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Stocks rebounded strongly across the globe on Tuesday as concern about the crises in the Middle East and Russia ebbed a bit, at least for one day.
Stock prices fell for a second day on Tuesday, a little more resolutely than Monday’s retreat. The Dow lost 118 points or 0.7%, falling to 16907 after two sessions in the rarefied air above 17000. The S&P 500 matched the … Continue reading
U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Tuesday, although the major averages ended mixed.
Stocks traded mostly lower today, finishing a mixed middle week of January, with the S&P 500 settling Friday at 1839, 0.5% off the all-time high hit Wednesday.
Stock prices were mostly lower Thursday, as a number of earnings reports came up short of expectations, either in fact or in terms of forward guidance offered.
U.S. stocks fell for the fifth straight day on Thursday following some economic reports that made for positive headlines but were a bit mixed in the details.
Stocks rallied early Thursday, buoyed by the Commerce Department’s rosier estimate of second-quarter GDP growth, but the Dow’s 90-point gain at 11:30 ET was mostly gone by the close of trading.
The S&P 500 ended Friday slightly higher, the Dow slightly lower, while NASDAQ was the day’s big mover, losing 0.7% as Microsoft (-11%) and Google (-2%) took their lumps after reporting disappointing results.
The Dow and the S&P 500 hit new record highs on Thursday, boosted by some good corporate earnings reports – at least before the close – and continued bullish feelings following Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s Congressional testimony.
Stocks and most other financial assets were modestly but broadly lower on Thursday, both in the U.S. and abroad.