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The stock market is risky—even when it is going in the right direction. Investors were reminded of that during the fourth quarter of 2018, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 nearly suffered full-blown bear markets. Portfolio managers measure the “value at risk” of their portfolios, using recent volatility to calculate the loses they might sustain in a pullback.
It has been quite a strong start to the year so far—one of the best of the past 100 years. That’s the good news. Weaker-than-expected housing data is the bad news.
Bears worry about valuations, profit margins, the length of the economic expansion, and the lack of flows. They may be overstating the problem.
For investors, though, it’s a dream come true. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 147.24 points, or 0.6%, to close at 26,559.54, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to 2905.03, and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.2% to 7998.06. Fears of a looming recession induced panic-selling in December and left investors wondering what had happened.
“Sell in May and go away” is an old, oft-repeated investment saw that no one actually follows. But can an investor actually improve returns simply by following the calendar? The answer might surprise you.
The market started with small gains Thursday, only to wobble at midday, before regaining ground at the end of the day. Markets will be closed for the Good Friday holiday.
Stocks advanced ahead of a holiday weekend, with market sentiment divided between two technology initial public offerings and the long-awaited release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s election meddling.
Investing.com – Stocks rebounded from session lows to end higher Thursday as gains in industrials helped offset weakness in energy stocks.
The latest round of earnings reports propelled U.S. stocks higher, following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Stocks have lost some of their morning momentum approaching midday Thursday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 91.96 points, or 0.4%, to 26,541.50 in recent trading, while the S&P 500has ticked up 0.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite is down 0.2%. Just don’t blame the release of the Mueller report, which seems to have been ignored by the market.
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Based on the early price action and the current price at 26497, the direction of the June E-mini Dow Jones Industrial Average the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the uptrending Gann angle at 26529.
Stock-index futures were a little lower as more earnings reports poured in and investors waited for the release of the Mueller report this morning. Also in focus is Pinterest’s initial public offering.
Reports of a potential acquisition by the marijuana company lifted Canopy, while Alcoa, Las Vegas Sands, Snap, and United Rentals were in focus as well.
STOCKSTOWATCHTODAY BLOG 7:31 a.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average looks set for a lower open Thursday as the market awaits the release of the Mueller report. Dow futures have declined 34 points, or 0.
You don’t have to look hard for reasons why stocks are nearing new highs—and most of them can be found in the wreckage of the December selloff.
Investing.com - Stocks started the day slightly higher Thursday in what is expected to be a slow day of trading ahead of the three-day weekend.
Major Asia-Pacific markets closed lower. On the trade front, sources told CNBC on Wednesday that Beijing officials are looking at U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming international travel dates that might offer potential for a summit off of American soil. Major Asia-Pacific markets closed lower on Thursday, with Indonesia's benchmark index bucking the overall trend as stocks jumped on election hopes.
Tuesday’s rally put all three indexes less than 1.5% from records, but investors were too skittish to push forward. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 0.01% to 26,449.54. The S&P 500 lost 6.61 points, or 0.23%, to end at 2900.45, and the Nasdaq Composite slipped 4.15 points, or 0.05%, to close at 7996.08.
U.S. stocks ended a choppy session slightly lower as investors considered stronger-than-expected economic data from China and a latest batch of corporate earnings results.
Investing.com - The Dow ended the day flat Wednesday, with earnings providing little direction and health care stocks slumping on concerns that potential reforms may wreak havoc on the sector.
Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer sits down with Eric Schmidt, Technical Advisor to the Board of Alphabet, former CEO and Executive Chairman at Google, and co-author of the new book, "Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell."