Tag: Dow Stock Market

Market Turmoil Eases At Opening

The markets opened Wednesday morning to minimal losses, after Dow futures nosedived Tuesday night amid Donald Trump’s unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election. The Dow Jones was down 25.55 points, or 0.14 percent, and the S&P 500 was down 10.84 points, or 0.51 percent. The Guardian reported the rally is being…

Stock Markets Plummet as Race Tighter Than Expected

Stock futures took a plunge on Tuesday evening as the outcome of the 2016 presidential race became much less clear than previously expected. The Dow futures market cratered by 500 points during the first few hours of returns, CNBC reported. According to the financial network, “investors moved into bonds and stocks cratered” as traders began…

Global Markets Plunge On EU Vote [VIDEO]

World stocks saw more than $2 trillion wiped off their value on Friday as Britain’s vote to leave the European Union triggered 5-10 percent falls across Europe’s biggest bourses and a record plunge for sterling. Such a body blow to global confidence could prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates as planned this year,…

China Stocks Tank 7%, Trading Suspended [VIDEO]

Global markets continued a rocky start to 2016 on Thursday when China’s key stock benchmark, the CSI300, nosedived 7.2 percent after just 30 minutes of trading, triggering a halt for the remainder of the day. It was the shortest trading day in the market’s 25-year history, according to The Wall Street Journal, and the second…

Dow Plunges 1000 Points at Opening [VIDEO]

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1000 points minutes after the opening bell Monday thanks to fears about China’s economic slowdown. The index rebounded slightly since then but is still well within negative territory. Earlier in the day, the Shanghai Composite index dived 8.5 percent in what the state-run Xinhua New Agency called “China’s Black…

Dow Plunges 500 Points [VIDEO]

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gave up all of their 2015 gains Thursday, only to be crushed further on Friday when Dow plunged over 500 points. The Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq on Friday all saw drops of more than 1 percent thanks to fears that China’s economy is stalling…

Apple Becomes 1st $700 Billion Company [VIDEO]

On Tuesday afternoon, Apple became the first U.S. company to close with a value of $700 billion or more. Shares of the company closed up $2.29, or 1.9%, to $122.01. “It shouldn’t be surprising that record breaking market (valuations) follow record-breaking earnings,” says Walter Piecyk, analyst at BTIG.

Futures Higher, Point to Positive Start for 2015 [VIDEO]

U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday as equities looked to rebound from a sharp decline in the previous session, though moves and volume were likely to remain tepid as the holiday week draws to a close. Wall Street ended December with solid gains for both the year and fourth quarter, though a broad decline…

US Stock Market: Dow Hits A New High 18,000 [VIDEO]

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 18,000 for the first time at the opening bell Tuesday, getting a boost after the Commerce Department revised its estimated GDP for July-September to 5 percent growth — the fastest quarterly increase since 2003. Tech and consumer companies have logged some of the index’s biggest gains this year.

Stock Futures Lower After China, Japan Data Disappoints [VIDEO]

U.S. stock index futures dipped on Monday, indicating the S&P 500 may retreat from its latest record high, as soft data in China and Japan kindled global growth concerns. Economic data showed China’s exports rose at a slower than expected pace and imports dropped 6.7 percent in November, while Japan’s economy shrank more than expected…

Global stocks lackluster before ECB policy meeting

Global stock markets were lackluster Thursday as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting and U.S. economic data. Declines were tempered by an easing of tensions over Ukraine. KEEPING SCORE: European trading was cautious. The CAC-40 in Paris edged down 0.4 percent to 4,403.99. Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent at 6,883.85.…

Europe stocks rebound, Asia subdued by China data

European stocks bounced back Monday from Ukraine-related concerns that had caused sharp selling last week. Wall Street was expected to open higher but Asian markets were subdued by further signs of weakness in China’s property market. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX jumped 1.4 percent to 9,215.48 and France’s CAC 40 added 1 percent to 4,216.41. Britain’s…

US stocks open higher after jobless claims report; S&P 500 and Nasdaq on track

Stocks opened higher on Thursday, shaking off a higher jobless claims number, and rising with world equity markets on comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We seem to be reacting now more to Europe and Russia than anything happening here,” said Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group. “Our economy is better but…

US stocks open higher following upbeat labor report, but close down

US stocks open higher following upbeat labor market data; Dow gains 45 points, S&P up 7 points The report on initial weekly jobless claims showed a bigger-than-expected drop, so that’s encouraging. Here are the numbers on the day for the major indexes down about 1/2 a percentage point Dow 16,368 -75 0.46% Nasdaq 4,335 -20…

US stocks rise after Fed statement; record finish for Dow

U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 rising for a third consecutive month, as Wall Street welcomed a further reduction in the Federal Reserve’s monthly bond purchases. Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at an all-time high of 16,580, erasing loss for the year. “Who would imagine we would…

European Stocks Climb for a Third Day Before ECB’s Rate Decision

European stocks advanced for a third day as investors awaited the European Central Bank’s interest-rate decision. U.S. equity-index futures also rose, while Asian shares fell. TGS Nopec Geophysical Co. jumped 11 percent after raising its annual-revenue projection. AstraZeneca Plc climbed 1.3 percent after a diabetes pill it developed with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. won U.S. approval.…

Dow, S&P 500 hit new highs on Fed’s ‘Taper Lite’

U.S. stocks soared to new highs Wednesday even though the Federal Reserve announced that it would begin gradually dialing back on its market-friendly bond-buying program in January, a decision that marks the start of a long-awaited shift back to more normalized monetary policy. The Dow Jones industrial average surged almost 300 points to a record…

Dow Jones average reaches another record high

The Dow Jones industrial average rose to another all-time high on Wall Street Monday. The market edged higher from Friday, when it got a lift from an unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs report for October. The surge in hiring made investors more optimistic that the U.S. economy is getting stronger. Stock trading volume was among the…

Stocks muted despite pickup in China manufacturing

Asian and European stock markets were muted Friday despite an uptick in China’s manufacturing as investors continued to fret that the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin cutting its stimulus as soon as January. Two measures of China’s manufacturing improved in October in a possible sign of economic recovery. China’s growth rebounded to 7.8 percent in…

US Stocks Close At Record Highs; S&P Finishes Above 1,700

US stocks soared to set fresh closing highs Thursday, propelling the S&P 500 above the 1,700 mark for the first time, as Wall Street cheered a round of upbeat economic data and ahead of the widely-watched government jobs report. Major averages also closed out their best July since 2010 on Wednesday. So far this year,…

Dow, S&P 500 At Record Highs, Up 19% In 2013

Investors pushed the Dow and S&P 500 into record territory once again Thursday, as they welcomed a batch of strong earnings and a drop in jobless claims. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 78 points, or 0.5%, to end at a record closing high of 15,548.54. The S&P 500 also rose 0.6% and finished at…