2020 Archive: Day Traders Diary

November 27, 2020

The major averages rose on Friday as traders wrapped up a strong week amid decreasing political uncertainty and positive vaccine news. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher by 37 points, or 0.1%, at 29,910. The S&P 500 gained 0.3% to end the day at 3,638, notching a record closing... Read More

November 25, 2020

The major averages took a breather today after reaching a significant milestone, Dow 30,000 yesterday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 173 points, or 0.58%. The S&P 500 declined 5 points or 0.16% while the Nasdaq Composite rose 57 points or 0.48%. Trading volumes were lighter than usual ahead of... Read More

November 24, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied on Tuesday, breaking above 30,000 for the first time amid positive vaccine news, hope for a strong economic recovery in 2021 and easing of political uncertainty as the Trump administration approved the start of the presidential transition. The 30-stock Dow advanced 454 points, or 1.5%.... Read More

November 23, 2020

The major averages rise once again after AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford said their coronavirus vaccine was up to 90% effective, becoming the third inoculation this month that was revealed to be effective in trial data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 327 points higher, or 1.1%, at... Read More

November 20, 2020

The major averages pulled back to end the week as rising new coronavirus cases, coupled with questions around central-bank funding for key emergency programs, cast doubt on a swift economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 219 points, or 0.8%, to close at 29,263. The S&P 500 dipped 0.7%... Read More

November 19, 2020

The major averages are quiet to start the day as the monthly rally is losing steam amid disappointing U.S. unemployment data and rising coronavirus cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading down 70 points or 0.24%. The S&P 500 is down 6 points or 0.25% while the Nasdaq Composite... Read More

November 18, 2020

The major averages pulled back on Wednesday as the market's recent rally to new records took a breather on cautious comments from Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 344 points or 1.16% after rising as much as 147 points at its session high.... Read More

November 17, 2020

The major averages took a breather from their record run as the rally cooled off amid a sharp decline in drug store shares and disappointing economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 167 points, or 0.6%, to close at 29,783. The S&P 500 dipped 0.5% to 3,609 while the... Read More

November 16, 2020

The major averages climb once again after preliminary coronavirus vaccine data from Moderna further lifted expectations of a strong economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 470 points, or 1.6%, to close at 29,950. The 30-stock Dow logged intraday and closing record highs. The S&P 500 climbed 1.2% to... Read More

November 13, 2020

The major averages rose on Friday as investors bet again on stocks that would benefit from a potentially effective vaccine and economic recovery next year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 452 points, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 gained 1.5%, while the techy-heavy Nasdaq Composite rose 0.8%. The Russell... Read More

November 12, 2020

The major averages pulled back as an increasing number of U.S. coronavirus cases are raising concerns over the health of the economy and further shutdowns. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 318 points or 1.3%. The S&P 500 slid 1% while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.65%. Thursday's decline left the S&P 500 just 0.5% above its Friday closing level of 3,509.44, close to wiping out the index's vaccine rally. Read More

November 11, 2020

The major averages closed mixed once again as money rotated back into techs and Covid-19 related stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 23 points or 0.08%. The S&P 500 closed up 27 points or 0.77% while... Read More

November 10, 2020

The major averages closed mixed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average built on its sharp gains from the previous session as a market rotation out of names that thrived during the pandemic and into stocks linked to an economic recovery continues. The 30-stock average jumped 263 points, or 0.9%. The... Read More

November 9, 2020

The major averages soared to start the week on news drug maker Pfizer and BioNTech indicating their Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 834 points or 2.95% after trading up 1,600 points or 5.7%, hitting all-time highs shortly after the open. The... Read More

November 6, 2020

The major averages closed relatively flat on Friday as traders looked for clarity around the presidential and congressional election results. Sentiment was kept in check by better-than-expected U.S. unemployment data. The Dow Jones Industrial dipped 66 points, or 0.2%, to end the day at 28,323. The S&P 500 ended the... Read More

November 5, 2020

.The major averages surged once again as the markets are on track for their best week since April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 542 points or 1.7%. Earlier in the day, the 30-stock average was higher by more than 600 points. The S&P 500 climbed 67 points or 1.95% while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 300 points or 2.5%.

Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft and Apple were all up at least 2%. Shares of Facebook were also up more than 11% this week. Amazon, Microsoft and Apple have gained more than 9% over that time period. Netflix is up 8.2% week to date. Investors in this high growth sector cheered a potential divided government as it likely means taxes won't go up, antitrust scrutiny could stay in check and the China trade war doesn't get any worse.

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November 4, 2020

The major averages surge once again even as the results of the presidential contest so far failed to yield a clear winner. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 367 points or 1.34%. The S&P 500 finished up 74 points or 2.2% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite popped 430 points or... Read More

November 3, 2020

The major averages soared as investors hope for a clear winner from the U.S. presidential election and avoid a contested election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 552 points higher, or 2.1%. The S&P 500 climbed 1.8% while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.9%. It was the second-best Election Day performance... Read More

November 2, 2020

The major averages snapped back to start the month of November following sharp losses from last week and braced for the U.S. presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 445 points higher, or 1.7%. The S&P 500 gained 1.2%. The Nasdaq Composite lagged, rising just 0.1%, as shares of... Read More

October 30, 2020

The major averages pulled back once again as Wall Street wrapped up a difficult week with coronavirus cases on the rise, U.S. fiscal stimulus talks breaking down while traders braced for next week's presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 157 points lower, or 0.6%, at 26,501. At one point,... Read More

October 29, 2020

 The major averages rebounded, clawing back some of their losses from the previous session, as shares of major tech companies advanced ahead of their quarterly earnings reports. Sentiment also got a lift from better-than-expected economic data. The S&P 500 climbed 1.2% and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.6%. The Dow Jones Industrial... Read More

October 28, 2020

The major averages fell sharply on Wednesday amid concerns over the latest increase in coronavirus infections and its potential impact on the global economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped about 940 points, or 3.4%, for its worst day since June 11. The S&P 500 slid 3.5% and the Nasdaq Composite... Read More

October 27, 2020

The major averages closed mixed with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing near the lows down 222 points or 0.8% at 27,463. The S&P 500 fell 10 points or 0.3% while the Nasdaq rose 72 points or 0.6%. Caterpillar and Boeing were the biggest laggards in the Dow, falling 3% and... Read More

October 26, 2020

The major averages sold off sharply as coronavirus infections jumped while negotiations for a fiscal stimulus package before the election stalled once again. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 650 points lower, or 2.3%, at 27,685. The S&P 500 slid 1.9% to 3,400 while the Nasdaq Composite dipped 1.6% to 11,358.... Read More

October 23, 2020

The major averages closed mixed with the Dow Jones snapping a three-week winning streak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 28 points at 28,335 led by weakness in Intel. The S&P 500 gained 11 points to 3465 while the Nasdaq Composite closed up 42 points or 0.37% at 11548. The... Read More

October 22, 2020

The major averages rose today as traders weighed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's latest remarks on the U.S. fiscal stimulus negotiations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 152 points or 0.54% after falling 170 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 finished up 17 points or 0.52% while the... Read More

October 21, 2020

The major averages closed lower today as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continued their negotiations on a new fiscal stimulus package. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 97 points, or 0.4%. Earlier in the day, the 30-stock average traded more than 100 points higher. The S&P... Read More

October 20, 2020

The major averages closed higher after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled Democrats and the White House were making progress in negotiations for a new fiscal stimulus deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 113 points higher, or 0.4%. The 30-stock average was briefly up more than 300 points. The... Read More

October 19, 2020

The major averages sold off sharply ahead of a key deadline set by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reach a deal on new coronavirus stimulus before the election while Covid-19 cases rise. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 410 points lower, or 1.4%, at 28,195. Earlier in the day,... Read More

October 16, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher to end the week snapped a three-day losing streak thanks to strong retail sales data. The Dow closed up 112 points or 0.4%, at 28,606. The S&P 500 eked out a small gain, closing at 3,483 while the Nasdaq Composite ended the day... Read More

October 15, 2020

The major averages fell for a third day in a row on Thursday as hope for a U.S. coronavirus stimulus deal continues to decrease while infections across Europe are on the rise. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 19 points at 28,494. Earlier in the day, however, the 30-stock... Read More

October 14, 2020

The major averages closed lower after comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dampened expectations of a coronavirus stimulus deal being reached before the Nov. 3 presidential election.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 165 points or 0.6%. The S&P 500 closed down 23 points or 0.66% while the Nasdaq Composite... Read More

October 13, 2020

The major averages fell grappling with the latest news regarding U.S. coronavirus stimulus and treatments as well as the first batch of corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 157 points, or 0.55%, as Apple shares declined. The S&P 500 slid 22 points or 0.6%. The Nasdaq slid 12... Read More

October 12, 2020

The major averages rose sharply on Monday as tech shares outperformed while investors monitored stimulus negotiations in Washington. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3250 points, or 0.8% to 28,837. The S&P 500 gained 1.6% while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 2.5%. Apple jumped 6.2% as investors looked ahead to a key... Read More

October 9, 2020

The major averages closed higher to end their best week in months as President Donald Trump signaled support for a bigger coronavirus aid package. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 161 points or 0.6%, at 28,586. The S&P 500 gained climbed 0.9% to 3,477. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.4%... Read More

October 8, 2020

The major averages trimmed their initial gains after comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dampened sentiment around a potential smaller coronavirus aid package. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 122 points or 0.4%. The S&P 500 rose... Read More

October 7, 2020

The major averages rose sharply on Wednesday after President Donald Trump tweeted support for aid to airlines and other stimulus measures, stoking hope that a smaller aid package could be passed by lawmakers. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 530 points higher, or 1.9%, at 28,303. It was the Dow's... Read More

October 6, 2020

The major averages sold off sharply following comments from President Donald Trump instructing White House officials to halt negotiations on further coronavirus stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 375 points or 1.3%. Earlier in the day, the 30-stock average was up more than 200 points. The S&P 500... Read More

October 5, 2020

The major averages surged today after President Donald Trump said he will be discharged from the hospital Monday evening, easing concerns about more political uncertainty ahead of Election Day. Investors also grew more hopeful that lawmakers would reach a compromise on a new stimulus deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed... Read More

October 2, 2020

The major averages closed in the red in volatile trading on Friday after President Donald Trump's coronavirus diagnosis fueled concerns about the election and a worsening pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 134 points, or 0.5%, lower at 27,682 after dropping 430 points at its session low. The S&P... Read More

October 1, 2020

The major averages cut earlier gains to start October as hopes for further fiscal stimulus waned. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 35 points to close at 27816. The S&P 500 closed up 17 points at 3380. The Nasdaq Composite outperformed, rising 1.4% to 11,326. The Dow turned red just as... Read More

September 30, 2020

The major averages rose in volatile trading to close out a volatile month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 329 points, or 1.2%, to 27,781, after jumping 573 points at its session high. The S&P 500 rose 0.8%, or 27 points, to 3,363 while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.7%,... Read More

September 29, 2020

The major averages pullback for the first time in four days amid renewed concern over the coronavirus outbreak in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 131 points lower, or 0.5%, at 27,452. The S&P 500 also dipped 0.5% to end the day at 3,335 while the Nasdaq... Read More

September 28, 2020

The major averages rose sharply on Monday as Wall Street built on strong gains from the previous session amid hope for a new deal on U.S. fiscal stimulus and several corporate deals being struck. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 410 points higher, or 1.5%, at 27,584. The S&P 500... Read More

September 25, 2020

The major averages rose sharply on Friday, recovering some of their losses for the week, as tech shares clawed back some of their big September declines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 358 points or 1.3%. The S&P 500 climbed 1.6%. The Nasdaq Composite popped 2.6%. It was the... Read More

September 24, 2020

The major averages rebounded in a volatile day of trading as tech stocks rebound while traders weighed the latest batch of weak economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 52 points or 0.2%, at 26,815. The Dow was down over 220 points while also rising over 300 points.... Read More

September 23, 2020

The September correction continues as techs shares slid sharply while Europe struggles with an increase in coronavirus cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down 525 points or 1.9%. Earlier in the session, the Dow was up 176 points. The S&P 500 slid 78 points or 2.3% while the Nasdaq... Read More

September 22, 2020

The major averages recovered from the previous session's steep sell-off, as Amazon led shares of Big Tech higher. The S&P 500 closed 1.1% higher at 3,315. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.7% to 10,963. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 140 points, or 0.5%, to 27,288. Amazon shares rose 5.1% after a... Read More

September 21, 2020

The major averages fell sharply on Monday as fears about the potential worsening of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as uncertainty on further U.S. fiscal stimulus, rattled traders. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 510 points, or 1.8%. The S&P 500 lost 38 points or 1.1% while the Nasdaq Composite... Read More

September 18, 2020

The major averages fell on Friday to end a volatile week as investors continued to dump shares of high-flying tech companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 244 points, or 0.9%, to 27,657. The S&P 500 dropped 1.1% to 3,319. The Nasdaq Composite also fell 1.1% and closed at 10,793.... Read More

September 17, 2020

Volatile trading on Thursday amid renewed pressure in shares of the major tech companies. Conflicting messaging on the coronavirus vaccine front and uncertainty around further stimulus also weighed on sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down triple digits after sliding nearly 400 points earlier in the session. The S&P... Read More

September 16, 2020

The major averages finished mixed after the Federal Reserve indicated it will keep interest rates lower over the next few years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose just 36 points after rallying over 300 points earlier in the day. The broader market S&P 500 fell 15 points or 0.46% while... Read More

September 15, 2020

The major averages closed higher again building on the strong performance from the previous session, on the back of broad market gains and solid economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up just 2 points after rallying 237 points in the morning. The S&P 500 gained 17 points or... Read More

September 14, 2020

Stocks rose on Monday as a slew of corporate deal making activity and optimism toward a coronavirus vaccine sparked a broad market rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 327 points or 1.18%. The S&P 500 climbed 42 points or 1.2% while the Nasdaq Composite jumped 1.8% or 203... Read More

September 11, 2020

The major averages finished mixed with the Nasdaq Composite declining once again in another volatile session on Friday as the continuing tech sell-off drove the benchmark to its worst week in months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day up 131 points, or 0.5%, at 27,665. The 30-stock average... Read More

September 10, 2020

The major averages fell sharply in volatile trading on Thursday as the rout in tech, the best-performing sector in the market, resumed after a one-day respite. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 463 points lower, or 1.7%. Earlier in the session, the Dow was up more than 200 points. The... Read More

September 9, 2020

The major averages staged a strong rebound following a steep three day sell off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 439 points higher, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 jumped 2% and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 2.7%. The major averages trimmed their gains with less than 30 minutes left in the... Read More

September 8, 2020

The major averages dropped sharply to start the second week of September led by techs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 632 points, or 2.3%, to 27,500. The S&P 500 slid 2.8% to 3,331 while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.1% to end the day at 10,847. Tuesday's drop put the tech-heavy Nasdaq down 10% over the past three sessions. In that time, the composite has fallen from a record into a correction on and intraday and closing basis. Read More

September 4, 2020

The major averages closed lower for a second day on Friday after a wild session as money came out of tech stocks once again into names that will benefit from the economy reopening. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 159 points lower, or 0.6%, at 28,133. At one point, the... Read More

September 3, 2020

A sharp selloff in the major averages are wiping out the gains of the week as major tech stocks give back a lot of thier recent gains. The Dow Jones is on track to drop a 1000 points or 3%. The S&P 500 is down 4% as the Nasdaq which... Read More

September 2, 2020

The major averages continuing their strong start to September by taking profits out of high-flying names like Apple and Tesla and snapped up shares in more beaten-down parts of the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 454 points, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 gained 1.5% while the Nasdaq... Read More

September 1, 2020

The major averages kicked off a historically tough month for the market on the right foot building on Wall Street's best August performance since the 1980s. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 127 points, or 0.5%. The S&P 500 climbed 0.5% and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.3%. Both the S&P... Read More

August 31, 2020

The major averages closed mixed wrapping up their best August performances since the 1980s. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 223 points, or 0.8%, to 28,430 while the S&P 500 dipped 0.2% to close at 3,500. The Nasdaq Composite outperformed with a 0.7% gain and ended the day at 11,775. Declines... Read More

August 28, 2020

Stocks rose on Friday to wrap up another strong week on a high note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased its losses of 2020. The 30-stock Dow closed 161 points higher, or 0.6%. The S&P 500 gained 0.7%. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.6%. Friday's gains put the Dow in positive... Read More

August 27, 2020

Stocks rose in volatile trading on Thursday after the Federal Reserve unveiled a new framework that could keep interest rates lower for a longer period of time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is rising more than 150 points, or 0.6%. Thursday's gains pushed the Dow into positive territory for the... Read More

August 26, 2020

The major averages rose once again with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite making new fresh record highs building on their massive rallies off the March lows, as tech shares keep leading the way higher. The broader market index advanced 1% to 3,478.73 while the Nasdaq popped 1.7% to end the... Read More

August 25, 2020

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq make new all-time highs while the Dow Jones Industrial Average pulls back after announcing a major shakeup as Apple snapped a five-session winning streak. The 30-stock Dow dropped 60 points snapping a three-day winning streak as Dow Jones announced that Salesforce.com, Amgen and Honeywell will replace... Read More

August 24, 2020

The major averages build on last weeks' record-setting streak thanks to positive developments on coronavirus treatments and vaccines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 378 points or 1.35% moving into positive territory for the year. The S&P 500 climbed 1% and hit an all-time high. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.6%... Read More

August 21, 2020

The major averages rose once again led by Apple and the rest of the tech sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session up 190 points at 27,930, gaining of 0.7%. The S&P 500 advanced 0.34% to 3,397, a new record closing high. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.4% to... Read More

August 20, 2020

The major averages finish in the green led by the major tech names even as unemployment data remains disappointing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average clings to gains up 20 points snapping a three-day losing streak. The S&P 500 gained 0.3% while the Nasdaq Composite is outperforming up a 1%. Facebook rose... Read More

August 19, 2020

The major averages finished in the red after the S&P 500 made new all-time highs earlier in the session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 85 points at 27,692. The S&P 500 fell 0.44% while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 64 points or 0.57%. The markets sold off in the... Read More

August 18, 2020

The major averages closed mixed once again as the S&P 500 rose to an all-time high on Tuesday, capping off its incredible recovery from the coronavirus-induced sell-off that knocked it off its previous record back in February.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, falling 66 points, or 0.2%, to 27,778... Read More

August 17, 2020

The major averages closed mixed with the S&P 500 closing just below all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, falling 85 points, or about 0.3%, to close at 27,844. The broader market index gained 0.3% to close at 3,381. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1% to 11,129, hitting an all-time... Read More

August 14, 2020

The major averages finished basically unchanged as the S&P 500 once again failed to overtake its February record highs. Traders also pored over mixed economic data and looked to Washington for clues on further coronavirus stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 34 points to finish at 27,931. The S&P... Read More

August 13, 2020

The major averages are modestly lower to start the day following a number of disappointing earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is set to open down 30 points. The S&P 500 is set to open down 3 points while the Nasdaq is modestly in the green. The S&P 500 gained 1.4%... Read More

August 12, 2020

After a one day sell off, the major averages rebounded today putting the S&P 500 just below its all-time high set in February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 289 points, or 1.1%. The S&P 500 gained 1.4%, its biggest one-day jump since July 6, to closing at 3,380 just... Read More

August 11, 2020

Turnaround Tuesday as the major averages fell into the red after starting the day on a up note. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 104 points after rallying as much as 350 points moving above 28,000 for the first time since February. The S&P 500 finished down 26 points... Read More

August 10, 2020

The major average rise to start the week as money rotated into value stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 357 points, or 1.3% as Boeing and Dow were among the best-performing stocks in the blue-chip index, rising more than 5% each. The S&P 500 rose just 9 points while... Read More

August 7, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 eked out small gains on Friday, shaking off concerns over rising U.S.-China tensions and ongoing coronavirus stimulus negotiations. The Dow closed up 46 points or 0.2%, at 27,433. The S&P 500 ended the session up 0.1% at 3,351. Those gains were enough... Read More

August 6, 2020

The major averages rise once again led by tech shares, as traders kept an eye on Washington for clues on a new coronavirus stimulus package and pored over better-than-expected unemployment data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up over 150 points or 0.6%. The S&P 500 climbed 0.5% as well and... Read More

August 5, 2020

The major averages rose once again on the back of strong Disney earnings and coronavirus vaccine hopes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 373 points or 1.3%. The S&P 500 advanced 0.6% and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.4% to a record high. Both the Dow and S&P 500 are up... Read More

August 4, 2020

The major averages rose building on the previous session's strong gains, as lawmakers tried to make inroads on a new coronavirus stimulus package. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 164 points, or 0.6%, while the S&P 500 advanced a more modest 0.36%. The Nasdaq Composite, up more than 21% in... Read More

August 3, 2020

The major averages rose to start the month of August as Wall Street tries to build on its four-month winning streak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 236 points or 0.9%. The Nasdaq Composite jumped 1.5% to an all-time high. The S&P 500 gained 0.7%. Shares of major tech companies... Read More

July 31, 2020

The major averages wiped out earlier losses and closed higher on Friday as the biggest tech companies and market leaders, Amazon, Apple and Facebook soared after posting stellar quarterly results.The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 114 points after dropping 286 points at its low of the day. The S&P... Read More

July 30, 2020

The major averages closed mixed following earnings reports and economic data this morning with the big tech giants reporting after the bell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down over 200 points while the S&P 500 dipped 0.4%. The Nasdaq closed in the green ahead of earnings reports from Apple,... Read More

July 29, 2020

The major averages rose once again led by tech shares as the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, in a move that was widely expected by traders. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 160 points, or 0.8%. The S&P 500 climbed 1.2%. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.3%. Facebook and Amazon each... Read More

July 28, 2020

The major averages finished lower following a number of disappointing earnings while lawmakers continue their debate over the next coronavirus relief package. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 205 points. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.27%, while the S&P 500 dropped 0.65%. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the Republican... Read More

July 27, 2020

The major averages rose to start the week with the major tech names outperforming as investors braced for a big week of corporate earnings and lawmakers continued coronavirus stimulus negotiations.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 114 points, or 0.4%, to close at 26,584. The S&P 500 closed 0.7% higher at... Read More

July 24, 2020

The major averages pulled back once again to wrap up a volatile week of trading with tech shares struggling and U.S.-China tensions rising. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 182 points, or 0.6%, to 26,469. The S&P 500 fell 0.6%, or 20 points, to 3,215.63 while the Nasdaq Composite dipped... Read More

July 23, 2020

The major averages pulled back in volatile trading on Thursday as selling accelerated in the big cap tech space. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 353 points, or 1.3%, to 26,652. The S&P 500 slid 1.2%, or 40 points, to 3,235, snapping a four-day winning streak. The Nasdaq Composite fell... Read More

July 22, 2020

The markets rose once again boosted by news of a coronavirus vaccine deal between the U.S. government and Pfizer/BioNTech along with apparent progress on U.S. stimulus negotiations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 165 points, or 0.6% to close at 27,005. The second close above 27,000 since the beginning of March.... Read More

July 21, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 performed well as money rotated out of the tech sector into beaten-down value stocks. The 30-stock Dow gained 159 points, or 0.6%, to close at 26,840. The S&P 500 climbed 0.2% to 3,257. Both the Dow and S&P 500 cut their gains... Read More

July 20, 2020

The major averages closed in the green led by the Nasdaq and tech shares once again. The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up 8 points while the S&P 500 advanced 0.8%, or 27 points, to 3,251 turning positive for 2020 with a 0.6% gain on the year. The Nasdaq Composite... Read More

July 17, 2020

The major averages closed mixed to end a volatile week with some of the air coming out the highflying tech sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 62 points at 26,671. The S&P 500 squeaked out a gain of 9 points while the Nasdaq rose 29 points even as... Read More

July 16, 2020

The major averages are set to open lower as the first down day for the Dow this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down by 200 points. The S&P 500 dipped 0.8% while the Nasdaq declined by 1.5%. Bank of America reported better-than-expected earnings for the previous quarter. However, the... Read More

July 15, 2020

The major averages rose once again on the back of positive coronavirus vaccine news and a blowout quarter from Goldman Sachs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 227 points or 0.9%, at 26,870. It was the Dow's fourth straight daily gain. The S&P 500 rose 0.9% to 3,226. The... Read More

July 14, 2020

The Dow rose for a third straight day led by non-tech stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 556 points or 2.1%, at 26,642. It was the 30-stock average's best day since June 29. The S&P 500 climbed 1.3% to 3,197 while the Nasdaq Composite was up nearly 1%... Read More

July 13, 2020

A big rally evaporated as California closed their doors to indoor activities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a gain of 10.50 points after rallying as much as 563 points, or 2.2%. The S&P 500 finished down 29 points or nearly 1% after rallying more than 1% briefly pushing... Read More

July 10, 2020

The major averages rose throughout the day on news of improving drug treatments raising hopes for an economic recovery following the recent resurgence in Covid-19 outbreaks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 369 points or 1.4% to 26,075. The S&P 500 climbed 1%, or 32 points, to 3,185. The Nasdaq... Read More

July 10, 2020

The major averages rose throughout the day on news of improving drug treatments raising hopes for an economic recovery following the recent resurgence in Covid-19 outbreaks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 369 points or 1.4% to 26,075. The S&P 500 climbed 1%, or 32 points, to 3,185. The Nasdaq... Read More

July 9, 2020

The major averages erased the gains for the week, amid renewed concerns over the coronavirus and its impact on the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial average is down 400 points or 1.5%. The S&P 500 has slid nearly a percent while the Nasdaq clings to modest gains. Stocks hit their lows of the day after Florida reported a record in coronavirus-related hospitalizations. The state also reported a record spike in Covid deaths. Read More

July 8, 2020

The major averages rebound thanks to the major tech names like Apple and Microsoft even as coronavirus cases keep rising at a record pace. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 177 points higher, or 0.7%, at 26,067. Earlier in the day, the Dow was up more than 200 points and... Read More

July 7, 2020

The major averages fell sharply, closing on the lows on concerns about the coronavirus outbreak dampening investor sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 396 or 1.5% giving up most of the gains from yesterday. The S&P 500 slid 1.1% while the Nasdaq Composite, which hit a record high earlier... Read More

July 6, 2020

The major averages closed sharply higher on Monday, led by strong gains in the tech sector, as Wall Street built on the momentum from last week's solid performance and shook off a continued rise in coronavirus cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 459 points, or 1.8%, to 26,287. The... Read More

July 2, 2020

The major averages finish out the abbreviated week on an up note as investors cheer a bigger-than-expected increase in jobs in June as the economy tries to claw back from the coronavirus shutdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 92 points or 0.4%, at 25,827. The Nasdaq Composite hit... Read More

July 1, 2020

The major averages closed mixed to start the third quarter with market sentiment getting a lift from positive coronavirus vaccine news and strong U.S. economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 77 points or 0.3%. At one point, the Dow was up more than 200 points. The S&P 500... Read More

June 30, 2020

The major averages rallied into the close as Wall Street wraps up its best quarterly performance in decades. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 217 points, or 0.9%, to close at 25,812. The S&P 500 gained 1.5% to end the day at 3,100 while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.9%. to... Read More

June 29, 2020

The major averages rose sharply to start the abbreviated week as Wall Street cheered news on Boeing while traders shrugged off the latest surge in coronavirus cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 472 points or 1.9%. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% while the Nasdaq Composite gained 1.1%. Shares of... Read More

June 26, 2020

The major averages fell sharply on Friday due to a spike in coronavirus cases and news Texas will roll back some of its reopening measures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 730 points or 2.8%, at 25,015. The S&P 500 slid 4.2% to 3,009 while the Nasdaq Composite dropped... Read More

June 25, 2020

The major averages move to the highs of the day in the final hour of trading with the Dow up over 250 points led by the banks as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve releasing stress-test results for the major banks.

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June 24, 2020

The major averages suffered their worst day in in two weeks as the increasing number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases dampened expectations of an economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 710 points, or 2.7%, to 25,445. The S&P 500 closed 2.6% lower at 3,053 while the Nasdaq Composite slid... Read More

June 23, 2020

The major averages trade higher led by tech stocks once again. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 131 points, or 0.5%, to close at 26,156. The S&P 500 ended the session up 0.4% at 3,131 while the Nasdaq Composite rose to a fresh record high up 0.7% at 10,131, notching... Read More

June 22, 2020

The major averages build on solid gains from last week, as shares of major tech companies led the way higher on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 124 points, or 0.5%, while the S&P 500 was up 0.6%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 0.9%. Apple shares jumped more... Read More

June 19, 2020

The major averages finish lower reversing previous gains as a number of headlines raise concerns about a resurgence in the coronavirus and a slowdown in the economy's recovery The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down 208 points, or 0.8%, at 25,871 after gaining as much as 371 points earlier... Read More

June 18, 2020

The major averages are modestly lower down less than half a percent as investors weigh the rising number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and around the world along coupled with disappointing unemployment data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down over 100 points, or 0.5%. Earlier in the session, the... Read More

June 17, 2020

The major averages pulled back modestly today on news of a second outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in Beijing, China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 170 points at 26,119. The S&P 500 slid 11 points while the Nasdaq actually rose 14 points. Airlines, cruise operators and retail — all groups... Read More

June 16, 2020

The major averages are surging thanks to a record jump in retail sales coupled with positive trial results from a potential coronavirus treatment and hopes of more stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 900 points, or 3.5%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are higher by more than 2%. The... Read More

June 15, 2020

  The major averages closed higher recovering from earlier losses, as the Federal Reserve announced further measures to support the market amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 157 points higher, or 0.6%, The S&P 500 gained 0.8% while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.4%. Shares of Facebook, Amazon,... Read More

June 12, 2020

U.S. stock futures rebounded Friday, a day after the worst market drop since March which came on fears a resurgence in coronavirus cases. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is set to rebound 500 points, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 is set to gain 1.4% and the Nasdaq is set to... Read More

June 11, 2020

The major averages plunge with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping over 1,800 points on pace for its worst day since the March sell-off as coronavirus cases increased in some states that are reopening up from lockdowns. Shares that have surged recently on hopes for a smooth reopening of the... Read More

June 10, 2020

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for a second straight day as traders once again took profits out of names benefiting from the economy reopening and rotated into mega-cap tech stocks. The Nasdaq Composite, meanwhile, closed up 0.5% to a record high closing above $10,000 for the... Read More

June 9, 2020

The major averages finished mixed with the Dow Jones snapped a 6-day winning streak while tech stocks lifted Nasdaq Composite to record level above 10,000. The 30-stock average slid 300 points, or 1.09%, and snapped its six-session winning streak to close at 27,272. The S&P 500 dropped 0.78% to 3,207... Read More

June 8, 2020

  Another strong start to the week as the S&P 500 moved into the green for the year wiping out the losses from the coronavirus pandemic. Stocks finished the day at their session highs with the S&P 500 jumping 1.2%, or 38.46 points, to 3,232.39. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded... Read More

June 5, 2020

The major averages finished a stellar week on Wall Street with a more than 2% rally on Friday due to a surprisingly good jobless claim number raising hopes the economy is starting to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Nasdaq Composite became the first of the three major averages to climb... Read More

June 4, 2020

The major averages are pulling back for the first time this week after a torrid start to the month of June. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 100 points even as Boeing continues its' rebound up 5%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are both down half a percent.  Read More

June 3, 2020

The markets rose sharply once again as the S&P 500 is on its longest winning streak since February and the greatest 50 day rally in history. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 527 points, or 2% to 26,269. First close above 26,000 since the first week of March. The S&P... Read More

June 2, 2020

The major averages rose once again focusing on the reopening of the economy from the coronavirus pandemic even amid civil unrest around the U.S. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 267 points, or 1.1%, to 25,742. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.6% to 9,608 while the S&P 500 gained 0.8% to... Read More

June 1, 2020

The major averages rebounded from earlier losses starting off a new month to the plus side due to increasing hopes of a successful reopening of the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 91 points, or 0.4%, to close at 25,475. The S&P 500 climbed 0.4% to 3,055 while the... Read More

May 29, 2020

The major averages recovered into the close erasing losses earlier in the session, as traders breathed a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump signaled no changes to the trade deal with China despite rising tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 17 points weighed down by the financials.... Read More

May 28, 2020

The major averages closed lower for the first time this week erasing solid gains earlier in the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 147 points, or 0.6%, at 25,400. At its session high, the Dow was up 210 points. The S&P 500 slid 0.2% to 3,029 giving back... Read More

May 27, 2020

The major averages rose for a second day on Wednesday as Wall Street grew more optimistic about the economy reopening. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 553 points, or 2.2%. The 30-stock average also closed above 25,000 for the first time since March 10th. The S&P 500 closed 1.5% higher... Read More

May 26, 2020

The major averages surged to start the short holiday week as optimism grows about the reopening of the economy and a potential coronavirus vaccine. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 529 points, or 2.2%. The 30-stock average briefly traded above 25,000 for the first time since early March before closing... Read More

May 22, 2020

The major averages closed little changed on Friday as investors capped a strong week of gains amid optimism around a potential coronavirus vaccine and the U.S. reopening its economy. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 2,955 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 8 points to 24,465. The Nasdaq Composite... Read More

May 21, 2020

The major averages pulled back following weak economic data and increased U.S.-China tensions. The Dow slid 101 points, or 0.41%, to close at 24,474. The S&P 500 dipped 0.78% to 2,948 while the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.97% to close at 9,284. The small-cap Russell 2000, however, eked out a 0.1%... Read More

May 20, 2020

The major averages rebounded sharply from yesterday's sell off, building on the week's gains, as traders increased bets of an economic recovery with more states, in fact all 50 states, easing stay-at-home orders. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 369 points or 1.5%, at 24,575. The S&P 500 advanced... Read More

May 19, 2020

The major averages fell for the first time in four days giving back some of the strong gains from the previous session, amid sharp losses from retail and bank shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 390 points, or 1.6%, to close at 24,206. The S&P 500 slid 1.1% to... Read More

May 18, 2020

The major averages surged on positive news from drug maker, Moderna on their vaccine trial stoking optimism about a potential coronavirus vaccine. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 911 points higher, or 3.9% to $24,597. The S&P 500 gained 3.2% while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 2.4%. The Dow and S&P 500... Read More

May 15, 2020

The major averages finished in the green, but capped the week with significant losses due to a slew of somber economic reports and increasing tensions between China and the U.S. Read More

May 14, 2020

The major averages staged a nice turnaround following dismal U.S. unemployment data this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 377 points or 1.6%, after falling more than 450 points earlier in the day snapping a three-day losing streak. The S&P 500 climbed 1.15% while the Nasdaq rose 0.91%. Bank... Read More

May 13, 2020

The major averages fall for a second straight day as investors grappled with downbeat remarks from the Federal Chairman and comments from two billionaire investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 516 points, or 2%, to 23,247. The 30-stock average had its worst day since May 1. The S&P 500... Read More

May 12, 2020

The major averages fell sharply on Tuesday, giving back some of their recently strong gains, as investors evaluated the latest attempts to reopen the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 457 points or 1.9%, at 23,764. The S&P 500 dropped 2.1% to 2,870 while the Nasdaq Composite also... Read More

May 11, 2020

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed in the green even as the Dow remained in the red on nervousness the reopening of the economy could cause additional outbreaks of COVID-19, especially after reports pointed to an uptick in cases in Germany and South Korea. The Dow finished down 109 points at... Read More

May 8, 2020

The major averages finished strong following the ugliest monthly jobs report ever. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 450 points or 1.9%. The S&P 500 gained 1.6% while the Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.5%. Investors seem to be betting the worst of the coronavirus and its impact on the economy... Read More

May 7, 2020

The major averages close in the green as the Nasdaq Composite rose for a fourth straight day closing positive for the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 211 points, or 0.9%, to 23,875. The S&P 500 gained 1.2% to close at 2,881. The tech-heavy index closed 1.4% higher at... Read More

May 6, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 fell for the first time in three days on Wednesday as investors weighed the prospects of reopening the economy along with a dismal report on U.S. payrolls. The Dow closed 218 points lower, or 0.9%, at 23,664. The Dow reached its session low... Read More

May 5, 2020

The major averages rose for a second day as investors bet the U.S. economy could start to reopen again while oil prices jumped for a fifth straight day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 133 points or 0.6%, at 23,883. The S&P 500 gained 0.9% while the Nasdaq advanced... Read More

May 4, 2020

The major averages stage a turn around to finish in the greens thanks to advances in the biggest U.S. technology. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 26 points at 23,749 after being down as much as 360 points at one point. The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, or 12 points,... Read More

May 1, 2020

The major averages slumped to start the month of May after the best month of April in over 18 years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 622 points, or 2.5%, at 23,723 as Dow Inc and Exxon Mobil each fell more than 7%. The S&P 500 dropped 2.8% to... Read More

April 30, 2020

The major averages pulled back to end a wild, but positive month of April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 288 points or 1.2%, at 24,345. The S&P 500 slid 0.9% to 2,912. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.3% to 8,889. The S&P 500 posted its third-largest monthly gain since World... Read More

April 29, 2020

The major averages will surge once again thanks to positive data from a potential coronavirus treatment from Gilead Sciences while investors digested a sharp drop in U.S. economic activity. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is set to open over 400 points higher. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are set to... Read More

April 28, 2020

The major averages sold off into the close snapping a 4-day winning streak as big tech shares led the decline. The Dow Jones Industrial Average initially rose 300 points, but finished down 32 points at 24101. The S&P 500 lost 15 points or 0.5% while the Nasdaq declined 1.4% led... Read More

April 27, 2020

The major averages soared as investors cheered the possibility of reopening the economy after the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 358 points higher, or 1.5%, at 24,133. The S&P 500 gained 1.5% to close at 2,878 while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.1% to 8,730. Monday's gains put... Read More

April 24, 2020

The major averages closed higher to finish a roller coaster week thanks to oil prices clawing back from historic losses earlier in the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 260 points higher, or 1.1%, at 23,775. The S&P 500 gained 1.4% to close at 2,836 while the Nasdaq Composite... Read More

April 23, 2020

The major averages went on a wild ride following a report Gilead's drug stock may not be the right treatment for the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 39 points higher, or 0.2%, at 23,515. Earlier... Read More

April 22, 2020

The major averages rebound for the first time in three days on Wednesday as crude prices stabilized after a record plunge while better-than-expected earnings also lifted market sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 456 points, or nearly 2%, to 23,475. The S&P 500 climbed 2.3% to 2,799 while the... Read More

April 22, 2020

The major averages rebound for the first time in three days on Wednesday as crude prices stabilized after a record plunge while better-than-expected earnings also lifted market sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 456 points, or nearly 2%, to 23,475. The S&P 500 climbed 2.3% to 2,799 while the... Read More

April 21, 2020

The major averages fell sharply once again on Tuesday as oil prices continued their unprecedented wipeout, further denting market sentiment and dampening the global economic outlook. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 630 points, or more than 2.6%. Tuesday's losses brought the Dow's two-day decline to more than 1,200 points.... Read More

April 20, 2020

The major averages fell sharply, retreating after back-to-back weekly gains, as a historic decline in U.S. crude prices raised concerns about the economic damage being done by coronavirus shutdowns. A delay in funding the for the depleted small business rescue loan program also weighed on sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial... Read More

April 17, 2020

The major averages surged today following a report from a Chicago hospital saying coronavirus patients treated with Gilead's experimental drug, remdesivir recovered rapidly from severe symptoms. Gilead's stock finished up 9%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 704 points, or 3%, to 24,242. It was the Dow's first close above 24,000... Read More

April 16, 2020

Stocks rose slightly on Thursday, led by tech sector as Wall Street grapples with more concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and dismal economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 33 points at 23,537 after falling over 200 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 gained 0.6% to... Read More

April 15, 2020

The major averages dropped on dismal economic data, weak bank earnings and lower oil prices due to concerns over the coronavirus's impact on the U.S. economy. The Industrial Average dropped 445 points, or 1.9%, to 23,504. The S&P 500 slid 2.2% to 2,783 while the Nasdaq Composite closed 1.4% lower... Read More

April 14, 2020

The major averages resumed the sharp rebound from last month's lows, as investors grew more optimistic about the coronavirus outlook. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 558 points, or 2.4%, to 23,949. The S&P 500 climbed 3.1% to 2,846 while the Nasdaq Composite advanced nearly 4% to 8,515. The tech-heavy... Read More

April 13, 2020

The major averages pulled back today after a 12% rally last week, the best week since 1974. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day down 328 points or 1.3% to 23,390. The S&P 500 dipped 1% while the Nasdaq actually rose 38 points to 8192. The Nasdaq was led by Amazon, Apple, Intel and Netflix. Read More

April 9, 2020

The major averages are jumping around the unchanged level as investors digest the latest U.S. unemployment data and details on the Federal Reserve's lending program for Main Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is set to open over 100 points higher. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are modestly higher as well. More... Read More

April 8, 2020

  The major averages are pointing to a slightly higher open on hopes that the number of new coronavirus cases will continue to decline. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is higher by 100 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are also set to open higher. In the U.S., the number of daily... Read More

April 7, 2020

The major averages close modestly lower after giving up a massive rally from earlier in the day, as Wall Street assessed the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 26 points lower, or 0.1%, at 22,653. The 30-stock average rose as much as 937.25 points, or... Read More

April 6, 2020

The major averages soared today from sharp losses in the previous week, as the number of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. appeared to slow down. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1,627 points higher, or more than 7%, at 22,679. The S&P 500 gained 7% to close at 2,663... Read More

April 3, 2020

The major averages pulled back, but finished off their lows to end another wild week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 360 points, or 1.7%, to 21,052. The S&P 500 dropped 1.5% to 2,488. The Nasdaq Composite also pulled back 1.5% to close at 7,373. American Express, UnitedHealth and span... Read More

April 2, 2020

The major averages went on a roller-coaster ride today finishing up over 2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 469 points or 2.2%, at 21,413. The S&P 500 rose 2.3% at 2,526 while the Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.7% to 7,487. At its session high, the Dow was up 534... Read More

April 1, 2020

The major averages kicked off the second quarter on a sour note amid concerns the coronavirus will keep the economy shut down longer than expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 973 points or 4.4%, to 20,943. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both slid exactly 4.41%. President Donald Trump... Read More

March 31, 2020

The major averages pulled back to end one of the worst months and quarters in history. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 410 points or 1.8%, at 21,917. The S&P 500 dropped 1.6% to 2,584. The Nasdaq Composite fell nearly 1% to 7,700. The Dow and S&P 500 had their... Read More

March 30, 2020

The major averages built on their strong rally from last week as the U.S. extended measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 690 points, or 3.2%, to 22,327. The S&P 500 climbed 3.4% to 2,626 while the Nasdaq Composite closed 3.6% higher at 7,774. Tech... Read More

March 27, 2020

The major averages pulled back today after the best three rally in over 80 years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 915 points, or 4.1%, to 21,636. The S&P 500 slid 3.4% to 2,541 while the Nasdaq Composite closed 3.7% lower at 7,502. Boeing dropped 10.3% to lead the Dow... Read More

March 26, 2020

The stock market soared for a third straight day as investors shrugged off the release of record-breaking initial jobless claims while the Senate passed a massive economic stimulus bill amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 1,351.62 points, or 6.4%, to close at 22,552. The Dow... Read More

March 25, 2020

  The Dow Jones Industrial Averages rose 2% while the S&P 500 rose a percent posting the first back-to-back gains since February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has jumped more than 13% in two days as the White House and Congressional leaders said they had agreed to a massive stimulus bill... Read More

March 24, 2020

The major averages soared as the Dow Jones Industrial Average logging its best day in 87 years as investors bet U.S. lawmakers would deliver soon a stimulus bill. The Dow Jones rose 2,112 points or 11% to 20,704, notching its biggest one-day percentage gain since 1933. The S&P 500 rallied... Read More

March 23, 2020

The major averages fell another 3% after dropping as much as 5% as U.S. lawmakers failed to push through massive fiscal stimulus to curtail the economic blow from the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 582 points or down 3.1%, at 18,591, its lowest closing level since November 2016.... Read More

March 20, 2020

The major averages attempted to rally on Friday, but failed, concluding one of the most volatile weeks on Wall Street ever as investors grapple with mounting fears over the coronavirus' economic blow. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 913 points or more than 4%, at 19,173 after rallying more than... Read More

March 19, 2020

The major averages are lower, but at least they are not down limit as the coronavirus crisis progresses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is set to open down 400 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are set to open lower as well. Higher-than-expected jobless claims data also pressured investor sentiment. Last... Read More

March 18, 2020

Stocks tumbled on Wednesday, reaching a new coronavirus crisis low as investors worried about the economic damage from the pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1,338. points, or 6.3%. The Dow was down more than 2,300 points earlier. The S&P 500 was down 5.2% and closed nearly 30% below... Read More

March 17, 2020

The major averages rebounding from the worst day in more than three decades as Wall Street cheers a possible White House plan that could inject $1 trillion into the U.S. economy to cushion the blow of the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1,048.79 points higher, or 5.2%, at 21,237.... Read More

March 16, 2020

The markets sold off sharply once again, suffering their worst day since the "Black Monday" market crash in 1987, even after the Federal Reserve embarked on a massive monetary stimulus campaign to curb slower economic growth amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 2,997 points or 12.9%,... Read More

March 13, 2020

The major averages are sharply higher after suffering the worst day since 1987 in the previous session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 799 points, or 3.6% on the open. At one point, the Dow was up more than 1,300 points and on pace for its biggest one-day gain since... Read More

March 12, 2020

The major averages suffered their worst day since 1987 as the bull market that started after the financial crisis has officially ended. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 2,352 points lower, or 9.99%, at 21,200. The index had its worst drop since the 1987 "Black Monday" market crash, when... Read More

March 11, 2020

The coronavirus-induced sell-off reached a new low on Wednesday due to uncertainty around a fiscal response to curb slower economic growth resulting from the outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 1,464 points, or 5.9%, to close at 23,553. The 30-stock average closed in a bear market, down more than 20%... Read More

March 10, 2020

The major averages closed sharply higher on a wild trading day on the prospects of fiscal stimulus to curb slower economic growth stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 1,167 points or 4.9%, at 25,018. Tuesday's gains for the Dow cut the index's losses from Monday... Read More

March 9, 2020

The Dow sank over 2000 points as the major averages had their worst day since 2008 as fears about the spread of the new coronavirus and an oil price war sent investors scrambling out of stocks. The Dow dropped 2,013.7 points or 7.79%, the S&P 500 plunged 7.6% to 2,746 as... Read More

March 6, 2020

The major averages finished in the red, but up for the week thanks to a nice recovery into the close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 256 points, or 0.9%, to 25,864, after plunging as much as 894 points during the session. The S&P 500 dropped 1.7%, or 51... Read More

March 5, 2020

The major averages plunged again erasing most of the steep gains yesterday as markets remained highly volatile in the face of the spreading coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 969 points, or 3.5%, at 26,121 after falling as much as 1,150. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3%, or 106... Read More

March 4, 2020

The major averages surge again following coordinated rate cuts around the globe and major victories from former Vice President Joe Biden during Super Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 1,173.45 points higher, or 4.5%, to 27,090. The S&P 500 jumped 4.2% to 3,130 while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 3.8%... Read More

March 3, 2020

The major averages fell sharply as an emergency rate cut by the Federal Reserve failed to assuage concerns of slower economic growth due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 785 points or nearly 3%, to 25,917 after rising more than 300 points earlier in the... Read More

March 2, 2020

The major averages surge to the best day in 11 years. The Dow closed up 1,293 points, the best point move in history, with a 5.1% gain closing at 26,703. The move on a percentage basis was the Dow's biggest since March 2009. The S&P 500 climbed 4.6%, its best... Read More

February 28, 2020

The major averages tumbled once again but closed well off the lows as the spread of the coronavirus remains front and center. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 350 points, or more than 1%. The 30-stock Dow briefly fell more than 1,000 points. The S&P 500 slid 0.8% while the... Read More

February 27, 2020

The market averages fell sharply once again in volatile trading as investors worried the coronavirus may be spreading in the U.S. A slew of corporate and analyst warnings on the virus dragged down the major averages, tipping them into correction territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 1,190.95 points, or 4.4%,... Read More

February 27, 2020

The market averages fell sharply once again in volatile trading as investors worried the coronavirus may be spreading in the U.S. A slew of corporate and analyst warnings on the virus dragged down the major averages, tipping them into correction territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 1,190.95 points, or 4.4%,... Read More

February 26, 2020

The major averages tried to rebound but sold off into the close for a fourth straight day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 123 points or 0.5%, at 26,957. The Dow rose as much as 461 points, or 1.7%, earlier in the session. The S&P 500 fell 0.4% to... Read More

February 25, 2020

The market rout continued for a second day on fears of the coronavirus spreading globally. After opening higher, the Dow dropped 879 points, or 3.1%, to 27,081. The Dow posted back-to-back losses of at least 800 points for... Read More

February 24, 2020

The major averages took a hit today as the number of coronavirus cases outside China surged, stoking fears of a prolonged global economic slowdown from the virus spreading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 1,031 points or 3.56%, at 27,960. The S&P 500 slid 3.35% to 3,225 while the... Read More

February 21, 2020

The major averages fell sharply on Friday after the number of new coronavirus cases in more countries fueled worries over a pronounced global economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 227 points or 0.8%, at 28,992. It was the Dow's first close below 29,000 since Feb. 4. The... Read More

February 20, 2020

The major averages pulled back with most of the losses coming in a sudden move midday with no major catalyst for the sudden decline. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 128 points or 0.4% at 29,219. The 30-stock average went from trading down about 200 points to a session... Read More

February 19, 2020

The major averages rebounded today with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite making new record highs thanks to tech shares outperforming once again following Apple's preannouncement on Tuesday due to the coronavirus' impact on the global economy. The broad index closed 0.5% higher at 3,386, breaking above a previous all-time high... Read More

February 18, 2020

The major averages pulled back as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for a third consecutive day, declining 165 points. The S&P 500 dipped 0.3% to end the day at 3,370. The Nasdaq Composite, however, eked out a small gain to post a record closing high at 9,732. Apple cautioned it... Read More

February 14, 2020

Stocks were little changed on Friday, but notched a gain for the week, as Wall Street digested the latest batch of consumer data and earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 25 points, or about 0.1%, to close at 29,398. Earlier in the day, the Dow fell more than 100... Read More

February 13, 2020

The major averages slipped from record highs, as investors grappled with a report there was a jump in the number of coronavirus cases and the virus' possible economic impact. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 128 points, or 0.4%, to 29,423. The S&P 500 fell nearly 0.2% to 3,373 after notching... Read More

February 12, 2020

The major averages rose to new all-time highs as investors shook off concerns over how the coronavirus would impact corporate profits and the global economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 275 points 0.9%, at 29,551. The S&P 500 advanced 0.6% to 3,379 while the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.8%... Read More

February 11, 2020

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite rose modestly to eke out a new record close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose as much as 138 points before closing down modestly as investors digested testimony from the top U.S. central banking official and assessed the potential economic impact of the coronavirus. Federal... Read More

February 10, 2020

The major averages rebound from a decline earlier in the day, led by solid gains in tech shares such as Amazon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 174 points, or 0.6%, to close at 29,276 after dropping more than 100 points to start off the session. The S&P 500 advanced... Read More

February 7, 2020

The major averages pulled back to end the week after making new highs for the year. Worries over the coronavirus' impact on the Chinese economy outweighed the release of stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 277 points or nearly 1%, at 29,102. The S&P 500... Read More

February 6, 2020

The major averages rose to all-time highs after China announced it will halve tariffs on a slew of U.S. products. Strong corporate earnings results and solid economic data also gave the major indexes a boost. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 88 points higher at 29,379. The S&P 500... Read More

February 5, 2020

The major averages are surging once again, building on the week's already strong gains, as investors recover from a recent drop sparked by coronavirus fears. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 300 points or 1.1%. The S&P 500 is up nearly 1% while the Nasdaq Composite is trading... Read More

February 4, 2020

The major averages rebounded, building on solid gains from the previous session as the market recovers from a steep sell-off that was sparked by worries over the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 409 points higher, or 1.4%. The S&P 500 gained 1.5% while the Nasdaq Composite advanced... Read More

February 3, 2020

The major averages rebounded, recovering some of the losses from the previous session's steep sell-off, but investors remained wary about the bounce as coronavirus fears lingered. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 143 points or 0.5%, at 28,399. The S&P 500 gained 0.7% to end the day at 3,248... Read More

January 31, 2020

The major averages fell sharply on Friday, wiping out the Dow Jones Industrial Average's gain for January, as investors grew increasingly worried about the potential economic impact of China's fast-spreading coronavirus. The Dow dropped 603 points, or 2.1%, to 28,256, its worst day since August. The S&P 500 had its... Read More

January 30, 2020

The major averages rebounded to close higher after a sharp pullback to start the day due to concerns of the coronavirus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 124 points, or 0.4%. At its low of the day, the Dow was down 244 points. The S&P 500 ended the day... Read More

January 29, 2020

The major averages closed little changed on Wednesday even after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady and struck an upbeat tone on the health of the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day up 11 points at 28,734 after rising as much as 221 points earlier... Read More

January 28, 2020

The major averages rebound following the market's biggest sell-off in more than three months as investors grapple with lingering fears over a possible coronavirus outbreak.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 187 points, or 0.7%, to 28,722, snapping a five-day losing streak. The S&P 500 climbed 1% to 3,276 while the... Read More

January 27, 2020

The major averages suffered their worst day since October after more cases of the coronavirus were confirmed over the weekend, ratcheting up worries over the virus' impact on the world economy.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 453 points, or 1.6% to 28,535, wiping out the average's gains for the year.... Read More

January 24, 2020

The major averages pulled back after the second U.S. case of the deadly coronavirus was confirmed, stoking concerns over the sickness' impact on the global economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 170 points, or 0.6%, at 28,989 after jumping more than 100 points earlier in the day and... Read More

January 23, 2020

The major averages rebounded into the close with only the Dow finishing in the red as the World Health Organization quelled some of the fears around the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China. The S&P 500 closed 0.1% higher at 3,325 while the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.2% to 9,402, notching a record... Read More

January 23, 2020

The major averages rebounded into the close with only the Dow finishing in the red as the World Health Organization quelled some of the fears around the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China. The S&P 500 closed 0.1% higher at 3,325 while the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.2% to 9,402, notching a record... Read More

January 22, 2020

The major averages closed mixed as more earnings keep flooding in. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 9 points to 29,186. Earlier in the day, the Dow was up more than 120 points. The S&P 500 eked out a small gain, closing at 3,321, also reaching an intraday record. The... Read More

January 21, 2020

The major averages pulled back from record levels on Tuesday after the Centers for Disease Control told Reuters that a traveler from China was diagnosed with the first U.S. case of coronavirus in Seattle. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 152 points, or 0.5% to 29,196 led by a drop... Read More

January 17, 2020

The major averages wrapped up a solid weekly performance with new record levels, strong global economic data and a solid start to the earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 50 points or 0.2% at 29,348. The S&P 500 climbed 0.4% to 3,329 while the Nasdaq Composite advanced... Read More

January 16, 2020

The major averages hit fresh record highs following more corporate earnings and encouraging economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 267 points, or 0.9% to close at 29,297. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.1% to 9,357 with Microsoft hit record levels while Google-parent Alphabet's market cap topped $1 trillion for... Read More

January 15, 2020

The major averages finished higher once gain following the signing of the U.S. and China phase one trade agreement. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 91 points, or 0.3% above 29,000 for the first time. At its session high, the Dow rose as much as 187 points, or 0.7% while... Read More

January 14, 2020

The major averages closed little changed in volatile trading Tuesday as J.P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup led the banks higher on strong quarterly results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 32 points, or 0.1% to 28,939. The S&P 500 pulled back 0.1% to 3,283 while the Nasdaq Composite slid 0.2%... Read More

January 13, 2020

The major averages closed higher, resuming the rally that started last week amid news the U.S. will remove China from a list of currency manipulating countries, increasing optimism ahead of the signing of a key trade agreement. The S&P 500 gained 0.7% to close at 3,288, hitting a record high.... Read More

January 10, 2020

The major averages pulled back on Friday, reversing from all-time highs, as investors digested weaker-than-expected jobs data to end a volatile week full of geopolitical concerns. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 133 points or 0.5% at 28,823. Earlier in the session, the 30-stock average broke above 29,000 for... Read More

January 9, 2020

The major averages jumped to record highs as tensions ease between Iran and the U.S. for now. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 211 points or 0.7% at 28,956, inching closer to 29,000. The S&P 500 climbed 0.7% to 3,274 while the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.8% to end at... Read More

January 8, 2020

The major averages rose today after President Donald Trump's comments on the Iran conflict eased worries of further escalation in U.S.-Iranian tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 161 points, or 0.6% to close at 28,745. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.7% to 9,129, notching a new record high. The S&P... Read More

January 7, 2020

The major averages pulled back today due to more cautiousness about growing geopolitical risks stemming from U.S.-Iran tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 120 points or 0.4%. The S&P 500 pulled back 0.3%. The Nasdaq Composite ended the day just below the flatline. The major averages pared earlier losses after... Read More

January 6, 2020

The major averages recover from their losses earlier as oil dipped despite rising geopolitical worries following last week's U.S. killing of Iran's top general. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day up 68 points at 28,703 after falling 216 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 closed 0.4%... Read More

January 3, 2020

The major averages pulled back following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iran's top military commander, sending oil prices surging and ratcheting up geopolitical concerns. President Trump said the U.S. was not trying to start a war or seek regime change in Iran, but the airstrike did provide an... Read More

January 2, 2020

The strong rally in 2019 continued in the first trading day of the new year with the major averages closing at new highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 330 points, or 0.9% to 28,868, notching its biggest one-day gain since Dec. 6th. The S&P 500 closed 0.8% higher marking... Read More

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