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  • Dow closes higher for 6th straight session as tech shares power S&P 500

    By William Watts and Chris Matthews, MarketWatch. Dow back above 27,000 for first time since July; S&P500 above 3,000 for first time six weeks. U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday as investors eyed momentum-driven and technology shares again, along with small- capitalization stocks, while awaiting further clarity on central bank stimulus plans and international trade negotiations.

  • Dow ends within 1% of record but small-caps wallop broader market on the day with a 2% surge

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday matched its longest win streak since June and small-capitalization stocks surged by 2% as hope of easy-money policies provided a boost for stock buying. The European Central Bank will deliver a policy decision on Thursday morning, which could influence the Federal Reserve's actions next week, market participants said. The Dow closed up 228 points, or 0.9%, at 27,137, marking its sixth straight gain, the longest win streak since a...

  • Dow retakes perch at 27,000 as blue-chip index attempts to stretch gains to 6th session

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average late-morning Wednesday was extending a multiday climb that has pushed it above the psychologically significant of 27,000 for the first time in weeks. The Dow, most recently was up 80 points, or 0.3%, at 26,991, but had hit an intraday peak at 27,003.69, marking its first trade above the round-number milestone since August 1 on an intraday basis and July 30 on a closing basis, according to FactSet data. The index is on track to match its longest win...

  • Dow struggles to rise at the open, aims for 6th straight gain on China-U.S. trade optimism

    U.S. stock indexes on Wednesday fought to climb as the Dow attempted to notch a sixth consecutive advance after China exempted some American goods from coming tariffs, signaling some further easing in tensions between Beijing and Washington on international trade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 26,900, with a sixth straight gain matching the blue chips longest win streak since the period ended June 10. The S&P 500 index edged less than a point lower to 2,977,...

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  • Dow notches fifth straight gain as investors eye potential change in leadership

    By Chris Matthews and William Watts, MarketWatch. Apple rolls out new iPhones, iPad and Watch. U.S. stocks closed at session highs Tuesday as a rally in energy, industrials and materials stocks overshadowed a selloff in momentum-driven technology shares, helping the Dow extend its win streak to five sessions and the S&P 500 index avoid consecutive declines after trading in the red for most of the session.

  • Dow notches 5th straight gain, marks longest win streak in 3 months; small-caps outperform

    U.S. stock benchmarks closed mostly higher Tuesday, delivering a late-session jolt higher, backed by gains in energy and materials as bond yields jumped. Meanwhile, small-capitalization stocks delivered a marked outperformance against large caps, underscoring a rotation that appeared to be playing out in the market over the past few sessions, away from higher momentum stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished nearly 74 points at 26,909, booking a fifth straight gain,...

  • Small-cap stocks rally, Russell 2000 on pace to close above 50-day moving average

    Small-capitalization stocks rallied Tuesday, with the Russell 2000 index rising about 13 points, or 0.9%, to 1,538, above its 50- day moving average of 1,527.18. If gains hold, it would be the first time the index closed above the 50- day trend since August 1. While the large-cap S&P 500 index sits about 2% from its record high close of 3,025.86 set on July 26, the Russell 2000 remains 11.7% below its record close of 1,740.75, set on Aug. 31, 2018. The struggles of small-cap stocks have...

  • Nasdaq retreats below 50-day moving average as stock market skids lower early Tuesday

    The Nasdaq Composite traded solidly lower early Tuesday, with the slump in the technology-laden index pushing it beneath its 50- day moving average. The Nasdaq was down 1% at 8,011, or down 76 points, in recent action and had touched an intrday low at 8,001.68. The index's 50- day moving average, viewed by technical analysts as a gauge of short-term momentum in an asset, stands at 8,054.51, according to FactSet data.

  • Stocks open modestly lower as S&P 500 on track for back-to-back losses

    U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday as investors watched for the European Central Bank's policy meeting later this week and for further developments on U.S.-China trade negotiations. The S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,970. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 31 points, or 0.1%, to 26,805. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.5% to 8,046. The ECB is expected to announce a slew of stimulus measures on Thursday even as members of its policymaking committee argue that additional easing...

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