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  • Dow sheds 350 amid global sell-off; oil weighs

    02/11/2016 9:51:57 AM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/11/2016 | Fred Imbert
    U.S. equities fell sharply Thursday as investors digested a massive global sell-off and oil prices fell further. "I'll say this again, the arbitrary desire on the part of the Fed, ECB, BoJ, BoE, Riksbank, and SNB for 2% inflation has truly wrecked havoc on the global economy and has lit major financial instability," Boockvar said. "The central banks have lost control of the situation," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at First Standard Financial. "If this continues, there's real trouble ahead." Cardillo said. "I think we could see a bounce there. Otherwise, we're in trouble."
  • How low will the Dow go? (vanity)

    01/20/2016 9:51:55 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 82 replies
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    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...
  • Stocks close down 2% after hitting a near 15-month low on oil rout

    01/15/2016 1:07:43 PM PST · by mykroar · 7 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 1/15/2016 | Evelyn Cheng
    <p>U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Friday ahead of a long weekend and the onslaught of earnings season, after a slew of disappointing U.S. data, a plunge in oil to below $30 a barrel, and a sell-off in Chinese stocks added to mounting concerns about slowing global growth.</p>
  • US oil plunges 5.7% on China, closes at $29.42 a barrel

    01/15/2016 11:33:08 AM PST · by mykroar · 18 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 1/15/2016 | Reuters
    World oil prices slumped more than 6 percent to below $29 a barrel on Friday, as a further fall in the Chinese stock market and the prospect of an imminent rise in Iran's crude exports deepened fears of a longer supply glut. After closing higher for the first time in eight sessions on Thursday, U.S. and Brent crude futures slumped to new 12-year lows, taking this year's losses to more than 20 percent, the worst two-week decline since the 2008 financial crisis. The slump was not over yet, some analysts warned, as the lifting of sanctions on Iran opens the...
  • 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%
  • Dow plunges triple digits to three-month low after oil rout

    01/15/2016 8:45:33 AM PST · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/15/2015 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks traded sharply lower Friday after a slew of disappointing U.S. data, a fresh plunge in oil to below $30 a barrel and a sell-off in Chinese stocks that added to mounting concerns about slowing global growth. "Simply put, we're not talking about a wall of worry right now. We're talking about a mountain," said Ryan Larson, head of equity trading, U.S., RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.). "It's not anything new. It's the continued persistence of global growth concerns," he said.
  • Dow futures drop 300 points as oil spirals lower

    01/15/2016 5:18:57 AM PST · by mykroar · 16 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 1/15/16 | CNBC Staff
    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Friday after the Chinese stock market and crude prices plunged. The Shanghai composite fell 3.51 percent and entered bear market territory, while Brent and WTI futures both held below $30 a barrel, down 4.3 percent and 5.8 percent, respectively. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell nearly 2 percent. Dow futures fell more than 300 points, as the blue chips index was also dragged down by falls in Intel, Apple and Goldman Sachs. Intel reported better-than-expected earnings Thursday, but the stock is down about 6 percent in the premarket on Friday. Traders...
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Plunges As Global Markets Slammed By China Currency Fears

    01/07/2016 11:24:46 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    IBT ^ | 01/07/2016 | Angelo Young
    Concerns about global economic growth sharply increased Thursday after China devalued its currency and halted trading on its mainland exchanges for a second time after less than a half-hour of trading. Oil prices continued their plunge and are now down 11 percent for the year so far. U.S. stock markets opened sharply down as investors try to navigate myriad geopolitical situations and decide how to buy and sell stocks in a world awash with not just oil but nearly every commodity linked to economic activity. Much of these concerns trace back to China, which for the past decade has been...
  • The Dow Closes 2015

    12/29/2015 1:55:18 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 18 replies
    12/28/2015 | MosesKnows
    The 2015 Dow The Dow opened 2015 at 17,823.
  • Dow slips 200 points as CAT falls 7%, Nasdaq negative for 2015 (Slip below 16,000 today?)

    09/24/2015 7:15:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 Sep 15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent, pressured by declines in global markets, as investors awaited a post-close speech from Fed Chair Yellen. U.S. stocks traded more than 1 percent lower Thursday, pressured by declines in global markets, as investors awaited a post-close speech from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points in the open. Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) was the greatest weight on the index, briefly declining more than 7 percent on news the firm will cut up to 5,000 jobs and lowered guidance . The Nasdaq composite fell more than one percent,...
  • Court rips EPA for approving Dow insecticide linked to honeybee deaths

    09/12/2015 8:04:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 11, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    A federal appeals court this week assailed the Environmental Protection Agency for approving a Dow AgroSciences insecticide linked to honeybee deaths, charging that the agency's action was based on flawed and inadequate data. The decision by a three judge panel in San Francisco was a huge win for beekeepers who have argued that the new type of insecticide targeted in the case one of the causes of "Colony Collapse Disorder" blamed for the deaths of millions of hives. It was a huge blow to Dow, which touted its pesticide Sulfoxaflor to investors. The company's stock took a hit on Wall...
  • NYSE invokes Rule 48 for open, Dow futures briefly tumble more than 400

    09/01/2015 6:33:05 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1-1-2015 | CNBC
    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Tuesday, with Dow futures briefly falling more than 400 points, following some weaker-than-expected Chinese data. Two sets of key Chinese data disappointed traders on Tuesday. The official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) edged down to 49.7 in August from 50 in July, while the final Caixin/Markit manufacturing PMI came in at 47.3 in August, the lowest reading since March 2009. Even more worrying, China's services sector , which has been one of the lone bright spots in the sputtering economy, also showed signs of cooling, a similar business survey...
  • Dow posts worst August decline in 17 years

    08/31/2015 5:02:31 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 31 Aug 15 | Mark Decambre
    The month of August can be pretty rough for stock investors. But this August has earned its place in the record books, as stocks were unsettled by uncertainty over the state of affairs in the world’s second largest economy, China. As far as Augusts go, this has been the worst in nearly two decades for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.69% The Dow posted a roughly 6.4% decline in August, which marked the worst month in more than five years for the market gauge, which tracks the performance of 30 stocks. Comparing the month with other Augusts, the blue-chip...
  • Dow up as China admits propping up currency

    08/27/2015 5:52:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 27 Aug 15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    U.S. stocks rallied again Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at 16,654.77, up 369.26 points, as the Chinese government admitted intervening in foreign currency markets to prop up the value of the yuan. The communist government also admitted simultaneously intervening in the Chinese stock market to halt further declines. The average investor got a second breather this week as the Dow gained back Wednesday and Thursday the 1,000 points lost in opening trading Monday in a roller-coaster market that shows no signs of stabilizing. Market Watch reported the Treasury market, a comfortable haven for many nervous investors,...
  • Possible Troop Movements in China?

    08/25/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 62 replies
    http://www.foxbusiness.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | RinaseaofDs
    Watching the end of the trading day on Fox Biz when the market dropped from 300 to 103 in two minutes. Trader told Liz Claman that the rumor is going around the trading floor that there may be a coup underway in China, and troop movements are being reported in Beijing. It was funny watching a trader hand news to a journalist. Claman was caught flat-footed. Fox hasn't done anything about the rumor in the five minutes it was reported. Nothing on Drudge about China yet.
  • You know the stock market is in trouble when Apple's Tim Cook is emailing Jim Cramer

    08/24/2015 6:21:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Verge ^ | 08/24/2015 | By Ben Popper
    Stock markets around the world have been posting big losses for the last few days. The route was especially rough this morning, with the DOW Jones at one point falling 1,000 points in less than an hour. At the heart of the current slide is an issue which could impact many tech companies: economic weakness in China. Two weeks ago China's government made an aggressive move to devalue its currency. This followed several weeks of tumult in the Chinese stock market, during which the government had also interceded with force. Taken together, investors saw a Chinese market where growth was flagging. That...
  • 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...
  • GREAT FALL OF CHINA SINKS WORLD STOCKS DOW FUTURES -666 (Drudge Headline)

    08/24/2015 5:40:42 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 41 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 23,2015 | Drudge
    LONDON (Reuters) - Alarm bells rang across world markets on Monday as a near 9 percent dive in China shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major commodities panicked investors.
  • US Stock futures already at -347 points at 5:59am EST.

    08/24/2015 2:57:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/24/15
  • Dow in correction as growth concerns weigh; Apple falls 5.5%

    08/21/2015 12:20:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 08-21-2015 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks traded about 2 percent lower on Friday, extending a recent rout, as concerns about slowing global growth continued to pressure investor sentiment. ( Tweet This ) The Dow Jones industrial average briefly fell into correction territory, losing more than 470 points as all blue chips declined. In the last five years, the index has only had four instances with closing losses of more than 400 points. "It's an expiration day and it looks like they're to have for sale on the close maybe as much as a billion dollars," said Art Cashin, director of floor trading for UBS....
  • S&P falls below 2K, Dow plunges 300 points as growth concerns weigh

    08/21/2015 9:13:00 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 90 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 21 August 2015 | Evelyn Cheng
    Financial markets falling... Read more here: Click here for story.
  • Dow plunges nearly 360 points on China worries (DOW Below 17,000, NASAQ below 5,000)

    08/20/2015 1:49:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 8-20-2015 | AP
    The US stock market closed Thursday with its worst performance in 18 months, driven lower by another slump in Chinese shares and heavy selling by technical traders. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 43 points, or 2.1 percent, to close at 2,035. It was the index’s biggest percentage decline since February 2014. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 358 points, also 2.1 percent, to 16,990. The Nasdaq fell 141 points, or 2.8 percent, to 4,877.
  • Dow falls 300 points, Nasdaq plunges 2% as Street eyes Fed, oil

    08/20/2015 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/20/15 | Evelyn Cheng
    U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, pressured by continued uncertainty over the timing of a rate hike and low oil prices. ( Tweet This ) "The market has really taken a pessimistic stance vis-a-vis the Fed," said Dave Schiegoleit, a senior portfolio manager with The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank in Los Angeles. "I think we're hearing comments from people taking a dovish stance that the Fed could cramp the fragile growth we're seeing," he said, noting that he expects a rate hike in September. On the hawkish side, "if the Fed holds off then that...
  • Dow death cross is a bearish omen for the stock market

    08/12/2015 1:00:46 PM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 8/12/2015 | Tomi Kilgore
    A death cross is said to have occurred when the 50-day simple moving average, which many use to track the short-term trend, crosses below the 200-day moving average, which is widely used to gauge the health of the longer-term trend. For the Dow industrials, it marked the first time the 50-day moving average, which ended Tuesday at 17,806.99, was below the 200-day moving average, at 17,813.42, since Dec. 30, 2011, according to FactSet. Many technicians see the death cross as marking the spot that a shorter-term pullback morphs into a longer-term downtrend. The Dow followed Tuesday’s death cross by falling...
  • US STOCKS-Wall St. Lower as Apple Slips to 6-month Low

    08/04/2015 1:30:48 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 4, 2015 22:42 UTC | Tanya Agrawal
    Aug 4 (Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Tuesday as Apple's shares remained under pressure, hitting their lowest in more than six months, and investors digested earnings reports from a host of companies. The iPhone maker's shares fell as much as 4.4 percent to $113.25, slipping firmly below their 200-day daily moving average, a key technical level closely watched by traders. The stock was also the biggest drag on the three major U.S. indexes. While there was no clear trigger for the selloff, traders said worries over a slowdown in China and skepticism over demand for iPhone 6s were likely...
  • Dow futures down 226 (Greece shuts down the banks)

    06/28/2015 8:24:06 PM PDT · by Signalman · 30 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 6/28/2015 | cnnmoney
    Greece shuts banks in bid to prevent collapse.
  • 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.
  • The End of the Beginning

    04/28/2015 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2015 | Charles Payne
    The NASDAQ may have just had the second most monumental breakthrough of a double top formation in stock market history. It took fifteen long years for the index to make a new high after the biggest market crash any living person has had to endure. The lingering resentment is going to be there for many years to come; and for a lot of former investors, it will never go away. This is why the rally has been ignored. Actually, it is more fertile grounds for the merchants of doom than anyone discussing reasonable expectations of enhancing wealth through investing in...
  • 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...
  • Dow hit by Microsoft, Caterpillar; data disappoint

    01/27/2015 11:20:09 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 23 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. stocks dropped sharply on Tuesday, with the Dow positioned for its worst hit since October, as corporations reported earnings that disappointed and orders for U.S. business equipment unexpectedly declined in December. "If you live in the northeast, and you work from home, you're trying to figure out why the market is down 400 points," Art Hogan, market strategist at Wunderlich Securities, referring to the snowstorm that halted transit in and around New York City overnight before ending earlier Tuesday. It's a combination of an increase in volatility when you have a decrease in volume, and a transition period between...
  • Dow 18,000: Have Stocks Come Too Far Too Fast?

    12/26/2014 6:30:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 12/26/2014 | By Anthony Mirhaydari
    Thhe Dow Jones Industrial Average topped the 18,000 level for the first time ever on Tuesday. That's quite a feat, made all the more impressive by the way it happened, coming out of the early December weakness. Up for five days in a row, the Dow has surged 1,000 points in just one week. Historically, December is the best single month of the year for large-cap stocks — Santa Claus rallies and all that good cheer. And the market has been demonstrating some remarkable consistency lately, with the S&P 500 rising for 29 consecutive days coming out of the October...
  • Kaboom? Sorry, the Stock Market isn't really at a record high

    12/24/2014 7:33:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 12/24/2014 | Seth Lipsky
    “Kaboom! Dow 18K” is the headline atop the Drudge Report. It links to a story on the Bloomberg wire reporting that the Dow Jones Industrial Average “rallied past 18,000 for the first time, after data showed the world’s largest economy grew at the fastest pace since 2003 last quarter.” By 4 p.m. the Dow had gained 64.73 points and hit 18,024, while Standard and Poor’s 500 Index hit a record 2,082.17 and the American economy was expanding at an annualized 5% in the third quarter as, the Bloomberg noted, “consumers and businesses spent more than was previously estimated.” What the...
  • 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 &...
  • Stocks cheer Fed; Dow up 350 points as tech rallies

    12/18/2014 12:49:58 PM PST · by John W · 32 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. stocks surged on Thursday, extending Wall Street's best day of the year, after the Federal Reserve said it would be patient in increasing interest rates. "The reality is markets were hit with we're not sure what's happening and why, as oil has been acting as something akin to a global interest rate. The good news is the Fed is aware of what is going on, and they want to be friendly, so people are hopefully in better cheer," said Jack Caffrey, equity portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan.
  • 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...
  • US stocks rise, pushing Dow and S&P 500 indexes further into record territory

    11/21/2014 1:24:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Canadian Business ^ | 11/21/2014
    Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates. Hints from the head of Europe’s central bank that it might step up its own stimulus efforts also put investors in a buying mood Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2,063. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 91 points, also 0.5 per cent, to 17,810. The Nasdaq composite added 11 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 4,712. The S&P 500 and the Dow are at record highs. Material and...
  • Stock Market Today: Another Record Close for S&P 500, Dow

    11/10/2014 2:25:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Street ^ | 11/10/2014 | BYKeris Alison Lahiff
    Wall Street is making this look easy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 clocked another day of record closing highs, the latest win in a three-week rally, despite the absence of any market-moving news. This marks the fourth consecutive trading session of record highs for the Dow. The broader S&P 500 has rallied to record highs in its best three weeks since October 2011 and analysts predict markets will continue to climb through to year's end. The benchmark index could rally a further 2.4% to close out the year at 2,080, according to Oppenheimer analysts. "With elections in...
  • Dow, S&P hit record levels after GOP win

    11/06/2014 12:23:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 11/6/2014 | Heather Long
    The stock market gave its version of a standing ovation to the Republican midterm election win: A nice boost. As soon as the market opened Wednesday morning, the Dow leaped to a new all-time high. The indexed finished the day up 101 points to close at 17,484.52. Not to be outdone, the S&P 500 also set a new record close of 2,023.56. The biggest celebration was in the energy sector. Utilities and energy companies surged. Devon Energy (DVN), NRG Energy (NRG) and Chesapeake Energy (CHK) were the top gainers in the S&P 500, with plenty of others in the sector...
  • STOCKS CRUSHED, DOW FALLS 335: Here's What You Need To Know

    10/09/2014 1:25:44 PM PDT · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 10-9-2014 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandOctober 9, 2014Markets had a rough day on Thursday, with the Dow falling more than 300 points and each of major stock indexes giving up all of their gains from yesterday's huge rally while bond yields fell around the world as the US 10-year Treasury bond fell to its lowest level in 15-months. First, the scoreboard: •Dow: 16,659.3, -335, (-2%) •S&P 500: 1,928.2, -40.7, (-2%) •Nasdaq: 4,378.3, -90.2, (-2%) And now, the top stories on Thursday: (snip)
  • Stocks Keep Sliding — Dow Off 245

    10/09/2014 9:03:28 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 10-9-2014 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland October 9, 2014The market is open and stocks are lower, with each of the averages down at least 1%. In morning trade on Thursday, the Dow was down 245 points, the S&P 500 was down 27 points, and the Nasdaq was down 45 points. On Thursday morning, bond yields fell all around the world, with the yield on the US 10-Year Treasury note falling to below 2.3%, its lowest level of the year. In economic news, the latest report on weekly initial jobless claims showed that claims fell to their lowest four-week average level since February 2006. (snip)
  • Jobs drive Dow, S&P 500 to records in short session. Dow Breaks 17,000.

    07/03/2014 1:31:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/03/2014 | By Ryan Vlastelica
    <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's holiday-shortened session ended with multiple records on Thursday, with the Dow topping 17,000 for the first time after the June jobs report came in much stronger than expected.</p> <p>Both the Dow and S&P 500 ended at their third consecutive record highs. The Nasdaq ended at its highest since 2000 and rose for a third straight week. The three major indexes wrapped up a week of solid gains on the day before the Independence Day holiday, when the U.S. stock market will be closed.</p>
  • Dow Closes at Record High, Just Short of 17,000-Point Milestone

    07/01/2014 1:43:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    NBC Business News ^ | 07/01/2014
    The Dow closed at a record high, just short of the 17,000-point milestone, as stocks surged on Tuesday after reports of expansion in U.S. manufacturing and better-than-expected sales for major U.S. automakers. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended unofficially 129 points higher at 16,956.07, eclipsing its June 20 record of 16,947.08. The S&P 500 also closed at a record high, climbing 13 points to 1973.32, and the Nasdaq added 50 points, or more than 1.1 percent. Tuesday's economic reports had the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index coming in at 55.3 in June, nearly unchanged from May's 55.4 reading.
  • Dow, S&P 500 hit new highs yet again; S&P set for six-day rally

    06/20/2014 11:58:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/20/2014 | Angela Moon
    U.S. stocks rose on Friday, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 to record levels and setting the benchmark index up to score its fourth weekly advance over the past five. But trading is expected to become volatile as the session progresses. Friday marks a "quadruple witching" day - the expiration of stock options, index options, index futures and single-stock futures - as traders close hedging positions or roll them over at the last minute. The six-day run of gains for the S&P 500 index was its longest winning streak since mid-April. For the week so far, the S&P 500...
  • How Much More Upside Is There? [S&P 500 and Dow hit new highs once again on jobs report]

    06/06/2014 2:23:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/06/2014 | Tyler Durden
    For 5 years the correlation between the expansion of the Federal Reserve's balance sheet and the growth of the S&P 500 has risen dramatically. Since QE3 was unveiled, the correlation is converging on 1 which of course is just happy coincidence and nothing to do with the free and easy flow of liquidity that month after month of Fed largesse has created. The problem is we now know that the hurdles to a Fed un-Taper are very high and so we can extrapolate the end-point for the Fed's balance sheet and where stocks would trade at that point. The...
  • Dow, S&P 500 set new records again!

    06/05/2014 2:14:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    InForum ^ | 06/05/2014
    The Dow and the S&P 500 ended at a new record on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut rates to record lows and pledged to do more if needed to fight off the risk of deflation. Investors are now focused on Friday's U.S. payrolls report for May. It is expected to show job growth slowed last month and the unemployment rate ticked up, but not by enough to upset the view that the economy is bouncing back. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a...
  • With Stocks at Record Highs, What Could Go Wrong?

    06/02/2014 6:42:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/02/2014 | By GREGORY ZUCKERMAN
    The S&P 500 is up nearly 10% since its 2014 low in the first week of February. The index, which tracks the largest stocks, is now at a record high, up 4.1% for the year. Behind the rebound is a view that stocks will continue to benefit from robust earnings, low interest rates and scant inflation. If those conditions persist, the market's climb could very well continue. But it's important to examine the issues that have the worrywarts up at night and the justification bears have for their downbeat outlooks. Below are some critical investor concerns, with a 1 to...
  • Are Stocks Cheap?

    05/11/2014 7:12:00 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/11/2014 | Tyler Durden
    As if the question actually needs to be asked, we thought the following 3 charts would provide at least some defense against the constant barrage of "healthy rotation" bullshit currently being used to maintain assets-under-management as professionals unwind their levered longs into a newly-willing retail public. As Gavekal notes, the following chart show that the median stock is trading at valuation levels only seen at the previous stock market highs of 2007 and 2000.Measuring the valuation level of the median stock in an index can help mitigate the market-cap-weighted bias associated with many index level valuation statistics. This is important...
  • Dow Jones Index closes at record as Fed keeps cutting stimulus

    04/30/2014 5:24:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 04/30/2014
    The Dow Jones industrial average closed at an all-time high Wednesday as the good narrowly outweighed the bad for the stock market. After investors took in some solid U.S. company earnings, the latest move from the Federal Reserve and a report of unexpectedly weak economic growth in the first quarter, the stock market managed its third straight day of gains. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45.47 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,580.84, four points above its previous record set on Dec. 31. It was the first day the index closed in positive territory for the year. The Standard &...