Stocks ended lower as investors awaited the first round of voting for France’s presidential elections on Sunday.
Stocks strongly rebounded after two days of declines despite growing geopolitical tensions over North Korea and a crucial election in France this Sunday.
Stocks ended mixed, as disappointing results from IBM weighed on the Dow, and a surprise drop in gasoline inventories pushed energy shares lower.
Throwing more uncertainty into an already uncertain process, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for snap elections in June to gain a more convincing public mandate for Brexit negotiations.
Stocks began the week with solid gains, as earnings season continued and investors monitored developments overseas.
First-quarter earnings season kicked into high gear today with reports from large financial institutions.
Stocks declined, as investors watched escalating geopolitical events including tense dialogue between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian officials over the Syrian conflict.
Rising tensions with North Korea and Russia pushed investors more toward so-called safe haven assets today, with Treasury yields falling and gold prices rising.
Stocks began the week in positive territory, buoyed by energy shares.