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Stock Market Today 1/28/21: Market Rebounds, But Many Retail Investors Are Roiled
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Stock Market Today 1/28/21: Market Rebounds, But Many Retail Investors Are Roiled

Trading restrictions applied by Robinhood and other investing platforms sent recent momentum stocks cratering Thursday, but the major indices still ma…
January 28, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/27/21: Markets Tumble, But 'Reddit Stocks' Story Isn't Over
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Stock Market Today 1/27/21: Markets Tumble, But 'Reddit Stocks' Story Isn't Over

The major indices delivered significant losses Wednesday; spared were stocks such as GameStop and AMC, which soared amid a push from a corner of the i…
January 27, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/26/21: Economy Flashes Good Signs, But Stocks Fizzle
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Stock Market Today 1/26/21: Economy Flashes Good Signs, But Stocks Fizzle

Strong housing and consumer confidence data, as well as a few positive blue-chip earnings reports, weren't enough to lift the major indices Tuesday.
January 26, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/25/21: The Stock Market Crawls, But Stocks Run Wild
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Stock Market Today 1/25/21: The Stock Market Crawls, But Stocks Run Wild

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 set new highs with modest gains, but thrill seekers found what they wanted Monday in a number of 'short squeezes.'
January 25, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/22/21: Nasdaq Scratches Out Another Record Finish
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Stock Market Today 1/22/21: Nasdaq Scratches Out Another Record Finish

The Nasdaq came out of a mixed day with yet another fresh high. More interesting were Friday's moves by IBM, Intel and GameStop.
January 22, 2021
SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges
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SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges

The complaints are a reminder to investors who pay low or no commissions to investigate more-opaque costs.
January 21, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/21/21: Big Tech Keeps the Rally Moving
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Stock Market Today 1/21/21: Big Tech Keeps the Rally Moving

While Biden got to work on a number of new COVID-fighting measures Thursday, Wall Street kept its eye on mega-cap technology firms.
January 21, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/20/21: Wall Street Welcomes Biden With Resounding Rally
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Stock Market Today 1/20/21: Wall Street Welcomes Biden With Resounding Rally

The major indices finished at record highs Wednesday as investors digested the new president's inauguration message and hopes for his stimulus plan.
January 20, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/19/21: Investors Cheer Yellen Remarks on Stimulus, Taxes
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Stock Market Today 1/19/21: Investors Cheer Yellen Remarks on Stimulus, Taxes

President-Elect Joe Biden's pick for Treasury secretary sets a market-friendly tone in congressional hearing, lifting investor spirits Tuesday.
January 19, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/15/21: New Stimulus Plan Fails to Stimulate Stocks
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Stock Market Today 1/15/21: New Stimulus Plan Fails to Stimulate Stocks

Did Wall Street just "sell the news"? Stocks decline a day after Biden unveils $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan."
January 15, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/14/21: Small Caps Roar Despite Lousy Unemployment Data
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Stock Market Today 1/14/21: Small Caps Roar Despite Lousy Unemployment Data

A spike in weekly initial jobless claims reversed recent progress and weighed on blue chips, but the Russell 2000 set fresh records once again.
January 14, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/13/21: Stocks Flat Amid Drama in D.C.
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Stock Market Today 1/13/21: Stocks Flat Amid Drama in D.C.

The impeachment debate and light volume made for a choppy session that ended with the major indices little changed.
January 13, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/12/21: Stocks Grind Ahead, Tesla Keeps Sprinting
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Stock Market Today 1/12/21: Stocks Grind Ahead, Tesla Keeps Sprinting

Tesla (TSLA) and energy stocks were high points of an otherwise subdued Tuesday of trading for the major indices.
January 12, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/11/21: Big Tech Stocks Thumped After Banning Trump
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Stock Market Today 1/11/21: Big Tech Stocks Thumped After Banning Trump

Shares of several major tech firms slumped Monday after 'deplatforming' President Trump and others in response to last week's attack on the Capitol.
January 11, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/8/21: Stocks Keep Scrambling Over the Wall of Worry
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Stock Market Today 1/8/21: Stocks Keep Scrambling Over the Wall of Worry

The major indices pressed on despite a new low point in the COVID fight and a disappointing jobs report. Digital currency Bitcoin hit new breathtaking…
January 8, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/7/21: Major Indices Reach New Peaks as Washington Simmers
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Stock Market Today 1/7/21: Major Indices Reach New Peaks as Washington Simmers

Thursday's confirmation of Joe Biden as America's next president, as well as improving economic indicators, helped stocks regain their momentum from y…
January 8, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/6/21: U.S. Capitol Under Attack, Dow Sets New Highs Anyway
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Stock Market Today 1/6/21: U.S. Capitol Under Attack, Dow Sets New Highs Anyway

Stocks soared early Wednesday on the back of a Democratic sweep in Georgia's runoffs, then maintained some of their ground despite a violent pro-Trump…
January 6, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/5/21: Energy Gets a Spark as Stocks Snap Back
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Stock Market Today 1/5/21: Energy Gets a Spark as Stocks Snap Back

A Saudi deal helped juice U.S. crude oil to its highest price since February, buoying the energy sector in a broad Tuesday rebound for stocks.
January 5, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/4/21: Stocks Stumble Out of the Blocks to Start 2021
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Stock Market Today 1/4/21: Stocks Stumble Out of the Blocks to Start 2021

The major indices spilled plenty of red ink Monday as investors mulled the consequences of Georgia's upcoming senatorial runoffs, as well as continued…
January 4, 2021
Stock Market Today 12/31/20: Dow, S&P 500 Go Out on Top
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Stock Market Today 12/31/20: Dow, S&P 500 Go Out on Top

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 finished 2020 atop the mountain, notching record closes to cap an improbable year.
December 31, 2020
Stock Market Today 12/30/20: Dow Nicks New High in 2020's Penultimate Session
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Stock Market Today 12/30/20: Dow Nicks New High in 2020's Penultimate Session

A Wednesday session light on trading volume and news alike ended in slight gains, with the Dow setting another fresh closing high.
December 30, 2020
Stock Market Today 12/29/20: Stocks Slide as They Look for Their Next Spark
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Stock Market Today 12/29/20: Stocks Slide as They Look for Their Next Spark

Congress battled over whether to upgrade $600 stimulus checks to $2,000 payments Tuesday, but stocks didn't seem to take their cue from Washington.
December 30, 2020
Stock Market Today 12/28/20: Signed Stimulus Bill Sends Stocks Through the Roof
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Stock Market Today 12/28/20: Signed Stimulus Bill Sends Stocks Through the Roof

President Donald Trump pulled an abrupt 180 on his stimulus stoppage Sunday, sending equity investors into a buying mood Monday.
December 28, 2020
Stock Market Today 12/24/20: Stocks Whisper Their Way Into the Long Weekend
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Stock Market Today 12/24/20: Stocks Whisper Their Way Into the Long Weekend

A relatively light news day Thursday led to an uneventful, low-volume session ahead of three-day Christmas holiday weekend.
December 24, 2020
Stock Market Today 12/23/20: No Stimulus Deal? No Big Deal to Stocks, Apparently
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Stock Market Today 12/23/20: No Stimulus Deal? No Big Deal to Stocks, Apparently

President Trump balked at Congress' COVID rescue package late Tuesday, but several major indices still managed to finish in the black Wednesday.
December 23, 2020
Stock Market Today 12/22/20: Mutant COVID Strain Puts a Scare Into Wall Street
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Stock Market Today 12/22/20: Mutant COVID Strain Puts a Scare Into Wall Street

While COVID stimulus is all but a done deal, concerns about America's extended second wave and U.K.'s mutant strain weighed during a mixed Tuesday ses…
December 22, 2020