markets in the final hour. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq managed to eke out modest gains, but the Dow Jones slipped another 5 points. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) dipped 4% on the day.
Last week's stock market correction meant a 464-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We witnessed a continued sell-off in energy stocks and a slump in commodity prices, specifically oil, highlighting certain profit opportunities.
Dow Jones today, October 14, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 223 points Monday, shedding earlier gains as investors continued to express doubts about the global economy. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) jumped another 15% on the day. The market's fear index reached 24.64, its highest close since June 2012.
The S&P 500 slumped below the 1,900 level ahead. The Index has suffered its worst three-day decline since November 2011.
Stock market today, Oct. 13, 2014: U.S. futures were mixed this morning, despite global stocks being in the red again. Today's session will likely see light trading volumes due to the U.S. Columbus Day holiday.
The September-quarter earnings calendar kicks into high gear this week. Tomorrow, investors are keeping an eye on a number of important bellwether companies, including banking giants Citigroup (NYSE: C), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC).
Stock market news, October 10, 2014: This morning (Friday), U.S. stock market futures were down, as global stocks continued their selloff. The same forces fueled yesterday's 334-point loss for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Global stocks slipped to a six-month low, causing volatility to surge, and the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) - the market's fear gauge - soared 25%.
Meanwhile, Brent crude - the global benchmark set in London - slipped to its lowest level since 2010.
Dow Jones today, October 9, 2014:The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 274 points Wednesday following the Federal Open Market Committee's release of its September meeting minutes. According to the minutes, many Fed officials took a dovish approach in conversation and are seeking a new way to convince others that they are not prepared to raise interest rates according to the previous timeline.
Yesterday marked the unofficial start to the September-quarter earnings season, when global aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) announced it beat quarterly result estimates.