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U.S. stocks drift lower as investors prepare to close out a winning August

U.S. stocks were drifting lower Tuesday afternoon, with investor attention settling on employment data coming at the end of the week as major benchmarks remained...

Stock futures steady as Wall Street gets ready to test records, while oil prices stumble

U.S. stock futures were inching higher on Monday, with major indexes set to hold on to records set late last week after a dovish message...

U.S. stocks close higher in Nasdaq-led rally, but still see losses for the week

U.S. stock indexes climbed higher Friday afternoon but the benchmarks may still end with losses for the week on fears over the spread of 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...

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...

Americans ready to pour $40 billion into bitcoin and the stock market as stimulus checks arrive: survey

Another round of stimulus checks could provide a shot in the arm for stocks and, especially, bitcoin, according to a survey released Monday by Mizuho...

Is the stock market due for a correction in 2021? Here’s what some experts think

A pullback for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index on Tuesday halted the longest win streak for stocks in months, but...

Dow futures pull back after another round of records

Stock-index futures fell slightly Tuesday, signaling a modest pullback a day after major benchmarks scored another round of all-time highs on optimism over the potential...

Dow trades to records but retreats in first full day of Biden presidency

U.S. stock benchmarks turned south Thursday morning, after initially extending the rally to fresh records, as investors pondered President Biden’s prospects for combating the COVID-19...

U.S. stocks close lower for the week after release of big bank quarterly results, Biden aid plan

U.S. stock benchmarks closed the week on a down note Friday, with the three major indexes registering their largest one week drop since October 30,...

Dow rises, but tech stocks slip as ‘reflation trade’ grips Wall Street after Democrats flip Senate seat

U.S. stocks mostly shook off early losses to trade higher Wednesday, though technology sector stocks remained lower, after Democrats scored at least one U.S. Senate...

Is the stock market open? Here are the market hours on New Year’s Eve and Day

Wall Street on Thursday is looking forward to a farewell to a pandemic-stricken year in the last trading day of 2020. U.S. stock markets, energy...

This chart might have you rethinking your approach to the stock market

Raise your hand if you knew, after the March crash, that the stock market would hit record highs by the end of the year. Stop....

Stealing from Santa? Why the stock market’s historic November rally doesn’t doom December

Santa still on his way? Odd Andersen/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Don’t worry about Santa Claus. Despite fears to the contrary, the stock market’s historic November rally...

The stock market saw a historic November rally — here’s why that might not bode well for December

The stock market was wrapping up a historic November rally on Monday, but if history is a guide, what’s shaping up to be the largest...

Weekend reads: $500,000 and a retirement problem

ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES Everybody’s financial scenario heading into retirement is different. This encompasses more than levels of savings or income — emotions come into play. What...

Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs Monday as stock market rallies amid further vaccine progress

Stocks clinched a fresh round of records Monday, as alarming U.S. COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations were overshadowed by promising vaccine developments. The least-loved sectors...

Stock-market investors are ‘living through 3 transitions’ and short-term volatility may be ‘gut wrenching’

This is a unique period for financial markets, buffeted not just by a wall of worry but a trifecta of inflection points that could feed...

Short sellers lost $5.5 billion so far in November. Here are the trades that hurt the most

It has so far been a bruising November for those investors betting against cyclically oriented sectors that have been hobbled due to the spread of...

Investors pine for a ‘clear victory’ — what’s at stake for markets in Trump-Biden election showdown

Take a deep breath. After all, it could be a topsy-turvy week for investors as remaining voters go to the polls on Tuesday, with little...

Dow, S&P 500 finish higher even as pandemic aid talks break down in DC without a deal

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday, capping off another week of sharp gains, despite Washington’s failure to produce a last-minute coronavirus aid package...

Dow slips 120 points as tech stocks hammered early Friday as focus shifts to China-U.S. tensions and fiscal stimulus bill languishes

U.S. stocks skidded lower Friday, with the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite set to notch its first back-to-back decline since mid-May as investors turned their attention to...

Dow extends win streak to four sessions, as investors look forward to easing of coronavirus lockdowns

The Dow scored its fourth straight session of gains Monday, as several countries and U.S. states began to ease their coronavirus lockdowns or outlined plans...