Stocks weaken as the S&P loses ground. The next move for the S&P, with Bill Fleckenstein, Fleckenstein Capital; CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.» Read More
If you blinked in the final minutes of trading today, you probably got the story wrong. The final hour of trading has become known for its wild swings, but outdid itself this time: After being up about 250 points at 3:54 p.m., those gains evaporated and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 74.16, or 0.8 percent, at 8990.96.
Stocks pared gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opted to cut a key interest rate by half a percentage point.
Stocks turned mixed Wednesday as the market waits for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
Stocks opened lower Wednesday as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
Futures tilted lower Wednesday, after a fleeting boost from an unexpected jump in durable-goods orders, as the market waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.
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As investors continue to debate whether the stock market could be near a bottom, data for the last twelve bear markets indicates that, on average, it took the Dow three years to reach its previous highs.
The wave of stock selloffs sweeping world markets may be partially caused by the fact that many governments increased guarantees for bank deposits, making them a much safer investment, Marc Faber, author of the "Gloom, Doom and Boom Report," told CNBC Monday.
The markets end the week in negative territory as all major indexes lost 5% or more for the week. The Russell 2000 brings up the rear losing over 10% for the week.
Today's market washout will be a critical and historic step in getting the detritus out of the stock market, said Mohamed El-Erian, co-CEO of bond management titan Pimco.
The problem for UPS may be in its Q4 guidance—don’t be surprised if it's lower than the roughly $0.96 expected due to expected lower volume.
Though it was another disappointing day, note that the Dow was down 690 points at 3:40 PM ET and then rallied 170 points into the close. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ closed at new lows. Despite all the worries about redemptions and forced selling, volume was notably light until the last 45 minutes. It really was more of a buyers' strike as bids simply got cancelled.
Stocks sold off in the final hour of trading, an hour that has become known for wild, unpredictable swings, as a new government plan to juice money-market funds and some dismal corporate outlooks kept investors on edge.
Stocks retreated after a fleeting uptick as investors digested a slew of earnings and some dismal outlooks and signs of a thawing in the credit markets.
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Stocks turned lower again after paring most of their losses amid more signs of thawing in the seized up credit markets.
U.S. stock market index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as worries over the health of the economy offset enthusiasm after news of a possible second stimulus package.
Stocks rallied to the finish line after another volatile session as signs began to emerge that credit markets may be defrosting. The Dow gained more than 400 points.
Stocks were higher in a wobbly session as investors digested remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.