Dow Slices Through The 20,000 Milestone Marker

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets It seemed like forever, but it’s been only 28 days of treading water before upward momentum was sufficient enough to conquer the 20k milestone. Looking back to the 800 plus point drop in the Dow during election night, which appeared to signal a return to bear market territory, it’s been a truly remarkable …

Markets Reacting Awkward Despite Solid Earnings Reports

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks ended mixed today, apart from the Dow, which climbed for an eighth straight day and notched a new closing high. While the S&P 500 closed in the red today, don’t forget that the index is coming off another record high recently, and both the S&P 500 and the Dow are now …

As Oil Trends Up, Stocks Go Down

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks fell in late trading and closed slightly lower as the rebound in oil prices continued and investors assessed another batch of corporate earnings reports. It was a great day for IPOs. Shares of four companies all rose on their first day of trading. Online craft company Etsy (ETSY) rose 88% to …

3rd Straight Day Of Gains

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving the Markets Stocks ended higher as investors were encouraged by reports that the ECB was poised to unveil further stimulus measures. Investors on Wall Street have been looking for more aggressive measures from central banks of recent, specifically the ECB, to combat the risk of deflation and a weakening euro zone economy. Domestic stocks …

Bounce Back Tuesday

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] 1. Moving The Markets U.S. stocks rallied today, helped by data showing a smaller-than-expected trade gap and gains by health-care stocks following an upgrade for UnitedHealth Group Inc. UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) +3.06%  performed best among Dow components and provided a boost to the blue-chip index after Deutsche Bank upgraded the company on Tuesday to buy …