Technology companies and retailers led U.S. stocks higher Monday. Traders also shifted money into U.S. government bonds, sending yields lower, and they bid up the price of gold. Both can signal uneasiness in the market.
On Friday, the S&P 500 slipped for the first time this week as momentum stalled. The pullback, which followed a sell-off in markets around the world, snapped a four-day winning streak for the major U.S. stock indexes. Even so, the benchmark S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly gain since June.
Stocks posted their fourth gain in a row Thursday, extending a weeklong rally. The latest gains came as investors assessed more company earnings reports. China’s decision to cut tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports also helped keep investors in a buying mood.
U.S. stocks extended this week’s rally on Wednesday. The latest gains came as another batch of solid corporate earnings reports and encouraging economic data overshadowed concerns about the potential economic fallout from the virus outbreak that originated in China.
Stocks rose on Wall Street Monday despite worries over coronavirus virus. Chinese stocks tumbled nearly 8% after investors there got a chance to catch up to losses that already swept through other markets.
Stocks sank Friday on fears that the coronavirus outbreak will dent the enonomy. Technology companies, which do a lot of business with China, led the losses. Airlines fell after Delta and American suspended flights to and from China. The sell-off erased the S&P 500’s gains for January and gave the benchmark index its biggest weekly loss since August.
Stocks posted modest gains at end of a wobbly day of trading Thursday. News of a spike in the number of confirmed cases and fatalities from a virus outbreak in China put investors in a selling mood for most of the day, overshadowing a batch of mostly solid company earnings reports.
Stocks giae up early gains and ended mixed on Wednesday. Investors continued to assess quarterly reports from big companies, including solid results from General Electric and Apple. The iPhone maker’s shares climbed to an all-time high. Microsoft reported quarterly results after the close of regular trading that topped Wall Street estimates.
Stock indexes posted gains on Tuesday, one day following a big drop. The rebound ended a five-day losing streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fueled largely by fears that the spread of a new virus in China could hamper global economic growth. The outbreak has killed more than 100 people, putting a chill on travel and tourism in China.
Stocks tumbled Monday as virus fears sparked a sell-off. The latest bout of selling on Wall Street came after China announced a sharp rise in cases of the virus. Airlines, resorts and other companies that rely on travel and tourism suffered steep losses.
Stocks fell Friday as fears grew about the coronavirus. The sell-off followed news that a Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the new virus from China. Health authorities worldwide have been taking measures to try to contain and monitor the coronavirus outbreak.
Gains in technology and industrial companies pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher Thursday. The S&P 500 notched a small gain for the second straight day, while a modest pickup nudged the Nasdaq composite to an all-time high.
U.S. stocks finished flat Wednesday as investors had their eye on an international effort by health authorities to monitor and contain a deadly virus outbreak in China that has spread to the U.S. and three other countries.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday amid jitters over a virus outbreak. The selling in U.S. stocks followed losses in Asian and European markets as investors worried that the new coronavirus spreading in the world’s second-largest economy could hurt tourism and ultimately economic growth and corporate profits.
Technology and communications stocks pushed U.S. stock indexes to more records Friday. Energy sector stocks were the only decliners. Bond prices fell, sending yields higher.
Stock indexes rallied Thursday to set more record highs. A batch of solid economic data injected more optimism into markets a day after the signing of an initial trade deal between the U.S. and China.
Slight gains sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 29,000 on Wednesday. The milestones came on a day when the market traded in a narrow range as investors weighed the latest batch of corporate earnings reports and the widely anticipated signing of an initial trade deal between the U.S. and China.
Stocks clung to tiny gains on Tuesday as investors parsed trade signals. Technology stocks accounted for much of the selling. The sector is particularly sensitive to developments in trade relations because many of the companies rely on China for sales and supply chains.
Stocks climbed Monday, sending the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes to new records. The rally, which added to the market’s gains from last week, came as investors looked ahead to the signing of an initial trade deal with China and the potential for future talks.
U.S. stocks pulled back from record levels Friday following a weaker-than-expected jobs report. Employers added 145,000 jobs across the country in December, short of the 160,000 that economists forecast. But the growth was solid enough to bolster Wall Street’s view that the job market is holding up and households can continue to spend, preserving the largest part of the economy.
U.S. stocks set records Thursday as money flowed into riskier investments, such as technology stocks, and trickled out of traditional hiding spots for investors when they’re nervous, such as gold. Stocks have been rallying since Wednesday, after investors took comments from President Donald Trump and Iranian officials to mean no military escalation is imminent in their tense conflict.
U.S. stocks jumped Wednesday and oil reversed course as the markets exhaled. The rally capped a whirlwind day of reversals that swept through markets around the world. Stocks initially reeled after Iran fired missiles at two bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops, retaliation for a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general last week.
Global stocks stabilized Tuesday and the price of oil edged off three-month highs, though investors remained cautious over rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Stocks in Asia and Europe retreated Monday as dollars flowed out of riskier investments, but the U.S. market shook off its morning losses to grind out a modest gain.
Oil prices surged and stocks fell Friday after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in an air attack at the Baghdad international airport.
Wall Street began 2020 with a solid start on Thursday. Technology sector stocks accounted for a good part of the upward move. Smaller-company stocks lagged the broader market’s gains.
U.S. stocks moved broadly lower Monday to start a holiday-shortened week. The pullback ended a two-day winning streak by the S&P 500. The benchmark index has risen five straight weeks, notching multiple all-time highs along the way. It’s on track to end December with its fourth consecutive monthly gain.
U.S. stocks ended nearly flat Friday. The S&P 500 notched its fifth weekly gain. Retailers and other companies that rely on consumer spending led the rise. Technology stocks also rose. Those gains were checked by losses in banks and communication services companies.
U.S. stocks closed at record highs Thursday. The latest gains came as investors welcomed a report showing that a last-minute surge in online shopping helped lift holiday sales. The data gave a boost to shares in Amazon.com and big department store chains such as Macy’s and Nordstrom.
U.S. stocks set more records Monday after quiet pre-Christmas trading. Technology, industrial and health care stocks led the gains. Energy companies rose along with the price of crude oil. Communication services stocks, household goods makers and banks fell.
U.S. stocks moved higher Thursday as markets yawned at President Trump’s impeachment. A batch of encouraging earnings reports from several big companies helped keep investors in a buying mood. Rite Aid, Conagra Brands and Micron Technology rose after posting quarterly results that exceeded analysts’ forecasts.
A modest rally for stocks on Wednesday mostly disappeared by the closing bell. Trading was listless most of the day in the absence of major new economic data and only a few corporate earnings reports for investors to mull over.
Slight gains on Wall Street Tuesday are enough for more record highs. Banks and companies that rely on consumer spending led the way higher, outweighing losses in technology and health care stocks. Treasury yields gave back some of their gains from a day earlier, while the price of crude oil continued its recent march higher.
Stocks rose on Wall Street Monday, extending the market’s gains to a fourth consecutive day. Surprisingly strong economic reports out of China helped drive the rally. Growth in factory activity and retail sales in the world’s second-largest economy both beat analysts’ expectations for last month.
Markets had a muted reaction Friday to the long-awaited China trade deal. The “Phase 1” agreement means that the U.S. won’t impose new tariffs on Chinese goods that had been set to kick in this weekend. Investors’ anxiety over the prospects of such an escalation in the trade war contributed to a sluggish start for the market this month.
Financial, technology and health care stocks powered much of a stock rally Thursday, which gave the S&P 500 its second straight gain and erased its losses from earlier in the week.
U.S. stocks notched modest gains Wednesday, shaking off a mixed start after the Federal Reserve announced it is would be leaving interest rates unchanged this month and signaled that it expects to leave them alone in 2020.
U.S. stocks dipped Tuesday ahead of a new round of U.S. tariffs that are scheduled to take effect on Chinese goods Sunday, the latest escalation in a trade dispute that has dragged on economies around the world.
Trading on Wall Street was mostly muted Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week of economic reports and an interest rate policy update from the Federal Reserve. The market also remained focused on developments in the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.
The S&P 500 notched a weekly gain Friday as jobs growth blew past forecasts. The Labor Department said employers added 266,000 positions, well above estimates of 184,000.