Visa powers Dow to 1.3% gain

2014-10-31 07:37

Strong earnings by credit card giant Visa has sent its stock soaring, almost single-handedly powering the Dow to a 1.3% gain.

Dow higher on consumer confidence

2014-10-29 07:39

The Dow has jumped back above 17 000 following a strong report on US consumer confidence and another round of mostly solid corporate earnings.

Wall St week ahead: Look to energy names

2014-10-27 07:36

Energy shares have driven the US stock market selloff more than any other group, so investors are turning to this week's earnings to see how the sector will fare.

US stocks drop as winning streak ends

2014-10-23 07:38

US stocks have slipped following mixed earnings as the market retreated after three straight sessions of big gains.

US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings

2014-10-21 08:40

US stocks have risen, shaking off weak IBM earnings and extending the rally that began late last week.

Wall St week ahead: Buybacks to support market

2014-10-20 07:40

Bulls could find some support as corporations, mostly on the sidelines as the market tumbled, step up their stock purchases in the coming weeks.

European, US markets calmer but still jittery

2014-10-17 07:36

US and European equity markets have settled down after days of upheaval driven by fears of global economic weakness, although anxiety remained high.

US, Euro stocks tank on growth, Ebola fears

2014-10-16 07:13

US and European stock markets have tanked in a sea of worry over slowing global growth, a rising risk of eurozone deflation and the spreading Ebola epidemic.

US stocks dip again on global growth fears

2014-10-14 07:47

US stocks have finished sharply lower again as worries about global growth weighed on the market a day ahead of major company earnings releases.

Wall Street sells off on growth concerns

2014-10-10 07:45

The S&P 500 has posted its largest percentage decline in six months on concerns about the strength of the global economy and its effect on corporate earnings.

US stocks dip ahead of Fed minutes

2014-10-08 16:30

US stocks have opened slightly lower as the market awaited the release of minutes from the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.

US stocks fall on poor German data

2014-10-07 16:40

US stocks have dropped following weak German economic data and a downgrade to the 2014 global growth forecast by the International Monetary Fund.

Check junk spreads for Wall Street success

2014-10-05 17:30

A positive vibe returned to the US stock market, but the best clues may come from what happens to low-quality corporate bonds.

US stocks sink on economic, Ebola worries

2014-10-02 07:38

Wall Street stocks have finished sharply lower following mixed US economic data amid worsening anxiety over global growth and the first confirmed US Ebola case.

US stocks dip as Hong Kong weighs on sentiment

2014-09-30 07:52

Wall Street stocks have finished lower as a heavy week of US economic data got under way while investors eyed political unrest in Hong Kong.

Apple losses lead US stocks sell-off

2014-09-26 07:47

US stocks have sunk led by Apple's 3.8% drop, amid a combination of worries over heady valuations and quarter-end profit taking.

US stocks retreat from records, Nasdaq down

2014-09-23 07:50

US stocks have finished decisively lower, retreating from last week's records in a decline attributed to profit taking and anxiety about Chinese economic growth.

Dow, S&P 500 hit records on Alibaba momentum

2014-09-19 07:49

The Dow and S&P 500 have bolted to fresh records on continued momentum from the Federal Reserve decision and enthusiasm ahead of Alibaba's expected IPO.

US stocks gain on China stimulus reports

2014-09-17 07:57

Wall Street stocks have posted solid gains following reports of a new Chinese stimulus plan as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy announcement.

US stocks rise as Apple leads Nasdaq surge

2014-09-11 07:41

Enthusiasm about Apple's latest product launches has propelled US stocks higher, with the tech-rich Nasdaq posting the largest gains of the three major indices.

US market anxious ahead of big Apple event

2014-09-09 16:48

US stocks have fallen in early trade after Home Depot disclosed that hackers infiltrated its payment system and ahead of Apple's launch event.

Wall Street ahead: Leveraged ETFs lose favour

2014-09-08 07:48

Leveraged exchange-traded funds have lost their appeal as investors are finding costs excessive in a calm market that is not rewarding bets on wild daily swings.

US stocks end mixed ahead of jobs report

2014-09-03 07:48

Wall Street stocks have been mixed as investors digested August's gains in equities ahead of closely-watched central bank and labour market news.

Wall St loses ground on Ukraine worry

2014-08-29 09:27

US stocks have edged lower after tension between Ukraine and Russia snapped the focus of investors back to the volatile region, but US data helped curb losses

S&P 500 reaches 2 000 milestone

2014-08-27 07:48

The S&P 500 has finished above 2 000 for the first time, capping a steep climb from 676 in March 2009, when the market hit bottom during the Great Recession.


US stocks dip as Fed ends stimulus programme

2014-10-30 07:43

Wall Street stocks have finished lower after the US Federal Reserve ended quantitative easing but said it would continue to keep its benchmark interest rate low.

US stocks drop on German data

2014-10-27 16:43

Wall Street stocks have dropped in early trade following disappointing German economic data as the market looked ahead to a two-day Fed Reserve monetary policy.

US stocks surge on earnings

2014-10-24 07:49

US stocks have bolted higher following a series of mostly strong earnings reports from Dow members Caterpillar, 3M and others.

US stocks jump on Apple earnings

2014-10-22 07:37

US stocks have barrelled higher, propelled by talk of broader monetary stimulus in Europe and a strong Apple earnings report.

US stocks: S&P edges higher, IBM results drag Dow

2014-10-20 16:14

US stocks have been mixed, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting modest gains, but the Dow falling as quarterly results from IBM disappointed.

US stocks join Euro markets in rallying higher

2014-10-17 17:30

US stocks have risen in early trade as the rally that began mid-day picked up momentum following strong trading in Europe.

Top investors hit in tough October trade

2014-10-16 14:15

Some of Wall Street's biggest names are licking their wounds as October lives up to its reputation as one of the market's roughest months.

US stocks end mostly higher on solid earnings

2014-10-15 07:46

US stocks have finished mixed following a round of mostly solid corporate earnings as the market shifted from a three-day slump.

US stocks mostly lower amid global concerns

2014-10-10 16:41

US stocks have moved mostly lower as investors stayed cautious following amid fears of a global economic slowdown.

US stocks soar after Fed minutes

2014-10-09 07:52

Wall Street stocks have finished stronger after traders viewed Fed meeting minutes as a sign that policy-makers are cautious about rushing into rate hikes.

US stocks sink as IMF trims forecast

2014-10-08 07:46

US stocks have finished sharply lower after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global growth forecast.

US stocks slip on company earnings fears

2014-10-07 07:36

US stocks have finished modestly lower as investor caution returned to the market ahead of the unofficial kickoff of third-quarter company earnings reports.

US stocks finish flat, jobs report awaited

2014-10-03 07:56

Wall Street stocks have finished little changed, rallying somewhat from a big mid-session drop as investors looked ahead to the US jobs report for September.

US stocks drop on disappointing economic data

2014-10-01 07:44

Wall Street stocks have finished lower following disappointing economic data, including a big drop in US consumer confidence.

Wall St ahead: Still caution over bank stocks

2014-09-29 07:33

US stock investors, despite finding few market areas that appear cheap with indices near records, seem reluctant to jump into what could be the biggest bargain.

US stocks rally after strong housing report

2014-09-25 07:44

US stocks have finished with solid gains as a strong housing report helped equities regain territory after losses earlier this week.

US stocks gain on Fed, Scottish vote, Alibaba

2014-09-22 07:31

US stocks emerged stronger from the past week following a favourable Fed decision, rejection of Scottish independence and Alibaba's record stock offering.

Dow closes at record high

2014-09-18 07:46

The Dow hasclosed at a record high after the US Federal Reserve stuck to a plan to begin raising near-zero interest rates only in 2015.

S&P 500 rebounds with energy shares

2014-09-12 07:55

US stocks have recovered from early losses, with the S&P 500 managing a slight gain as energy prices and oil stocks turned higher and financials lent support.

US stocks drop as banks hit by tougher rules

2014-09-10 07:48

Wall Street stocks have fallen, pulled down by major banks after the Federal Reserve signalled more stringent capital requirements.

US stocks lower on data, Scotland vote

2014-09-09 07:49

US stocks have finished mostly lower following disappointing data from China and Japan, and the growing spectre of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom.

US stocks mixed as Apple tumbles

2014-09-04 07:54

US stocks have finished mixed as weakness in Apple and some other technology stocks offset hopes for a resolution to the Ukraine conflict.

Week ahead: Russia tension may boost US coal

2014-09-01 07:46

US coal company stocks could receive a lift if fading relations between Russia and West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe’s natural gas supply.

Wall St drifts to another record in flat trade

2014-08-28 07:54

US stocks ended little changed with the S&P 500 creeping up to another record closing high in a lethargic session, though some retail stocks traded heavily.

S&P hits new high but closes off 2 000 mark

2014-08-26 07:29

The S&P 500 index topped the 2 000 mark for the first time but slipped back to finish just below the benchmark.

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