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  • Marc Faber: Dow Could Reach 100,000

    09/14/2016 7:19:52 AM PDT · by amorphous · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | Valentin Schmid
    They call him Dr. Doom and for good reason. Dr. Marc Faber, author, investment adviser, and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report, usually emphasizes the risks in the financial system and never minces his words. However, his views are more nuanced than most people think, and his advice for investors is more pragmatic than idealistic. Epoch Times spoke to Faber about central bank manipulation of financial markets, the reasons for income inequality, and how to invest in this environment.
  • Dow sheds 300 points, Nasdaq plummets 2%; Fed fears loom

    09/09/2016 11:04:48 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9 Sep 2016 | Fred Imbert
    U.S. equities traded lower on Friday as concerns the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates this month loomed following a speech made by a Fed official, while eyeing falling oil prices. "The commentary from a voting member that the Fed may be forced to raise rates is important," said Kim Forrest, senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital. "I think the market needs to understand that there may be a rate hike coming. Whether it's September or December, it doesn't matter big picture." The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 300 points lower, with 3M and Boeing contributing the...
  • All major US stock indexes post record closes; oil rallies

    08/11/2016 3:28:01 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/11/2016 | Fred Imbert
    Stocks closed higher Thursday, with the three major indexes closing at new record highs, amid sharp gains in oil prices and strong quarterly results from retailers. "I think there are two main drivers here. One of them is oil," said Mariann Montagne, senior investment analyst at Gradient Investments. "The other part is this retail rally." Thursday also marked the first time since 1999 the Dow, S&P and the Nasdaq posted record closing highs on the same day, according to Bespoke.
  • DOW 50,000!

    07/21/2016 5:08:55 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    The Soverign Investor ^ | 7-21-2016 | J.L. Yastine
    by J.L. Yastine July 21, 2016 A massive stock market rally is at our doorstep, according to several noted economists and distinguished investors. Larry Edelson, a Money and Markets editor, predicts: “The Dow Jones Industrial will lead the way higher and catapult to 31,000 over the next two years.” Ron Baron, CEO of Baron Capital, thinks: “It’s going to be 30,000.” Jeffrey A. Hirsch, editor-in-chief of the Stock Trader’s Almanac, believes it will go even higher: “The Dow Jones Industrial Average will surge to 38,820 in a ‘super boom’ beginning in 2017.” However, Paul Mampilly’s “Dow 50,000” predication is really...
  • 3 Reasons to Worry That Stock Rally’s End Is Near

    07/21/2016 3:49:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    Barrons ^ | July 20, 2016 | Michael Kahn
    In technical analysis we are taught to trade what we see and under that directive the stock market, or at least the larger capitalization end of it, has a significant breakout in place. After nearly two years of sideways trading, albeit with some large swings, the indexes finally gave what should be an important buy signal. But is it really? It sure walks like a duck, as the old saw goes. But it is quacking like a platypus.......What really bothers me is the lack of dissent in the bullish chorus...   ... many sentiment surveys still show doubt in this rally....
  • Super-Subsidized Tesla's Stock Suffers Precipitous Drop

    02/15/2016 9:56:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 15, 2016 | Paul Chesser
    Wall Street, media and government darling Tesla Motors has seen its stock price nearly halved from seven months ago. For so long it has seemed that ongoing bad news never had an effect on the heavily subsidized upstart, but now perhaps the Teflon is eroding off CEO Elon Musk. The precipitous, rapid descent preceded last week's horrid earnings report. USA Today helped smear lipstick on the pig, cheerily noting shares rose "14 percent at one point" after its earnings "miss" on Wednesday, because Musk delivered investors a "rosy outlook for the rest of 2016." This was in context of...
  • Stock Market in 2016 compared to 2008

    02/06/2016 1:38:37 PM PST · by entropy12 · 13 replies
    Feb 06, 2016 | Self
    Chart comparing 2008 market behavior with 2016. But it is still too early in the year and 2016 may not repeat the stock market of 2008.
  • How low will the Dow go? (vanity)

    01/20/2016 9:51:55 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 82 replies
    If you care to, make a prediction as to where the Dow will bottom out, along with a defense of your answer. Who knows, if you hit it right on the nose CNBC might offer you your own show.
  • Welcome To The New Normal: The Dow Crashes Another 390 Points And Wal-Mart Closes 269 Stores

    01/19/2016 10:27:02 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 61 replies
    The Sons of Liberty ^ | January 17, 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Welcome To The New Normal: The Dow Crashes Another 390 Points And Wal-Mart Closes 269 Stores Did you know that 15 trillion dollars of global stock market wealth has been wiped out since last June? The worldwide financial crisis that began in the middle of last year is starting to spin wildly out of control. On Friday, the Dow plunged another 390 points, and it is now down a total of 1,437 points since the beginning of this calendar year. Never before in U.S. history have stocks ever started a year this badly. The same thing can be said...
  • The stock market is freaking out about Trump and Sanders

    01/17/2016 11:38:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 01/18/2016 | Brett Arends
    Donald Trump wants to slap tariffs on China -- and maybe Japan. He'd build a wall with Mexico. He promises a more pugnacious American posture in the world, and probably a lot more unilateralism. Bernie Sanders wants to jack up the federal minimum wage, tax short-term stock market trading, and probably raise other taxes and regulations as well. Both men are rising in the polls. And as they're going up, the stock market is going down. Surprised? Don't be. Stock markets hate three things in this world. The first is anyone who dissents from the orthodoxy of MBA economics. The...
  • Dow plunges 391 points as fear grips markets

    01/15/2016 2:37:37 PM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/15/2016 | Matt Egan
    <p>The market freakout of 2016 keeps getting scarier. Cheap oil and China remain the major culprits. The Dow dropped another 391 points on Friday, leaving the index down an incredible 1,437 points in just the first two weeks of the year. The S&P 500 lost 2.3% and the Nasdaq plunged 2.7% to its lowest level since October 2014.</p>
  • DJIA -496 (-3%)

    01/15/2016 9:47:19 AM PST · by kidd · 117 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/15/2016 12:45 (EDT) | MSN
    Opened at 16,354.33 Down 496.57 Down 3.03%
  • Historic week: Dow plunges 1,079 points

    01/08/2016 3:33:50 PM PST · by Signalman · 134 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/8/2016 | Matt Egan
    The Dow lost 1,079 points this week, or over 6%, as fears about China and crashing oil prices dealt Wall Street a painful one-two blow. It was the Dow's worst five-day start to a year on record, according to Dow Jones. Despite the relative calm in China and a strong U.S. jobs report, the Dow fell 168 points on Friday, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq lost about 1% apiece. It capped off the Dow's biggest weekly percentage loss since 2011. "People are very nervous. We have a lot of fear about what is going on in China," said Joe...
  • Is this another 2008 for the stock market?

    01/07/2016 9:09:47 AM PST · by Signalman · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 1/17/2016 | Paul LaMonica
    Stocks around the world plunged again on Thursday. The market volatility in China has raised concerns that a new financial crisis may be just around the corner. We've seen what concerns about slowing China demand has done to oil and other commodities. And if the continued devaluation of China's yuan leads to an outright currency war, that could be truly scary. But other market experts think comparisons to 2008 are way overdone. "I don't think China is going to implode," said Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist for Raymond James. He adds that there is little risk of contagion now since...
  • Dow poised for triple-digit loss on China halt, oil slide

    01/07/2016 3:15:05 AM PST · by John W · 16 replies ^ | January 7, 2015 | Sara Sjolin
    U.S. stock futures slumped again on Thursday, indicating a tumultuous day on Wall Street as another trading halt in Chinese shares and sliding oil prices fueled heavy selling. Later in the day, investors will assess the latest reading on weekly jobless claims, ahead of the closely watched nonfarm-payrolls report on Friday. The weakness tracked a global market rout driven by more turbulence in Chinese financial markets, which came after the People's Bank of China allowed the yuan to fall further against the dollar.
  • Gun stocks surge 70% in 2015 alone

    10/05/2015 4:55:22 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    Smith & Wesson has skyrocketed over 80% this year. To put that in perspective, if the stock were in the S&P 500, it would be the second best performer this year, behind only Netflix (NFLX, Tech30). Rival gunmaker Sturm Ruger (RGR) isn't far behind. It's up nearly 70% in 2015 alone. This stellar performance comes in a year when many stocks have tanked. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) isn't even positive for the year, and it's shaping up to be the worst year for stocks overall since 2008, the year of the financial crisis.
  • The Market Just Completed An Epic Round-Trip

    09/23/2015 6:06:59 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    BI ^ | 9-23-2015 | Akin Oyedele and Sam Ro
    Akin Oyedele and Sam RoSeotember 23, 2015 US stock futures got crushed overnight after some ugly economic data out of China. But they have since recovered those losses and then some. Dow futures are up by around 30 points, which is around 200 points better than the night's lows. US stocks closed lower on Tuesday, with the Dow dropping 179 points, or 1%. Since Tuesday's US market close, we got a slew of economic data that painted a mixed picture of the world economy. * China's manufacturing slump is intensifying. The preliminary Caixin-Markit flash purchasing manufacturer's index (PMI) fell to...
  • Dow falls 300 points on more China fears

    09/01/2015 8:13:42 AM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9/1/2015 | Paul R. LaMonica
    Here we go again. Stocks took another nosedive in early trading Tuesday following more fears about a slowdown in China's economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 300 points, or about 2%, and is 12% below the all-time high it set in May. The S&P 500 also fell 2% and is once again close to entering a so-called correction. It's down almost 10% from the record that it hit in May. The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell more than 1.8% as well and is 10% below its July peak. The Nasdaq also lost its gains for the year Tuesday and is now...
  • CNN Tells Americans That The Stock Market Is Not Going To Crash

    08/26/2015 4:45:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 26 Aug 15 | Michael Snyder
    On Wednesday we witnessed the third largest single day point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever. That sounds like great news until you realize that the two largest were in October 2008 – right in the middle of the last financial crisis. This is a perfect example of what I wrote about yesterday. Every time the market crashes, there are huge up days, huge down days and giant waves of market momentum. Even though the Dow was up 619 points on Wednesday, overall we are still down more than 2,000 points from the peak of the market....
  • How to Survive a Stock Market Crash: “Take These Immediate Steps”

    08/24/2015 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/24/15 | Daisy Luther
    Take your money out of the bank ASAP. Stock up on supplies. Load up on fuel. Be prepared for the possibility of being unable to pay your bills. Be prepared for civil unrest
  • Stock Market Turmoil: Dow Jones Jumps and Dives in Day of Turbulence (-588.47)

    08/24/2015 1:10:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    NBC ^ | 08-24-2015 | by Erin McClam
    The stock market whipped between nauseating drops and roaring comebacks on Monday in a historic day of turbulence. Seized by fears that the Chinese economy is not as healthy as it appeared to be, investors sold with abandon at the opening bell and sent the Dow Jones industrial average down almost 1,100 points, the biggest decline on record in a trading day. Then the market staged a dramatic comeback and almost erased its losses, coming within about 115 points of break-even. By late afternoon, stocks were sinking again — and the Dow closed down nearly 600 points. "The movements we've...
  • Starbucks CEO to baristas: stock market drop may stress out customers

    08/24/2015 3:13:40 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    Starbucks ( SBUX -4.73% ) CEO Howard Schultz has called on baristas to be extra patient with customers on Monday, given the dramatic stock market swoon that no doubt has left countless coffee addicts anxious about the state of their retirement holdings.
  • Dow, Nasdaq plunge 3% into correction

    08/21/2015 1:18:44 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks closed deep in the red on Friday as global growth concerns accelerated selling pressure to push the Dow into correction territory. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at session lows, off 531 points and in correction territory for the first time since 2011 as all blue chips declined. The last time the index closed more than 500 points lower was on Aug. 10, 2011. In the last five years, the index has only had four instances with closing losses of more than 400 points. "For investors the momentum and the drive of the market is now lower (than)...
  • Day 2 Mega Crash: Dow Closes Down 530 Points

    08/21/2015 1:56:00 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 39 replies
    That is a 3.12% loss in a single day. 5.18% today and yesterday. To put that in perspective between 750 billion and 1 trillion dollars in market value were just wiped out in two days in the U.S. alone. And it isn't even September yet. It is about to get really, really ugly. CNBC is reporting that China's market is now mirroring 1929, and we could see the Chinese market crash a further 9% over just the next 4-5 days. Again I'll ask you: is your treasure in Heaven or on earth? You can't eat your gold, your silver, or...
  • Dow plunges 300 points for 2nd day in a row (DJIA down 288)

    08/21/2015 8:49:29 AM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 8/21/2015 | Patrick Gilllespie
    The Dow plunged 300 points on Friday morning, its fourth straight day of losses. Around the world, major indexes are down for the week and most are negative for the month. The Dow has fallen more than 4% so far this week.
  • Walt Disney's stock set to suffer biggest-ever price drop

    08/05/2015 11:17:21 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 61 replies ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | tomy kilgore
    Walt Disney Co.'s stock DIS, -8.73% is on track to suffer the biggest one-day price drop in its history,
  • This is why the NYSE shut down today

    07/08/2015 2:10:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Fortune ^ | 07/08/2015 | by Stephen Gandel
    An expert says a failed systems upgrade forced the New York Stock Exchange to halt trading on Wednesday. Two weeks ago, the New York Stock Exchange told trading firms and other subscribers that it would be discontinuing some of its legacy systems. Apparently, the fix disconnected the entire NYSE. The NYSE has not yet confirmed why trading on the exchange had been halted on Wednesday morning. It has said that it was the result of technical issues and did not offer any further elaboration. But Eric Scott Hunsader, an expert in Wall Street trading systems who heads market data firm...
  • Dow falls 150 points into the red for the year as Greece weighs; tech lags

    06/15/2015 7:37:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/15/15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks traded about 1 percent lower on Monday, following a decline in European equities on the collapse of weekend talks between Greece and its creditors. "Right now the key driver in the U.S. and international markets seems the breakdown in the Greece negotiations," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities. The Dow Jones industrial average fell back into the red for 2015. The index traded about 160 points lower after earlier falling nearly 200 points, with United Technologies leading all blue chips lower. Information technology led declines across all 10 S&P 500 sector
  • How Many Times Has The Dow Crossed the 18,000 Mark?

    05/05/2015 8:43:08 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 37 replies
    May 5, 2015 | MosesKnows
    Dow at 18,000 How many times has the Dow crossed the 18,000 mark? It seems that the Dow goes below 18,000 and then above 18,000 once or twice a week. I was curious if this many threshold crossings were normal as a market creates a direction.
  • Dow suffers biggest point drop in 5 months

    03/10/2015 2:12:31 PM PDT · by John W · 28 replies ^ | March 10, 2015 | Anora Mahmudova
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst one-day point drop in five months as investors began pricing in a rate hike by the Federal Reserve by the middle of the year, while other central banks are embarking on a quantitative easing path. ECB’s bond purchases sent European government bond yields sharply lower, while euro fell to multiyear lows against the dollar, wreaking havoc on foreign exchange and commodity markets. Tuesday’s free fall erased 2015 gains for the S&P 500 and Dow industrials, pushing the indexes slightly negative for the year. The surging dollar hammered commodities,...
  • Apple Inc to join Dow industrials index this month, replacing AT&T Inc

    03/06/2015 6:59:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Apple Inc. will join the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18, replacing AT&T Inc., in the first reshuffling since September 2013. Apple holds a market capitalization of about US$736 billion, making it the largest publicly traded company in the world. AT&T, by contrast, has a market value of US$176.5 billion. Shares of Apple were higher in early trading, gaining 1.3% to US$128.02, while AT&T’s shares fell 1.3% to US$33.55. The changes will push the number of technology-related companies in the 30-member gauge to six and boost their influence even more as the tech giant joins Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp.,...
  • Here's why Apple joining the Dow is a 'historic moment' for the company

    03/06/2015 12:35:06 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Friday, March 6, 2015 | Myles Udland
    On March 19, the world's largest company will join the world's most famous stock index, replacing AT&T. According to Dow Jones, "a stock typically is added only if the company has an excellent reputation, demonstrates sustained growth, and is of interest to a large number of investors," and so on some level, Dow Jones is reaffirming Apple's corporate reputation with this addition. Following Friday's announcement, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster told Bloomberg Radio that Apple's inclusion was a "historic moment." It also just makes sense: Apple's market cap is over $750 billion, making it about twice as big as the...
  • What would the Dow look like if it included Apple?

    03/04/2015 2:18:22 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 2, 2015 10:41am EST | BY RODRIGO CAMPOS AND CHUCK MIKOLAJCZAK
    The Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Applestore at a shopping district in Tokyo June 26, 2014. Picture taken June CREDIT: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO (Reuters) - It may be by far the most valuable American company but Apple Inc still can’t get into at least one exclusive club – the 30-member Dow Jones Industrial Average. That may not be a problem for the company behind the iPhone and the iPad, after all Apple shares recently hit record highs. It is, though, hurting those who tie their investments to the performance of the venerable Dow, which was first calculated...
  • Apple Inc (AAPL) Stock Downfall At $60 Says Berenberg; AAPL 'Key Driver' Of Hedge Funds

    03/02/2015 1:19:25 AM PST · by Blue Highway · 17 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3/2/2015 | Reissa Su
    A German investment firm has predicted Apple Inc’s downfall as it sets a stock price target of $60 per share. Berenberg Bank believes the financial model of the Cupertino-based company relies too much on the iPhone. Berenberg has forecasted a more than 50 percent decline of Apple shares. According to Apple Insider, the German firm’s price target is so “extreme” that it doesn’t appear to be plausible prediction but more of a statement. In a note to investors, Berenberg issued the extremely bearish forecast on Apple stock. Even a few investment firms who remain bearish on Apple have maintained price...
  • Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why

    02/26/2015 12:18:13 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 52 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2-26-2015
    A handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast. Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods. Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, has been drastically reducing his exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasing habits. Berkshire sold roughly 19 million shares of Johnson & Johnson, and reduced its overall stake in “consumer product stocks” by 21%. Berkshire Hathaway also sold...
  • The Market Rally Is Gone

    01/13/2015 11:00:42 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    BI ^ | 1-13-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland January 13, 2015 Stocks have erased all of today's gains, and they're now slightly in the red. Just after 1:30 Tuesday, the Dow was up just 21 points (0.1%), the S&P 500 was down 0.1 point (-0.0%), and the Nasdaq was up 17 points (+0.3%). At its highest level, the Dow was up by 283 points. On Tuesday, the price of oil was falling again, with West Texas Intermediate crude slipping below $45 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as the commodity just cannot find a bottom. (snip)
  • Stocks Are Getting Crushed Again (It's Ugly Out There) (Oil $47.91)

    01/06/2015 10:43:26 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    BI ^ | 1-6-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland January 6, 2015 It's ugly out there. Near 1:15 pm ET on Tuesday, stocks were near their worst levels of the day as oil was tumbling again. The Dow was down 214 points, the S&P 500 was down 25 points to fall back below 2,000, and the Nasdaq was down 77 points. All the major indexes were down more than 1.2%, with the Nasdaq down 1.6%. CNBC's Scott Wapner has said on-air on Tuesday that we are currently looking at the worst three-day drop in the S&P 500 to start a year ever. The major averages opened higher...
  • U.S. stocks sell off; S&P 500 below 2,000

    01/06/2015 10:53:32 AM PST · by John W · 5 replies ^ | January 6, 2015 | Carla Mozee
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Selling pressure on Wall Street intensified on Tuesday, sending the S&P 500 below the 2,000 level, as slumping oil prices and weaker-than-expected economic reports sent investors running for cover. Tuesday’s selling action comes on the heels of a brutal sell-off on Monday, which saw the closely watched Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 331 points. Investors were scouring for safe industries such as utilities as well as U.S. Treasurys, pushing yields to the lowest levels since the Oct.15 mini-flash crash.
  • OIL CRASHES, DOW FALLS 330: Here's What You Need To Know

    01/05/2015 4:01:35 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 1-5-2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland January 5, 2015The first full week of 2015 got off to a terrible start, with the major stock indexes getting crushed and the price of oil crashing to new lows. First, the scoreboard: • Dow: 17,501.6, -331.3, (-1.86%) • S&P 500: 2,020.6, -37.6, (-1.83%) • Nasdaq: 4,652.6, -74.2, (-1.57%) And now, the top stories on Monday: 1. As was the case for the last few months of 2014, 2015 started with just one thing at the top of investors' minds: the price of oil. On Monday, West Texas Intermediate crude oil broke below $50 for the first time...
  • Dow plunges 300 points as oil falls below $50

    01/05/2015 10:57:16 AM PST · by Signalman · 76 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 1/5/2014 | Heather Long
    It's quite the sobering Monday on Wall Street as many traders and investors return from their holiday hiatus. The Dow plunged over 300 points in mid-day trading as stock markets around the world fell sharply. What's going on? The main culprits of market jitters these days are falling oil prices and the souring global economy. Crude oil now trades at about $50 and even dipped briefly below that level on Monday -- another psychological threshold for the market. Experts now predict oil could go as low as $40 or even $30 a barrel. While that's great for U.S. consumers, who...
  • Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

    12/23/2014 11:55:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/23/2014
    Stocks are pushing further into record territory as the Dow Jones industrial average tops 18,000 points for the first time. Traders have been encouraged by signs of strength in the U.S. economy and reassurances that the Federal Reserve won't interest rates soon. There was more encouraging news early Tuesday as the U.S. government reported that the economy powered ahead at a 5 percent annual rate in the third quarter. That was the fastest pace in more than a decade. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,003 as of 9:35 a.m. Easter. The Standard &...
  • Dow above 18,000 on upbeat GDP report; Nasdaq wavers

    12/23/2014 6:57:23 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 26 replies ^ | 12/23/2014 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. stocks furthered record gains on Tuesday, with investor sentiment bolstered by the data that had the economy expanding in the third quarter by the most in 11 years. "We've got strong seasonals, meaning this time of the year is bullish for the market; we've got stabilization in energy, with both Brent and WTI lifting a little bit this morning, as is natural gas, and spectacular economic data; GDP blew out expectations as did personal consumption," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities/ The U.S. economy soared by 5 percent in the third quarter, the most rapid pace...
  • Is this finally the end of the bull market?

    12/12/2014 3:07:28 PM PST · by Signalman · 24 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 12/12/2014 | Paul La Monica
    Stocks plunged from mid-September through mid-October before staging a sharp rebound that culminated with the Dow hitting a new all-time high just a week ago on the back of a strong U.S. jobs report. Heading into this week, many investors were predicting that the Dow would soon top 18,000 for the first time. But the sharp sell-off in oil has changed all that. Crude prices are now below $58 a barrel, their lowest level in more than five years. Energy stocks have been hit hard as a result. However, oil stocks were not the only big losers on Friday --...
  • S&P 500, Dow register record closes [48th Time this year]

    12/03/2014 5:51:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/03/2014 | Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Big gains in energy, materials and industrials sectors, following a rebound in oil and gold prices, helped propel the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to record levels on Wednesday. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.38% both set an intraday record and closed at a record for the 48th time this year, after gaining 7.77 points, or 0.4%, to 2,074.32. Most of the gains on the benchmark index came from materials, industrials and energy sector stocks, with all three sectors rising more than 1%. Cimarex Energy Co XEC, +5.12% , Pitney Bowes Inc. PBI, +4.77% and...
  • Stock Rally Stalls with Republican Win; Investment & Finance Thread Nov. 9, 2014

    11/09/2014 9:53:35 AM PST · by expat_panama · 48 replies
    Weekly investment & finance thread ^ | Nov. 9, 2014 | Freeper Investors
    Stock Rally Stalls with Republican Win; Investment & Finance Thread Nov. 9, 2014 Whoa, the past week was decisive in more ways than one! A week ago we took inventory of then-current trends and considered which scenarios would lead where.  All we knew for sure was that either things would stay their courses or we'd change direction.  What happened is we dumped 'business as usual' --as far as trend-lines went-- and we now got signals pointing at "something new".   That 'something new' might even be a basing/stage prep for a continued price surge (Stock Indexes In Pause Mode, But That...
  • U.S. Stocks End Lower (DJIA down 115)

    10/10/2014 1:26:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/10/2014 | Corrie Driebusch
    *U.S. Stocks End Lower; DJIA Drops 115 Points, or 0.7% *Nasdaq Composite Sinks 2.3%
  • Extreme turbulence: Stocks suffer steepest drop of 2014 (-315 pts)

    10/09/2014 1:32:26 PM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/9/2015 | Matt Eagan
    If the stock market were a transatlantic flight, the ride just went from uncomfortably bumpy to white-knuckle turbulence. The Dow plunged 335 points on Thursday, its worst day of the entire year on a point basis. What's behind all of this volatility? Market moves aren't always logical, but it's clear that investors are growing increasingly nervous about the fate of the European and Chinese economies. And they don't know how that will change the Federal Reserve's plans to remove the easy-money punchbowl. The violent swings in the market confused professionals and retail investors alike. "Everyone who thought they were in...
  • MARKETS GO WILD AFTER THE FED SAVES THE DAY: Here's What You Need To Know (DJIA +275, 1.64%)

    10/08/2014 1:20:38 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    BI ^ | 10-8-2014 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandOctober 8, 2014 Stocks rallied in a big way after the Minutes from the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting showed that the Fed remains particularly cautious about raising interest rates in the face of a strengthening US dollar and a slowing global economy. First, the scoreboard: •Dow: 16,989.69, +270.3, (+1.6%) •S&P 500: 1,968.86, +33.8, (+1.7%) •Nasdaq: 4,469.60, +84.3, (1.9%) And now, the top stories Wednesday: 1. The biggest story on Wednesday was the release of the Minutes from the Federal Reserve's September monetary policy meeting. The minutes were interpreted as "dovish," by the market, essentially meaning that the...
  • Tech trouble sparks wave of selling on Wall Street (DJIA down 246)

    09/25/2014 12:24:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 9/25/2014 | Matt Eagan
    CNNMoney's Fear & Greed Index is now flashing "extreme fear," compared with just "fear" a week ago. Very recently, this gauge was in all-out "greed" territory. Safe haven demand, a key metric in the Fear & Greed Index, switched to "extreme fear" from "neutral" earlier this week. It's important to remember that low trading volumes caused by the Rosh Hashanah holiday could be exacerbating the selloff. Low volume makes it harder for buyers and sellers to pair up. Sour Apple: One stock that's not seeing a shortage of volume is Apple. The tech giant dropped 3% on Thursday in the...
  • Icahn, Soros, Druckenmiller, And Now Zell: The Billionaires Are All Quietly Preparing For The Plunge

    09/04/2014 6:50:17 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-4-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 09/03/2014 "The stock market is at an all-time, but economic activity is not at an all-time," explains billionaire investor Sam Zell to CNBC this morning, adding that, "every company that's missed has missed on the revenue side, which is a reflection that there's a demand issue; and when you got a demand issue it's hard to imagine the stock market at an all-time high." Zell said he is being very cautious adding to stocks and cutting some positions because "I don't remember any time in my career where there have been as many wildcards floating out there that...