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S&P 500 Tops 2000 but Fails to Hold It for the Day

That didn’t take long. There was wide speculation before the opening bell Monday that the Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) would break through the 2,000 point barrier in the near future. That’s exactly what it did at 10:11 am … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Flirts with 2000 Again with a Good Chance to Top It Next Week

The Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) is once again flirting with the 2,000 point value, falling just 12 points short of achieving this highly anticipated milestone on Friday. While it wasn’t able to break the barrier last week, it … Continue reading

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Apple Stock Closes at All Time High Breaking $100 a Share

Those who own Apple stock had something to celebrate today. It’s been a two year journey, but the technology company’s stock reached a record all-time high, closing at $100.53 per share, ahead of the $100.30 split-adjusted price per share from … Continue reading

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Ukraine Rattles Stocks but Dow Ends Week in Positive Territory for the Year

Last week was tough for US stocks with the Dow Jones industrial average falling enough to place it in negative territory for the year. This week looked better as it managed to get back into positive territory during the week, … Continue reading

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Wall Street Ends Week Higher on Strong Friday Rally But Still Below All-Time Highs

It appeared it was going to be another down week for stocks until Friday arrived. The last day of the week produced the best day for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average since March, and it pulled stocks … Continue reading

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Wall Street End Week with Best Day Since March, Still Well Below All-Time Highs

It didn’t look like it was going to be a good week for stocks, but a Friday rally which produced the best day for stocks on the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average since March, pulled stocks higher for … Continue reading

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S&P 500 has Worst Week in Two Years and Dow in Negative Territory for the Year

It only took a couple of days at the end of the week to completely change the recent stock market momentum. On Wednesday it appeared there still might be a chance for the Dow Jones industrial average to reach a … Continue reading

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Dow Sees Biggest Decline in Six Weeks as S&P 500 Fails to Extend Record Closes

The week for stocks looked so promising through Thursday, but Friday brought about a sour note, leaving stocks lower for the Dow than where it began for the week, and erasing record highs the S&P 500 had been achieving during … Continue reading

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S&P 500 and Dow Hit Record Highs While Less than Half of People Own Stocks

As both the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 index hit record highs, most of the nation doesn’t have much to celebrate. That’s because less than half of Americans actually own stocks these days, so there is no financial … Continue reading

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Dow Tops 17,000 and S&P 500 Hits Record High in Short Week of Trading

A short week for stocks couldn’t dampen trader’s spirits as both the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 index hit new all-time highs in the week leading up to the Fourth of July. With stock markets taking a break … Continue reading

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Stocks Close Week with Small Gains, But off All-Time Highs

It was a fairly listless week on Wall Street with individual stocks moving on news specifically related to those companies, but not much movement in the market as a whole. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 … Continue reading

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Asian Shares Creep Higher, While Home Sales Fail to Spark US Stock Market

Better news from China, Japan and the US from performance of manufacturing surveys (PMI) data helped Asian stocks find slender gains on Tuesday. This included a US PMI which reached a four-year high of 57.5. The improvement in manufacturing indicated … Continue reading

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Dow and S&P 500 End Week at Record Highs. Will We See More Next Week?

The stock market ended last week in positive territory with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index both reaching new record highs. The Dow is up 2.2% for the year and ended the week at 16,947.08, … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett and His Boring Investing Advice That Could Make You Rich

For those who are looking for investing advice, it pays to find someone who can be a financial mentor. That is, someone whose advice you trust, and who has a track record of doing well. When it comes to investing … Continue reading

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