Dow, S&P 500 close at records

2014-11-21 07:35

The Dow and S&P 500 have notched fresh records on strong US economic data and a jump in oil company shares thanks to rebounding crude prices.

Dow, S&P 500 at fresh records

2014-11-19 07:36

The Dow and S&P 500 have closed at fresh records following solid economic data from Germany and the US.

Wall St ahead: Restaurants uptick offers hope

2014-11-17 07:43

An improving US economy has failed to galvanise the consumer discretionary sector so far, but a rally in restaurant stocks could herald happier days ahead.

Walmart results send US stocks higher

2014-11-13 17:45

US stocks have opened back in record territory, spurred by strong results from Walmart and Berkshire Hathaway's $4.7bn takeover of Duracell.

US stocks eke out new records

2014-11-12 07:41

US shares have set fresh records for the fifth straight session, but just barely, amid holiday-dampened trade.

Funding for Uber could push value up - report

2014-11-09 15:17

The popular car-sharing startup Uber could see its value top $30bn after a new round of funding, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Dow, S&P set records after Republican win

2014-11-06 07:53

The Dow and S&P 500 have closed at fresh highs after polls swept Republicans into power in both houses of Congress and lifted hopes for pro-business policies.

US stocks finish flat on mixed data

2014-11-04 07:43

US stocks have finished little changed following mixed economic data as markets paused after last week's records.

Wall St ahead: Elections are market's big fear

2014-11-03 07:36

A few US Senate races this week could may the key to whether the market glides through the year-end in a post-midterm election rally or gets hit with volatility.

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.


Nasdaq drops 0.6% as Tesla, Netflix stumble

2014-11-20 07:45

High-flying tech companies Netflix and Tesla Motors shave sumbled, pulling the Nasdaq 0.6% lower in a muted day for US equities.

S&P 500 ends at record high

2014-11-18 07:41

The S&P 500 has edged up to close at a record high as deal activity worth $100bn offset concerns about overseas growth after Japan slipped into recession.

Walmart results push Dow to fresh record

2014-11-14 07:45

US stocks have pushed higher with the Dow striking a new record spurred by strong results from Walmart and Berkshire Hathaway's $4.7bn takeover of Duracell.

Bank fines help end US stocks' record run

2014-11-13 07:43

Wall Street's five-day record run has ended after huge fines for rigging the foreign exchange market sent the shares of three leading US banks tumbling.

US stocks reach new records

2014-11-11 07:43

US stock markets have soared to fresh records but internet broadband carriers were hit hard by President Barack Obama's call for tough net neutrality rules.

Dow, S&P 500 again close at records

2014-11-07 07:49

The Dow and S&P 500 have closed at new record highs for the second day in a row as investors looked ahead to the jobs report.

US stocks mostly lower on lacklustre data

2014-11-05 07:47

Wall Street stocks have finished mostly lower following lacklustre US economic data and some disappointing earnings reports.

US stocks: Dow hits record high

2014-11-03 09:07

US stocks have risen sharply, with the Dow hitting an intraday record high as the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus programme.

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.

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