Category Archives: Daily Advantage

Self-driving cars coming to a DMV near you

Testimony from Fed Chair Janet Yellen on the growing risks to the U.S. economy boosted shares in morning trading, partly due to speculation that the Federal Reserve would be forced to delay further interest-rate increases. However, gains faded in later … Continue reading

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Stocks pare earlier losses but still close down

Stocks ended in the red but pared most of the day’s losses by the end of the session. At one point this morning, the Dow was down by triple digits amid concerns over a sell-off in Japan, steep crude-oil price … Continue reading

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U.S. stocks follow oil and European shares lower

U.S. stocks followed their European counterparts significantly lower, weighed down by worries about global growth and continued steep declines in oil prices. Stocks clawed back some of their losses in the last hour of trading. The Dow sank 177 points, … Continue reading

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Parmesan bonds: The big cheese of capital markets

Stocks declined as investors considered how today’s jobs report might influence the Federal Reserve’s stance on rate hikes. The Dow declined 211 points, with 21 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index lost 35 points; and the Nasdaq … Continue reading

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Gauging economic health through nontraditional indicators

Weaker-than-expected economic data and earnings reports and a short-lived rebound in crude oil caused the markets to swing back and forth between gains and losses throughout the day. When everything settled, the Dow gained 79 points, with 19 of its … Continue reading

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Short-selling tickets can leave football fans short of tickets

A seesaw session ended with a major push higher by the Dow and the S&P 500 Index, led by the energy and materials sectors after a big rally in oil prices. The Dow jumped 183 points, with 21 of its … Continue reading

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Oil resumes fall, dragging down stocks

Stocks sank under the weight of oil. Major energy firms posted earnings that reflected the impact of falling crude prices. On a macro level, hopes faded over potential cooperation between top exporters on output cuts. By midafternoon, crude prices ended … Continue reading

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Report: Still several hours a day not spent staring at tiny screens

Falling oil prices and a worse-than-expected manufacturing report out of China weighed on global shares. The major indexes spent the day slowly recovering from morning losses, with the Nasdaq ultimately climbing into the green at the close. The Dow fell … Continue reading

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Bank of Japan goes negative, stocks go positive

Markets surged higher today on encouraging earnings reports, stabilizing oil prices, and news that the Bank of Japan adopted a negative interest-rate policy. The Dow climbed 396 points, with all of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index gained … Continue reading

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Are “natural” food labels a hoax?

Stocks rose, boosted by solid earnings and rising crude oil prices. The Dow advanced 125 points, with 22 of its 30 components gaining, the S&P 500 Index added 10 points, and the Nasdaq increased by 38. Advancers topped decliners by … Continue reading

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