Stock market today, July 23, 2014: U.S. markets were up Tuesday after positive housing data instilled confidence in the recovering market, and geopolitical concerns remained muted. The economic calendar is very quiet today, leaving the market's momentum today to rely on strong earnings.
The stock market today (Tuesday) sputtered and was highlighted by a 150-point drop this morning by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones today traded as low as 16,874.79 after spending much of the previous two trading days above the 17,000 mark.
Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson had been predicting that the Dow would break 17,000 and then experience a pullback. That's exactly what traders are seeing.
As we close out the first half of 2014, its time to take a look back at the year-to-date U.S. stock market gainers and losers.
The U.S. stock market continues to reach new highs every week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average nears 17,000 and the S&P 500 nears 2,000.
And while investors are clearly profiting from this extended bull market, it's important to know why the markets continue to trend higher and where they are headed from here.
Money Morning's Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) and discussed the factors pushing the markets higher, and why investors should remain cautious in this bull market...
Stock market today, June 30, 2014: U.S. stock markets were flat on Monday, but that represented good news as the second quarter ends. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished up for a sixth consecutive quarter. The S&P 500 posted its best second-quarter gain since 2009.
Stock market news, June 26, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other U.S. markets dipped Thursday on news of weaker consumer spending. Additionally contributing was a rise in a critical inflation gauge in the domestic economy.
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index used to only include companies based in the United States. Now, 21 out of the 500 companies on the S&P 500 are headquartered outside of the U.S. - and more are likely to follow.
Monday, a stock market crash to the tune of a 12.22% drop hit the Merval Argentina (BCBA: IAR), the most important index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange. The index fell to 5,847.78 by market close on Monday – 15% from its all-time high hit just six days prior.
But today, Argentina’s stock market got relief. Stocks are up 1.14% after the country’s lawyer said it will negotiate with a group of hedge funds that are suing over $1.33 billion in bonds.
Yesterday (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."to talk about Iraqi terrorism's effect on the stock market right now.
Market bears see ISIS and this geopolitical turmoil as a "black swan" that could "take down the whole stock market," according to host Stuart Varney.
Watch the video to see if the ISIS threat could actually trigger a stock market crash in coming days...
The stock market close today found the Dow Jones Industrial Average in positive territory positive territory after a late rally pushed stocks higher. The markets had been trading down through midday, as concerns over the crisis in Iraq continue to mount.
U.S. stock markets posted gains across the board on Friday, despite growing macroeconomic concerns.
Stock market news today, June 12, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for a second-straight session Thursday for the first time since mid-May. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finished in the red.
Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:
DOW: 16,733.33 (-0.66%)
S&P 500: 1,930.06 (-0.71%)
NASDAQ: 4,297.63 (-0.79%)
Stock market news, June 11, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped more than triple-digits on news that the World Bank slashed its global growth forecast from 3.2% to 2.8%.
Stock market news, June 10, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at another record high today after adding 2.82 points. The Dow was down most of the day, but rallied in the last hour. U.S. crude oil futures flirted with $105 per barrel.
Dow Jones today, June 10, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose even closer to the 2,000 level. Markets are still reacting positively to last week's jobs report and expected stimulus measures by the European Central Bank. Despite the strong uptick, U.S. futures are indicating a retreat this morning from record levels.