Category Archives: Daily Advantage

FCC to NFL: Let’s talk about those game blackouts

Fresh off a news-packed week that sent the indexes higher, stocks pulled back in today’s trading, partly in reaction to a disappointing housing report and statements from China’s finance minister that indicated more aggressive stimulus wasn’t forthcoming. Tech shares were … Continue reading

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Restaurant menus go on a diet

Quadruple witching and Alibaba’s IPO led to a day of heavy trading, and the markets closed mixed. The Dow reached a new high by gaining 13 points, with 18 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index lost 0.96; … Continue reading

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New record highs and a peek under the sea

The major indexes continued their upward momentum following the Federal Reserve’s commitment to low interest rates yesterday, with the Dow and S&P 500 Index closing at new record highs. The Dow added 109 points, the S&P 500 Index rose 9, … Continue reading

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Fed still has “considerable time”

The major indexes flatlined most of the session in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s September meeting announcement and ended slightly higher on the day. The Dow gained 24 points, the S&P 500 added 2, and the Nasdaq rose 9. Seventeen … Continue reading

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The graying of television

The Federal Open Market Committee doesn’t release its policy statement until tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t move markets today. Stocks opened slightly lower this morning, but after a report from The Wall Street Journal said that the FOMC … Continue reading

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Small caps and tech stocks hit ahead of the Fed

The Dow’s blue chips managed a gain despite a surprise drop in industrial production in August, but small caps and tech stocks suffered more sizable losses ahead of a big week of news, including the Federal Reserve’s meeting that concludes … Continue reading

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Clearing up the cloud

Higher Treasury yields, a strong dollar, and next week’s Fed meeting kept investors at bay and sent the markets lower. The Dow fell 61 points, with 25 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index lost 11; and the … Continue reading

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Independent bookstores make a comeback

Stocks ended the day in mixed territory, as investors weighed geopolitical developments in the Middle East and Ukraine. The Dow fell 19 points, with 15 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index gained 1 point; and the Nasdaq … Continue reading

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This fitness band is a shocking alternative to Apple’s Watch

A rally in Apple’s shares helped boost tech stocks and the Nasdaq. The Dow gained 54 points, with 21 of its 30 components advancing; the S&P 500 Index rose 7; and the Nasdaq jumped 34. Advancers led decliners by eight … Continue reading

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Could failure be the new success?

Stocks fell today despite Apple’s much-awaited product unveiling and new data showing U.S. hiring reached its highest level since 2007. The Dow dropped 97 points, with 24 of its 30 components declining; the S&P 500 Index fell 13 points; and … Continue reading

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