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Dow Skids 800 Out of the Gate

Markets riled by White House's latest coronavirus projection, shed 3%-4%

(Newser) - The Dow stumbled more than 800 points out of the gate on Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal , echoing markets around the globe a day after it closed out the worst quarter on record. That was a 4% drop; the S&P 500 lost 3.8%, and the Nasdaq lost... More »

Dow Has Worst Quarter Ever

This was Wall Street's worst quarter since 2008 financial crisis

(Newser) - Stocks are down in subdued trading Tuesday, as Wall Street's wraps up its worst quarter of performance since the 2008 financial crisis, the AP reports. The S&P 500 is down in afternoon trading after flipping between modest losses and gains, pushing its loss for the first three months... More »

Dow Finishes the Day in the 22K Range

Closes up 691 points

(Newser) - Stocks closed higher again on Wall Street Monday, led by health care stocks, bringing the market's surge over the past week to 17%. The S&P 500 rose more than 3% for its fourth gain in five days, following up its best weekly gain since hitting bottom after the... More »

Dow Ends Strong Week on a Sour Note

Index falls more than 900 points

(Newser) - The markets couldn't manage a four-day rally. Despite the passage in the House of a massive stimulus passage, the major US markets closed very much in the red on Friday, per MarketWatch . The declines gave back some of the gains made in the near-historic three-day surge ending Thursday. On... More »

Dow's 3-Day Surge Comes to Abrupt End

Index falls 1,000 points in opening minutes

(Newser) - On Thursday, the Dow capped a three-day surge so strong it lifted the index out of a short-lived bear market. The good vibes ended quickly Friday morning at the opening bell, with the Dow falling more than 1,000 points, or more than 4.5%. Both the benchmark S&P... More »

Shortest Bear Market in Dow's History Is Over

Index surges again and is up 20% in 3 days

(Newser) - A historic surge in jobless claims didn't keep the stock market down on Thursday. Quite the opposite, in fact, as the Dow rose more than 1,300 points, or 6.3%, and the S&P surged by a similar percentage. The Dow has risen three days in a row... More »

Afternoon Rally Fizzles on CNBC Report

But stocks closed higher overall

(Newser) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street Wednesday but gave up much of an afternoon rally after CNBC reported that a dispute between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Republicans over unemployment aid could cause the coronavirus aid bill to be delayed, the AP reports. The S&P 500 rose 1.2%... More »

Market Opens Quietly, Then a Surge

S&P, Nasdaq lag behind Dow after $2T relief deal reached

(Newser) - A day after its biggest ever single-day gain and hours after a $2 trillion economic relief bill , MarketWatch reports that the Dow Jones opened relatively quietly, rising 241 points out of the gate, or about 1.2%. The Dow then picked up steam, picking up a total of about 685... More »

Dow Sees Biggest-Ever One-Day Point Gain

Surges more than 2K points

(Newser) - The Dow Jones industrial average ended the day up nearly 2,113 points, its biggest-ever one day point gain, per the AP . The 11% surge came as Congress moved closer to passing a coronavirus aid package. Per Marketwatch , the S&P 500 ended the day up nearly 210 points, or... More »

Dow Takes a Big Bounce at Opening Bell

Investors happy stimulus deal is near

(Newser) - It's a rare bit of good news for the markets: The Dow jumped more than 1,200 points, or 6%, at the open on Tuesday, and the S&P 500 rose by a similar percentage. Markets in Asia and Europe also were up. The Wall Street Journal chalks it... More »

Even With Fed Aid, Stocks Slump Once Again

Dow closes down 3%

(Newser) - Stocks are ending another bumpy day broadly lower on Wall Street as investors wait to see if Democrats and Republicans can settle their differences on an economic rescue package. Major indexes ended down about 3% Monday, having been down as much as 5%. Marketwatch reports the Dow closed down 582... More »

Dow Begins the Day in the Red After All

Index drops 500 points in the opening minutes

(Newser) - For an example of how coronavirus is upending the markets, look no further than Monday's Dow futures trading. First, they were down a lot overnight. Then they were up a lot just an hour before the opening bell, thanks to aggressive new Fed action taken to goose the markets.... More »

Fed Action Reverses Slide of Dow Futures

Dow is poised to begin the day with a jump

(Newser) - All morning, Dow futures pointed to a miserable start at the opening bell. But the Federal Reserve just reversed that with what the Wall Street Journal calls a "major expansion of lending programs." Instead of diving 600 points, the Dow is projected to jump about 400 points or... More »

Dow Nosedives as Markets Have Worst Week Since 2008

Index falls more than 900 points

(Newser) - Hopes of two straight days of gains on Wall Street disintegrated Friday afternoon. Despite a decent start, the Dow turned negative and stayed that way, dropping more than 900 points, or 4.5%. The S&P 500 dropped a similar percentage as the markets had their worst week since the... More »

'Semblance of Calm': Dow Sees Early Gains

Investors hoping for 2 straight days in the black

(Newser) - Two consecutive days of a rising market? It's at least a possibility, based on the early going. After Thursday's 188-point rise by the Dow, the index opened 300 points higher, reports CNBC . However, in the first 30 minutes, those gains had diminished. Around 10am ET, the Dow was... More »

Stocks Actually Close Higher

After a bumpy but less frenetic day on Wall Street

(Newser) - Stocks are closing with solid gains on Wall Street Thursday after shaking off a rocky start, the AP reports. The trading was still bumpy but nothing like the wild swings seen in recent weeks. The Dow Jones industrials gained 188 points, or 1%. The S&P 500 was up 11... More »

Dow Is Off to Another Rough Start

Slides 650-plus points despite stimulus efforts

(Newser) - On Wednesday, the Dow closed below 20,000 for the first time since 2017. On Thursday, it showed no signs of being able to regain that threshold, per CNBC . The Dow dropped more than 650 points in the opening minutes, or nearly 3.5%. The S&P 500 dropped about... More »

New York Stock Exchange Closing Trading Floor

Trading will go all-electronic starting Monday

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply lower as fears of a prolonged coronavirus-induced recession take hold. The Dow industrials lost 1,338 points, or 6.3%, ending the day below the 20K mark at 19,898 . After a brutal few weeks, the Dow has now lost nearly all of its gains since... More »

Sadly Familiar Wall Street News: Trading Is Halted

It's the fourth time in 2 weeks

(Newser) - Wall Street had a depressingly familiar turn of events Wednesday afternoon: Stocks fell so fast they had to halt trading. That would be the fourth time in two weeks, notes the Washington Post . The automatic 15-halt came about 1pm ET when the S&5 500 fell 7%, reports the Wall ... More »

Dow Plummets Below 20K at the Open

Open down 6%

(Newser) - The Dow closed up about 1,000 points on Tuesday, but all of that gain was erased at the open Wednesday. The Dow opened down nearly 1,300 points, or about 6%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were in the same ballpark, both down about 5.5% at the... More »

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