April 5, 2011
A quiet day on Wall Street left stock indexes little changed after minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve's policy committee showed few signs that the central bank plans on making changes to its stimulus program. Trading volume continued to be light. The minutes, from the Fed's meeting on March 15, confirmed that members of the central bank are split about whether it needs to tighten credit later this year to ward off inflation. All of the committee's members agreed that the economy is improving.
July 20, 2010 |
U.S. stocks ended higher on Tuesday, led by gains in shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc and strength in beaten-down homebuilders and raw materials companies. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 75.53 points, or 0.74 percent, to end at 10,229.96. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 12.22 points, or 1.14 percent, at 1,083.47. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 24.26 points, or 1.10 percent, at 2,222.49.
May 25, 2010 |
Stock markets plunged this morning with fears about the European economy and a Korean military confrontation driving the Dow Jones industrial average below 9900. The Dow had fallen 2.2%, or 217.80 points, at mid morning and other indexes fell even more sharply. The Nasdaq composite index was down 2.37% or 52.56 points to 2160.99. The rough opening came in the middle of a tumultuous day of trading in Europe and Asia. Fears about the health of the European Union's economy were stoked when four Spanish banks announced late Monday that they were planning to merge just a few days after the Spanish government bailed out another leading Spanish bank.
September 2, 2009 |
Stocks are rose in early trading today. The gains come as European shares drop after a slight rebound in Asian markets. Investors are worried that after a six-month rally in stocks, markets are looking a little overvalued considering the economy's ongoing challenges. U.S. investors will be looking to reports on manufacturing activity, home sales and construction spending for further evidence of the economy's rebound. Sales reports from automakers will also be closely watched.
December 12, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- Stocks jumped after the Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates low as long as the unemployment rate stays above 6.5%. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 65 points, or 0.5%, to 13,314 in midday trading. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 10 points, or 0.7%, to 1,438. The technology-heavy Nasdaq rose 6 points, or 0.2%, to 3,028. The Fed also announced it would spend $45 billion a month buying Treasury bonds to keep long-term rates low. The central bank has embarked on large-scale bond buying as a way to lure investors into riskier assets such as stocks.
August 27, 2012 |
Stocks were mixed in early trading Monday, cooling a late Friday rally on speculation of further monetary stimulus in the U.S. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 29 points, or 0.2%, to 13,129 shortly after the opening bell on Wall Street. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 1 point, or 0.1%, to 1,410. The Nasdaq was up 1 point, essentially flat at 3,071. Apple Inc. shares rallied following the company's $1-billion victory in a patent lawsuit with rival Samsung.