Dow Jones Industrial Average
The Dow Jones industrial average closed 334 points lower on Thursday than the day before, in what amounted to the worst drop of the year.
The red flags were everywhere, among them weak corporate results, the looming end of stimulus from the Federal Reserve and tensions between the West and Russia.
There was a major milestone on Wall Street Thursday as stocks set new records.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed out its best year since 1997 on Tuesday as traders wrapped up a record-setting year.
The hackers sent out a bogus tweet about a non-existent attack on the White House.
The Dow closed at an all-time high Tuesday, beating the previous record it set in October 2007, before the financial crisis and the Great Recession.
Trading resumed on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday after being closed for two days because of Hurricane Sandy. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ran the opening bell.
More fears of an imminent global recession sent investors into a selloff frenzy Thursday.
The Dow Jones industrial average at one point was down more than 500 points. It’s now down 436 at 10,973.
Investors hoping for relief from last week’s volatility in the stock market found it Monday.
Even a survey showing Americans are dismayed about the economy didn’t stop the gains on Wall Street today.
It’s understandable if people are getting dizzy watching the Dow, considering Wednesday’s shocking 519 point plunge. That was just the latest go round on the Dow’s recent wild ride as the index closed up 423 points on Thursday.
It was yet another rough day on Wall Street Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its biggest gain since early 2009.
The Dow picked up steam late in the trading day Tuesday and closed up nearly 430 points.
The U.S. stock market joined a sell-off around the world Monday in the first trading since Standard & Poor’s downgraded American debt.