Author: Nasdaq Futures

Flickr/Niccolo Caranti US stock futures are higher on the last day of a wild trading week. Near 8:00 a.m. ET, S&P 500 futures were up 9 points, Dow futures were up 117 points, and Nasdaq futures were up 22 points. The Dow and S&P 500 closed lower yesterday. It’s a quadruple witching day, Read More

Are stocks a bit too complacent when it comes to the Fed? The S&P 500 (^GSPC) soared on Wednesday’s unexpectedly dovish Federal Reserve statement and projections, and the small-cap Russell 2000 (^RUT) actually rose to an all-time high. On Thursday, while the S&P gave back a bit of its gains, the Russell and Nasdaq (^IXIC) Read More

Wikimedia Markets made a u-turn in trading, with stocks, the dollar and crude oil all reversing the initial reaction to Wednesday’s Federal Reserve statement. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,959.03 -117.16 (-0.65%) S&P 500: 2,089.27 -10.23 (-0.49%) Nasdaq: 4,992.38 +9.55 (0.19%) And now, the top stories on Thursday: Biotech stocks supported a rally Read More

The Dow (^DJI) and S&P (^GSPC) are both down today as traders continue to digest yesterday’s Fed news and a continued slide in crude. The tech-heavy Nasdaq (^IXIC) is bucking the trend and is once again within striking distance from 5,000…again. Here are the other stories Yahoo Finance is keeping an eye on today: Get Read More

Wikimedia Commons Stocks are lower following a huge comeback on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve’s message that it will not raise interest rates until at least June. Near 11:10 am ET, the S&P 500 was down 9 points, the Dow was down 87 points, and the Nasdaq was up 8 points. Crude oil Read More

Wall Street is taking a bit of break after yesterday’s Fed-fueled rally. Stocks (^GSPC) (^DJI) (^IXIC) are mostly lower as crude prices (OIL) continue to slide and the U.S. Dollar resumes is March higher against the Euro (EURUSD=X). Yahoo Finance Senior Columnist Michael Santoli says listen closely to Federal Reserve policy makers to see if Read More

BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images Stocks staged a huge comeback on Wednesday after the Federal Open Market Committee published its updated policy statement and the Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen held a press conference. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 18,075.80 +226.72 (1.27%) S&P 500: 2,099.38 +25.10 (1.21%) Nasdaq: 4,982.83 +45.39 (0.92%) And now, the Read More

All three major indices (^GSPC, ^DJI, ^IXIC) are giving back a healthy chunk of yesterday’s gains in the first half of the day, as crude (CLJ15.NYM) continues its downward slide. Despite the drops, the VIX, or “fear index,” remains little changed. “We’re going to sleep here in terms of volatility ahead of the Fed’s decision,” says Yahoo Read More