Stories tagged: stocks
Tue., Feb. 21, 2012, 8:49 a.m.
The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 13,000 today for the first time since May 2008, when the Lehman Brothers investment bank was solvent, unemployment a healthy 5.4 percent and the …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012
Here’s a litmus test for stocks, via Warren Buffett: Say you knew that the day after you bought a stock, the market would close for five years, so no matter …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2012, 6:30 a.m.
A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2012
When Fool co-founder David Gardner first recommended Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) in 2005, it was trading at $44. Recently the stock was near $435. Despite its meteoric rise, there’s still …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011, 1:24 p.m.
The Dow Jones industrial average surged 337 points today following encouraging signs out of Europe and a jump in apartment construction in the U.S. It was the best day for …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2011
The S&P 500 has recently been near where it was in December 1998. But during this stagnant period, its component companies’ earnings more than doubled. Thus, some stocks are as …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 30, 2011, 1:29 p.m.
A move by the world’s central banks to lower the cost of borrowing exhilarated investors today, sending the Dow Jones industrial average soaring 490 points and easing fears of a …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2011, 7:57 a.m.
Stocks soared in morning trading Wednesday.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2011, 7:45 a.m.
Hopes for a more far-reaching solution to Europe’s debt crisis and a strong start to the U.S. shopping season sent stocks sharply higher today.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2011, 7:47 a.m.
Worries that a planned Greek referendum could scuttle a plan to resolve Europe’s debt crisis rattled markets this morning. Stocks indexes plunged in the U.S. and Europe. The dollar and …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2011, 1:19 p.m.
Stocks are closing sharply higher after the leaders of France and Germany promised to strengthen European banks.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 11:32 a.m.
Stocks made up much of their morning losses today after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is prepared to take more steps to stimulate the economy. The …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2011, 2:26 p.m.
The worst quarter for the stock market since the financial crisis ended on another down note.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011, 1:49 p.m.
Stocks have closed sharply lower after investors sold stocks with abandon, convinced that the U.S. and the world are headed for a new recession.
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011, 8:34 a.m.
Stocks opened sharply lower today, extending a rout around the world. Indicators across the financial markets suggested investors were frightened that the global economy is in for a long slump.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2011, 11:50 a.m.
The problems that weighed down stocks all summer show no sign of letting up.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2011, 8:48 a.m.
Stocks tumbled today on news that the U.S. economy added no new jobs last month. The jobs report was the weakest in almost a year. It renewed fears that the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 18, 2011, 1:05 p.m.
Stocks are tumbling around the world on more signs of economic weakness.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 17, 2011, 11:27 a.m.
U.S. stocks fluctuated today after companies reported strong earnings but gave mixed forecasts for the future.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 11, 2011, 1:08 p.m.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 550 points shortly before today’s close, and the Nasdaq was up more than 5.3 percent.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2011, 1:05 p.m.
Stocks plunged again today as investors turned their attention back to the weak economy and Europe’s debt problems. Most of the big gains that followed a Federal Reserve pledge to …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2011, 1:12 p.m.
Global stock markets tumbled Monday on the first trading day since Standard & Poor’s downgraded long-term U.S. debt. The plunge came as investors grew anxious over a weakening U.S. economy …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 8, 2011, 1:06 p.m.
The U.S. stock market joined a sell-off around the world today in the first trading since Standard & Poor’s downgraded American debt and gave investors another reason to be anxious.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 5, 2011, 2:36 p.m.
Don’t look away for too long. You might miss a market rally. Or a plunge.
Fri., May 6, 2011, 9:32 a.m.
The biggest corporate hiring spree in five years is reversing a weeklong slide in the stock market.
Mon., April 18, 2011, 8:11 a.m.
Stocks opened sharply lower today after Standard & Poor’s warned that it might lower its rating on U.S. government debt because of mounting budget deficits. More bad news about Europe’s …
Wed., March 16, 2011, 1:38 p.m.
Financial markets were jolted for a third day today by fears that a partial meltdown may have occurred at a nuclear plant in Japan. Stocks fell heavily and erased nearly …
Tue., March 15, 2011, 8:11 a.m.
Stocks are plunging and bond prices are rising. The nuclear crisis in Japan has intensified following last week’s deadly earthquake and tsunami. The Dow Jones industrial average is down more …
Wed., Jan. 26, 2011, 1:49 p.m.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped after rising above 12,000 for the first time in two and a half years.
Thu., Dec. 2, 2010
WASHINGTON – The economy is showing new life in the final months of the year. Factories are busier, construction spending is up, and auto sales are rising. And on Wednesday …