Posts Tagged ‘Dow’

Friday’s fall erases all of Dow’s gains for 2012

U.S. equities plummeted Friday with the Dow reeling, ending the day down some 275 points, or 2 percent. The tumble wiped put all of the index’s gains for 2012. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Stocks higher Tuesday, Dow back above 13,000

Stocks rallied Tuesday morning, propelling the Dow back above 13,000. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Dow Slides As Investors Turn Cautious Ahead Of Federal Reserve Meeting

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – A big drop in unemployment claims filings last week failed to keep the Dow from sliding on Thursday as blue chips investors were cautious ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting next week. Worst loser 3M, with its narrowed 2010 profit target, […]

Beginners Stock Trading: Understanding the Major and Minor Stock Indices

Do you know what a “blue chip” stock is? How about what an “over the counter” stock is? You should. It’s important to know the difference in beginners stock trading. Generally speaking, there’s a quality difference between the two. While there are other differences, traders tend to focus on just one of these classes of […]

Dow Up; S&P, Nasdaq Down On Mixed Wednesday

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – Stocks ended mixed on Wednesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average salvaging a modest gain and the S&P and Nasdaq due to downgrades in the technology sector and a weak job market. The Dow added 23 points or 0.2 percent to […]

Stocks Tumble As Microsoft, Macy’s Downgraded

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – Wall Street reeled from the downgrading of some major stocks on Monday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering its biggest one-day drop in four weeks. The Dow lost 78 points or 0.7 percent to 10,751 with American Express Co. as […]

How to Follow the Stock Market

You can succeed as an investor if you follow the stock market on three different levels. Even in a bad market some stock sectors or groups show relative strength. You won’t find the opportunities unless you follow the stock market. Here’s how to stay on top of things with just a few minutes of effort a week.

What Moves the Stock Market?

You don’t need an MBA to get a handle on the stock market. Unless your instructor has plenty of “hands on” experience with stock investing, the class room is not the best place to learn stock market basics. It’s important to gain “market sense”, and this is best accomplished by studying the stock market itself. How can the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA or the DOW) be up 300 points one week and down 500 the next? What causes stock prices to fall 50% in less than two years?