Stock Market Today: May 22, 2017
The stock market made some progress today, as we embarked on a new trading week. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 90 points; the S&P 500 Index was up 12 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 50 points. Market breadth showed broad based participation, with advancers well ahead of decliners on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 19, 2017
Stocks opened higher this morning, strengthened further in the early afternoon, but softened some by the end of the day. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 141 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 16 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 29 points. Today's rally partially extends yesterday’s advance, and may suggest some commitment on the part of traders. However, the modest selling late that took place late in the day should not go unnoticed. It must be noted that the market has started to become quite volatile, due, in part, to mounting political concerns. For now, Wall Street is weighing the situation in Washington against a quite vibrant economy and corporate sector. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 18, 2017
The stock market managed to recover some ground today, after yesterday’s steep selloff. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 56 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up nine points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 44 points. Market breadth was slightly favorable, as winners were modestly ahead of losers on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 17, 2017
Wall Street endured a major selloff today on worries that President Trump’s agenda to spur growth would be delayed, or derailed, by the potential fallout that might occur as to whether the President tried to sidetrack an FBI investigation. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 373 points; the NASDAQ dropped 159 points; and the S&P 500 slumped 44 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 16, 2017
The stock market opened higher early this morning, but encountered some resistance as the session moved along. Then, after a series of brief ups and downs during the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed off two points; the broader S&P 500 Index was down two points; while the NASDAQ was higher by 20 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 15, 2017
The stock market opened higher this morning, and managed to maintain its gains throughout the afternoon. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 85 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 11 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 28 points. Market breadth was favorable, with winners well ahead of losers on the NYSE. Essentially all of the major equity groups pressed ahead today. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 12, 2017
The stock market finished the week on a generally softer note. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 23 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off nearly four points; but the NASDAQ, which managed to buck the downtrend, ended the session higher by five points. Market breadth showed a weaker tone, as declining issues outnumbered advancers on the NYSE. From a sector perspective, the consumer, financial, and basic materials issues retreated, while the healthcare, telecom, and utility stocks managed to make some progress. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 11, 2017

 Stocks moved notably lower this morning, but managed to pare much of these losses in the afternoon. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 24 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off five points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 13 points.

 

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Stock Market Today: May 10, 2017
Investors at midweek largely shrugged off the latest drama out of Washington, and stocks traded in a fairly narrow range for most of the day. At the closing bell, the major averages were mixed, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 33 points; but the NASDAQ tacked on nine points and the S&P 500 added a few points. Market breadth told a favorable story, as advancing issues outpaced decliners by a healthy margin on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Read more
Stock Market Today: May 9, 2017
The equity market headed higher this morning, but ended on a generally mixed-to-weaker note. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 37 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off four points, but the NASDAQ was higher by 18 points. Market breadth showed a soft session, with decliners ahead of advancers on the NYSE. Read more
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