Stocks opened lower Friday after reports showed consumer sentiment and spending have declined.
Despite a weak start to the last week of October, the Dow and S&P are now both up 2.58% and 0.85% for the month as of Thursday's closing session. Even though October ranks as a slightly positive month historically on average, up more than 53% of the time for all three major U.S. Indexes, the Nasdaq Composite has trailed behind, currently down 1.2% month to date.
Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Friday, the last trading day of October, after the Dow experienced its best day in 3 months Thursday after GDP data showed the world's biggest economy exited recession in the third quarter.
ExxonMobil reported a plunge in quarterly profit on Thursday, falling short of analyst expectations, as crude oil prices fell from year-ago levels. Phil Weiss, senior energy analyst at Argus Research Company, shared his analysis of the company’s earnings.
ConocoPhillips reported a 71 percent decline in its quarterly profit. Other oil giants including Chevron and Exxon will announce results later on this week. What should investors expect? Tina Vital, integrated oil and gas equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s U.S. Equity Research, shared her outlook.
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Stocks struggled Tuesday as energy stocks rose along with oil prices. But consumer-discretionary stocks dragged on the market after a disappointing consumer-confidence report.
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Stocks pulled back Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence declined in October.
Stocks opened slightly higher Tuesday after encouraging reports on housing and earnings and as the dollar retreated.
Both the Dow and S&P closed lower on Monday as investors ditched natural resource names after commodity shares succumbed to pressure from the higher U.S. dollar.
Stocks advanced Monday, helped by an upbeat economic report and a couple of earnings beats.
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The CEO of oil giant BP believes the drop in the dollar in recent months is a major factor behind oil prices breaking through $75 a barrel.
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