Stock Market

The stock market: Is it worse than it was in 2000?

By Brett Arends, MarketWatch Bloomberg You know how I reported that this is now the third biggest stock market bubble in U.S. history? I was wrong. By one way of looking at it, it isn’t the third biggest bubble at all. It may be the biggest. Yes, really. Bigger even than 1999-2000 – the daddy bear of all stock-market bubbles. ...

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Calling a Stock-Market Top Is Only Half the Battle

It’s hard to decide when the market has peaked and it’s time to get out. It may be even harder to know when the damage is over and it’s time to get back in. But pulling off both in succession is exceedingly rare. This would be important to keep in mind at any time, but especially right now as the ...

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Dow ends at 3-month low; 2-month low for S&P 500: stock market live blog recap

The euro is weaker, euro-zone government bonds are near record highs and European stocks are trading near unchanged in the wake of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s monthly news conference. Draghi took a “wait-and-see” approach on additonal monetary policy measures after the ECB, as expected, left interest rates unchanged. He warned that potential geopolitical fallout from  the European Union’s ...

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Some people nervous after stock market hits low level

Two weeks of turbulence has sent the stock market to its lowest level since May. That’s making some people nervous.    “It hurts, particularly somebody like me approaching retirement,” said Terrell Maroney.    Maroney and his wife were walking in uptown Charlotte on Wednesday near the stock ticker winding its way around the Wells Fargo building on College Street. They ...

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Stock Market Losses Steepen on Ukraine Tensions

The U.S. stock market turned sharply lower in afternoon trading Tuesday on concerns that tensions between Russia and Ukraine were heating up again. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners, with companies such as Halliburton, Transocean and Devon Energy down more than 3 percent. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 160 points, or 1 percent, to 16,410 as ...

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In twist, China stock market is haven amid storm

China stock market shields investors from global market storm. (Photo: AP) When you think of safe-haven investments, Chinese stocks don’t normally come to mind. But shares listed in Shanghai have been soaring recently at a time when most stock markets around the globe have been sliding. Last week, global markets shuddered, with every U.S. stock index losing between 2% and 3%, ...

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Three Signs That Point to a Stock-Market Tumble Ahead

Over the past 45 years, the stock market has lost more than 20% each time three warning signs flashed simultaneously. After a selloff this past week dragged the Dow Jones Industrial Average into negative territory for the year, it’s worth noting that all three are flashing today. The signals are excessive levels of bullish enthusiasm;…

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Ignore the bears and you could bank a 22% stock market gain

By Jonathan Burton, MarketWatch Bloomberg The bad news bears are back in town, and that could be good news for U.S. stock market bulls. With so many market experts predicting that the SP 500 /quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime SPX -0.29%  is set for a 20% slide, and the small-stock Russell 2000 will fare even worse, it’s easy to ignore one closely watched investor ...

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Stock Market Sees Worst 1-Day Drop In Months

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The drop interrupted a prolonged advance in the market and erased its gains for July. It was only the second monthly loss for stocks this year, after January. The ...

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Stock market live blog: Dow industrials fall triple digits, turn negative for July

From a technical perspective, U.S. equities are sending mixed messages. The SP 500 remains in an overall bullish position, while it stays above support at 1944-60, with the ascending trend channel defining the larger upward trend. However, small-cap stock action, as well as overall market breadth, continue to signal a warning for the market. A move over 1169 for the ...

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