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Dow Gains 221 Points Thanks to Visa Surging 10.5%

October 30th, 2014

Stocks end the day in the green. Dow partially owes its 221 point gain to Visa (V), who surged 10.5% today after posting a better-than-expected quarterly earnings report. Visa posted a Q3 EPS of $2.18, slightly above the $2.10 forecast. The U.S. economy grew much faster than expected in Q3. GDP expanded at a seasonally
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Fed Ends Bond Buying Program, Pledges to Keep Interest Rates Low

October 29th, 2014

Stocks end the day down after the Fed announced that they would end the bond buying program. Despite recent global economic troubles and continual volatility in the stock market the Fed has decided to end the bond purchasing program that began in 2008. The Federal Reserve believes that the bond buying program has greatly supported
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Introduction to Stocks

October 29th, 2014

Stocks are among the most talked about and most popular investment opportunities available. But although virtually everyone has heard about stocks, many people don’t understand the basic concepts underlying them. Indeed, the starting point for any investor interested in investing in stocks should be to understand what shares of stock actually represent and why there is
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Difference Between The Money Market and The Capital Market

October 29th, 2014

In order to understand what the differences between things are you first need to understand what each of the items is. In this case before you can understand the difference between capital markets and money markets you are going to need to understand what capital markets are and what money markets are. Once you understand
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Facebook Beats Estimates for 6th Straight Quarter; Dow Finishes Above 17,000

October 28th, 2014

All 3 main U.S. stocks indices ended the day in the green, with the Dow Jones closing above 17,00 for the first time in weeks. Nasdaq surged 1.7% after speculation of a possible partnership between Apple (AAPL) and Alibaba (BABA). Both companies benefited from the speculation, as Alibaba closed the day up 1.4%, while Apple
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Tesla Falls After Toyota Reduces Stake; Twitter Tops Wall Street’s Estimates

October 27th, 2014

Stocks end the day mixed, with the Dow and Nasdaq slightly up and the S&P 500 slightly down. Tesla (TSLA) fell 5.8% today after Toyota (TM) reduced its stake in the electric car maker. Toyota first invested in Tesla in 2010 for around $50 million; a Toyota spokesman also stated that the company would not
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S&P 500 Posts Biggest Weekly Gain of 2014

October 24th, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up Stocks closed higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest weekly gain of 2014. Oil prices hit a 27-month low this week as the price of crude oil fell to nearly $80 a barrel. Some economists believe that crude oil prices can and will drop even further, possible down to
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Ford’s Net Income & Profit Falls; SodaStream Up 16%

October 24th, 2014

Stocks end the day up on Friday, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest weekly gain of 2014. Ford Motor (F) announced their profit and net income today, and it was drastically lower than the same quarter a year ago. Ford said that it had a pre-tax profit of $1.2 billion this quarter, less than
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Microsoft Exceeds Expectations; Amazon Posts Net Loss of $437M in Q3

October 23rd, 2014

Stocks end the day higher due to some strong corporate earnings reports from Caterpillar (CAT), General Motors (GM), and Microsoft (MSFT); but a recent Ebola scare trimmed the Dow’s gains late in the afternoon trading session. Microsoft topped Wall Street’s estimates of 49 cents a year, earning 54 cents a share. The technology giant also
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Oil Prices Hit a 27-Month Low; Apple Stock Achieves New All-Time High

October 22nd, 2014

The U.S. market’s strong advances came to an abrupt end today as the Dow is now in the red for the year and the S&P 500 ended its 4-day winning streak. Investors are partially blaming the deadly shootout that occurred in and around Canada’s parliament today for the drop. Oil prices continue to slide, falling
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Yahoo Beats Wall Street Estimates; Staples Investigating Possible Breach

October 21st, 2014

The Dow gained 215 pints today, putting itself back in the black for 2014. Nasdaq closed the day up 2.4%, helped by Apple’s (AAPL) 2.3% jump. The S&P 500 notched its fourth straight day of gains, ending the day 2% higher.  Yahoo’s (YHOO) shares rose 4% in after hour trading today after the Internet company
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Apple Up After Exceeding Wall Street’s Expectations; Stocks Add to Friday’s Rally

October 20th, 2014

A calm seems to have come over Wall Street today as all 3 main U.S. indexes end the day in the green. Apple (AAPL) is up in after hour trading after its sales and profits beat Wall Street’s expectations. The technology giant also launched Apple Pay today, which is available for use on all new
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Stocks Rally on Friday, Still End the Week Down

October 17th, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up The stocks end the week rallying, but the Dow Jones still closed down 1% for the week after jumping up 263 points on Friday. Yesterday’s rally was optimistic but stocks are still down for October. Nasdaq is down over 5% this month and this is the fourth straight week that the Dow
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Dow Rises 263 Points, Posting 2nd Best Day of 2014

October 17th, 2014

Stocks end day sharply higher as strong earnings reports are being delivered. The rebound rally in Europe also aided in the rally, ending the Dow’s six session losing streak. The 5.6% drop that Wall Street experienced yesterday pales in comparison to many other drops in October, and it didn’t even make the top 10 worst
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Apple’s Shares Down After iPad Unveiling; Google Falls Short of Wall Street’s Expectations

October 16th, 2014

U.S. stocks end the day mixed with Nasdaq and the S&P 500 ending the day in the green, while the Dow ended the day down only 24 points. Apple (AAPL) unveiled its newest products today, but investors didn’t respond positively. Apple’s stock closed down 1.3% to $96.26. Google’s (GOOG) shares were down as much as
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Dow is Down for 5th Straight Day; Netflix Tumbles 24%

October 15th, 2014

U.S. stocks end the day in the red. Investors were worried late in the day as the Dow was down 460 points, but ended the day down only 173 points. The stocks continued to be dragged down by a slowing global economy, mixed Q3 corporate earnings reports, and fear of the Ebola virus spreading throughout
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Lakeland Industries Up 274% in 2014; Darden Names Interim CEO

October 14th, 2014

Stocks closed the day mixed after coming under pressure late in the trading day. Lakeland Industries (LAKE) shares are up over 274% this year due to fears of Ebola spreading across the globe. Lakeland Industries makes hazmat suits that many healthcare workers are using to prevent the spread of Ebola. Alpha Pro Tech (APT), the
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Fiat Chrysler Makes NYSE Debut; GoPro Shares Fall 8%

October 13th, 2014

Stocks fell sharply in late afternoon trading today, adding to the massive losses from last week. Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) made its debut on the NYSE today, opening at $9. Chrysler has not been publicly traded in the United States in over 7 years; when it was last traded it the U.S. the company was known
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Tesla’s Debut Disappoints, Shares Down Nearly 8%

October 10th, 2014

Stocks cap off a roller coaster week down. The Dow couldn’t recover from its whopping loss yesterday and fell an additional 115 points today, losing all of the gains made in 2014. Despite Tesla’s (TSLA) big debut yesterday, showing off a new vehicle, its shares were down as much as 8% during trading today. This drop
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Dow Lost All 2014 Gains This Week

October 10th, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up A bad week for stocks finally ends with the Dow reporting its biggest drop of 2014 on Thursday. The Dow ended the week down 2.7%, while Nasdaq fell a whopping 4.5%. This week also wiped all of the gains made by the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2014. The Dow ended the
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