Stocks slipped into the red Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment softened in March.
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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.
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.
Expect a W-shaped recovery going forward, said Robert Ward, director of Global Forecasting at the Economist Intelligence Unit. He shared his market outlooks.
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.
The Dow ended down just 50 points as investors found some buying opportunities after an earlier selloff that sent the Dow down as much as 180 points.
Stocks eked out a gain Friday, with the Dow ending above 10,400, as the initial shock of the Fed's surprise move to raise the discount rate wore off.
U.S. stocks posted their best weekly gain since November 6, 2009, led to the upside by the S&P 500 index, rising 3.13%. Industrial and material stocks were among the best performers this week.
Stocks rose for a third straight day Thursday as an encouraging manufacturing report helped fuel investor optimism about the recovery.
U.S. stocks snapped four weeks of consecutive losses, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite, posting a gain of 1.98%. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below the 10,000-mark, its lowest close since November 4, 2009.
Stocks struggled — and lost — Wednesday as traders mulled a possible bailout of Greece and the Fed's exit strategy after comments from Bernanke.
Stocks opened lower Monday as worries about Europe's debt woes overshadowed a couple of earnings beats. DuPont and Alcoa were the biggest Dow decliners at the open. CIT shares jumped as former Merrill chief John Thain took the helm.
U.S. stocks finished the first week of February on a negative note, led to the downside by the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This week, the Dow broke below the 10,000-mark, trading as low as 9,835.02 on Friday, its lowest level since November 5, 2009.
Stocks kicked off February with a rally, after a dismal January, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report. Alcoa and Exxon led the Dow. Apple gave the Nasdaq a boost but Amazon took a hit.
Stocks advanced on the first day of February, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report.
U.S. stocks finished January 2010 on a negative note, with all three major indices posting their worst monthly performance since February 2009.
Stocks erased their gains just in time for the closing bell Tuesday as news that the Senate has scheduled a hearing on President Obama's bank proposal for next week rattled the market.
Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose for a third straight month. Travelers led the Dow after beating earnings expectations.