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29 min ago - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks fell in early trading on Wednesday, as geopolitical and trade concerns continued to nag at investors, reversing optimistic sentiment toward these issues that had spurred an equity rally at the start of the week.
4:36 p.m. May 22, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, with major indexes turning decisively negative in afternoon trading and ending near their lows of the day as uncertainty over trade policy and other geopolitical issues remained high.
4:29 p.m. May 21, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
The Dow industrials reclaim footing above a psychologically significant level at 25,000 and the S&P 500 finished at in a roughly nine-week high as investors applaud easing trade animosities between the U.S. and China.
4:56 p.m. May 20, 2018 - By Anneken Tappe
The U.S. dollar has been on a nearly unstoppable uptrend since the start of the second quarter, rising in tandem with government bond yields, while equities got the short end of the stick. Now investors wonder if the buoyant buck will derail earnings growth.
4:21 p.m. May 18, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Friday, with major indexes posting a weekly decline as investors grappled with lingering uncertainty over trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, as well as bond yields that climbed this week to the highest level since 2011.
5:09 p.m. May 17, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
The three main U.S. equity benchmarks on Thursday finish lower as selling in technology shares offset an advance in energy.
4:33 p.m. May 16, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stocks rose Wednesday, with major indexes advancing in a broad rally as investors appeared to shake off fears of rising bond yields, helping equities resume a recent uptrend.
4:38 p.m. May 15, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stocks fall firmly on Tuesday, with a lengthy winning streak for the Dow coming to an end as a benchmark government bond yield jumps to a multiyear high, challenging appetite for equities compared with climbing rates for risk-free bonds.
5:07 p.m. May 14, 2018 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. stock indexes post modest gains Monday, and the Dow ends with an eighth gain in a row, extending an uptrend on signs of easing trade tensions between the U.S. and China.
4:47 p.m. May 13, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
The U.S. stock market seems to have turned the corner, overcoming concerns about inflation, rising rates, trade wars and other geopolitical issues, as witnessed by steady gains over the past six weeks
4:48 p.m. May 11, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks mostly end Friday’s trade higher, with the Dow posting its longest win streak since late last year.
4:39 p.m. May 10, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks closed solidly higher on Thursday, with equities advancing in a broad rally that gave the Dow Jones Industrial Average its longest winning streak since February.
5:02 p.m. May 9, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
The Dow on Wednesday books a fifth gain in a row and the broader stock market rallies as sharp gains in energy, financials and technology stocks pushed the main benchmarks firmly higher.
4:43 p.m. May 8, 2018 - By Sunny Oh
U.S. stocks came off their lows on Tuesday to end flat after President Donald Trump said he would pull the U.S. out of a key nuclear deal with Iran
4:52 p.m. May 7, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stock benchmarks finish higher on Monday, but well off the peak of the day, as energy shares pulled back following a late-afternoon tweet from President Donald Trump indicated that a decision was imminent on whether the U.S. would decertify a 2015 Iran nuclear pact.
10:19 a.m. May 6, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
With the Federal Reserve meeting, monthly jobs report and the bulk of the earnings season behind us, U.S. equity investors will have no choice but to turn their focus back to global trade headlines in coming weeks.
4:37 p.m. May 4, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks log sharp gains Friday, with major indexes shaking off an early slide as technology stocks—notably Apple Inc.—rallied, overshadowing uncertainty over tense trade talks between the U.S. and China and a weaker-than-expected rise in April payrolls.
4:47 p.m. May 3, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stock benchmarks on Thursday end off their lows, and the Dow erases a triple-digit, intraday drop to end higher, in choppy action as investors awaited a key reading of monthly employment on Friday.
5:28 p.m. May 2, 2018 - By Mark DeCambre
It was just three months ago that stock-market investors were being swept up by a euphoria pinned to the idea of economic expansion taking hold harmoniously across the globe, a dynamic that hadn’t occurred since the 1980s, and one that was expected to extend into 2018.
4:32 p.m. May 2, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks on Wednesday close lower, after initially edging slightly higher, as the Federal Reserve acknowledged rising prices and said it now expects inflation to “run near” its 2% target “over the medium term,” in its most recent policy statement.
4:24 p.m. May 1, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Tuesday, as a sharp rally in technology stocks helped the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq shake off an early decline. However, the Dow fell for a third straight session as caution remained high ahead amid a Federal Reserve policy meeting and fresh developments in global trade.
9:12 a.m. May 1, 2018 - By Mark DeCambre
U.S. stocks fell on Monday, with major indexes dropping in a broad decline as the latest round of positive corporate earnings failed to excite investors.
5:58 a.m. April 30, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stock benchmarks close out Friday little changed as investors express muted enthusiasm following strong corporate results, even from some of the market’s biggest and most influential companies.
4:30 p.m. April 26, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stocks close sharply higher on Thursday, with major indexes up 1% as strong results from a number of bellwether stocks, including technology behemoth Facebook, lift equities in a broad advance.
4:19 p.m. April 25, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
The Dow and S&P 500 ended a volatile session slightly higher on Wednesday, with the two market gauges erasing early losses to turn positive in afternoon trading as strong corporate earnings appeared to overshadow an ongoing rise in bond yields.
4:29 p.m. April 24, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stocks close sharply lower on Tuesday, led by a selloff in industrials, materials and technology shares.
5:31 p.m. April 23, 2018 - By Mark DeCambre
Government bond yields climbing and a shrinking gap between short-term and long-term Treasury rates have prompted some consternation on Wall Street, driving equity prices lower as investors fret about what these dynamics mean for U.S. economic growth as it enters its ninth year of expansion.
4:42 p.m. April 23, 2018 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
U.S. stocks end the session little changed on Monday as investors grappled with rising bond yields and a mixed bag of earnings reports.
4:43 p.m. April 20, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks extend losses in late trade to end lower on Friday, as weakness in technology and consumer staples shares offset the latest batch of corporate earnings, which largely continued to beat expectations.
4:27 p.m. April 19, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks end lower on Thursday, with consumer staples, real estate and technology shares leading the losses.
4:56 p.m. April 18, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
The Dow industrials end lower on Wednesday as IBM’s shares get walloped; however, gains in shares of energy-related firms help the broader market post modest gains.
4:29 p.m. April 17, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stocks rally on Tuesday, with major indexes closing at the highest levels in about a month as the latest round of corporate earnings supported the thesis that valuations were supported by economic activity.
2:27 a.m. April 17, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks rally, with major indexes gaining 1% as optimism persists over the first-quarter earnings season and as geopolitical tensions show signs of fading.
11:32 a.m. April 14, 2018 - MarketWatch.com
In the short term, either analysts and company executives are wrong about their earnings forecasts or markets know something that analysts and executives don’t.
4:37 p.m. April 13, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stock benchmarks on Friday wrap up a solid week on a sour note as better-than-expected first-quarter earnings failed to stir buying appetite on Wall Street.
4:27 p.m. April 12, 2018 - By Victor Reklaitis
U.S. stocks close with solid gains on Thursday as investors looked past the latest headlines and tweets coming from the White House and turned their focus to earnings season that kicks off on Friday.
4:38 p.m. April 11, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stocks close lower on Wednesday as investors turn cautious amid uncertainty in the White House and rising tensions in the Middle East.
4:42 p.m. April 10, 2018 - By Ryan Vlastelica
U.S. stocks surge Tuesday afternoon, rallying in a broad advance as comments by Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested a less-aggressive stance with respect to trade, which helped to ease concerns about an escalating conflict between the country and the U.S.
4:53 p.m. April 9, 2018 - By Anora M. Gaudiano
U.S. stocks pare most of the gains in the final minutes of trading, closing only slightly higher on Monday following news reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigations raided the office of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer.
11:57 a.m. April 7, 2018 - By William Watts
Bullish investors look to the start of earnings season to right a ship buffeted by trade worries and tech industry woes.
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