Author: Nasdaq Futures

The three major stock indices (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are trading lower through the first half of the day as investors await word from the Federal Reserve this afternoon. Will the FOMC change the language that has come to be commonplace in their statements – that the Federal Reserve with be “patient” when it comes to Read More

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Stocks opened lower ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee’s policy statement on Wednesday afternoon, followed by Fed chair Janet Yellen’s press conference at 2:30 ET. Near 10:00 a.m., the Dow was down 82 points, the S&P 500 was down 7 points, and the Nasdaq was down 17 points. Investors are Read More

Wall Street remains uneasy as investors await word from the Federal Reserve on when it’s likely to start raising interest rates. Stocks (^GSPC) (^IXIC) (^DJI) are lower across the board as oil prices continue to tumble and the dollar is little changed against the euro. Yahoo Finance’s Aaron Task expects the Fed will drop the Read More

Flickr / Federal ReserveA Federal Open Market Committee meeting in the 1970s. Stocks fell in trading on Tuesday at the start of the FOMC’s two-day meeting and ahead of the statement and Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s press conference on Wednesday. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,848.18, -129.24, (-0.72%) S&P: 500 2,074.53, -6.66, (-0.32%) 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

Wikimedia Commons Stocks rallied on Monday after three consecutive weekly losses, and oil stayed near six-year lows following its plunge over the weekend. First the scoreboard: Dow: 17,977.42, +228.11, (+1.29%) S&P 500: 2,081.19, +27.79, (+1.35%) Nasdaq: 4,929.51, +57.75, (+1.19%) And now, the top stories on Monday: All the major economic data Read More

Stocks (^GSPC, ^DJI, ^IXIC) are trading higher through the first half of the day as oil (CLJ15.NYM) continues to slide toward a new six year low. Also helping stocks is the calming of currency markets, at least for today. The steep drop in the euro versus the dollar seems to have, at the very least, Read More

Stoyan Nenov/Reuters Stocks fell for a third straight week after data on inflation and consumer sentiment fell short of expectations. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,749.31 -145.91 (-0.82%) S&P: 2,053.40 -12.55 (-0.61%) Nasdaq: 4,871.76 -21.53 (-0.44%) And now, the top stories on Friday: In economic data, the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index Read More

US Air Force Stocks rallied into the close after a shaky two days that saw all the gains of the year wiped away. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,895.22 +259.83 (1.47%) S&P 500: 2,065.95 +25.71 (1.26%) Nasdaq: 4,893.29 +43.35 (0.89%) And now, the top stories on Thursday: In economic data, retail sales Read More