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Stock Market Today: October 19, 2018

10/19/2018 The stock market continued to trade in an unsettled fashion to end the week. Volatility has been high since the previous Wednesday as investors have had to weigh the effects of rising interest rates, tariffs, and potentially slowing global growth against the backdrop of corporate earnings season. Investors do not like uncertainty, and the increased number of factors that could cause trouble has not gone over well on Wall Street.
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Stock Market Today: October 18, 2018

10/18/2018 The stock market opened lower this morning, weakened further around noon and into the early afternoon, but managed to firm up slightly at the end of the day. At the close of trading, the DowJonesIndustrial Average was down 327 points, after being off some 400 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 40 points; and the technology heavy NASDAQ was lower by 158points (a 2% drop).
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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Third Quarter 2018

10/17/2018 IBM shares pulled back meaningfully on the release of the company’s third-quarter financial results. September-periodearnings were flat, and revenues remained disappointing.
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Stock Market Today: September 27, 2018

09/27/2018 Trading started off strong today, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 climbedhigher in the early hours. Indeed, the Dow traded up to 26,557.01 (up 171.73 points from yesterday’s close) and the S&P reached as high as 2927.22 just before 1:00 PM EDT. However, this move upward reversed itself over the course of the day before rebounding slightly in the final minutes. In all, both indexes only wound up higher by around 0.3%, despite strong early trading.
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Stock Market Today: September 14, 2018

09/14/2018 Equities pressed ahead earlier this morning, sank into negative territory around noon, but managed to largely recover by the end of the session. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead nine points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up nominally; but the NASDAQ was off four points. Market breadth showed a mixed session, with advancers just ahead of decliners on the NYSE. The major equity groups were divided, too, as gains in the financials, industrials, and basic materials issues, offset losses in the healthcare and utility stocks.
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Stock Market Today: August 14, 2018

08/14/2018 The stock market opened higher this morning, managed to extend its gains through much of the afternoon, before easing slightly in the final hour of the session. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 112 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 18 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 52 points. Market breadth showed broad support for equities, with advancers ahead of decliners by a wide margin on the NYSE.
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Stock Market Today: August 6, 2018

08/06/2018 The major U.S. indexes began the week on a modestly high note, with advancing stocks outnumbering declining issues by a 1.5-to-1.0 margin. Leading the pack was the NASDAQ. The tech-centric composite was supported by a strong day for social media-turned-digital advertising powerhouse Facebook (FB), which gained roughly 3% in market valuation at its midday peak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was more mixed in nature, however, as International Business Machines (IBM) shed some of its late-week gains. Elsewhere, strength in energy and telecommunication trading helped the S&P 500 post a respectable advance.
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Stock Market Today: July 19, 2018

07/19/2018 The equity markets openedlower this morning, and remained mostly on the downside through the afternoon, as investors reacted negatively to a series of lackluster earnings reports. Further, concerns intensified that a broader trade war could develop between the United States and many other key countries. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 135 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 11 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 29 points.
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Dow 30 Earnings: International Business Machines Second Quarter 2018

07/19/2018 International Business Machines, (IBM) a global provider of computer software, services, and systems, and a component of the Dow 30, reported June-quarter earnings that topped expectations. Investors bid the stock up about 3% in early Thursday morning trading.
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