List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2018

Market Extra: Here’s how the Dow, S&P 500 tend to perform after a rip-roaring January

Market Extra: Here’s how the Dow, S&P 500 tend to perform after a rip-roaring January

Wall Street just experienced a spate of bumpiness in an otherwise stellar start to 2018 for stocks, raising the question for market watchers: What happens next? If history is any… Read more »

The Tell: What investors need to know about Fed decision days in 2018

The Tell: What investors need to know about Fed decision days in 2018

The conclusion of Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting isn’t expected to make waves, in part because there is no news conference following the release of the policy statement. But… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar falls further, heads for worst month since March 2016

Currencies: Dollar falls further, heads for worst month since March 2016

The U.S. dollar was finishing up its worst month in 22 months with a further slide into negative territory on Wednesday, despite paring some of its losses as traders await… Read more »

Pharmaceutical stocks drop after drug price mention in Trump’s State of the Union

Pharmaceutical stocks drop after drug price mention in Trump’s State of the Union

Pharmaceutical stocks dropped in Wednesday trade after President Donald Trump brought up the high prices of U.S. drugs in his State of the Union address. The SPDR S&P Pharmaceutical ETF… Read more »

MarketWatch First Take: Say this for the CDC director — she created the perfect hedge

MarketWatch First Take: Say this for the CDC director — she created the perfect hedge

Stock-market investor Brenda Fitzgerald on Wednesday lost her primary career occupation as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The head of the Centers for Disease Control and… Read more »

The Fed: Yellen’s legacy is looking pretty good as she enters final meeting

The Fed: Yellen’s legacy is looking pretty good as she enters final meeting

By Senior economics reporter A reporter makes a photograph of Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen as she holds a news conference last year. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is… Read more »

London Markets: U.K. stocks end lower as Capita’s 48% plunge rattles nerves

London Markets: U.K. stocks end lower as Capita’s 48% plunge rattles nerves

U.K. stocks finished in the red Wednesday, as investors remained nervous after a recent global equity selloff that has left the FTSE 100 at a more-than-one-month low. Off the main… Read more »

On Assignment shares surge to 26-year high after deal news

On Assignment shares surge to 26-year high after deal news

Shares of On Assignment Inc. surged to a record Wednesday, after the IT staffing company said it is buying ECS Federal LLC, a privately held government services contractor, from its… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stock market trades off session highs but Dow hangs on to Boeing-powered gain

Market Snapshot: Stock market trades off session highs but Dow hangs on to Boeing-powered gain

U.S. stock benchmarks pared gains on Wednesday, but traded mostly higher, putting the Dow in position to recover some of its roughly 540 points lost over the past two sessions…. Read more »

Earnings Outlook: These six tech companies are worth $500 billion, and their earnings are about to sway the market

Earnings Outlook: These six tech companies are worth $500 billion, and their earnings are about to sway the market

As 2017 dawned, two tech companies were worth $500 billion on their own. That number has since tripled, forming a group of half a dozen tech companies worth at least… Read more »

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