stock market

Stories 21 - 40 | << Prev   Next >>

Markets End Wild Week With a Solid Gain

Dow is up 250 points

(Newser) - Stocks ended the week with a strong afternoon push to end solidly in positive territory. Friday’s trading in US markets offered a soothing coda to what’s been a wild week. From Monday’s astonishing plummet for oil to Thursday’s sudden disappearance of a morning stock rally, markets... More »

Early Rally Fades, Leaves Markets Flat

Dow ticks up 39

(Newser) - The stock market ended another turbulent day more or less where it started after an early rally got washed away, per the AP . The S&P 500 ended with a tiny loss Thursday, having given up an early gain of 1.6%. The market’s latest bumpy ride shows how... More »

Democrat Overseeing $500B: Sorry for My Stock 'Mistake'

Donna Shalala failed to report transactions

(Newser) - The one House Democrat on a committee overseeing $500 billion for companies affected by the pandemic has apologized over her own financial blunders. Rep. Donna Shalala says she sold stocks last year to avoid any conflict of interest, but violated the STOCK Act by failing to report the transactions within... More »

Oil Futures Drop Below Zero for First Time

And the Dow falls about 600 points

(Newser) - It's been a historic day in the financial markets: Oil futures plunged below zero Monday for the first time as demand for energy collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plunge led to a drop in stocks, too: The Dow fell 592 points, or 2.4%, to 23,650; the... More »

Short Sellers Are Aggressively Betting Against the Market

They think stocks are in for another big fall

(Newser) - Stocks were down Monday morning, but the dip follows two straight weeks of gains on Wall Street. So are the crazy declines from the coronavirus outbreak behind us? Not in the eyes of short sellers, reports the Wall Street Journal . They're betting against the market more aggressively than they... More »

Dow Reclaims 24K

S&P posts consecutive weekly gains, first time since selloff began

(Newser) - Stocks rallied on Friday as investors latched onto strands of hope about progress in the fight against the coronavirus. The Dow rose 704 points to 24,242, the S&P 500 rose 75 points to 2,874, and the Nasdaq rose 117 points to 8,650. The Dow and S&... More »

Stocks Rise Slightly Despite Jobs Report

Companies hit hardest by pandemic take biggest hits

(Newser) - Stock indexes ended a wobbly day with modest gains Thursday, while the biggest increases went to Amazon, Netflix, and other companies poised to do the best during the coronavirus shutdown. The S&P 500 rose 0.6% after flipping between small gains and losses all day, the AP reports. The... More »

Talk of Reopening States Gives Dow a Boost

Tech stocks powered 558-point gain

(Newser) - Technology companies led stocks higher on Wall Street Tuesday as investors focused on how and when authorities may begin to ease business shutdowns and limits on people’s movements imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Big companies also started reporting their first-quarter earnings, giving investors an early peek... More »

Stocks Fall as Investors Brace for Earnings Reports

They start on Tuesday

(Newser) - Stocks generally closed lower on Wall Street Monday as investors braced for what is likely to be a tough week for company earnings because of the coronavirus outbreak. Major banks and other companies will start reporting their earnings this week, including JPMorgan Chase, which releases its report early Tuesday, per... More »

Wall Street Just Wrapped Up a Monster Week

S&P rose 12%, best jump since 1974; markets closed on Friday

(Newser) - The S&P 500 index closed out its best week since 1974 with another gain Thursday after the Federal Reserve launched its latest unprecedented effort to support the economy through the coronavirus outbreak, per the AP . (The stock market is closed on Friday to mark Good Friday.) For the... More »

A 'Tentative Climb' at the Open for the Dow

Starts the day up 300 points

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci offered words of encouragement on Wednesday, and the markets took notice. CNBC reports the Dow opened up 300 points, or 1.4% and just below 23,000, after Fauci indicated a coronavirus turnaround could come into play next week. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both rose... More »

Dow Sags 26 Points on Quick Plunge in Oil Prices

Major indexes were up 3% earlier in the day

(Newser) - A rally on Wall Street evaporated after the price of crude oil took a sudden turn lower, deflating gains in the energy sector. Major indexes ended slightly lower Tuesday after being up more than 3% earlier, reports the AP . The market was coming off an even bigger gain of 7%... More »

Dow Off to Another Strong Start

Index rises 800 points at the open

(Newser) - Monday's optimism on Wall Street is carrying into another day. The Dow rose 800 points at the open Tuesday, more than 3%, reports CNBC . The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also were up more than 2%. Once again, investors seem optimistic that the coronavirus outbreak was slowing around... More »

Markets Surge 7% on Glimmers of Hope

Deadliness of outbreak could be slowing in areas

(Newser) - A worldwide rally gained steam on Wall Street Monday, propelling major indexes up more than 7%, as traders cheered glimmers of hope that the deadliness of the coronavirus outbreak could be slowing in some of the hardest-hit areas. New York’s governor said the rate of increase of deaths could... More »

Dow Sees Big Jump at the Opening Bell

Index rose 900 points early

(Newser) - Investors are looking bullish as the new week begins, though the Wall Street Journal is reminding all that "volatility" remains the key word to remember. The Dow jumped 900 points at the opening bell, or 4%, reports CNBC . The index then settled back into a gain of about 750... More »

Jobs Report Helps Sink Market Again

Dow falls 360 points

(Newser) - Stocks fell Friday, giving Wall Street its third losing week in the last four. The losses came after the government said US employers cut 701,000 more jobs than they added last month, the first drop in nearly a decade and just the start of a dismal jobs period ahead.... More »

Dow Sees First Gain in 3 Days

Good news from Saudis and Russia helps

(Newser) - Stocks closed solidly higher after another whipsaw day, giving the market its first gain in three days, per the AP . Major US indexes rose more than 2% Thursday. The Dow rose 469 to 21,413; the S&P 500 rose 56 to 2,526; and the Nasdaq rose 126 to... More »

News of Saudi-Russian Truce Pleases Markets

Trump says the nations are poised to end their oil dispute

(Newser) - Wall Street pushed higher Thursday after a surge in oil prices helped resuscitate beaten-down energy stocks. The gains helped overshadow another report showing the coronavirus outbreak is forcing a record-breaking number of Americans into the unemployment queue, per the AP . The S&P 500 rose more than 2% in morning... More »

Market Reacts to Estimated US Death Toll

Selling is widespread as the S&P 500 drops over 4%

(Newser) - Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain being caused by the coronavirus outbreak, the AP reports. The S&P 500 dropped more than 4% Wednesday after the White House said that 100,000 to 240,000 people in... More »

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 »

Stories 21 - 40 | << Prev   Next >>
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.