Stock market news today, July 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Thursday and the S&P Volatility Index soared when a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in a Ukraine. Suspicions swirled on whether it was shot down by Russians or pro-Russian separatists. Commodity prices in gold, oil, and agriculture saw strong gains as investors fled to hard assets.
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- AMZN, BBRY, FDX Among Hot Stocks on the Move Today
- FOMC Meeting, AMZN, and Oil Lead the Busiest Financial News Day in Months
- Stock Market Shrugs Off Poor Housing and Inflation Data Today
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- Penny Stocks to Watch 2014: Cash In on These Three Breakout Opportunities
Today's hot stocks: While the FOMC meeting took center stage on Wall Street today, a number of stocks moved on earnings, company developments, and analysts' actions.
Featured on Wednesday's hot stocks to watch list is an economic bellwether hitting an all-time high, a biopharmaceutical company surging on a promising treatment for lung infections, and a biopharma skyrocketing in its IPO.
Top financial news today, June 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose marginally on Tuesday despite a swath of disappointing data, including higher inflation and poor housing numbers. Wednesday is gearing up to be one of the busiest news days in recent months for the financial markets.
Stock market news, June 17, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose marginally on Tuesday despite a swath of disappointing data including higher inflation and poor housing numbers. The fourth Federal Open Market Committee meeting of 2014 began this morning, though few clues about rate hikes or tapering will be seen until tomorrow morning.
Dividend-paying stocks update: Presently, 421 companies in the S&P 500 Index pay a cash dividend - the most since September 1998's tally of 423.
And S&P 500 dividend stocks are on track to post a 10.5% increase in annual cash dividends paid in 2014.
Penny stocks to watch 2014: The best penny stocks can have huge profit potentials, and investors who buy in at the right time can see huge gains in a matter of days. But first, investors need to know where to look...
Some of the top penny stocks have been in on the ground-floor of burgeoning markets, while others have been the takeover targets of large corporations. Pharmaceutical companies working on breakthrough drugs can also be big winners.