Stock Market

Stock market climbs as Fed decision looms

U.S. stocks clambered higher on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time since December 2015. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.54%  rose 112.73 points, or 0.5%, to end at 20,950.10. The SP 500 index SPX, +0.84%  advanced 19.81 points, or 0.8%, to finish at 2,385.26. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.74%  advanced 43.23 points, ...

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Here’s why you should never try to time the stock market

It’s high time that financial gurus admit that market-timing strategies—especially those that portend to capture all of the upside and none of the downside of the stock market—are an illusion. Over the past 100 or so years, there have only been a handful of bear markets, characterized by a fall of 20% or larger, that most people called out as ...

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Opinion: This is the most overvalued stock market on record — even worse than 1929

This is the most dangerous and overvalued stock market on record — worse than 2007, worse than 2000, even worse than 1929. Or so warns Wall Street soothsayer John Hussman in his scariest jeremiad yet. “Presently, we observe the broadest market valuation extreme in history,” writes the chairman of the cautious Hussman Funds investment group, “with the steepest median valuations ...

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3 Ways to Lose All Your Money in the Stock Market

I’ve written before about day trading, and how it’s one of the easiest ways to lose all of your money in the stock market. After all, many active day traders need to earn six-figure trading profits just to break even. However, we’ll assume that you aren’t an aspiring day trader. Even if you invest for the long haul, there are several ...

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Is the stock market too hot?

(Washington Post illustration; iStock) I’ve been checking my 401(k) almost every day. I should not be looking so often, but I can’t help myself. The high just keeps getting higher. But my rejoice is tempered by the fact that I know with the stock market what goes up must and does come down. And sure enough my portfolio dipped a ...

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Are You Nervous About the Stock Market? Here’s What to Do

The market’s up. The market’s down! Inflation is on the rise, and so are interest rates. This country’s leaving that union, and that country voted for so-and-so. There’s a lot for everyday investors to take in, especially when they’re trading against algorithms and high-frequency trading computers. So what can investors do to avoid becoming overwhelmed and paralyzed by fear or indecision? ...

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The Stock Market Is The Stock Market, You Can’t Tame It

Another mistake made by several investors is they think they can be smarter than the market. Beating the market… this is something we often read about. While you can perform better than an index or any kind of benchmark, you will not do it each year, and you will not do it if you are chasing your return. The market ...

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Opinion: What the stock market is saying now: ‘In Trump we trust’

It’s interesting to watch the U.S. stock market move higher with precious little in the way of details on how the Trump administration’s investor-friendly initiatives will be funded. Last week, the administration was given another prime opportunity to provide color on how the country can afford a “big, beautiful tax cut for everyone.” There was no mention of details. The ...

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Stock Market News for March 07, 2017

U.S. equities ended in the red on Monday amid concerns over growing geopolitical tensions in Asia. North Korea tested four ballistic missiles off its east coast, three of which landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone. President Trump, meanwhile, accused his predecessor Barack Obama about wiretapping him, which eventually dragged shares down. Inventors were nervous as such allegations may distract Trump ...

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Opinion: Expect wild swings in the stock market before new records are broken

If you listen to investing pundits, the U.S. stock market is “not supposed to be this high.” But, as I have been saying for the past year, if you believe the market is wrong, then you are using the wrong matrix. Some have been fighting this rally for the past 300 points, if not more, and I am only now ...

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