Category Archives: Daily Advantage

Behold the 40-fruit tree, and a boring Willy Wonka reboot

Stocks ended in mixed territory following a day of merger news and positive economic data. The Dow fell 30 points, with 21 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index lost 1 point; and the Nasdaq gained 17. Decliners … Continue reading

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Don’t let the bed bugs bite (by not riding the subway)

Stocks closed higher on a full day of economic news ahead of the long weekend. Consumer spending and incomes in July disappointed, inflation was kept in check, Chicago-area manufacturing picked up pace, and the consumer mood brightened. The Dow rose … Continue reading

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Ask for advice, win a rocket ship?

Shares fell as Ukraine’s president accused Russia of invading Kiev, trumping positive economic news in the U.S. The Dow dropped 42 points, with 21 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index fell 3 points; and the Nasdaq lost … Continue reading

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Raising more cash to raise a child

Stocks paused after yesterday’s record close above 2,000 for the S&P 500 Index. Weighing down stocks were escalating battles in Ukraine and a downgraded assessment of the U.S. economy for the rest of the year from the Congressional Budget Office. … Continue reading

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Laundro-bars: Sudsy fun or struggles for snuggles?

Stocks gained on merger news and positive economic data about consumer optimism. The Dow gained 29 points, with 17 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index added 2 points; and the Nasdaq rose 13. Advancers led decliners by … Continue reading

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Back to school shopping trends

Corporate deals helped send stocks higher today, with the S&P 500 Index crossing the 2,000-point threshold for the first time during intraday trading. The Dow gained 75 points, with 24 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index added … Continue reading

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Tumblr-ing into awkwardness with your favorite brands

The major indexes closed in mixed territory, following renewed Russia/Ukraine tensions and highly anticipated remarks from Chair Janet Yellen at the Federal Reserve conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Dow fell 38 points, with 21 of its 30 components advancing; … Continue reading

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The typewriter is back, thanks to Hanks

Stocks gained on positive data about jobless claims and existing home sales, as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech scheduled for tomorrow morning in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Dow gained 60 points, with 25 of its 30 components … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t tell yourself you’re not a math person

Stocks traded flat for most of the day, as investors sat on the sidelines prior to the release of the minutes from the July Federal Reserve meeting. The minutes didn’t contain much new insight for the markets to react negatively … Continue reading

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The internet-connected home, DIY style

Shares gained following better-than-expected economic data on new-home construction and solid earnings results from Home Depot. The Dow rose 80 points, with 21 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index increased by 9 points; and the Nasdaq gained … Continue reading

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