Stock Market Today: May 22, 2015
The U.S. stock market put in a somewhat weaker session today, as traders weighed a batch of decent corporate reports against concerns about rising consumer inflation and a possible interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve later this year. Further, the session had a quiet tone, as investors prepared for the three-day holiday weekend. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 54 points; the S&P 500 Index was lower by about five points; while the technology-heavy NASDAQ tried to cling to a small gain but closed off a point. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 21, 2015
The U.S. stock market put in a generally constructive showing today, and managed to maintain some of its earlier gains into the close. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up less than a point; the S&P 500 Index was ahead five points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was up 19 points. Advancing stocks were just slightly ahead of decliners on the NYSE, which suggests that the session was somewhat divided. Notably, the energy sector took the leadership role, as the price of crude oil advanced 3%, moving back over the $60-a-barrel mark. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 20, 2015
It was another ho-hum day on Wall Street, with the major U.S. equity indexes, a few of which are at or near record highs, never straying too far from the neutral line. Right now, there is not much in the way of market-moving news to push trading forcefully in either direction, so what we end up getting is a good deal of complacency among investors. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 19, 2015
Except for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the major stock averages today were unable to sustain earlier gains, and ended slightly lower. At the close, the Dow was up 14 points; but the NASDAQ fell eight and the S&P 500 gave back one point. Investors were unconvinced about the rally’s underpinnings throughout the session, as market breadth was somewhat negative on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 18, 2015
The major U.S. equity indexes started the new week to the downside, remained mostly in negative territory through the first 90 minutes of trading, but around 11:00 A.M on the East Coast the tide turned and the buyers returned to the market. From that point on, the major indexes stayed in positive territory, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index establishing all-time highs. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 15, 2015
After opening slightly higher, the major U.S. stock market indexes struggled to find direction, trading in a narrow range around the baseline for much of the day. Notably, the S&P 500 closed at all-time highs in each of the past two sessions. The focus largely remains the same today, with the markets eyeing economic data, bond yields, and the timing of an eventual interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 14, 2015
The U.S. stock market opened higher this morning, and built on these gains through the afternoon, driving the major averages up about 1% for the session. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 192 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead 23 points; and the NASDAQ, which assumed leadership, was higher by 69 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 13, 2015
After opening higher, the major U.S. stock market indexes struggled to find direction, trading in a narrow range around the baseline for much of the day. With little in the way of corporate earnings, the focus was largely on economic data and the recent bond-market rout. Elsewhere in the picture, the timing of an eventual interest-rate hike by the Federal Reserve remains uncertain. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 12, 2015
Stocks made a nice comeback today after being down big early following a selloff in equities and bonds around the globe. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 37 points, after having been down about 180 points shortly after the opening bell. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 11, 2015
The U.S. equity market delivered a sluggish performance today. From the get go, there was a modicum of profit taking on Wall Street following Friday’s outsized gains. Prompting some selective selling, predominantly in the large-cap market, were concerns from overseas. Read more
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