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On Friday, July 24th, the S&P 500’s 100-day moving average overtook its 200-day moving average, an event known to Wall Street technicians as a Golden Cross (a shorter-term average crossing a longer-term one, from below to above). A month ago, we saw another Golden Cross, when the 50-day average moved above the 200-day average.
Stocks skidded Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence is waning amid worries about the job market. It was a struggle all morning as investors juggled another batch of disappointing earnings results against an encouraging report on the housing market.
Stock futures drifted slightly lower ahead of the open Tuesday as investors waited for the next batch of earnings and key economic data.
On a week where the US markets continued to stall with all major indexes negative for the week with quadruple witching, bank regulation, a sell off in energy, the markets await the Fed meeting next week closing mixed for the day on Friday.
On a week where oil topped $73 per barrel for the first time in 8 months before receding on Friday, treasury auctions moved the equity market, and GM and Citi were replaced in the Dow, the markets are flat to positive on the week, but the Dow manages to go positive year-to-date.
Historically and on average, the U.S. Markets have been relatively positive on Cinco de Mayo, a regional holiday in Mexico that is celebrated by many Americans. Here are the numbers...
Stocks bounced back from a swine flu-induced drop Monday as traders scooped up shares of drug makers and pharmacies.
"Wall Street continues to be in a position where they're feeling out this administration and don't quite trust him yet," one investor says.
As we approach the 100th day in office for President Obama this week, many will debate the success of the new administration's efforts. While not directly correlated, here are the stock's that have gained and lost the most since history was made this past election.
As we enter the last trading day of the month and quarter, here are some of the best and worst performers for the period.
In today's rally, the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq Composite simultaneously closed up 6.5% or greater for the first time since November 13, 2008, in an event that has only happened 4 times before, 3 times in 2008 and once in 1987. Here are some key dates for when all three major indexes concurrently closed above 6.5% or more.
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Stocks ended higher Friday after a topsy-turvy day of wondering if auto makers would get a bailout or face bankruptcy.
As the use of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) looks like a possibility to help prevent the collapse of the auto industry, the markets end the week roughly flat, led by technology and the NASDAQ up about 2% for the week.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of BHP Billiton and Yahoo popped while Electronic Arts and Eastman Kodak dropped.
The S&P 500 had its fourth worst 2-day loss in history today, losing over 100 points since Election Day.
As the staggering destruction of wealth in the stock market has recently revealed, executives can sometimes appear to own shares in a company, but have actually pledged them as collateral for a loan, says the New York Times.
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Chesapeake Energy and XL Capital popped while Pepsico and Domino's Pizza dropped.
As of about midday on Tuesday, the markets have swung between being positive, negative and flat for the day. Which companies are withstanding the volatility and sustaining their gains since Friday's close?
As the markets come off one of their worst weeks ever, the CBOE Volatility Index has surged to record levels. When will things settle down?