U.S. stocks end mostly lower after Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

Stocks ended mostly lower Thursday, with the S&P 500 SPX, -0.25% ending a three-day winging streak to close down 0.3% while the tech-dominated Nasdaq COMP, -0.53% finished 0.5% lower after back-to-back gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.04% bucked the trend, closing up less than 0.1%. Losses extended later in the session after the Federal Reserve left interest rates […]

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Stocks end sharply lower in another volatile session after earnings disappointment

Stocks ended sharply lower but off session lows Friday after disappointing earnings, ending a brutal and volatile week that saw the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average turn lower for 2018. The S&P 500 SPX, -1.73% dropped 1.7% to close near 2,569, while the Dow DJIA, -1.19% suffered a decline of around 296 points, or 1.2%, to finish near […]

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Stock plunge leaves S&P 500, Dow negative for 2018; Nasdaq in correction territory

A sharp stock market selloff accelerated into the closing bell Wednesday, erasing year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while the Nasdaq Composite finished in correction territory. The Dow DJIA, -2.41% dropped by around 608 points, or 2.4%, to finish near 24,583, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 SPX, -3.09% plunged 3.1% to […]

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Here are the early signs China’s stock-market woes are starting to infect the rest of the world

Fears that a slowdown by China’s economy will eventually ripple through the rest of the world were playing out on Tuesday, reflected in global equity market weakness. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.50% on Tuesday ended lower by more than 100 points, or 0.5%, but had been off by as many as 548 points earlier in the session, with […]

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Why a big, 1-day stock-market rebound doesn’t mean ‘blue skies ahead’

A beaten down and oversold stock market bounced back sharply Tuesday, producing one of the strongest advances of the years, but one chart watcher isn’t convinced the move means bulls have put the worst behind them. “The percentage of positive volatility alerts (violent buying) reached almost 7%, well below the 2016 level, but well above the response seen after the […]

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What Trump’s tirade against ‘loco’ Fed means for the markets

President Donald Trump’s branding of the Federal Reserve’s policy actions as “crazy” and “loco” following Wednesday’s steep stock-market selloff seemed both shocking and inevitable. The question for investors is whether it will make any difference at the Fed. So far, analysts seem to doubt the remarks, the latest and strongest in a series of criticisms of the central bank’s gradual […]

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Nasdaq’s 2.1% tumble takes it beneath a bearish short-term line in the sand as stock market falls

The Nasdaq Composite Index was headed for a drop of more than 2% midday Thursday, with the decline threatening to take the technology-heavy gauge below a short-term trend line, signaling that momentum in the index had soured. The Nasdaq COMP, -1.89% was off about 2% at 7,864, which had taken it below its 50-day moving average at 7,920.31, according to […]

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Nvidia’s stock ends at record high as chip sector extends gains

Nvidia Corp. shares closed at a record Monday, leading the chip makers higher, tacking on gains from last week’s rally, even as some analysts questioned whether the sector was living on borrowed time. Nvidia NVDA, +2.97% shares surged 3% to finish at $289.36, after touching an intraday high of $292.06. The last time Nvidia closed at a record was $283.70 on […]

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