Today (Thursday), stock market futures got a boost from a Wal-Mart earnings beat, and a $4.7 billion deal between Berkshire Hathaway and ProctEr & Gamble.
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- Stock Market Futures Heading Down After Five Straight Record Closes
- Dow Jones Today Dips Slightly, Waiting on Tomorrow's Midterms
- The Dow Jones Today Hits New Record on Japan Stimulus, Oil Stock Earnings
- U.S. Stock Market Enjoyed Yet Another Day Without a Crazy Plunge
- S&P 500 Soars Today to End Its Best Week of 2014
- U.S. Stock Markets End the Day Flat but AAL, UAL, and Other Airline Shares Rise
- S&P 500 and Nasdaq Suffer Worst Week Since May 2012
- U.S. Stock Market Rebounds from Morning Sell-Off - Here's What Happened
- Here's Why the Stock Market Is Down Today
- Stock Market Today Rebounds with JNS, YHOO, Biotech Among Day's Big Gainers
- S&P 500 Falls for Third Straight Session on Syria Airstrikes, Weak European Data
- S&P 500 Suffers Steepest Decline in Almost 7 Weeks Today Amid China Concerns
- BABA Soars 38% in Debut, but U.S. Stock Market Ends the Day Flat
- BBRY, LULU, and GOGO Among Biggest Gainers in the Stock Market Today
- AAPL, HD in Focus as S&P 500 Gets Slammed Today
- Stock Market Today Rises with S&P 500 Hitting Record High, Dow Gains 67 Points
Today (Wednesday), stock market futures are going down. This is after five straight record closes.
Between a sales tax hike discussion in Japan, and a social media stock analyst meeting, there are plenty of stories that the markets will be moving on.
Dow Jones Today: U.S. stock markets were mixed on Monday, although the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit intraday records during today's session.
The market seems content to await the results of Tuesday's midterm elections and the upcoming October unemployment report on Friday.
Dow Jones today: U.S. stock markets roared again on Friday following a "surprise" announcement from the Bank of Japan and strong earnings reports from energy giants.
U.S. stock markets failed to move much Monday. It appears investors aren't prepared to take much action until the start of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Tuesday and the central bank's announcement on Wednesday regarding rate hikes and stimulus efforts.
The Dow Jones managed to tack on 12.27 points, while the S&P 500 lost 2.95 points.
U.S. stock markets jumped again Friday, bringing an end to one of the markets' best weeks in nearly two years.
The S&P 500 Index was up roughly 3.7% on the week and logged its biggest weekly gain of 2014. The Dow Jones added 127 points on the day, while the Nasdaq added another 30 points.
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.
Airline stocks were the big winners today, with AAL soaring 10%.
U.S. stock markets continued their downward spiral today (Friday). The sell-off accelerated in the final hour of trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipping another 115 points. This was the worst week for both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq since May 2012.
The S&P Volatility Index (VIX) jumped another 13%, finishing one of the most volatile trading weeks of 2014.
The U.S. stock market bounced back from a morning downswing to end the day flat, while investors remained cool about European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's intentions to define a specific stimulus program to help stave off recession in the Eurozone.
U.S. crude oil prices rebounded this afternoon after falling to as low as $88.18, the lowest price in nearly 18 months.
U.S. markets fell sharply Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumping 238 points and the Nasdaq shedding nearly 1.5% on disappointing economic data and airline stocks plunging over concerns about a global Ebola outbreak.
U.S. markets rebounded Friday, with biotech companies leading the charge in today's session. The markets got a strong shot in the arm after the U.S. Commerce Department revised GDP growth upward for the second quarter. The U.S. economy accelerated at its strongest pace in 30 months.
The S&P 500 fell for a third session in a row and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 116 points as U.S. airstrikes on Syria and continuing economic problems in the European Union and China rattled global markets.
Gold prices took a turn today, finally rebounding from a streak of nine-month lows in recent trading sessions.
The S&P 500 suffered its biggest drop since Aug. 5. on Monday as U.S. markets pulled back amid poor data in the U.S. housing market and ongoing concerns about manufacturing levels in China.
According to reports, China's finance minister said the country does not plan to increase stimulus efforts in the near term.
U.S. Stock Market, Sept. 19, 2014: The stock market today (Friday) saw mixed trading. The Dow Jones closed at another record high with just a small gain, and the Nasdaq and S&P 500 ended the day down.
The day was dominated by Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), which finally went public after months of hype. The stock opened at $92 and ended its first day of trading at $93.89.
U.S. markets were mixed Thursday, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 eking out modest gains and the Dow Jones shedding 19 points on news that the EU has issued new sanctions against Russian energy companies.
Investors also grew more cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting next week, with many suggesting the central bank will take a more hawkish approach toward interest rates.