The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most inaccurate and distorted of all stock indices – and yet it remains the most followed stock market index.
For the fourth straight trading session, U.S. stocks climbed on news that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and other companies beat quarterly expectations.
Further developments out of Ukraine could weigh heavily on the markets today. That said, it’s a busy day for earnings, so let’s get to the five stories you need to know to make your day profitable.
Stock market news today, April 9, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 10 points yesterday to finish at 16,256. The Nasdaq increased 33 points to finish at 4,112, while the S&P 500 added 6 points to end the day at 1,851.
Today, the FOMC will release minutes from its March meeting. Investors are seeking clues on when Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the central bank will exercise an increase in interest rates.
Chalk one up for the good guys.
The IEX exchange, a new stock platform that launched Oct. 25 of last year, was designed to negate the advantage that Wall Street’s high-frequency traders have over everyone else.
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After two years of review and lengthy revisions, all five regulatory agencies unanimously passed the controversial Volcker Rule on Tuesday.
Federal regulators will vote tomorrow (Tuesday) on the Volcker Rule, and this latest draft includes stricter language than Wall Street had expected…
With so many factors triggering market uncertainty, like the timing of the Fed taper and a lackluster earnings season, investors continue to love their dividend stocks – especially with so many raising payouts in October.
It’s an interesting time for dividend seekers. According to Fidelity Investments, corporate cash balances sit at some $1.8 trillion – the highest in history. Yet, payout ratios are still at 50-year lows. That suggests there’s plenty of room for dividends to rise.