Stocks Finish Lower as US Eyes Reserve Release

Stocks Finish Lower as US Eyes Reserve Release

Stocks and oil prices dropped Thursday as President Biden prepares a substantial release of oil reserves to staunch soaring energy prices and inflation. The S&P 500 fell 72.04 points, or 1.6%, to 4530.41. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost 221.76 points, or 1.5%, to 14220.52. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 550.46 points, or 1.6%, … Read more

Stocks Rise, Bond Yields Inch Closer to Recession Warning

Stocks Rise, Bond Yields Inch Closer to Recession Warning

US stock indexes rose at the opening and bond yields edged closer to flashing a recessionary warning signal Tuesday, as investors girded for a period of slower growth and higher interest rates. The S&P 500 rose 1.0%, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 1.2% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.1%. On Monday, major … Read more

Stocks Waver as Bond Yields Tick Lower

Stocks Waver as Bond Yields Tick Down

US stocks wavered and bond yields remained near their highest level in three years with investors preparing for a campaign of interest-rate increases from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 fell less than 0.1% in early afternoon trading Monday. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite ticked up 0.4%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.5%, or … Read more

Stocks Waver as Bond Yields Tick Down

Stocks Waver as Bond Yields Tick Down

US stocks wavered and bond yields remained near their highest level in three years with investors preparing for a campaign of interest-rate increases from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 was up about 0.1% in early trading Monday. Last week, US stocks rebounded for a second consecutive week. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite rose 0.5%, while … Read more

Stocks Cap Largest Two-Week Gain Since Late 2020

Stocks Cap Largest Two-Week Gain Since Late 2020

US stocks rebounded for a second consecutive week as investors gained confidence that the economy can withstand the escalating war in Ukraine and the Federal Reserve’s plans to lift interest rates to control inflation. The S&P 500 climbed 1.8% for the week, extending its gains over the past two weeks to 8.1%, the strongest run … Read more

Stocks Open Higher After Wednesday Selloff

Stock Futures Rise After Selloff

US stocks edged higher, putting Wall Street indexes on course to recoup some of Wednesday’s losses, while oil prices hovered near recent highs. The S&P 500 added 0.4% in early trading Thursday. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3%, about 100 points. US stocks declined and oil … Read more

Stock Futures Rise After Selloff

Stock Futures Rise After Selloff

US stock futures edged higher, putting Wall Street indexes on course to recoup some of Wednesday’s losses, while oil prices hovered near recent highs. Futures for the S&P 500 added 0.4% Thursday. Contracts for the tech-focused Nasdaq-100 rose 0.5% and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3%. US stocks declined and oil prices … Read more

Dow Falls More Than 400 Points, Oil Prices Jump

Dow Falls More Than 400 Points, Oil Prices Jump

US stocks declined and oil prices jumped, as concerns about rising energy prices, supply shortages and inflation rattled investors once again. The S&P 500 ticked down 1.23%, or 55.37 points, to close at 4456.24, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.29%, or 448.96 points, to 34358.50. The blue-chip index is 6.6% off the record … Read more

Bond Yields Jump, Stock Futures Rise After Powell Says Fed Is Ready to Be More Aggressive

Bond Yields Jump, Stock Futures Rise After Powell Says Fed Is Ready to Be More Aggressive

US government bond yields surged and stock futures rose, as investors digested Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s more aggressive tone on reining in inflation. Futures for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.3% and 0.5%, respectively, on Tuesday. Contracts for the tech-focused Nasdaq-100 rose 0.2%. Major US stock indexes ended lower Monday … Read more

Stocks Turn Lower After Powell Interest-Rate Comments

Stocks Turn Lower After Powell Interest-Rate Comments

US stocks declined and oil prices rose as investors reacted to new Federal Reserve commentary following major indexes’ strong finish last week. The S&P 500 traded down 0.6% in afternoon trading, turning lower after comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell about the possibility of more aggressive interest-rate moves to tame inflation. Treasury yield rose following … Read more