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Dow Makes History

It reaches 23K for the first time

(Newser) - Expect some presidential tweets after this: The Dow reached 23,000 for the first time in its history Tuesday morning. President Trump has been boasting of late about the stock market's rise during his presidency, and MarketWatch reports that the most recent surge seems to be tied to Wall... More »

One Stock Has Helped Dow's Rise More Than Any Other

It's Boeing, not Apple

(Newser) - The Dow eclipsed 22,000 for the first time in its 121-year history on Wednesday, helped to the mark soon after the opening bell by a strong earnings report from Apple. The index fell below the mark at points during the day but closed in milestone territory at 22,016,... More »

Dow's Latest Feat: Topping 22K, Thanks to Apple

After hitting 21K on March 1

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 22,000 for the first time at the open on Wednesday, and MarketWatch gives some context: Should it close above that mark, it would be the third 1,000-point milestone in a year, the most the Dow has achieved in that span. (Though... More »

Wall Street's Bull Market Celebrates a Milestone

It's 8 years old, but how can it last?

(Newser) - Thursday is a Wall Street milestone: The bull market that began on March 9, 2009, turns 8 years old, making it the second-longest such run in history. (It would need to go another year and a half or so to match the record from 1990 to 2000.) Some coverage:... More »

Dow Hitting 20K May Prove 'Meaningless'

Some experts say there's a lot of unwarranted hype over the milestone

(Newser) - On Wednesday, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 20,000 for the first time since it was established in 1896 , leading to much fanfare … and just as much skepticism about the milestone's significance. Quartz , for example, calls hitting this benchmark "meaningless," offering a mathematical illustration—... More »

Across the World, a Black Friday

The markets are reeling

(Newser) - Brace yourself for an "ugly open," America, warns MarketWatch in dubbing today "the most volatile and frightening trading day" the world has experienced since China fears rocked markets last August. The Brexit shocker sent Dow Jones futures plunging as much as 700 points, though as of this... More »

Report: Russians Hacked Dow Jones for Stock Tips

Dow Jones denies any knowledge of such a hack

(Newser) - Citing interviews with four anonymous sources, Bloomberg reports Russian hackers broke into Dow Jones & Co. servers a year or so ago and stole stock information before it was public. Dow Jones, which is part of News Corp and owns the Wall Street Journal, claims it's unaware of any... More »

Dow Down 1K in Opening Minutes

Stock futures were down 850+ points earlier

(Newser) - MarketWatch used a stock photo of the Grim Reaper and words like "carnage" in an early-morning article on stock futures—it appears to have been prescient. After an ugly morning in which Dow futures plummeted some 850 points, the Dow fell by more than 1,000 points in... More »

Dow Plunging Again as 'Fear Index' Rises

China and the Fed contribute to sinking markets

(Newser) - Yesterday's 300-plus plunge of the Dow was no fluke: It was down that much again today around mid-day as the markets headed toward their worst week of 2015, reports TheStreet . Fears about China's slowing economy were driving the declines, and concerns about a looming rate hike by the... More »

Dow Ends Down 173 After Huge Drop Earlier

Markets teeter amid bad global news

(Newser) - You know it's a bad day on Wall Street when the Dow closes down 173 points, and that's seen as relatively good news. The reason is that it was down more than 460 points shortly before 2pm before rebounding in the final two hours, reports TheStreet . The S&... More »

Dow Hits 16K for First Time

And S&P is trading above 1.8K

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 16,000 threshold this morning for the first time, with Boeing—bolstered by hefty 777X orders at the Dubai Airshow yesterday—acting as one of the day's biggest movers, reports the AP . The S&P 500, meanwhile, was trading above 1,800;... More »

Dow Jumps 200 on Deal Reports

Market breathes a sigh of relief

(Newser) - Investors sprang into action today on reports that a Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit "is in hand," sending stocks soaring. At one point the Dow was up as much as 200 points in midday trading, and as of 11:39am was still... More »

Fed Keeps Pedal On Gas; Markets Hit Records

In surprise move, bond buying to hold steady

(Newser) - The Federal Reserve surprised the financial world today by announcing that it would continue buying roughly $85 billion worth of bonds a month. Many analysts had expected the central bank to ease off the quantitative easing gas pedal, but the committee announced that it had "decided to await more... More »

Dow Dumps Bank of America, HP, Alcoa

Nike, Visa, and Goldman Sachs to replace them

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average is ditching Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America, and Alcoa, it announced today, in what the Wall Street Journal is calling "the biggest shake-up of the 30-stock index in almost a decade." The Dow will add Nike, Visa, and Goldman Sachs to replace the three... More »

Dow Plummets 266: Market's Worst Day in 5 Months

China's growth rate starts off a bad day

(Newser) - The stock market suffered its worst loss in five months today as China posted lower-than-expected growth and the Boston Marathon bombing added a late wave of anxiety, TheStreet and Wall Street Journal report.The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 266 points, gold fell by 9.4%, and the S&P... More »

Dow Passes All-Time High

Stocks soar at open after positive report from China

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its highest level ever just after the opening bell this morning, thanks in part to China's pronouncement that it would be maintaining its growth target. As of 9:51, the Dow was up 103 points, to 14,231. Its previous high, set in... More »

Dow Cracks 14,000

Psychological threshold passed for first time since 2007

(Newser) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a major psychological milestone today, cracking 14,000 for the first time since the financial crisis, CNBC reports. The move lasted only for a moment—seconds later it had pulled back below the threshold—but the Dow is still trading more than 100 points... More »

Dow Plunges 300+ on Obama Win

Fiscal cliff worries loom

(Newser) - Wall Street wasn't exactly cheering over President Obama's reelection. Stocks have been positively plunging all morning, with the Dow down 338 points, the S&P falling 37, and the Nasdaq dropping 79 as of 11:30am. With Washington's makeup essentially unchanged, investors were worried about the oncoming... More »

Dow Plunges 200 on Bad Earnings

Stocks suffer biggest drop since June

(Newser) - Stocks plunged at the open today, with the Dow falling more than 200 points, sending it to its lowest level in seven weeks. As of 10:22am the Dow was down 206, while the Nasdaq and S&P were down 30 and 20 points respectively. The major cause for the... More »

Spain Panic Sends Dow Down 200+

Spanish bonds hit dizzying high

(Newser) - The Dow took a nosedive this morning, as did markets the world over, after Spanish media reported that up to six regions may need assistance from the federal government, sending the yields on Spanish 10-year bonds to a new high of more than 7.5%. The Dow plunged 237 points... More »

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