Tag: NASDAQ Composite Index

Home prices could cool when the Fed tapers its bond-buying program. But a crisis? Unlikely

U.S. home prices have been rising at a record annual pace in recent months, fueled in part by historically cheap credit, the absence of properties...

U.S. stocks fall Friday, book weekly losses amid delta variant concerns and weakness in Amazon results

U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, posting a weekly loss to close out the month, with renewed concerns about a rise of cases of the...

Dow edges higher as investors weigh tech earnings, ahead of Fed update

U.S. stocks on Wednesday were set to climb tentatively higher as investors awaited a fresh policy update from the Federal Reserve and parsed many corporate...

Here’s one big reason Fed tapering may not send bond yields soaring this time

With much of the financial market fixated on when the Federal Reserve will be pulling back on its $120 billion in monthly bond purchases, BofA...

Dow opens higher as stocks extend rebound rally

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, as healthy corporate earnings reports support a rebound from a plunge that kicked off the week on fears that the...

Dow books 725-point loss, worst day since October, as spread of delta variant and global tensions rattle investors

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Monday, joining the selloff in global equities, as concerns grew about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus...

Dow futures drift higher as investors watch for retail sales to end the week

U.S. stock-index futures on Friday were trading slightly higher ahead of a data on June retail sales, after a week featuring assurances by Federal Reserve...

Small-cap stocks are getting crushed this week — here’s what it means

The reflation trade giveth and the reflation trade taketh away. That’s been the case for U.S. small-cap stock-market investors since last fall, with the recent...

Get ready for peak earnings growth as second-quarter results kick off this week

Stock indexes shot back into record territory Friday, a day after their stumble sparked by tumbling Treasury yields and economic growth concerns. Equities could be...

Dow drops 300 points as growth scare triggers fall in bond yields

U.S. stocks fell sharply Thursday as yields on government bonds extended their decline with investors shying away from bets on a blistering economic recovery and...

Stock futures pause for breath with S&P 500, Nasdaq at records

U.S. stock-index futures were in a holding pattern near record highs on Tuesday as investors returned from a three-day weekend. Investors were also keeping tabs...

What’s next for oil prices as OPEC+ deadlocks, with more talks set for Monday

Never underestimate OPEC’s reserves of last-minute drama. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, including Russia, had appeared on track Thursday to...

Sustainable themes top investor searches, overshadow growth versus value debate, says DataTrek

The battle over growth versus value in stocks isn’t over. But investors increasingly have been browsing with their fingertips to learn more about responsible investing...

Infrastructure and the stock market — here’s what the $1 trillion deal means

Maybe it really is infrastructure week. Stock-market investors applauded Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.95% sharply higher and scoring another round of...

Markets are sending ‘peculiar’ signals as Fed changes tune — here’s what they mean

Financial markets went a little wild in the past week, after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered an unexpected message. Policy makers penciled in two...

Opinion: 5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

Fed policymakers surprised a lot of investors on Wednesday by signaling that tapering and interest-rate hikes are finally on the way. Investors sat up and...

European stocks tumble, tracking Wall Street losses, as Fed’s hawkish turn reveberates

European stocks tumbled Friday, with banks and energy companies leading declines, as investors continued to absorb a hawkish turn by the Federal Reserve and Wall...

Musk says Tesla sold about 10% of bitcoin to test market, and will ‘resume allowing crypto transactions’ when 50% of miners are green

Prices of the world’s No. 1 crypto on Sunday were trading sharply higher, as digital-asset bull Elon Musk said Tesla would resume allowing transactions at...

Dow books 3rd day of losses, S&P 500 retreats from record as stocks lose ground ahead of inflation update

U.S. stock benchmarks finished lower, losing steam in the session’s final half-hour, ahead of an eagerly awaited inflation report due Thursday, which could set the...

Dow edges lower as investors look for inflation clues

Stocks were mostly a shade lower Tuesday morning, though the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite held on to a small gain as investors remained wait-and-see mode ahead...

Taper tantrum? Only if somebody wakes the U.S. bond market

Quiet, please, the bond market is sleeping. In February and March , as the U.S. economy began to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a selloff...

Dow futures rise after May jobs report shows less-than-expected gain of 559,000

U.S. stock-index futures gained some altitude Friday morning, after the May nonfarm payrolls report showed a less-than-expected gain, leading investors to believe that the Federal...

European stocks headed for fourth-straight monthly win, but softer Asian data, holidays weigh

European stocks were headed for the fourth straight month of gains for May, but the month was winding down on a lackluster note Monday after...

A ‘bloody crypto’ Memorial Day weekend? Some bitcoin bulls are dreading the long U.S. holiday break

Bullish investors in bitcoin aren’t all jazzed about the long U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend ahead. The sun, the fresh air, barbecues, the first major...

Bitcoin, GameStop and NIO bets turned this flight attendant into a millionaire: Now he’s wagering it all in one final push to $3 million

Don’t invest like Andrew Dawood — you may never be as lucky. The Egyptian-born resident of Dubai turned roughly $50,000 in savings into $1.7 million...