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A late rally helped propel the Dow to a positive finish Monday as financial stocks rebounded.
Stocks erased all of their gains Monday after an early surge due to a better-than-expected manufacturing report. Financials led the decline.
The Dow shot up more than 100 points Monday after a report showed manufacturing expanded more than expected last month.
China's Shanghai Index up 2.7 percent as Chinese PMI was stronger than expected. U.S. ISM will be released at 10 Am ET. And that's the point: with earnings season just about over, it is economic news that will be the driver for the next couple of months.
Stock futures pointed to a modest rebound ahead of the open Monday after the Dow and the S&P 500 experienced their biggest one-day percentage drops Friday since July 2.
Stocks have given up all of yesterday’s strong gains now. The markets drifted lower into the early afternoon as the dollar flirted with its own session highs. Then, as the S&P 500 fell below its Wednesday close of 1,042 (which was a 3-week low), the markets took another move lower. A notable increase in volume of the S&P 500 SPDRs was also seen by traders as the S&P fell below this support level.
The third quarter has past and for investors seeking dividends, they can be glad. Standard & Poor's said yesterday that third-quarter dividend increases this year were the worst on record. Dividend payments during the third quarter fell 44.8% from a year ago, with only 191 of about 7,000 public companies -tracked by S&P- increasing their payouts.
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The Dow and S&P 500 suffered their worst one-day fall in three months on Thursday after economic reports fueled fears about the recovery's strength.
Plus, Airgas' CEO offers his economic outlook.
On Tuesday investors were trying to make sense of the market after gold burst through the psychologically important $1000 level but stocks continued to climb.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Barclays and 3M popped while Tyson Foods and Clorox dropped.
Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.
Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.
After the Dow ended with its best July in two decades, stocks are starting August on a strong note. Strength this morning is stemming from strong manufacturing data out of Europe and China, earnings out of a couple of major European banks, and optimism over July Ford auto sales.
Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.
Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.
The S&P consumer staples index racked up more than 25 percent in gains since the March low. Nik Modi, senior analyst and executive director at UBS, shares his outlook and sector stock picks.
Dividend yields in the S&P 500 are down since late June, as a 6% rally for the US equity index this month has pushed yields lower, and companies remain cautious about increasing their dividend payouts.