Stock Market Today: December 2, 2016
The U.S. equity market got off to a constructive start this morning, pulled back in the afternoon, before ending the day on a mixed note. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 22 points, while the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead nominally, and the NASDAQ was higher by five points. Market breadth showed a largely divided session, as advancers were just slightly ahead of decliners on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: December 1, 2016
Equities put in a mixed session today. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was higher by roughly 68 points, but the broader S&P 500 Index was off eight points, and the NASDAQ was down 73 points (well over 1% for the session). Market breadth was negative, as losers were well ahead of winners on the NYSE. Most equity sectors lost ground, with significant selling in the technology area. In contrast, the financial and energy stocks managed to advance moderately. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 30, 2016
U.S. stocks were mostly lower at the end of the day, after some afternoon profit taking negating some pockets of positivity from the morning hours. Investors are still digesting the incoming administration’s policies. And today’s market action seems to be in line with the post-election normal. The tech-heavy NASDAQ shed value throughout the day, stoked by ongoing trade-related ambiguity. The S&P 500 was mixed-to-positive for most of the day, until an afternoon economic release (discussed below) moderated these gains and dragged the average below the breakeven line. Finally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above the 19,200 threshold several times throughout the day, before falling back in mid-afternoon and into the close. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 29, 2016
The U.S. stock market managed to move higher for much of the session, before paring its gains considerably in the final hour of trading. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 24 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up three points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 11 points. There was a mixed quality to the market, as advancers were just about even with decliners on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 28, 2016
The U.S. stock market started off the new week on a lackluster note. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down roughly 54 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 12 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 30 points. There was a negative tone to today’s session, with decliners easily outpacing advancers on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 23, 2016
The equity markets delivered a mixed performance today. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 59 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up slightly; but, the NASDAQ was lower by six points. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 22, 2016
U.S. equities started the day off on the same bullish note that has characterized post-election trading, but exhibited more up-and-down activity through most of the afternoon. Then, as the final hour of trading neared, a sudden jolt of buying drove the New York Stock Exchange higher, helping the NYSE composite to eventually finish the day 28 points ahead of where it began. At the close, advancing stocks outnumbered the declining issues by a more-than 2-to-1 ratio, driven especially by gains in mid- and small-cap equities. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 21, 2016
Stocks got off to a good start on the first day of the new week. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 89 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 16 points; and the NASDAQ, which displayed leadership, was higher by 47 points. Market breadth was highly supportive, with advancers well ahead of decliners on the NYSE. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 18, 2016
U.S. equities ended a strong week on something of a mixed note, with advancing and declining shares roughly equaling each other throughout the day. The Trump-stoked rally has benefited several sectors since last week, like basic materials and industrials, but those gains tempered over the past two days. Read more
Stock Market Today: November 17, 2016
U.S. equities made further progress today. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was higher by 36 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 10 points; and the NASDAQ, which led the pack, was higher by 39 points. Market breadth suggested a somewhat mixed performance, with winners about even with losers on the NYSE. Read more
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