Stock Market Today: August 14, 2018
The stock market opened higher this morning, managed to extend its gains through much of the afternoon, before easing slightly in the final hour of the session. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 112 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 18 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 52 points. Market breadth showed broad support for equities, with advancers ahead of decliners by a wide margin on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 13, 2018
Stocks fell on Monday, owing to lingering geopolitical concerns. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 125 points; the NASDAQ lost 19 points; and the S&P 500 gave back 11 points. The broader market reflected the poor sentiment, with decliners outpacing advancing issues by nearly two to one on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 10, 2018
Stocks fell, but finished off their session lows, to close the week as financial instability overseas raised anxieties about the disruption spreading to these shores. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 196 points; the NASDAQ declined 53 points; and the S&P 500 slipped 20 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 9, 2018
U.S. indexes exhibited mixed fortunes for most of Thursday, with the small-cap Russell 2000 posting the widest gain. Among the large-cap groupings, the NASDAQ was the sturdiest performer, although it slipped back towards its breakeven line as the closing bell approached. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 8, 2018
The stock market got off to a weak start this morning, but managed to recover some ground as the session progressed. At the close of trading, the major averages were mixed, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 45 points, the broader S&P 500 Index off nominally, and the NASDAQ higher by nearly five points. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 7, 2018
The stock market opened higher this morning, maintained its gains through most of the afternoon, but eased a bit in the final hour of trading. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 127 points; the S&P 500 Index was up eight points; and the NASDAQ was higher 24 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 6, 2018
The major U.S. indexes began the week on a modestly high note, with advancing stocks outnumbering declining issues by a 1.5-to-1.0 margin. Leading the pack was the NASDAQ. The tech-centric composite was supported by a strong day for social media-turned-digital advertising powerhouse Facebook (FB), which gained roughly 3% in market valuation at its midday peak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was more mixed in nature, however, as International Business Machines (IBM) shed some of its late-week gains. Elsewhere, strength in energy and telecommunication trading helped the S&P 500 post a respectable advance. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 3, 2018
Stocks ended the first Friday in August on a mostly upbeat note. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 136 points and the S&P 500 rose 13 points, but the NASDAQ lagged, rising only nine points. In terms of market breadth, winners moderately outpaced losers on the Big Board, but the reverse was true on the NASDAQ. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 2, 2018
Equities opened lower this morning on global trade concerns, especially with China, but reversed course as the session progressed. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down almost eight points; the S&P 500 Index was ahead 14 points; and the NASDAQ, which forged ahead, gained 95 points. Market breadth showed a divided session, with advancers narrowly ahead of decliners on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 1, 2018
Ramped up trade-related fears and the most recent statement on monetary policy by the Federal Reserve sent the major market averages mostly lower on Wednesday. Despite the strong start to the session, which seemed to presage a continued rebound by each of the large-cap composites, economic and geopolitical concerns offset a mostly positive output from Corporate America’s ongoing quarterly earnings season. Though losses temporarily narrowed somewhat in the final hour or so, the number of declining issues nearly doubled advancing shares. Read more
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