NEW YORK — U.S. stocks sank again on Wednesday and cemented February as the worst month for the market in two years. Not only was the month’s loss sharp, at 3.9 percent for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, it was also the first in …
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their …
Investors in U.S. stocks do not seem bothered by the government shutdown. The S&P 500 rose 0.28 percent Monday morning, the first trading day since the government shutdown. That Nasdaq Composite Index rose by half of a …
NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks plunged around 4 percent on Thursday in another dramatic session, confirming a correction that has thrown the market’s nearly nine-year bull run off course. The bottom of this recent slide remained …
U.S. stocks advanced as Treasury yields erased most of their climb, with financial markets looking to stabilize after the worst week in two years for American equities. The S&P 500 Index set new session highs as the 10-year yield fell back …
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said today — a move that would likely set the stage for long legal battles …
The strategy of index investing continues to gain steam in the equity markets. Instead of picking individual stocks, many analysts and advisors recommend buying entire indices through ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust …
Care to guess how many S&P 500 stocks pay a dividend? Exactly 418, or 83% of the index. Of those, 66 have a current dividend yield of 3.5% or greater. With the list of possibilities whittled down to just 13% of the S&P 500 stocks, my job …