US stocks trade mixed as investors weigh jobless-claims data

Bryan R Smith/Reuters US stocks were mixed Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average coming off a record-high close. Fewer Americans than expected filed for jobless benefits last week. Shares of Moderna and other vaccine makers were under pressure. See more stories on Insider’s business page. US stocks edged higher Thursday as weekly jobless claims […]

U.S. Stocks Finish Choppy Trading Day Modestly Lower

Extending the lackluster performance seen in the previous session, stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. The major averages once again spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line. The major averages eventually ended the day modestly lower. The Dow slid 164.55 points or […]

U.S. Stocks May Continue To Experience Choppy Trading

After ending the previous session nearly unchanged, stocks may continue to experience choppy trading early on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open for the markets, with the S&P 500 futures unchanged. Traders may remain reluctant to make significant moves ahead of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy announcement this […]

Stocks Held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

After 27 years of marriage and more than two decades of philanthropy, the announced divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates has come as a surprise to most of us. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest in the United States and the second largest in the world, with an endowment approaching $50 billion. […]

4 Mega-Cap Tech Stocks to Buy Now That Blew Out Earnings

Without a doubt, the first quarter will turn out to be one of the biggest on record. While the kind of double-digit growth we saw likely is unsustainable, many top Wall Street strategists feel that the overall economic strength could last well into 2023. The combination of massive stimulus, continued low interest rates still buoyed […]

S&P 500 Jumps To New Record Closing High Above 4,000

Stocks showed a strong move to the upside during trading on Thursday, with technology stocks helping to lead the way higher once again. With the upward move, the S&P 500 ended the session at a new record closing high above 4,000. The major averages all closed firmly positive, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq posted a particularly […]

U.S. Stocks May Move Back To The Downside In Early Trading

After ending the previous session mostly higher, stocks may move back to the downside in early trading on Tuesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 122 points. Concerns about extended coronavirus lockdowns in Europe may generate some negative sentiment amid worries […]

U.S. Stocks Little Changed As Fed Announcement Looms

Stocks have shown a lack of direction over the course of morning trading on Monday, with the major averages bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line. The choppy trading comes following the strong upward move seen last week. Currently, the major averages are turning in a mixed performance. While the S&P 500 is down […]