Stock Market Today: August 20, 2014
Stocks were mostly--but not uniformly--higher today, with the major averages faring better than the broader market. Following two days of broad gains this week, trading started out on a more subdued note this morning, as investors awaited this afternoon’s release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last two-day meeting on July 29-30 in the hope of deciphering clues as to interest-rate policy. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 19, 2014
The U.S. stock market got off to a positive start this morning, and managed to advance further through the afternoon. At the close of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 81 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 10 points; and the technology-laden NASDAQ was higher by 19 points Read more
Stock Market Today: August 18, 2014
The U.S. stock market opened notably higher this morning, and managed to extend these gains and hold onto them through the close. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 176 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 17 points; and the NASDAQ tacked on 43 points, closing at a 14-year high. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 15, 2014
The U.S. stock market put in a very volatile session today. Specifically, stocks got off to a healthy start, slipped deep into negative territory at about noon, but managed to recover partially by the end of the session. Much of the market volatility today was due to reports that hostilities between Russia and Ukraine had escalated. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 14, 2014
The U.S. stock market opened modestly higher this morning, and managed to make progress through the afternoon. At the close of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 62 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead eight points; and the technology heavy NASDAQ advanced 19 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 13, 2014
Sometimes bad news is good news on Wall Street, and today appeared to be one of those days as stocks rallied in spite of disappointing data regarding July retail sales. Retail spending had been expected to match June’s moderate pace, but stalled instead. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 12, 2014
Stocks ran out of steam today after a two-day rally that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average climb 200 points. After trimming moderately steeper losses, the Dow was off nine points at the close, the NASDAQ gave back 12 points, and the S&P 500 eased three points. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 11, 2014
The stock market’s Monday morning rally cooled off in afternoon trading, but Wall Street still started off the week with fairly broad gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had been up by as much as 71 points at its best level of the session, closed with a 16-point rise. As for the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ, those widely watched barometers showed advances of five points and 30 points, respectively, when the closing bell rang. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 8, 2014
The investment community was taken on a rollercoaster ride this week, but when all was said and done, the major equity averages were not too far removed from where they started five-day stretch. All week long, investors weighed some positive news on the economy and some constructive earnings reports from against the international concerns about the escalating geopolitical tensions and fighting in the Middle East and Ukraine and growing sentiment that the Federal Reserve may be more prone to raise interest-rate earlier than initially expected in 2015. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 7, 2014
Stocks turned in another weak session today, as they have been more prone to do in the past few weeks, or since the Dow Jones Industrial Average turned in an all-time closing high of 17,138 on July 16th. At the end of the day, the Dow was down 75 points, the S&P 500 was off 11 points, and the NASDAQ had dropped 20 points. Read more
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