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Asian Stocks Rocket on New Stimulus Plans

Nikkei jumps 5.2%, Europe opens up

(Newser) - Asian markets followed the third straight rally on Wall Street with a major bull run today as new stimulus packages in China and Japan and good news from Bank of America sent stocks soaring. In Tokyo the Nikkei closed up 5.2%, while a late surge in Hong Kong boosted...

Talk of Oil-Supply Cut Sends Prices Higher

(Newser) - Oil approached $41 a barrel today after OPEC said it would cut its output if necessary to stabilize prices, Reuters reports. “I think we still need more action,” OPEC’s secretary-general said, promising the cuts would be more thorough than many expected, with 80% compliance among the 12-member...

Stocks Begin Holiday Week Mixed
 Stocks Begin 
 Holiday Week Mixed 
MARKET OPEN

Stocks Begin Holiday Week Mixed

Fed cuts, auto loan offer boost

(Newser) - Stocks opened mixed today after China cut interest rates and Toyota predicted its first loss in 71 years, the Wall Street Journal reports. Toyota’s US shares dropped 3% after its bleak forecast, and General Motors (16%) and Ford (7%) both fell. The Dow ticked up after the bell but...

Stocks, Dollar Dive as Bailout Collapses

Markets fall in Asia, Europe; car companies lead declines

(Newser) - Asian markets dove today, and European exchanges opened down as the Senate abandoned efforts to bail out the American auto industry. The Nikkei in Tokyo and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong both closed down about 5.5%, with major exporters like Toyota and Sony leading declines. The bailout's collapse...

Stocks Go South at Bell
 Stocks 
 Go South 
 at Bell 

MARKET Open

Stocks Go South at Bell

Dow down 150

(Newser) - Stocks took a modest dip at the open, amid a weak round of retail sales numbers and general economic pessimism. The Dow fell 81 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq dropped 1.3% and 1.4% respectively, the Wall Street Journal reports. Stocks started to the downside yesterday, but...

Frazzled Investors Turn to Psychics for Help

Investors flock to psychics for economic insight

(Newser) - Maybe they failed to predict today's economy, but psychics are certainly profiting from it, the New York Times reports. Frustrated with traditional financial advice, many investors are booking appointments with soothsayers, who say their business is on the upswing. “Your mortgage agents, your realtors, your bankers, you can’t...

100-Point Drop Greets Obama
 100-Point Drop 
 Greets Obama 
MARKET OPEN

100-Point Drop Greets Obama

As ever, the market be crazy

(Newser) - The market had an election hangover this morning. The Dow fell 152 points at the open, The Wall Street Journal reports, following yesterday’s 305-point rise, the biggest Election Day rally ever. “The conclusion of the election race has brought home the reality of the enormity of the task...

Tanking Hedge Funds Take Chunk Out of Market

Investor panic could shrink industry 15%

(Newser) - Now is not a good time to run a hedge fund. Panicking investors are pulling out of the underperforming funds, and that alone could cost the industry 15% of its assets by year’s end, Bloomberg reports. Hedge funds aren't seen as a primary cause of the global financial crisis,...

Trading Locked After Dow Futures Plunge 550

Dow, S&P, Nasdaq all head for red at opening bell

(Newser) - US stock futures plunged this morning, with trading in Dow and S&P futures locked after both fell more than 6% in early-hours trading. Dow futures fell 550 points to 8824, while the S&P fell 60 to 855.2—hitting the limit that each can decline in one trading...

Stocks Rise Despite Job Woes
 Stocks Rise Despite Job Woes 
MARKETS

Stocks Rise Despite Job Woes

But a modest hit

(Newser) - Stocks got a modest bump at the opening bell today despite an ugly job report, as mixed earnings clouded the waters. The Dow rose 69 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq rose 0.7% and 0.5% respectively. Jobless claims took an unexpected spike last week, and the Wall ...

Sour Earnings Sink Stocks
 Sour Earnings Sink Stocks 
MARKET opener

Sour Earnings Sink Stocks

Recession fears keep bears growling

(Newser) - Recession fears kept bears roaring today, as the Dow shed 230 points at the open on a spate of lousy third-quarter results. Wachovia posted a staggering $23.9 billion loss to lead a group of five gloomy blue chip reports, the Wall Street Journal reports. “We’ve seen a...

Markets Rise as Credit Eases
 Markets Rise as Credit Eases 
MARKETS

Markets Rise as Credit Eases

Volatility probably ahead; oil prices up, too

(Newser) - Stocks rose at the open today, as investors saw signs the credit markets are easing, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow rose 104 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P saw modest 1.5% and 1.2% bumps, respectively. Stocks in Europe and Asia generally rose as well. We...

Stocks Jump 350+ at Open
 Stocks Jump 350+ at Open 
MARKETS

Stocks Jump 350+ at Open

Dow up nicely again

(Newser) - Stocks were up once again today at the open, as investors cheered the government’s latest rescue moves. The Dow rose 363, while the Nasdaq and S&P rose 2.2% and 3.7% respectively, the Wall Street Journal reports. American stocks were again following on the heels of recoveries...

Dow Rises 400 at Open
 Dow Rises 400 at Open 
MARKETS

Dow Rises 400 at Open

Market could be recovering

(Newser) - Stocks took a big jump in the right direction this morning, reassured by worldwide efforts to prop up the banking system, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow rose more than 400 points at the bell, with the S&P and Nasdaq rising 4.4% and 4.7% respectively. The...

Global Markets Rally After Rescue Talks

Banks gain big in European trading

(Newser) - Asian and European markets were up today following announcements by global leaders of wide-ranging economic rescue packages. France's Cac 40 index and London's FTSE 100 index both bounced more than 5%, with banking shares posting some of the biggest gains, the BBC reports. Australia's main index jumped 5.6% and...

When Bush Speaks, Markets Shrug
 When Bush Speaks, 
 Markets Shrug 
OPINION

When Bush Speaks, Markets Shrug

White House brings no leadership to the table

(Newser) - George W. Bush tried to calm the markets once again yesterday, and once again, the markets responded by plunging. It was the 20th time in recent days that Bush has issued such proclamations, and every time “the market ignored him, and continued its downward plunge,” Dana Milbank writes...

Feds Consider Insuring All Bank Deposits

(Newser) - Under the shadow of the deteriorating global economy, the US is considering two more steps to assuage markets, the Wall Street Journal reports: guaranteeing billions in bank debt and insuring all US bank deposits. Either move is an aggressive step, and in tandem they would mark Wasington's largest intervention yet...

Stocks Rise on Opening Bell
 Stocks Rise on Opening Bell 
MARKETS

Stocks Rise on Opening Bell

New Wachovia deal boosts optimism

(Newser) - Stocks climbed higher today, buoyed by Wells Fargo’s deal to snatch Wachovia from Citigroup. The Dow is up more than 100 points in early trading, while the Nasdaq and S&P rose 1.7% and 1.5%, respectively. Seemingly ignored was a worse-than-expected employment report, which showed the sharpest...

Stocks Open Down on Bailout Impatience
 Stocks Open Down on Bailout Impatience
MARKET

Stocks Open Down on Bailout Impatience

Volatile session could be forthcoming

(Newser) - Stocks started off on the wrong foot this morning as investors awaited smoke signals from Congress. The Dow dropped 122 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq fell 1.3% and 0.9%, respectively. The session is likely to be a volatile one, with the Senate’s expected bailout vote...

New Rescue Hopes Lift Stocks
 New Rescue 
 Hopes Lift 
 Stocks 
MARKETS

New Rescue Hopes Lift Stocks

Bargain hunters out en masse

(Newser) - Stocks rose at the open today, as traders bet on a new rescue plan and picked over the wreckage of yesterday’s record-setting drop. The Dow rose almost 218 points, while the Nasdaq and S&P were up 2.5% and 2.6% respectively. “After the absolute carnage we...

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