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Stocks End the Day in the Red

Stocks End the Day in the Red

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It was a rollercoaster ride for the markets Wednesday, but stocks finished the session in the minus column. Though the Dow inched up above 12,598 for a brief period, it eventually closed down 77 points at 1…

Dow Rebounds from Monday Losses

Dow Rebounds from Monday Losses

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets recovered after Monday’s sell-off following some reassuring words from a Fed official. The Dow soared 163 points, closing at 12,573.80 and bouncing back from Monday’s 143-point loss. The Nasdaq rose …

US Stocks End the Day Down, Gas Down Again

US Stocks End the Day Down, Gas Down Again

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The initial excitement about the Spanish bailout didn’t last long.  The Dow closed at 12,411.23 — down 142.97 points or 1.14 percent. The S&P and Nasdaq were down, 16.73 points and 48.69 po…

Stocks Rally to the Positive; Obama Clarifies Private Sector Remarks

Stocks Rally to the Positive; Obama Clarifies Private Sector Remarks

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks ended the week in positive territory although investors are keeping an eye on Europe’s problems, which threaten to weaken the U.S. economy. The Dow closed up 93 points to end the week’s trading at 12,554. The …

Stocks Mixed as Bernanke in Wait-and-See Mode

Stocks Mixed as Bernanke in Wait-and-See Mode

iZtockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. stock markets were up early in the day as China announced an interest rate cut, but moved lower as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke started speaking Thursday. The Dow was positive for a third straight …

US Stocks Rise After Europe Takes New Steps Toward Recovery

US Stocks Rise After Europe Takes New Steps Toward Recovery

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets had their best day in months with some cryptic developments in Europe sending stocks soaring Wednesday. The Dow surged 287 points, turning the average positive for the year, after May’s dismal showing. …

Dow Breaks Four-Day Losing Streak

Dow Breaks Four-Day Losing Streak

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Dow snapped a four-day losing streak, closing up 25 points Tuesday. The Nasdaq gained 18 points, and the S&P added 10 for the session. On Tuesday, stocks spent most of the session volleying between slight gai…

Stocks Suffer Year’s Worst Day on Jobs Report

Stocks Suffer Year’s Worst Day on Jobs Report

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After a dismal May jobs report, U.S. stocks on Friday had their worst day in 2012, erasing the gains for the year and touching lows for a number of benchmarks.The S&P 500 index fell nearly 2.5 percent to 1,278 as…

Stocks Settle in the Negative; Dow Has Worst Month in Two Years

Stocks Settle in the Negative; Dow Has Worst Month in Two Years

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Stocks spent the last day of May moving between moderate losses and gains.At the end of what was the worst month for the Dow in about two years, the index Thursday closed down 26.41 points at 12,393.45. The Nasdaq lost 10…

Investor Anxieties over Europe Push Stocks Lower

Investor Anxieties over Europe Push Stocks Lower

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wednesday was a rough day for the markets with new worries about Europe’s financial problems pushing stocks into negative territory. The Dow lost 160.83 points Wednesday to 12,219.86.The Nasdaq gave up 33.63 poi…

Dow Climbs into Positive Territory; Facebook Continues to Slide

Dow Climbs into Positive Territory; Facebook Continues to Slide

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An encouraging read on the housing market helped push the markets up to start the week. The Dow closed up 126 points Tuesday, while the Nasdaq and S&P added 33 points and 15 points, respectively.There are more signs t…

Investor Concern for Eurozone Brings Stocks Lower

Investor Concern for Eurozone Brings Stocks Lower

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New worries about the shaky financial situation in Europe kept the markets down to end the week. Trading Friday was light ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend. The Dow closed down 75 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,455. T…

Facebook Stock Jumps as Analysts Call for Better IPO Rules

Facebook Stock Jumps as Analysts Call for Better IPO Rules

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Facebook stock closed up for the second day in a row as Facebook’s underwriters continued to face heat over whether they gave an unfair advantage to preferred clients. Many average investors lost thousands o…

Stocks End the Day Mixed as European Concerns Linger

Stocks End the Day Mixed as European Concerns Linger

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets finished mixed Thursday, with the Dow and S&P closing the session up 33 points and two points, respectively, while the Nasdaq gave up 11 points. Worries about Europe’s shaky financial situation kept t…

Late-Session Rally Reverses Stock Losses

Late-Session Rally Reverses Stock Losses

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The markets staged a late-session comeback Wednesday, heading off what could have been one of the worst days in months. After falling off by almost 200 points earlier in the day, the Dow saw a late-session rally to 1…

Stocks Retreat from Monday’s Gains

Stocks Retreat from Monday’s Gains

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The latest housing report didn’t do much Tuesday to help the markets.  The Dow closed down 1.6 points to 12,502.8, the Nasdaq lost 8 to 2,839, and the S&P dropped a fraction of a point to 1,316.6. Facebook i…

Facebook IPO: Lessons for Investors

Facebook IPO: Lessons for Investors

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With Facebook’s stock down 11 percent at Monday’s close, many retail investors who thought they were getting the hot ticket in town may soon be playing hot potato with their Facebook shares.If there’s…

Stocks Bounce Back from Losing Streak

Stocks Bounce Back from Losing Streak

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The market regained some lost ground Monday. Stocks rose following a report that shows economists are more optimistic about housing and employment. The Dow had its best day since April 17. The index rose 135 poi…

Facebook IPO Fizzles; Dow Extends Losing Streak

Facebook IPO Fizzles; Dow Extends Losing Streak

Zef Nikolla/Facebook(NEW YORK) — The much anticipated Facebook IPO couldn’t help stocks Friday. It was a bad end to a dead-end week on Wall Street.The Dow closed down 59 points at 12,383 — its 12th day of losses in 13 trading sessions. The Nasdaq los…

Facebook IPO: Nasdaq ‘FB’ Stock Opens Trading

Facebook IPO: Nasdaq ‘FB’ Stock Opens Trading

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — After some technical hiccups, trading in Facebook’s blockbuster IPO officially opened to an eager public Friday at about $42.05 a share, but the price dropped below $40, lower than what many analysts expecte…

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