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Daily Market Commentary

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 … READ MORE

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 … READ MORE

Afternoon Rally Breaks a Losing Trend for the Market

March 5th, 2015

Domestic markets were up across the board today, with the Dow, NASDAQ, and the S&P 500 all gaining slightly. The Dow added 38.82 points to close at 18,135.72, NASDAQ was up 15.67 to 4,982.81, and the S&P 500 gained 2.51 points to end the day at 2,101.04. The big story of the day in overseas … READ MORE

Dow Down 106, Hospitals Surge as Business and Politics Mix

March 4th, 2015

The Dow tumbled -106.47 points in lighter than average trading today, closing at 18,096.90. The NASDAQ and S&P 500 both fell alongside the Dow. The S&P 500 lost -9.25 points to close at 2,098.53, while the NASDAQ was down -12.76 to 4,967.14. In overseas trading, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng continued to trend downward, losing another … READ MORE

Falling Blue Chips Drag the Dow Down 85

March 3rd, 2015

In trading today, the Dow lost -85.26 points to close down 0.47% at 18,203.37. Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ fell too, losing -9.61 and -28.20 points respectively. The S&P 500 closed the day at 2,107.78, while the NASDAQ ended at 4,979.90. International markets were down across the board, with the exchanges in Germany and … READ MORE

Dow Up 155 After a Day of Steady Gains

March 2nd, 2015

The Dow was up 155.93 today, recovering from Friday’s dip to continue into record levels. It closed at 18,288.63. The NASDAQ made steady gains, adding 44.57 points. The S&P 500 was up 12.89 to close at 2,117.39. Overseas trading today was mixed, with London and France both down. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 65. Big … READ MORE

Markets End Their Stall In A Dive, Dow Loses 80 Points

February 27th, 2015

Markets in the US were down across the board today, on the decline after the exchange found a ceiling at record levels. The Dow lost -81.72 points on the day, falling to 18,132.70. The S&P 500 shed -6.24 points to close at 2,104.50, while the NASDAQ lost -24.36 and closed the day trading at 4,963.53. … READ MORE

Dow Loses 20, NASDAQ Up 10 on a Mixed Day for the Markets

February 26th, 2015

Trading was mixed today, with the Dow and S&P struggling through small losses while the NASDAQ grew. The Dow lost -10.15 points and closed the day’s trading at 18,214.42, and the S&P 500 dipped -3.12 points to end at 2,110.74. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ extended its growth streak by adding 20.75 points to close at 4,987.89. … READ MORE

Stock Market Ends The Day Right Where It Started

February 25th, 2015

The stock market barely moved in trading today, largely holding steady at record high levels. The Dow gained 15.38 points over the course of the day, closing at 18,224.57 on lower than average volume. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ both lost a little ground, with the S&P dropping -1.62 points to close at 2,113.86, while … READ MORE

US Markets Surge to Record Highs on Good News from the Fed

February 24th, 2015

The Dow managed to fight back against midday losses to set record highs on Tuesday. Not only did the market add 92.35 points, ending at 18,209.18, but it also set the high water mark for closing and intraday prices. The S&P 500 was up 5.82 points to 2,115.48. The NASDAQ, which has grown for 10 … READ MORE

Dow Dips Slightly On A Very Slow Day For The Markets

February 23rd, 2015

The Dow fell flat in trading today, losing 23.60 points to close at 18,116.84. The S&P 500 dipped slightly as well, losing just 0.64 points to close at 2,109.66. Only the NASDAQ was up, rising 5 points to 4,960.97, thanks mostly to a tech-heavy portfolio that saw good growth on the day. Volume was way … READ MORE

Short Trading Week Ends With A Bang, Dow Up 154

February 20th, 2015

The Dow was unstoppable in trading today, piling on steady gains until it exploded upward in afternoon trading. It added 154.67 points to close the week 18,140.44 points, ending just short of a record high. The S&P 500 was up as well, gaining 12.85 points to close at 2,110.30. The NASDAQ followed suit, piling on … READ MORE

Priceline Gains Nearly 100 Points Despite Market Losses

February 19th, 2015

The markets were mixed again today, continuing yesterday’s trend of small market losses in the Dow and S&P, while the more tech-heavy NASDAQ made gains. The Dow closed the day down -44.08 at 17,985.77, while the S&P 500 lost -.2.23 to close at 2,097.45. The NASDAQ rose 18.34 points and closed the trading day at … READ MORE

Gold Falls Again As The Market Struggles

February 18th, 2015

The US markets were split today, with the Dow and S&P 500 falling, while NASDAQ gained ground. The Dow closed down -17.73 points and fell to 18,029.85, while the S&P 500 lost less than a point and ended the day at 2,099.68. The NASDAQ added just over 7 points and closed at 4,906.36. Markets were … READ MORE

Dow Holds Steady After Monday’s Holiday

February 17th, 2015

The market closed 28.23 points up in trading today, the first day back after yesterday’s President’s Day market holiday. NASDAQ was up 4.43 points to close at 4,899.27. The S&P 500 also gained ground, adding on 3.35 points to finish trading at 2,100.34. In world markets, London’s FTSE had an excellent day. The UK markets … READ MORE

Dow Gains 47 Points, Closes Week Up

February 13th, 2015

The Dow closed the day up 46.97 and broke 18k, ending at 18,019.35. NASDAQ also grew, adding 36.23 points to close at 4,893.84. The S&P 500 was up 8.51 to finish trading at 2,096.99. World markets were mixed, with London, Germany, and Hong Kong posting gains. Japan’s Nikkei was down slightly, falling -66.12 to 17,913.36. … READ MORE

Dow Up 110 After Mid-Morning Dip

February 12th, 2015

The Dow rose 110.24 points today, settling at 17,962.38, after a late-morning surge saw profits rise on an unexpectedly high trade volume. NASDAQ also rose, up 56.43 points to 4,857.61. The S&P 500 gained 19.95 points to finish the day at 2,088.48. Markets were also up across the world, with Germany’s DAX and Japan’s Nikkei … READ MORE

Electronics Up on a Flat Day for the Markets

February 11th, 2015

The Dow closed down 6.62 points today, falling to 17,862.14 at the end of the trading day. NASDAQ was up 13.53 points to 4,801.18 and the S&P closed at 2,068.53, down less than a tenth of a point. World markets were nearly all down as well, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng losing 213.08 points to … READ MORE

Markets Up As Earnings Reports Continue to Trickle Out

February 10th, 2015

The Dow was up 139.95 points today, closing at 17,868.76 despite a lower than average trading volume. NASDAQ rose 61.64 points to close at 4,787.65, and the S&P 500 gained 21.83 points to finish the trading day at 2,068.57. In overseas trading, Germany’s DAX snapped a 3-day losing streak and gained 90.32 points to close … READ MORE

Dow Falls 95.08 After a Mixed Day of Trading

February 9th, 2015

The Dow finished the day down -0.55%, closing out at 17,729.21 after a mixed day of trading. The NASDAQ fell -0.39% to end the day at 4,726.01, and the S&P 500 dropped -0.42% to close at 2,046.74. In overseas trading, Japan’s Nikkei continued a streak of gains, adding on another 0.36% to close at 17,711.93 … READ MORE