Stock Market

Millions of Americans are left out of the stock market boom

Since President Trump’s election, the Dow has spiked more than 4,600 points, or about 25%. The SP 500 has added $2 trillion in value. That’s all great news if you’re investing in corporate stocks, or if your 401(k) is heavy on equities. Over the past three years, the value of families’ portfolios has risen “dramatically” to an average of $344,500, ...

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If Trump is doing so horribly, why is the stock market doing so well?

Win McNamee President Donald Trump likes to take credit for new stock-market highs, but Wall Street and investors are increasingly rejecting that idea. Business Insider spoke to three big money managers who provided a wide range of alternative reasons for the stock market’s continued excellence. The stock market doesn’t revolve around Donald Trump, regardless of what the president tries to ...

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MORGAN STANLEY: A stock market correction is ‘looking more likely’

Morgan Stanley warns that a near-term pullback in the SP 500 could be coming. Flickr/Joe Lewis Earnings season can be a euphoric time for stocks. It’s a time when companies have the opportunity to show off growth that matches their valuations, and it can encourage investment by traders looking to put money to work. But that may not be the ...

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30 years after Black Monday, could stock market crash again?

It’s been three decades since Black Monday, the most disastrous single day in U.S. stock market history, and investors should be forgiven for wondering if Wall Street learned any lessons from that cataclysmic day. On Oct. 19, 1987 the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.28%  tanked 508 points, a fall of nearly 23%, in a chaotic, daylong selling frenzy that ...

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Stock market is booming, so you should plan now for the next plunge

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The stock market has been on an amazing eight-year bull run and we are well past the time for a big drop. Since the end of World War II, we’ve averaged a 20 percent decline every five years. We’re past due, since this market has been on fire since March 2009. We’re one geopolitical event, one North ...

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Stock market bulls are counting on solid quarterly earnings

The U.S. stock market greeted the start of the earnings season with continued optimism. All three main benchmarks reached record levels as the first batch of companies reported quarterly results. Large banks that officially kicked off the earnings season in the past week showed solid profits, setting the tone for the rest of the season. The performance of financials over ...

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Trump is tying his presidency to the stock market. He might come to regret that.

President Trump seems to have another obsession: The stock market. He mentions it almost daily now, touting how the Dow Jones industrial average — a popular U.S. stock market indicator — is up 25 percent since Election Day. It’s almost as if, in Trump’s mind, the stock market is his report card. At a time when the polls give him about a ...

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Stock market flirts with records as Fed minutes strike cautious tone on rates

U.S. stock benchmarks were flirting with fresh records Wednesday as minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September meeting indicated caution among policy makers on the next interest rate hike which the market had widely expected in December. Several Fed officials indicated at last month’s meeting that they believe it would be longer than previously thought to get inflation back to the ...

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