Stock Market Today: November 26, 2014
The U.S. stock market managed to make selective progress today, helped by a strong finish. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which had been lower for much of the day, closed up 13 points; the S&P 500 Index advanced six points; and the NASDAQ, which assumed the leadership role, rose 29 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 25, 2014
The major U.S. equity indexes did not stray too far from the breakeven line during today’s directionless session, which, save for last Friday’s notable move higher, has been the norm these days on Wall Street. The recent dearth of big moves in either direction is probably due to the major averages being at or near record levels (the S&P 500 Index finished above its five-day moving average for a record 28th consecutive session), while at the same time, there have been no noteworthy issues, especially on the domestic front, to roil investors and spark a selloff. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 24, 2014
The U.S. stock market put in a mixed, but selectively constructive, performance today. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up eight points; the S&P 500 Index had advanced six points; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was higher by over 40 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 21, 2014
Wall Street got a pleasant surprise today when news came before the market opened that China’s central bank was cutting interest rates. Adding to the euphoria was a pledge by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to be more aggressive about stimulating the euro zone economy. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 20, 2014
Stocks today rose modestly after a bevy of positive economic reports countered gloomy manufacturing data out of Europe and China. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 33 points higher; the NASDAQ rose 26 points; and the S&P 500 gained four points. Market breadth was stronger than these major indexes indicated, with about two stocks advancing for every one falling on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 19, 2014
It was predominantly a bearish day on Wall Street, but after falling to their intra-day nadirs in late morning, the major averages were able to climb somewhat off of those lows, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly moving into positive territory shortly after the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its latest monetary policy meeting in late October. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 18, 2014
Stocks turned in a solid performance today on the heels of upbeat business news this morning. For the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 40 points; the NASDAQ tacked on 31 points; and the S&P 500 added 10 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 17, 2014
Much like last week, the major equity averages did not stray too far from the breakeven line, but, overall, the mood on Wall Street was a bit more bearish than we saw throughout much of the prior five trading days. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 14, 2014
A very uneventful week of trading on Wall Street ended in fitting fashion today, with another listless session. The major U.S. equity averages once again did not stray too far from an unchanged reading, which was a common occurrence during the five-day stretch. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 13, 2014
The U.S. stock market put in a choppy, and generally weaker, session today. At the close of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 41 points; the broader S&P 500 Index ended higher by a point; and the technology-heavy NASDAQ advanced five points. Read more
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