Archives for March 2015

March 2015 - Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From

S&P Futures Today Retreat on Regional Fed President Discussions

S&P futures today (Tuesday) forecasted a 9-point drop from yesterday's S&P close. Dow futures followed a similar path.

S&P futures today are moving in anticipation of January's Case-Shiller housing index numbers as well as chatter about a potential hike to interest rates. Today features three presentations from Federal Reserve presidents.

Here are some of today's pre-market movers, as well as what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day..."

Healthcare Deals and Energy Stocks Boost DJIA Today

The DJIA today soared 263 points, bringing 18,000 back into the Dow's line of sight again. The cause for the surge? Several key deals in the healthcare sector plus big gains for energy stocks.

The S&P 500 energy sector jumped more than 1.8% on the day. Today's most active energy stocks were Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), up 2.45%; and Chevron (NYSE: CVX), up 2.51%.

Here are the day's top stories plus our new profit tip for investors...