The Nasdaq Composite Is Back in a Bull Market

The Nasdaq Composite is officially in a new bull market. The technology-focused index rose 2.9% Wednesday, reflecting a rise of more than 20% from its low in mid-June. It climbed with other major indexes after a softer-than-expected inflation reading raised investors’ hopes that the Federal Reserve may soon moderate the pace of its campaign of … Read more

Tech Stocks Lead Market Lower as Investors Await Inflation Data

US stock indexes were lower Tuesday as investors monitored earnings reports and economic data ahead of inflation figures due later in the week. The S&P 500 slipped 0.4%, a day after the broad index finished with modest losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.1% while the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 1.4%.

Stocks Finish Mixed With Earnings in Focus

US stocks wavered Monday as investors reviewed a series of earnings reports for insight into the impact of higher inflation on companies and consumers. The S&P 500 fell 5.13 points, or 0.1%, to 4140.06. The Nasdaq Composite retreated 13.10 points, or 0.1%, to 12644.46 after spending much of the afternoon hovering between gains and losses. … Read more

Stocks Close Mixed as Earnings Roll In

US stocks wavered in Thursday afternoon trading as investors considered a fresh batch of corporate earnings reports and the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits increased. The S&P 500 fell 0.1%, a day after jumping 1.6%. The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite rose 0.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.3%.

Stocks Rise on Services Data, Earnings

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Global Markets Fall Ahead of Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

US stock futures and global markets slipped Tuesday on fears that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan could heighten tensions between Beijing and Washington and add geopolitical risk to investors’ already muted outlook. Futures tied to the S&P 500 weakened 0.5%, a day after the broad index ended its first trading day … Read more

Stocks Waver to Kick Off August Trading

US stocks wavered Monday to start a new month of trading after finishing July with their best month since 2020. Major indexes edged lower in early afternoon trading and spent much of the day flitting between gains and losses. The S&P 500 recently dropped 0.6%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.4%. The technology-focused … Read more

US Stocks Open Higher, Putting S&P 500 on Track for Best Month Since 2020

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Stocks Rise Ahead of Fed Decision

US stocks rose, boosted by a series of better-than-expected earnings reports, as investors awaited a critical interest-rate decision from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 climbed 0.9% Wednesday, rebounding a day after the broad benchmark index fell 1.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.4%, and the Nasdaq Composite jumped 1.6%.

Stocks Wobble Ahead of Fed, Earnings

US stocks swung between small gains and losses at the start of a crucial week for global markets, with investors awaiting the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision and a slew of corporate earnings reports. The S&P 500 wavered around the flatline and the Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 0.3%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index … Read more