Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.
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US Stocks rose for the third consecutive week, with the Dow halting its eight-session winning streak on Friday.
While the stock market continues to reach new highs for the year, dividend yields for the thirty stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial index have remained relatively unchanged in the past seven months.
US Stocks rose for the second consecutive week, with the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite reaching a new high for the year on Thursday, March 11.
Markets mostly fell on Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March. Boris Schlossberg, director of research at GFT Forex, Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio and Peter Beutel, president of Cameron Hanover shared their outlooks on equities, currencies and commodities.
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US Stocks posted another week of strong gains, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite index, settling on Friday at its highest close since September 2008.
The latest overall job loss numbers showed a loss of 36,000 jobs in February and an unemployment rate remaining at 9.7%. The January and December numbers were revised as well. Here is a breakdown of where the job losses were as well as which sectors were adding jobs.
Stocks retreated on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's Beige Book report showed the economy is improving but not at a fast enough pace to spur hiring. How should investors be positioned ahead of the big employment data on Friday? Hank Smith, chief investment officer at Haverford Investments discussed his market outlook.
We went from talk of doom and gloom to expectations of an economic boom in less than a week. How should you play it?
Expect a W-shaped recovery going forward, said Robert Ward, director of Global Forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit. He shared his market outlooks.
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Stocks advanced Wednesday as reports on the services sector and jobs came in better than expected.
Stocks pared their gains Tuesday after a Fed president suggested the central bank should begin tightening "sooner rather than later."
Stocks advanced Monday as prospects for a resolution to the Greek debt crisis somewhat brightened and AIG agreeing to sell its Asian business to UK insurer Prudential.
The Dow and S&P 500 turned in their best monthly performance since November 2009, while the NASDAQ turned in its best monthly gain since December 2009.