S&P 500

Dow Industrials On Track For Longest Win Streak In 12 Weeks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday was on pace to book its lengthiest streak of gains--three in a row--since February, according to FactSet data. The Dow's third straight finish in the green would be notable because the blue-chip gauge has gone 60 straight trading sessions without stringing …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

'Speculative frenzy': Tech stocks haven't done this since the dotcom bubble

One measure of U.S. technology stocks has just surpassed its dotcom bubble high, raising concerns for one widely followed strategist about …

Markets

Admit It: You Know The Market Is Overvalued

The market as a whole is up some 12-13% over the past 6 months.<p>Both investor's optimism and analyst targets are predicated on underlying growth that …

Stocks

Why stashing cash to ‘buy the dip’ is an ‘abysmal’ investment strategy

After a dull slog through the market for much of the year, volatility VIX, -4.32% appears to be back in a big way. And that means the inevitable dips. Fat, irresistible dips. The kind of opportunities capable of sucking investor cash from the sidelines, where it’s been uncomfortably positioned for …

United States

How To Trade Apple, Home Depot, McDonald's And Wal-Mart, Which Hit Post-Election Highs

<i>Disclosure: I do not own or plan to own stock in Apple, Home Depot, McDonald’s or Wal-Mart.</i><p>Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average topping out or has the benchmark simply stalled before another leg up?<p>Dow components that have the potential to drive the average higher–Apple (AAPL), Home Depot (HD), …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Costco: The Final Piece of the Puzzle

Shares of <b>Costco Wholesale</b> (COST), featured in this weekend's <i>Barron's</i> as a winner in the age of <b>Amazon.com</b> (AMZN), have gained 8.1% in 2017, …

Markets

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Gain As Wall Street Tries To Erase Last Week's Ugly Loss

Monday's equity trading has been marked by lighter-than-usual volume<p>U.S. stocks on Monday tried to claw back from last week's sharp loss, as Wall Street's long-term uptrend appeared mostly intact, albeit, on weaker-than-average volume.<p>More pronounced gains from near-record levels, however, may be …

Markets

4 Ways Women Can Be Taken More Seriously at Work

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Leadership

This Is Not How A Bear Market Starts

there has been much digital-ink spilled trying to convince us that the bull-market is on its last legs.<p>we present fundamental and technical reasons …

Trading

Wall St. opens higher as oil prices, defense stocks rise

(Reuters) - Wall Street gained in early trading on Monday, helped by higher oil prices and as defense stocks rose after a $110 billion arms deal …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Traders just got a sign the stock market rally has a long way to go

The equity bull market's biggest catalyst looks like it's here for the long haul.<p>Profit expansion — which has historically been the biggest contributor to share-price appreciation for US corporations — is churning at a rate not seen in almost six years.<p>And now that more stocks are getting in on the …

Business

Rebound in Tech Shares Lifts U.S. Stocks

Technology stocks in the S&P 500 are rallying anew after posting their worst session of the year last week, highlighting investors’ enthusiasm for companies they expect to grow with the economy.<p>Tech stocks have surged more than 17% this year, propelled by gains from index heavyweights including …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

U.S. Stock ETFs Climb as Arms Deal Strengthens Defense Sector

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds pushed forward after President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia sealed the deal on a multi-billion dollar arms contract. The S&P 500 Index, along with related funds including the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY), iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: IVV) …

Markets

Big Money Flows Into Big Tech ETFs (FTEC, XLK)

The technology sector is the S&P 500's largest sector weight, and it is also the best-performing group in the benchmark U.S. equity index this year. …

Investing

Defense and aerospace companies lead US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are broadly higher Monday morning as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Defense contractors are making some of the largest gains and materials makers, technology and consumer-focused companies are all rising. Ford is up after it replaced CEO Mark Fields, …

Business

'The big equity run is over,' says strategist who called Trump rally before election

The major stock rally after the U.S. presidential election is over, and investors should employ a new strategy to make money, closely followed …

Donald Trump

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day - Bloomberg

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up here</i><p>Trump's success in Saudi, crude's melt higher continues, and Brexit arguments go …

Michel Temer

10 things you need to know today (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, F)

Reuters/Adam Scotti/Courtesy Prime Minister's Office<p>Here is what you need to know.<p><b>Oil nears $51.</b> West Texas Intermediate crude oil is higher by 0.7% at $50.70 a barrel ahead of OPEC's Thursday meeting in Vienna.<p><b>Bitcoin explodes past $2,100.</b> The cryptocurrency trades up by $202, or 10.4%, at $2,140 …

Business

Watch Out For This High Dividend Yield Fund

SPDR Dividend ETF has had great total returns since inception despite a higher expense ratio.<p>SDY has a higher yield than SPY at 2.51%.<p>This fund has …

Investing

Markets Can No Longer Avoid Politics

Morning MoneyBeat is the Journal’s pre-market primer. To receive this morning newsletter via email, click here: http://on.wsj.com/MoneyBeatUSSignup<p>OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS<p>Global stocks steadied Monday.<p>Futures pointed to a flat opening for the S&P 500. The Stoxx Europe 600 edged down 0.1% in recent …

Business

Euro gains on Merkel comments, oil up on OPEC hopes

| NEW YORK<p>The euro surged to a more than six-month high on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was "too weak," while oil prices were bolstered by expectations that top exporters will extend supply curbs this week.<p>A one-month high for oil futures on hopes of a supply cut by the …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Step Aside AT&T, There's A New Telecom Dividend Growth King

AT&T has justifiably become a staple of conservative high yield investors' portfolios.<p>However, when it comes to growing its payout, this Dividend …

Stocks

Whole Foods: Priced for a Sale?

Shares of <b>Whole Foods Market</b> (WFM) have soared this year after Jana Partners took a stake in the company--resulting in a new CFO and a new board …

Whole Foods

Renewed Interest in a Value ETF (SPVU)

With some market observers suggesting that the "Trump Trade" is unwinding, investors may want to evaluate some more conservatively positioned equity …

Investing

U.S. Stocks Climb as Arms Deals Buoy Defense Contractors

Gains in technology and industrial shares lifted U.S. stocks Monday, with news of more than $100 billion in arms deals with Saudi Arabia boosting defense contractors.<p>The Dow rose 89 points, or 0.4%, to 20894. The S&P 500 added 0.5% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.7%.<p>Technology stocks in the S&P …

Markets

Sensex climbs 227 points on global rally in stocks

The benchmark BSE Sensex rallied over<p>227 points in early trade today on buying in FMCG, banking and<p>IT stocks by investors enthused by global rally in …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Morning Movers: Ford Flies, Lockheed Leaps, Amgen Slumps

Stocks look set to open slightly higher today following last week's decline.<p><b>S&P 500</b> futures are little changed, while <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Market Demand, Not Performance, Driving CEF Gains: Weekly CEF Update

Closed-End Funds continue to see extreme inflows of capital from yield-hungry investors.<p>Premiums remain more common for bond funds, most discounted …

Investing

Buy Qualcomm because the NXP acquisition benefit outweighs the Apple risk, JPMorgan says

Investors should buy Qualcomm shares because the financial benefit from the NXP acquisition will add significantly to earnings next year, according …

Stocks

Opening Quote: Stage set for Goodwin’s RBS testimony

Stage set for Goodwin’s RBS testimony. FT <i>Opening Quote,</i> with commentary by <b>Matthew Vincent</b>, is your early Square Mile briefing. You can sign up for …

Markets