Stock Market Today: August 29, 2014

Market Daily Updates After The Close - The U.S. stock market opened higher this morning, pulled back after about an hour, quickly recovered, and then spent the rest of the day drifting higher again. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, generally the weakest of the indexes, was up 19

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Stock Market Today: August 28, 2014
The U.S. stock market got off to a weak start this morning, following steep losses in Europe, but managed to pare the red ink through the afternoon. Some of the weakness earlier today may have been due to concerns about the ongoing political problems between Russia and Ukraine. Specifically, conflicting reports of military maneuvers in the region did not help matters. Meanwhile, by the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 42 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off three points; and the technology-laden NASDAQ was lower by 12 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 27, 2014
It was a directionless session of trading on Wall Street today. Neither the recently reinvigorated bulls nor the bears made any kind of big statement during a nondescript session of trading. Overall, investors seemed to favor the large-cap issues a bit more than their small-cap brethren, which, with one exception being yesterday, has been the norm for the better part of this year. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 26, 2014
The U.S. equity market pressed modestly forward again today, as investors, emboldened by some encouraging economic reports and a flurry of M&A activity, continued to shrug off growing geopolitical unrest overseas. During the latest constructive session for equities, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index hit new intra-day highs, while the tech-heavy NASDAQ showed continued strength. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 25, 2014
The U.S. stock market put in a constructive session today. At the close of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 76 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead 10 points; and the technology-laden NASDAQ was higher by 19 points. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 22, 2014
Stocks enjoyed a fine week in the next to last week of August, except that it ended on a lackluster note on Friday. The past five days saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average rise about 2%, retaking the 17,000 level, and the S&P 500 establish a new all-time closing high. Meanwhile, although the NASDAQ was a bit of a laggard, that tech-weighted barometer still managed to attain its highest level in 14 years. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 21, 2014
Stocks turned in another winning performance today in a session that resembled yesterday’s, but with more inclusion on the upside and less volatility. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 61 points to the good, while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ each tacked on six points. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 20, 2014
Stocks were mostly--but not uniformly--higher today, with the major averages faring better than the broader market. Following two days of broad gains this week, trading started out on a more subdued note this morning, as investors awaited this afternoon’s release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last two-day meeting on July 29-30 in the hope of deciphering clues as to interest-rate policy. Read more
Stock Market Today: August 19, 2014
The U.S. stock market got off to a positive start this morning, and managed to advance further through the afternoon. At the close of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 81 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 10 points; and the technology-laden NASDAQ was higher by 19 points Read more
Stock Market Today: August 18, 2014
The U.S. stock market opened notably higher this morning, and managed to extend these gains and hold onto them through the close. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 176 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 17 points; and the NASDAQ tacked on 43 points, closing at a 14-year high. Read more
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