Stock Market Today: July 31, 2015
Stocks got off to a sluggish start this morning, but have firmed up to some extent. At just past noon in New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is ahead nine points; the S&P 500 Index is advancing four points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ is higher by 19 points. The tone is generally favorable, as advancing issues are nicely ahead of decliners on the New York Stock Exchange. From a sector perspective, the energy stocks are the primary area of weakness today. Read more
Stock Market Today: July 30, 2015
The U.S. stock market got off to weak start this morning, but managed to pare its early losses, finishing selectively higher. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off five points; while the S&P 500 Index was roughly unchanged; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was higher by 17 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: July 29, 2015
The U.S. stock market headed notably higher today, for a second straight session, helped by a late afternoon push. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 120 points; the S&P 500 Index was higher by 15 points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was ahead 23 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: July 28, 2015
The U.S. equity market, licking its wounds after five-consecutive down sessions and the longest losing streak for stocks since January, rallied sharply today in one of those typical Monday/Tuesday reversals. At least for the moment, investors looked past the problems in China—the Shanghai Composite, though down again overnight, finished well off of its intra-day nadir—and focused on mostly encouraging quarterly earnings results stateside, including positive reports from two drug industry giants. Read more
Stock Market Today: July 27, 2015
The bearish mood on Wall Street that saw each of the major U.S. equity indexes fall over 2% last week continued today. A steep drop in China’s stock market overnight and notable weakness on the Continent presaged a lower opening on these shores and that is exactly what we got. The major U.S. averages were sharply lower a few minutes into the session, and the selling remained heavy throughout the day. Read more
Stock Market Today: July 24, 2015
The penultimate trading week of July, a seasonably warm weather month for most of the country, was a very chilly one for those long equities. After a nondescript start to the five-day stretch on Monday, the selling picked up considerably over the remaining four days of trading, including today’s very weak performance. Read more
Stock Market Today: July 23, 2015
After opening lower, the major U.S. stock market indexes briefly attempted a recovery before finding their way into decidedly weaker territory by late morning, with the negative momentum accelerating throughout the trading session. Today’s performance was largely attributable to a number of lackluster earnings reports, including those from several blue chips. So far, the markets have declined every day this week, with the current earnings season serving as the primary focal point. Read more
Stock Market Today: July 22, 2015
Equities headed lower this morning, and spent the remainder of the session in negative territory. At the close of day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 68 points; the broader S&P 500 Index had lost five points; and the NASDAQ had surrendered 36 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: July 21, 2015
The U.S. equity markets put in a weak session today, as traders digested a few disappointing corporate reports. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which led the market lower, had declined 181 points; the broader S&P 500 Index had lost nine points; and the NASDAQ had surrendered 11 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: July 20, 2015
The major stock indexes edged higher to open the week, after being up more for most of the day. Specifically, the session saw the large-capitalization stocks on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gain 14 points; the NASDAQ push nine points ahead; and the S&P 500 tack on two points. However, there were substantially more issues declining in value, versus the number rising, on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Read more
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