Stock Market Today: March 30, 2015
The U.S. stock market headed higher at the opening, and maintained its gains through the session. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 264 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead 25 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 56 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: March 27, 2015
The month of March, which has only two more trading days left before the books are closed, has been a wild one for investors. We need look no further than the last fortnight of trading for such confirmation. A difficult five-day stretch for those long equities this week, which closed on a slightly upbeat note, followed last week’s very bullish stretch. For the most part, the month has produced a rollercoaster ride for traders and that may not change early next week, as we may see some window dressing as the first-quarter comes to a close. Read more
Stock Market Today: March 26, 2015
The U.S. stock market spent much of the day on a rollercoaster ride. The major averages headed sharply lower this morning, spent the afternoon in recovery mode, moved briefly into positive territory, only to pull back again later in the session. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 40 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off five points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 13 points. The majority of stocks lost ground today, as declining issues outnumbered advancers by a healthy margin on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: March 25, 2015

The major U.S. equity indexes started the session to the downside and then for the most part never looked back, with the selling picking up around midmorning and intensifying further into the close. However, unlike recent selloffs, today’s sharp decline was not driven by a rising dollar and weak oil prices. Weighing on equities today were weaker-than-expected data on durable goods orders, which raised concerns that the pace of U.S. economic growth is slowing; and renewed fears that the Federal Reserve may begin to tighten monetary policy earlier than expected, sentiment that emerged after strong data on new home sales yesterday and continued chatter from Fed officials that an interest-rate hike should be on the horizon.

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Stock Market Today: March 24, 2015
Stocks fell today after some positive news on the economy seemed to perhaps firm up the path toward higher interest rates. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 105 points; the S&P 500 was off 13 points; and the NASDAQ gave back 16 points, which was less on a percentage basis than either the Dow or the S&P. Read more
Stock Market Today: March 23, 2015
Fresh off a strong week for equities, the best five-day stretch since early February, the major U.S. equity indexes produced uninspiring results today, with some late-day selling pushing the averages slightly into the red by the closing bell. Read more
Stock Market Today: March 20, 2015
The U.S. stock market put in a strong session today, capping off a volatile, but constructive, week. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 169 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was higher by 19 points; and the NASDAQ, was up 34 points. Market breadth was decidedly positive, as advancing stocks outpaced decliners by about four to one on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: March 19, 2015
The U.S. stock market put in a mixed-to-lower session today, after logging an impressive win yesterday. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 117 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was lower by 10 points; but the technology-heavy NASDAQ, which tested the 5,000 mark at one point today, was higher by 10 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: March 18, 2015
It was a tale of two cities on Wall Street today. During the first half of the session, the bears were in control, emboldened by concerns about the possibility of the Federal Reserve soon taking a more hawkish stance on monetary policies, as well as by the continued slide in oil prices. Read more
Stock Market Today: March 17, 2015
Stocks largely continued their recent up-and-down pattern today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 128 points after rising 228 points yesterday. As for the S&P 500, the loss was contained to seven points. It was somewhat of a different story on the NASDAQ, an eight-point gainer, helped by strength in Apple shares. Read more
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