Stock Market Today: June 20, 2018
The U.S. stock market put in a mixed, but selectively constructive session today, as traders seemed less concerned about America’s international trade situation. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 42 points, while the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead five points, and the NASDAQ was higher by 56 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: June 19, 2018

The U.S. equity markets opened today’s session down sharply, but things improved modestly as the day wore on. The continued slide in stocks was largely attributed to escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Over the weekend, China declared a new round of tariffs on U.S. goods in response to the 25% duties on $50 billion of Chinese merchandise announced by the Trump administration last Friday.

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Stock Market Today: June 18, 2018
Fears of a trade war continued to pressure large-cap stocks during Monday’s mixed session, with the multinational-heavy Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding more than 250 points at its morning nadir. But like on Friday’s dramatic session, the indexes pared their losses to varying degrees as the day wore on, with an additional surge that saw each of the composites recover considerably. Read more
Stock Market Today: June 15, 2018
Resurgent fears of a trade war and increased global oil supplies stoked a steep selloff for most of Friday, before a late-in-the-day rally ended up capping the indecisive week on only a slightly negative note. Indeed, news that the United States was planning to implement 25% tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese exports set the stage for the bearish tone that persisted through the early afternoon. Read more
Stock Market Today: June 14, 2018
The U.S. stock market put in a generally constructive session today. True, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 26 points. But the broader S&P 500 Index was up seven points, and the NASDAQ was higher by 65 points. Market breadth was favorable, too, as advancers managed to outnumber decliners on the NYSE. The technology and consumer cyclical stocks moved nicely higher, offsetting declines in the financial and energy names. Read more
Stock Market Today: June 13, 2018
Save for a little strength in the technology stocks, the major market averages were quiet for most of the day as investors awaited word from the Federal Reserve on its outlook for inflation and interest rates. Stocks weakened into the close, and finished near their lows for the day. All told, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 120 points; the S&P 500 gave back 11 points; and the NASDAQ fell eight points. More stocks fell than rose, indicating an uninspired tone to trading. Read more
Stock Market Today: June 12, 2018
U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday, as investors digested a number of political factors and looked ahead to the Fed’s impending interest-rate announcement tomorrow afternoon. The S&P 500 vacillated between positive and negative territory before finishing slightly higher and the Dow finished the day just shy of its breakeven line. Read more
Stock Market Today: June 11, 2018
The U.S. stock market moved nicely higher for much of the day, but sharply pared its gains near the end of the session. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead six points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up three points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was higher by 14 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: June 8, 2018
Early on Friday afternoon, the major U.S. indexes shook off some morning selling pressures and advanced modestly into positive territory. Indeed, even though the geopolitical and policy-related headwinds remained, the averages retained, even built on, their afternoon gains as the closing bell neared. Read more
Stock Market Today: June 7, 2018
The U.S. stock market put in a mixed performance today, after rising for several consecutive sessions. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 95 points, while the broader S&P 500 Index was down two points. However, it was the technology-heavy NASDAQ that was really hit, being lower by 54 points. Read more
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