Stories tagged: stocks
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Stocks have worst day since September as traders worry about Washington turmoil
Stocks dropped and foreign currencies gained against the U.S. dollar as the weeklong drumbeat of bad news surrounding the Trump administration sows doubts about whether the president’s pro-business policies will …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Eight senators seek insider trading investigation of Carl Icahn
Eight U.S. senators have requested an investigation into whether a billionaire investor and adviser to President Donald Trump violated insider trading rules with bets made in the renewable fuel credit …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
GOP bid to gut Dodd-Frank renews debate over breaking up banks
The roll-out of legislation this week that would rip up much of the Dodd-Frank Act marks a pivotal moment for Republicans’ efforts to overhaul post-crisis financial rules.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting
Wells Fargo’s top management and board of directors apologized to investors and faced a series of protesters Tuesday at the first big shareholder meeting since a scandal over sales practices …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
U.S. stocks follow global markets higher after French election
U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday morning after election results in France over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will remain intact. A candidate …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Oil spikes as U.S. strike against Syria roils global markets
Oil jumped as the U.S. cruise-missile attack against Syria roiled global financial markets.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Canada marijuana stocks surge after report of legalization date
The frenzy surrounding Canada’s marijuana market intensified Monday after a report the government will unveil plans to legalize sales for recreational use in April.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Stocks sink as ‘Trump trade’ flips into reverse
Stocks around the world sank Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Stocks tumble as banks, industrials take broad losses
U.S. stocks are on track for their biggest loss this year as banks tumble and industrial companies such as transportation stocks take large losses. Small-company stocks are falling more than …
Sun., March 19, 2017, midnight
Motley Fool: Footwear giant Nike more than just sneakers
Shares of global footwear and apparel giant Nike (NYSE: NKE) were recently down about 13 percent from their 52-week highs. That spells opportunity more than trouble.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Wait and see: Stocks steady at beginning of jam-packed week
U.S. stock indexes held steady Monday at the beginning of a week full of events that could swing markets. The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates, more countries around the …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Stock market surge lifts household wealth to $92.8 trillion
The stock market’s rise to record levels fueled a big increase in U.S. household wealth in the final three months of last year. The wealth gains could lead to more …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Oh Snap? After bursting out of the gate, shares give way
Anyone wanting to invest in the company that owns Snapchat will have an opportunity to do something that early investors were unable to do: buy shares for less than they …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Dow passes 21,000, dollar jumps as rate hike looms
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 300 points to top 21,000 for the first time, the dollar advanced and Treasuries fell as investors grew increasingly confident global economic growth is …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 10 a.m.
Stocks surge in early trading; Dow crosses 21,000 points
Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stocks sharply higher in morning trading Wednesday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average above 21,000 points for the first time. Energy and materials …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, midnight
Motley Fool: Look to biotech sector for undervalued stocks
With the stock market trading near an all-time high, it’s hard to find undervalued stocks. You can find some in the biotechnology sector, though. Consider Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG).
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
‘In Trump We Trust’ is market mantra as chaos besets White House
Follow the money: it’s a classic Washington catchphrase. And if you follow the money on Wall Street right now, it’s hard to see how all that chaos in the White …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Stock indexes extend climb into record heights
Miners and other raw materials companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks late Friday afternoon, steering the major indexes toward record highs for the second day in a row. …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Stocks rise to records on vague promise of tax cuts
All it took was a vague promise for a “phenomenal” tax plan. U.S. stocks rose to records, the dollar jumped and Treasuries fell after President Donald Trump said long-awaited details …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Trump’s health czar nominee Tom Price made dozens of stock trades while his committee was under scrutiny
Health and Human Services secretary nominee Tom Price showed little restraint in his personal stock trading during the three years that federal investigators were bearing down on a key House …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Banks lead stock surge as investors hope for regulation cuts
Banks and other financial companies made big gains Friday after President Donald Trump moved to scale back regulations on the financial industry. Other stocks also rose as investors were also …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Apple surges on iPhone sales; stock indexes wobble
Investors didn’t react much to a strong hiring survey or the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, and U.S. stocks finished little changed Wednesday. Apple soared after …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
Weak quarterly reports push stocks lower for a second day
U.S. stocks are falling Tuesday following weak fourth-quarter results from companies including UPS and Under Armour. Industrial and financial companies are down the most as investors move money into bonds …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
Energy, banks stocks lead stocks sharply lower
U.S. stocks are falling Monday morning, following global stock indexes lower, as energy companies and banks take sharp losses. Airlines skidded after President Donald Trump ordered impose a travel ban …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 1:42 p.m.
Dow tops 20,000 as earnings feed rally, bonds fall
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed past 20,000 for the first time as stocks around the world extended a rally after corporate earnings reignited investors’ optimism in economic growth. Bonds …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Dow 20,000, your gift for living through Brexit and the election
Between the worst start to a year ever, the violent reversals of last March, then Brexit and the U.S. elections sending stocks into the biggest tailspins since the flash crash, …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Company that Trump HHS pick invested in faced criminal fine
A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year agreed in December to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case. Democrats …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Dow nears 20,000 barrier as higher wages boost stocks
The Dow Jones industrial average is tantalizingly close to the 20,000 mark Friday as U.S. stock indexes close in on all-time highs following a shaky start. The federal government’s December …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Dems want probe of Trump Cabinet pick over stock sales
Top Senate Democrats said Thursday that the House ethics office should investigate whether stock sales by a congressman who is now one of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks broke any …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Stocks ring in 2017 with gains as energy companies rise
U.S. stock indexes are jumping on the first trading day of 2017. Energy companies are climbing with the price of oil, while banks are advancing thanks to a bump in …