2020 Archive: Day Traders Diary

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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