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Markets Continue to Fall as the Dow Loses 78 Points

April 1st, 2015

Markets continued to fall today, losing about half of a percent across the board. The Dow fell by -77.94 points, or 0.44%, to close at 17,698.18. The S&P 500 was down juyst -8.20 points and closed at 2,059.69. The NASDAQ was hit harder, shedding -20.66 points and closing out the day’s trading at 4,880.23. In
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Dow Falls 200 Points in Massive Selloff

March 31st, 2015

Markets fell today as investors sold off shares at a higher than normal trade volume. The Dow dropped -200.19 points to close at 17.776.12. The NASDAQ fell -46.55 points to 4,900.89, and the S&P 500 lost -18.35 points to close at 2,067.89. In overseas trading, markets were down across the world. London’s FTSE lost almost
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Markets Soar on Monday After a Very Slow Week

March 30th, 2015

Markets were booming in trading today, with gains posted across the board. The Dow was up 263.65 points, and closed at 17,976.31, on slightly higher than average volume. The NASDAQ grew by 56.22 points and closed at 4,947.44. The S&P 500 gained 25.22 points and ended the day’s trading at 2,086.24. In overseas trading, markets
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Everything You Need to Know About the Heinz Kraft Merger

March 27th, 2015

Ever since news broke at 5:30AM Tuesday morning that Heinz, owned by Berkshire-Hathaway (BRK.A), is buying out Kraft Foods (KRFT), Investorguide.com has been looking through the S-4 filings and accompanying paperwork. We’ve gone through hundreds of pages of documentations and pulled out the core facts that every investor needs to know about the upcoming merger.
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No Friday Rally for the Markets as Stocks Remain Flat

March 27th, 2015

Markets were essentially flat in trading today, with no rally in sight. The NASDAQ outperformed both the Dow and S&P 500. Still, none of the markets moved very far, with all three gaining less than half of a percentage point. The Dow was up 34.43 points in trading today, and closed at 1,712.66. The NASDAQ
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Markets Continue to Drop, Dow Loses Another 40 Points

March 26th, 2015

Markets fell today in slightly heavier than usual trading. The Dow dropped -40.31 points to settle in at 17,678.23 by the end of trading today. The NASDAQ was down another -13.16 points after yesterday’s punishing losses. The S&P 500 also dropped, losing just -4.90 points to close at 2,056.16. In overseas trading, markets were down
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Stocks Slide Down 300, Tech-Heavy NASDAQ is the Big Loser

March 25th, 2015

Markets we down across the board in trading today, with NASDAQ taking the biggest beating as tech stocks fell. The Dow lost -292.60 points and fell to 17,718.54. The S&P 500 shed -30.45 points and closed at 2,061.05. The NASDAQ lost 2.4%, dropping -118.21 points to finish the day’s trading at 4,876.52. In overseas trading,
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Dow Falls 100 Points, Possible Ceiling Forming at 18k

March 24th, 2015

Yet again the Dow has bumped up against the recently-set 18,000 point ceiling and dropped back. Today, the Dow lost -104.90 points and closed at 18,011.14. The NASDAQ was down as well, losing -16.24 points and closing at 4,994.73. The S&P 500 fell -12.92 points and ended the day’s trading at 2,091.50. In overseas trading,
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Big Railroad Selloff Leaves Markets Flat

March 23rd, 2015

Markets were essentially flat today, with all three exchanges losing a little bit of ground. Trading held steady until late in the afternoon, when the markets lost value to end the day down. The Dow dipped -11.61 points to close at 18,116.04. The NASDAQ was down -15.45 and closed at 5,010.97. The S&P 500 lost
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Markets Up 170 On Huge Spike In Trading Volume

March 20th, 2015

Markets rose across the board today, as traders bought and sold over three times as many shares as usual. Today’s trading volume was over 330 million total transactions, compared to an average of just over 90 million. The Dow gained 168.62 points, and ended the week above 18,000 — settling in at 18,127.68 by the
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NASDAQ Up 10 Despite Declines in the Market

March 19th, 2015

Markets were mixed in trading today, with the Dow and S&P falling while the NASDAQ rose. The Dow lost -117.16 points and closed at 17,959.03. The S&P 500 lost -10.23 points and ended the day at 2,089.27. The NASDAQ, which is heavy in tech and pharmaceuticals, rose 9.55 points to close at 4,992.38. In overseas
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Fed Meeting Tanks Bond Yields, Dow Up 230

March 18th, 2015

Markets were up today in heavier than usual trading as investors saw good opportunities in what has been a falling marketplace. The Dow gained 227.11 points to close at 18,076.19, breaking 18k again after falling below the mark early last week. The S&P 500 was up 25.22 points to 2,099.50. The NASDAQ gained 45.39 points
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Dow, S&P Down in Mixed Trading, Tech-Heavy NASDAQ Rises

March 17th, 2015

Markets closed mixed today, with the Dow and S&P 500 losing ground while the tech-heavy NASDAQ rises slightly. The Down lost -128.74 points and closed at 17,849.08, and the S&P 500 was down -6.91 points to 2,074.28. The NASDAQ gained 7.93 points and rose to 4,937.44. Trading was also mixed overseas, with Japan’s Nikkei up
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Dow Up 230 on the Strength of Biotech and Healthcare

March 16th, 2015

Markets were up in trading today as the health services sector surged. The Dow gained 228.11 points to close at 17,977.42, just under the record highs which were set earlier this month. The NASDAQ was also up, gaining 57.75 points to close at 4,929.51. The S&P 500 rose 27.79 points and ended trading today at
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Down Down 150 Points Despite a Late Rally

March 13th, 2015

Markets were down today, despite a late rally this afternoon which saw the market gain more than 60 points from the day’s low point at lunchtime. The Dow lost -145.91 points and closed at 17,749.31. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ were both down as well. The NASDAQ lost -21.53 points and closed at 4,871.76, while
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Dow Gains 260, Markets Recovering After Big Losses

March 12th, 2015

Thursday saw the markets recovering after losses earlier in the week. Volume was higher than average as investors snapped up deals and built up their portfolios. The Dow was up 259.83, or 1.5%, to close at 17,895.22. The NASDAQ gained 43.35 points and closed at 4,893.29. The S&P 500 added 25.71 points to close the
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Bird Flu Hits Poultry Producers on a Slow Day for the Markets

March 11th, 2015

Trading was essentially flat today, with yesterday’s selloff giving way to much lower than expected volume which saw the market stall out in the afternoon. The Dow was down -27.55 points, ending the day at 17,635.39. The NASDAQ lost -9.86 points and settled in at 4,849.94, and the S&P 500 fell -3.92 points to finish
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Big Selloff Drives the Dow Down 330

March 10th, 2015

The Dow was down -330 points today and closed at 17,662.94. Worries over the Fed raising interest rates brought share prices down from last week’s record levels. The S&P 500 fell -35.27 points to 2,044.16, and the NASDAQ dropped -82.64 points to close at 4,859.80. Markets across the world were down as well today, with
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Rising Blue Chips, $22.4 Billion Hostile Takeover Send Dow Up

March 9th, 2015

The Dow closed up 138.94 points in trading today, ending at 17.995.72, driven at least in part by a blue chip recovery. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ were both up as well, gaining ground steadily over the course of the trading day. The S&P 500 rose 8.17 points to close at 2,079.42, while the NASDAQ
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Markets Plummet 280 Points On Fears of a Rate Hike

March 6th, 2015

The Dow was down big in trading today, losing -278.94 points and dipping below 18,000 for the first time in over a week. It ended the day at 17,856.78. The N&P 500 and NASDAQ were both down as well, with the S&P 500 losing -29.78 points and the NASDAQ dropping -55.44. In overseas trading, Hong
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