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What Happened in the Stock Market Today

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Stocks opened higher Monday but fell over the course of the session The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJINDICES DJI 160 and the S amp P 500 SNPINDEX GSPC 160 both closed down but still managed gains for the month of April Today s stock Latest Articles in
Tell us what you think: What's most likely to derail the market?

Tell us what you think: What's most likely to derail the market?

Finance
China on Monday announced it was imposing new tariffs on 128 U.S. products, firing the latest salvo in its ongoing back-and-forth over trade with the U.S.Those goods matched a list of U.S. imports Beijing proposed last month in response to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.While the move is noteworthy, the import value of those goods stood at just $ 3 billion in 2017, compared to a total of $ 130.4 billion worth of U.S. goods exported to China last year, according to government data. Trade-related fears roiled global stock markets last month as investors worried that rising trade tensions could potentially result in a trade war that would dent economic growth and hurt corporate profits. The recent sell-off in tech stocks stateside was also fresh in the minds of investors, although the sharp ...
Here are two things investors should do during market volatility

Here are two things investors should do during market volatility

Finance
Though stocks have had a bumpy ride this week, most financial professionals will advise you to leave your long-term investments alone.Yet there are certain circumstances in which you might want to act.Consider what happened this week: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 724.42 points, or 2.9 percent, to end at 23,957.89 on Thursday, its biggest decline since Feb. 8. The S&P 500 dropped to 2,643.69 following a 2.5 percent decline.The sharp drops came as President Donald Trump unveiled plans to impose new tariffs on up to $ 60 billion in Chinese imports.In addition, news of the Facebook data leak has sent the company's market value down more than $ 50 billion this week and also had an impact on technology stocks.What's more, the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates this week may h...
Oil prices decline, stock market rises as trade war fears subside

Oil prices decline, stock market rises as trade war fears subside

Business
March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. crude oil prices were trading lower Thursday and stock index prices moved higher as possible tariff exemptions in Canada and Mexico eased trade war fears.Brent oil futures opened at 64.54 and were trading down 57 cents at 11 a.m. EST.The April crude oil futures started the session at 61.33 and were trading down by 78 cents.The stock market opened with losses but quickly rebounded. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 134 points at 9:45 a.m. and eased to being up 31 points at 11 a.m. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 82.76 points lower to 24,801.36 after falling more than 300 points."Today's market action was impacted by the resignation of Gary Cohn. That creates uncertainty," Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management, ...
Market shocks should be a wake-up call for investors: Advisors

Market shocks should be a wake-up call for investors: Advisors

Finance
A period of very calm and quiet trading has lulled investors into a sense of complacency that, by some measures, has not been seen in years, according to some financial advisors.The recent sharp movements in markets have been a wake-up call for complacent investors, experts say. From February 2016-January 2018, volatility in the stock market was non-existent. Then, volatility came roaring back in February, as investors aggressively sold stocks after an incredible run. And now, some investors are concerned that the recent sell-off on Wall Street might get much worse and eventually that could trigger a recession.While many financial experts believe the current sell-off in the global markets is a "minor correction," some pundits see the increased possibility of another recession in the United...