- Featured CommentariesMarket Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: December 18, 2018Harvey S. Katz, CFA and John E. Seibert III | 12/18/2018Stock trading started off strong this morning, as the broader indices rallied from a two-day selloff that brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 1,000 points. In all, the Dow rose 334 points in early market action on good economic news, and the S&P 500 gained 28 points. However, the market started moving up and down, until it decidedly broke lower in the latter part of the day. The S&P 500 made a fresh 52-week low, while the Dow traded just above that level. Still, stocks rebounded a bit in the final portion of the session. All told, the Dow finished up about 83 points, while the S&P 500 broke even.Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: December 17, 2018Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Mitkowski | 12/17/2018Stocks fell sharply to open the week as investors gave greater weight to indications of slower economic growth and the effects of unresolved trade tensions with China. On the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 508 points; the NASDAQ slumped 157 points; and the S&P 500 declined 54 points. Market breadth affirmed the bearish tone, as decliners widely outpaced advancing issues.Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: December 14, 2018Harvey S. Katz, CFA and John E. Seibert III | 12/14/2018Todays stock market trading was rather unsettling, as the indices primarily fell on weaker economic growth prospects abroad. Indeed, Chinas economy showed another sign of weakening in its industrial production output, while the Eurozone PMI fell to its lowest level in four years. The Dow Jones industrial Average headed lower in the early part of the trading session, and made a series of lower highs and lower lows throughout the course of the day.Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: December 13, 2018Harvey S. Katz, CFA and John Seibert III | 12/13/2018The markets started trading higher in the futures market, as news that Chinas government had bought around 500,000 tons of soybeans from the United States broke. This represented the first major purchase from that country in several months, and caused investor sentiment to improve concerning a trade deal between the two countries. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by around 215 points in early market trading, while the S&P 500 added 19 points. However, sentiment trailed off during the session, and the indices made a series of lower highs and lower lows, causing the markets to give up much of the days gains.Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: December 12, 2018Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Mitkowski | 12/12/2018Stocks bounced nicely on Wednesday on favorable news regarding trade relations with China. That nation has indicated a willingness to allow greater access to its markets, as well as increase its purchases of U.S. products, including soybeans.
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