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Following a robust opening, U.S. stocks quickly lost their gains, but another strong afternoon rally lifted the major averages to respectable increases on Tuesday.
Stocks sold off for a third time this week on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials closing at 16027, down 0.9% Friday and 2.4% for the week. At Friday’s close, the Dow is now down 3.3% from its high. The … Continue reading
Following two days of rising prices, stocks resumed their steep fall on Thursday, as investors continued to dump technology, biotech and internet stocks.
Stocks rose broadly Wednesday, as the Fed found another avenue to tweak stock prices. The Dow Industrials were up about 75 points or 0.5% at 2:00, when the minutes to the March 18-19 FOMC meeting were released today. What was … Continue reading
Stock prices fell broadly and somewhat perversely Friday, undoing the nice gains of Monday-Wednesday and sending NASDAQ to a 2.6% decline for the day, matching its worst single-day drop in 22 months. The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500, despite … Continue reading
Stocks finished the first quarter of 2014 with a flourish on Monday, propelling the S&P 500 to within 0.5% of its all-time highs and boosting the NASDAQ Composite into positive territory for the quarter. The S&P 500 and the Dow … Continue reading
As it has for most of this week, stocks started strong today only to give up gains in afternoon trading, except that on Friday prices firmed near the close and ended in positive territory for the day (although not for … Continue reading
For a week in which the Federal Reserve’s Janet Yellen signaled that higher interest rates may be closer than the markets thought, stock and bond prices fared reasonably well in this penultimate week of the first quarter.
Stock prices finished Wednesday lower, although off their lows for the day, on suggestions coming out of today’s FOMC meeting and Janet Yellen’s initial press conference that the Fed may begin raising interest rates sooner than markets had been expecting.