Stock Market Today: October 31, 2014
It was a tale of two cities for Wall Street this October, a month that has historically been a volatile one for investors, but often a good one. And on that account, the last four weeks of trading did not disappoint those expecting such volatility. Read more
Stock Market Today: October 30, 2014
The U.S. stock market got off to a mixed start this morning, but managed to firm up nicely as the session progressed. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which led the charge, was up 221 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was higher by 12 points; and the NASDAQ was ahead 17 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: October 29, 2014
The U.S. stock market opened higher this morning, but slipped into negative territory around noon. The losses then increased into the late afternoon, but equities managed to close well off their lows, helped by some last minute buying. Read more
Stock Market Today: October 28, 2014

The major U.S. equity indexes started today’s session to the upside and never looked back, with buying intensifying into the closing bell. It was a convincing win for the bulls, which has been commonplace in the second half of this month.

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Stock Market Today: October 27, 2014
The U.S. equity market fresh off of last week’s rally on Wall Street succumbed to some selective profit taking today, especially early in the session. There was a definite negative undertone to trading at that time, with the selling was rather pronounced in certain sectors. Overall, though, the major equity indexes did not stray too far from the neutral line, and ended the session with just small changes. Read more
Stock Market Today: October 24, 2014
Stocks finished the week with a flourish on Friday, as good earnings from big-name companies powered the market higher. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 127 points, the NASDAQ gained 31 points, and the S&P 500 tacked on 14 points. For the week the Dow was up 425 points; the NASDAQ, 226 points; And the S&P, 78 points. Stocks were higher four days out of five, with Wednesday’s session the only downer. Read more
Stock Market Today: October 23, 2014
Stocks rallied sharply today on favorable earnings and economic news, although they finished off their best levels of the session. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 217 points, the NASDAQ had gained 70 points, and the S&P 500 was 24 points to the good. Read more
Stock Market Today: October 22, 2014
Stocks ran out of steam in afternoon trading today, closing notably lower after a nice run since late last week. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 153 points, the NASDAQ dropped 37 points, and the S&P 500 gave back 14 points. Market breadth attested to the weakness, with the number of stocks falling outpacing winners by a wide margin on both the Big Board and the NASDAQ. Read more
Stock Market Today: October 21, 2014
Stocks surged today on generally upbeat earnings news and more favorable news from abroad. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 215 points, the NASDAQ had jumped 103 points, and the S&P 500 had pushed ahead 37 points. Market breadth was strongly positive, with many more winners than losers. Read more
Stock Market Today: October 20, 2014
Wall Street got back to work in a fairly good mood today after the weekend. Stocks closed broadly higher as a result, although that was tough to see in the widely watched Dow Jones Industrial Average, where a sharp drop in the shares of IBM held back the performance of the venerable 30-stock index. Read more
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