Tag: S&P 500 Index

Bitcoin’s 2021 rally is minting thousands of crypto ‘diamond hands’ millionaires

The recent rise of bitcoin toward all-time highs is creating millionaires, on paper, at a fairly rapid clip, according to data from BitInfoCharts. At last...

Here are 3 reasons why the stock market can survive rising bond yields in 2021

Rising Treasury yields have contributed to a selloff by the stock market’s pandemic high-fliers, but probably won’t be enough to spoil the appeal of stocks...

Stock market set for skid lower ahead of testimony by Fed’s Powell on economy

Stock-index futures were mostly lower Tuesday, with tech shares continuing to lead the way down, as investors monitored a sharp rise in bond yields and...

Is bitcoin headed to $100,000 in 2021 or is its price ‘unsustainable’?

Bitcoin prices were carving out fresh records Wednesday but where the cryptocurrency heads from here is an open question. A single bitcoin BTCUSD, +2.31% hit...

We were ‘dangerously close’ to collapse of ‘entire system,’ says Interactive Brokers founder ahead of GameStop hearing

“ ‘What I would like to point out here is that we have come dangerously close to the collapse of the entire system, and the...

Dow logs record as cold snap lifts energy stocks, and rise in yields buoys banks

The Dow industrials eked out a record gain, but the other main equity benchmarks limped lower, as progress toward President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus...

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...

This is America’s rare chance to undo the economic wrongs of decades, these strategists say

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, it’s said, though that’s cold comfort for anyone going through a trauma, whether personal or collective. But some...

These S&P 500 stocks have had the biggest increases in ‘buy’ ratings so far this year

Traders in the stock market can take advantage of special situations to exploit sentiment and momentum and make quick profits — if they are quick...

Individual investors are back — here’s what it means for the stock market

Look who’s back. After a long absence, active individual investors have returned. While breakneck and foolhardy trading activity in shares of GameStop Corp. GME, +19.20%...

Energy stocks and bonds shine after brutal slump, even as Biden moves to curb fossil fuels

About nine months ago, oil futures did a crazy thing and briefly crashed into negative territory, marking a low point of a historic bear market...

S&P 500 earnings recession set to end, as Q4 EPS swings to growth

The S&P 500 earnings recession is now set to end, as bottom-line results for the fourth quarter have swung to growth for the first time...

Cannabis stocks rally after Chuck Schumer leads drive for reforms that may end federal prohibition

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after three Democratic senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said they would make reform legislation a key priority...

Dow futures rise 250 points as the stock market tries to shake GameStop angst

U.S. stock-index futures on Monday morning were trading solidly higher as the market attempted to recover from its worst weekly loss since October as worries...

Here’s what the robot fund that’s beating the S&P 500 is investing in now

Shares of the videogame retailer are up 23% in premarket trading after Monday’s wild session. To some, this is stirring memories of the dot-com boom...

Get ready for a 10% stock drop, driven by the 3 ‘Rs,’ warns Bank of America

An earlier version of this article incorrectly described changes in investment-grade corporate yields over the past decade. The article has been corrected. Bank of America...

Opinion: Apple justifies its huge valuation, while Tesla … not so much

The difference between two of the most popular stocks in America, Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc., stood out starkly Wednesday. Apple AAPL, -0.77% reported a...

Dow futures sag ahead of big week for tech earnings

Stock-index futures traded mixed Monday, with tech-related shares surging ahead of a busy week of earnings that features results from tech giants Apple Inc., Tesla...

Apple, Tesla and Facebook ready to report record sales in busiest week of earnings

U.S. companies have barely managed to eke out positive earnings growth so far in this quarterly results season, but the big test arrives in the...

Existing-home sales rise slightly, despite buyers’ struggles with falling inventory

The numbers: Existing-home sales beat analyst estimates and rose in December, even as inventory dropped once again to a record low. Total existing-home sales increased 0.7%...

The COVID-19 earnings recession is expected to remain, but an end may be in sight

After the holiday quarter last year snapped an earnings recession, the same is not expected this year — but it isn’t impossible, and may happen...

Biden’s ‘rescue America’ plan is big. How its trillions could help both Wall Street and Main Street

As Americans hunker down and wait to get vaccinated, the toll of the coronavirus pandemic keeps rising. Its costs, both in lives and livelihood, prompted...

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,...

Bitcoin sees bear-market skid — living up to its reputation for seismic price swings

Bitcoin prices entered bear-market territory over the weekend, typically defined as a decline from a recent peak of at least 20%. Stop us if you’ve...