Terrorists Fail To Shake Markets

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks in the U.S. and Europe on Tuesday basically shook off the deadly terror strikes at an airport and metro station in Brussels. U.S. investors didn’t overreact, as terror acts have unfortunately become more common. After opening slightly lower, the major benchmarks climbed above break-even in afternoon trade, before ending mixed. Taking the bulk of the early …

Earnings Drag Markets Down

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Markets closed lower today after a lackluster bunch of quarterly earnings reports. The reports gave a somewhat confirming nod to speculative investors that the U.S. and global economy will may experience a slowdown over the next year, As far as earnings go, Walmart (WMT) shares experienced their lowest one-day drop in nearly …

Markets Climb On Positive Earnings Reports

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Netflix (NFLX) was all over the news today. The stock surged more than 12% today after the public welcomed earnings news that the company’s revenue jumped 24% and membership surpassed 60 million global users. The Nasdaq composite index reacted accordingly, jumping back above the 5000 mark for the day to close at …

Markets Move Down Sharply; Damage Is Limited Thanks To Late Day Rally

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Well, volatility continued to shake markets today as the S&P 500 fell 0.84%, the Dow dropped 1.06% and the Nasdaq declined 0.29%. It could have been a lot worse, as the Dow was down at one point by some 400 points. However, there were six stocks in the Dow that posted notable …

Tensions Ease Abroad; Airline Stocks “Take Off”

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Markets were back in full swing, as the Dow surged 175 points and the Nasdaq hit a 14-year high. The S&P 500 gained 0.9%, the Dow climbed 1.1% and the Nasdaq gained 1%, which marked a fourth straight session of gains. The buzz around the networks attributed bullish sentiment today on the …