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  • 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 &...
  • The Real Reason the Stock Market Is Rigged

    04/07/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT · by Errant · 18 replies
    Money Morning ^ | 7 April 2014 | Shah Gilani
    Everyone's talking about Michael Lewis' latest book Flash Boys and HFT (high-frequency trading) and whether the markets are rigged. What they're not talking about is how the markets have been set up for institutionalized rigging. I'm not kidding. The markets are rigged. You're going to have to get over it and deal with it. The rigging is in the system and that's just the way it is... As to HFT, I'll get to that... But you can't pass judgment on HFT until you understand how cascading technology and unintended consequences landed us in the deep end of the dark pool...
  • Dow Futures way down all of a sudden

    03/02/2014 3:52:03 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 61 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 3 March 2014 | Some buy in the back office
    Dow futures down -127 at this time.
  • How To Deal With The Scary 1929 Parallel Chart

    02/20/2014 12:01:40 AM PST · by waus · 8 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 2-11-14 | Chris Chiovacco
    There are eerie parallels between the stock market's recent behavior and how it behaved right before the 1929 crash. That at least is the conclusion reached by a frightening chart that has been making the rounds on Wall Street. The chart superimposes the market's recent performance on top of a plot of its gyrations in 1928 and 1929. The picture isn't pretty. And it's not as easy as you might think to wriggle out from underneath the bearish significance of this chart.
  • Stock Market Drop: Here’s Why the Emerging Markets Crisis of 2014 is a Red Herring

    02/05/2014 8:34:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/05/2014 | Nicholas Vardy
    With U.S. and global stock markets continuing to slide this week, the long-awaited market correction may be upon us. With the Japanese market sliding 4% overnight, it now looks like the current pullback may have more to go. As I wrote in January, the overwhelming optimism for U.S. markets at the start of the year had made me cautious. My favorite sentiment indicators were showing that the market was overbought. And in my mind, a pullback was always a matter of “when” rather than “if.” That said, it is worth keeping some perspective. With the S&P 500 still only...
  • Stocks unravel after factory report; Dow sinks 300-plus points

    02/03/2014 2:33:52 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 35 replies
    CNBC.COM ^ | Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | Kate Gibson
    Stocks were battered on Monday, with investors fleeing equities after factory data cast a negative light on the economy. Article Link: Stocks unravel after factory report
  • Steep market selloff continues weak 2014 for stocks, Dow tumbles over 300 points

    02/03/2014 1:54:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    After a blistering four-month rally that took stocks to record highs last year, January could not have been more different, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) fell more than 5%. In the first month of the year, traders worried the financial health of both the U.S. and smaller nations meant stocks were too dangerous to continue owning for the time being, especially after a nearly uninterrupted rise that began in early 2009. Those jitters continued on the first trading day in February, driven by weakness in a manufacturing index from the Institute for Supply Management. By the close of...
  • Dow tumbles 300 points on weak data

    02/03/2014 12:38:51 PM PST · by Signalman · 42 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 2/3/2014 | Hibah Yousuf
    February is looking an awful lot like January for investors. Emphasis on awful. The Dow tumbled more than 300 points Monday afternoon, or almost 2%, after a much worse-than-expected reading on manufacturing activity. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were down more than 2%. CNNMoney's Tech 30 index was also down sharply. Investors were disappointed after the Institute for Supply Management's monthly index showed that manufacturing activity last month expanded at its weakest pace since May. The bad news comes as investors are still reeling from a rough January. Disappointing earnings and volatility in emerging markets sent stocks sharply lower during...
  • US stocks slammed; Dow falls 300-plus points in worst week since 2011

    01/24/2014 4:13:44 PM PST · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 24 Jan 2014 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. stocks fell sharply and Treasuries rallied on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling triple-digits for a second session and posting its worst week since November 2011, as investors pulled money from emerging markets and other assets viewed as risky. As Wall Street's faith in some of the world's largest developed countries unraveled, currencies of those nations were hit, with Turkey's lira falling to a record low against the dollar, and Argentina's peso down sharply against the U.S. currency. "We've touched off by what's going on around the world, so to speak, and are reallocating assets from some...
  • Stocks plunge in U.S., Dow sinks 318 points

    01/24/2014 1:19:17 PM PST · by John W · 81 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Chris Nichols
    Stocks in the U.S. slumped at the end of the week, including a dive of 318 points for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as traders caved in to worries about global stability and the health of various economies. Concerns about weak growth in China — a critical market for Western trade — melded with currency drops in countries such as India and Turkey, prompting investors to flee from stocks, which are viewed as riskier than bonds or gold. The S&P 500, a broad measure of the American market, lost 2% to 1,792 Friday, and the Nasdaq Composite slid 2.1% to...
  • Filtering the S&P 500's Echoes of the Past, Part 1

    11/24/2013 5:44:00 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2013 | Political Calculations
    What exactly was happening one year ago and just six months ago in the stock market? We're asking that question today is because of the two charts we featured yesterday that we're showing side-by-side below, which look very similar to one another except for the very recent trajectory of stock prices: In the chart on the left, we're showing the change in the year-over-year growth rate of S&P stock prices with respect to the change in the year-over-year growth rate of expected future dividends per share. In the chart on the right, almost everything is the same as on the...
  • History Made: Dow Closes Above 16K for First Time

    11/21/2013 5:24:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/21/2013 | Adam Samson
    The Dow rallied more than 100 points to close above the 16000 mark for the first in history amid optimism the Fed will keep its foot firmly on the economic accelerator. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) rose 109 points, or 0.69%, to 16010, the S&P 500 (GSPC) advanced 14.5 points, or 0.81%, to 1796 and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) gained 47.9 points, or 1.2%, to 3969. Wall Street has rallied in a big way this year. The Dow is up more than 22%, and has rallied 145% since its bear-market low in March 2009.
  • Dow Hits 16,000 for First Time, S&P 500 Hits 1,800 (Both all time highs)

    11/18/2013 8:14:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/2013
    Stock market indexes are hitting new milestones on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 16,000 points for the first time early Monday and the Standard & Poor's 500 index crossed 1,800 points. Stocks have been rising sharply this year as the U.S. economy improves, companies report bigger profits and the Federal Reserve keeps up its easy-money policies.
  • Dow, S&P close at new highs; Exxon Mobil leads Dow

    11/15/2013 2:18:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/15/2013 | By Luke Swiderski
    The Dow and the S&P 500 hit new highs on Friday for a sixth straight week of gains, as investors continued to take cues from Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen, who told a Senate Committee it was too early to end the central bank's stimulus. Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp led the blue chip Dow index higher. They rose 2.2 percent to $95.27 a day after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed a new $3.45 billion stake in the second-largest U.S. company by market value, behind only Apple Inc [ID:nL2N0IZ2HD] Both the S&P and Dow capped a fourth straight...
  • Dow Jones Adds Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike: Drops Bank of America, HP and Alcoa

    09/10/2013 7:25:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Top News USA ^ | 09/10/2013 | Ryan Bilanich
    Dow Jones Industrial Average has planned adding Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike. The index will also remove Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America and Alcoa. Investment bank Goldman Sachs would benefit from the addition to the stock index. The changes will be implemented from September 23. Dow Jones includes 30 stocks and gives an indication of the better performing companies in the stock market. The three companies to be removed from the index were trading low on the stock markets. The stocks have underperformed the market. Goldman Sachs stock was up by 2.3 percent in premarket trading. Visa and Nike both were...
  • S&P, Dow hit records as earnings roll out

    07/18/2013 8:54:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/18/2013 | Leah Schnurr
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 scaled fresh heights on Thursday, boosted by better than expected results from Morgan Stanley and United Health, while investors looked to a second day of congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) surged 4.1 percent to $27.64 after the bank reported stronger-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit as revenue grew in all its major businesses. A jump in shares of UnitedHealth (UNH.N) helped boost the Dow and other health insurers. UnitedHealth was up 5.7 percent at $70.03 after the company's results beat expectations, while the S&P health...
  • Loss of Faith in Fed? Dow Plummets -353.97, Yields Spike, M2 Velocity Dives

    06/20/2013 2:55:09 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 17 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/20/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The day after The Fed’s FOMC meeting, the Dow fell -353.97 points. Equities were down around the world on fears of a withdrawal of monetary stimulus. We are back to that pivotal date when monetary policy ceased to work: May 2nd. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) has risen since May 2nd. The Morgan Stanley MSCI US REIT Index has plunged since May 2nd as well. The US Treasury 10 year rate has soared since May 2nd. And M2 Money Velocity continues to nosedive (though not just today). Was May 2nd the night Central Bank policy died?
  • Can we finally stop using the DOW as a measure of our economic health?

    06/10/2013 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/10/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The New York Stock Exchange is the largest gambling casino in the world. It is a place little fish are constantly eaten up by bigger fish. The big players are willing participants in the growth and maintenance of Barack Obama’s Potemkin Village. No one intelligent enough to have their hands on a large amount of money can possibly be ignorant of the chicanery that makes the Stock Market LOOK like an accurate reflection of the health of our economy. Indeed they take their seats in Obama’s casino every day counting on the $80 Billion the Fed is creating out of...
  • Vanity - Late DOW opening today

    06/06/2013 11:52:21 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 14 replies
    6-6-2013 | RS
    Sorry for the vanity post. I have looked around and can't find a reason why the DOW opened 15 min late today. Something that I have not seen before.
  • Traders Confused: Is the Jobs Market Improving or Not?

    06/05/2013 7:11:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/05/2013 | Bob Pisani
    Traders confused: is the job market improving, or not? Markets were volatile again today, this time on signs that the jobs market may not be as strong as some hoped. A report on private sector employment by ADP was weaker than expected, as was an employment gauge released as part of a survey of purchasing managers in the services industry. That is causing some to consider lowering their estimates for Friday's critical May jobs report. This is confusing, because Fed officials have been talking about tapering their purchases of bonds as the job market improves. So which is it? To...
  • Broad Selloff: Stocks Tumble 1%, Dow Falls 200 to Close Below 15,000

    06/05/2013 1:25:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/05/2013 | By: JeeYeon Park
    Stocks posted sharp declines across the board Wednesday, with the Dow ending below 15,000, following weakness in overseas markets and amid concerns over when the Fed will start tapering its bond-buying program on the heels of several mixed economic reports. "There has to be some sort of convergence between stock prices and economic data," said Sal Arnuk, co-manager of trading at Themis, noting that the move lower has been "quiet and orderly" with "adequate volume." "The selloff's based on lukewarm economic data, fear over Fed tapering and it's also somewhat natural given the highs we've recently made." The Dow Jones...
  • Dow 15,000? Try 116,200 (Why we'll hit that number before 2050 and why it's not far-fetched)

    05/11/2013 9:56:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 05/10/2013 | CHUCK JAFFE
    When the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 15,000, it had me dreaming of bigger things. Specifically: Dow 116,200. That was the market level predicted by mutual fund pioneer Bill Berger in a 1995 speech at a Society of American Business Editors and Writers conference in Boston, and it was almost as laughable then — with the Dow at 4,500 — as it seems now, when it stands more than 100,000 points into the Dow’s future. Berger wasn’t expecting hyperinflation on the index; instead, the 70-something founder of the Berger Funds (which shuttered shortly after his death a few years later)...
  • Stocks Hit All-Time Highs: S&P Breaks New Record Above 1,600, Dow Above 15,000

    05/03/2013 8:12:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    An unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs report pushed stock markets higher on Friday as investors welcomed signs that the world's largest economy is not slowing down as quickly as some had feared.
  • Dow 16,000! (Barron's Poll Shows Record Level of Bullishness Among Money Managers)

    04/23/2013 6:28:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Barron's Online ^ | 04/20/2013 | JACK WILLOUGHBY
    The stock market isn't the only thing that has set records this spring. Barron's semiannual Big Money poll of professional investors also is setting a record -- for bullishness, that is. In our latest survey, 74% of money managers identify themselves as bullish or very bullish about the prospects for U.S. stocks -- an all-time high for Big Money, going back more than 20 years. What's more, about a third of managers expect the Dow Jones industrials to scale the 16,000 level by the middle of next year, notwithstanding a dismal week of selling that left the blue-chip index at...
  • Dow, S&P 500 close at record highs (for the third straight day)

    04/11/2013 1:07:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/11/2013
    Technology stocks roared back Wednesday, driving the Standard & Poor's 500 and Dow Jones industrial average to record highs. The industry has lagged the broader market this year, but surged after network communications company Adtran reported earnings that were double what Wall Street analysts expected. That boosted optimism that businesses will increase spending on technology equipment. Chipmakers Micron (MU) and Intel (INTC) jumped, as did other network equipment makers like Cisco (CSCO) and JDS Uniphase (JDSU). Stocks were also up on an optimistic reading of the Federal Reserve's latest minutes. Technology stocks rose 1.8 percent, the most of the 10...
  • The Last Resistance Level Before a Major S&P 500 Breakout

    03/22/2013 3:34:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 03/22/2013 | By Jeff Macke
    Depending on who you ask, the stock market is: a) overbought, b) a bubble, c) poised to go much higher, d) on the cusp of a correction, e) anything else you could possibly think of and then some. Whenever a range of opinions is this wide and passions this high, it's a great time to step back and take a look at the charts. Charts don't care how you personally feel or what you hear at the cocktail party. That's one reason pros tend to use them; whether they admit to it or not. As the co-founder of ChartLabPro.com Greg...
  • The Dow Hits An All-Time High! Translation: A Bubble Is Always Biggest Right Before It Bursts

    03/10/2013 8:07:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/09/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Reckless money printing by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has pumped up the Dow to a brand new all-time high. So what comes next? Will the Dow go even higher? Hopefully it will. In fact, it would be great if the Dow was able to hit 15,000 before it finally came crashing down. That would give all of us some more time to prepare for the nightmarish economic crisis that is rapidly approaching. As you will see below, the U.S. economy is in far, far worse shape than it was the last time the Dow reached a record high back...
  • The Bernanke Market (Dow at record high because of loose Fed money)

    03/08/2013 4:02:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2013 | Bruce Johnson
    Ben is to the stock market as Lance Armstrong is to bike racing. Why the steroids Ben? The "emergency" rates don't seem appropriate when stocks are at record highs. Are they emergency rates still? Accommodative? Accommodative for what? Higher employment? Well, low rates creating 'maximum" employment is a theory and we haven't quite proven its effectiveness in an international arrangement in which cheap labor around the world supplies us, indirectly, the manufacturing for our needs and wants. And what of the third unspoken mandate of the Federal Reserve? "Moderate interest rates" are supposed to be maintained by the Federal Reserve...
  • ADP Says U.S. Added 198,000 Jobs In Feb.; Dow Stays At Record High

    03/06/2013 6:38:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/06/2013
    U.S. job growth kept apace last month, a new report this morning shows, a bright sign for the economy that allowed stocks to continue to set new highs. Private companies added 198,000 workers in February, according to the monthly estimate from payroll giant ADP. Analysts expected ADP to report 173,000 new jobs. Growth fell, though, from a month earlier when businesses added 215,000. After closing at a new record yesterday, the Dow Jones industrial average rose still more in pre-market trading. Dow futures gained 47 points. Nasdaq futures added 4.8 points, and the S&P 500 increased 6.9 points. Attention now...
  • Dow Hits All-Time High: What’s Next for Lofty Stock Market?

    03/05/2013 10:56:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 03/05/2013 | By Matt Nesto
    In the face of great skepticism and a laundry list of reasons why it shouldn't be happening, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) burst higher in early trading today, eclipsing the previous closing high of 14,164 set on October 9, 2007. As it stands, the DJIA is also trading above the record intraday high of 14,198. While the Dow's move into all-time high territory was not entirely unexpected, it is nonetheless a momentous achievement. Of particular note is the fact that today's record comes just four days shy of what will be the index's 4th anniversary of its low, which...
  • The Dow at 14,000: not as good as gold (Do not be fooled by the DJIA hitting record highs)

    02/11/2013 7:41:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/12/2013 | Seth Lipsky
    What an illuminating week for Wall Street — the Dow Jones Industrial Average has been bobbling just above and below the record high 14,000 mark, even as the country comes to grip with the reports that its economy has actually been slumping, with GDP shrinking 0.1 percent in the last quarter of 2012. The Obama administration is trying to put a bright face on things — but the rest of us feel like we’re smoking more now and enjoying it less. Well, guess what: While the Dow Jones Industrials have been edging past 14,000, the actual value of those stocks...
  • Dow 14K 2nd time around (Don't Get Out the Party Hats Yet)

    02/04/2013 6:34:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/04/2013 | Terry Keenan
    Wall Street put on the party hats as the Dow Jones industrial average closed over the 14,000 mark for the first time since October 2007, punctuating the longest winning streak for stocks since 2004. But before you get giddy, it’s worth taking a closer look at what this means for the pocketbooks of most Americans. Despite a 5.5 percent increase in home values in 2012, according to the Case-Shiller index, the price of the average home in the US is precisely where it was a decade ago — no appreciation in home equity at all. As for blue chip stocks,...
  • And We're Back! Dow 14,000 Fuels a New Wealth Boom

    02/01/2013 3:13:45 PM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 49 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | Robert Frank
    The next American wealth boom has officially begun. It may not feel like it for many Americans. But with the Dow breaching 14,000, shareholders and investors have recovered the more than $8 trillion in wealth lost during the recession and attained levels of paper wealth they haven't seen since the Roaring Oughts. The stock market has gone from wealth destroyer to the nation's largest manufacturer of new millionaires and billionaires. The market moves are creating a new virtuous cycle of confidence for the wealthy. A new survey from Spectrem Group shows that millionaire confidence in the economy hit the highest...
  • Dow hits 14,000 for 1st time since October 2007

    02/01/2013 12:10:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/01/2013 | Christina Rexrode
    NEW YORK -- The Dow stock market index flirted with the 14,000 line Friday, bringing reminders of the last time it hit that mark — almost a different era, before the financial crisis rocked the world economy. Propelled by reports on U.S. jobs and auto sales, the Dow Jones industrial average crossed the line and kept its ground through the early afternoon, after flitting back and forth throughout the morning. The other major stock indexes also rose. "There's a newfound enthusiasm for the equity market," said Jim Russell, regional investment director at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Minneapolis. But market...
  • Wall St.’s post-election case of the willies

    11/09/2012 7:01:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/09/2012 | Charles Gasparino
    The Wall Street crowd here in New York isn’t buying all the happy talk from Washington pols about how they’re ready to compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” What gives them pause? Take a really close look at Tuesday’s election results. For the markets, President Obama’s victory and the outcome of the House and Senate races represent a worst-case scenario: a deeply divided government with both sides claiming that neither has a mandate. With that, gridlock — and the fiscal-cliff scenario of economically crippling tax increases and budget cuts — is not just possible but likely. At least that’s what...
  • Investors Fear More Than Just a 'Fiscal Cliff'

    11/07/2012 6:58:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    The Dow plunged 313 points yesterday, but don’t believe news media reports that it was the nearness of the “fiscal cliff” that caused the selloff. What spooked investors is a bigger picture that recognizes the economically catastrophic implications of a second Obama term. To be clear, there is nothing Romney could have done to avoid the deflationary Depression that lies ahead. However, a Romney presidency might have at least served as a reality check on malfeasant fiscal practices, delaying the onslaught of hard times for perhaps long enough to allow Americans to put their financial houses in better order before...