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Stock Market Today 5/7/21: Stocks Rise as Jarring Jobs Miss Cools Taper Talk
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 5/7/21: Stocks Rise as Jarring Jobs Miss Cools Taper Talk

The Dow and S&P 500 ended the week at new highs after a big nonfarm payrolls miss eased anxiety the Fed will tighten the purse strings.
May 7, 2021
Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar
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Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar

Check out our earnings calendar for the upcoming week, as well as our previews of the more noteworthy reports.
May 7, 2021
Stock Market Today 5/6/21: Dow Hits Record, Nasdaq Snaps Skid After Late Push
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 5/6/21: Dow Hits Record, Nasdaq Snaps Skid After Late Push

A sharp drop in unemployment claims had the Dow poised for another record, but an afternoon push got the Nasdaq into the black, too.
May 6, 2021
NFTs: What Are They, And How Do They Work?
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NFTs: What Are They, And How Do They Work?

The NFT market is growing at an exponential rate. But what exactly is an NFT? Here we take a closer look at one of the investing world's emerging fanc…
May 6, 2021
Stock Market Today 5/5/21: Dow Ekes Out Record, Nasdaq Retreats Again
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 5/5/21: Dow Ekes Out Record, Nasdaq Retreats Again

Energy and materials stocks led the way Wednesday as good (albeit not great) economic data was enough to push the Dow to new highs.
May 5, 2021

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Stock Market Today 5/3/21: Dow Leads in a Mixed May Start for Stocks
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Stock Market Today 5/3/21: Dow Leads in a Mixed May Start for Stocks

The "rotation trade" popped its head back up Monday, as the Dow advanced and the Nasdaq slipped to start the new month.
May 3, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/30/21: Stocks Sag Despite Slew of Earnings Beats
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Stock Market Today 4/30/21: Stocks Sag Despite Slew of Earnings Beats

Amazon.com (AMZN) and Twitter (TWTR) added to a pile of Q1 earnings beats Friday, but the major indexes all hit the skids.
April 30, 2021
Berkshire's Annual Meeting: What to Expect From Buffett & Co.
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Berkshire's Annual Meeting: What to Expect From Buffett & Co.

Potential questions Buffett and Munger might face during Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday could include everything from bank stocks to Bit…
April 30, 2021
The 25 Best Stocks of Biden's First 100 Days
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The 25 Best Stocks of Biden's First 100 Days

From a market perspective, President Joe Biden is having one of the best first 100 days in the postwar era. These 25 stocks are the hottest of the lot…
April 30, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/29/21: Booming GDP Growth Triggers Another S&P Record
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Stock Market Today 4/29/21: Booming GDP Growth Triggers Another S&P Record

America's first-quarter economic growth eclipsed Kiplinger estimates, and jobless claims came in lower, too, helping spark more gains across the marke…
April 29, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/28/21: Powell's Presser Pumps the Market's Brakes
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Stock Market Today 4/28/21: Powell's Presser Pumps the Market's Brakes

The Federal Reserve expectedly kept rates near zero Wednesday, but Fed Chair Jerome Powell's ensuing commentary took traders for a small whirl.
April 28, 2021
Sell in May and Go Away? Here We Go Again ...
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Sell in May and Go Away? Here We Go Again ...

Every year, "sell in May and go away" is dragged out for show like Punxsutawney Phil. Should you follow this advice in 2021? As always, it depends.
April 28, 2021
Stock Market Today (4/27): Tesla, UPS Dominate Full Day of Earnings Moves
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Stock Market Today (4/27): Tesla, UPS Dominate Full Day of Earnings Moves

Tesla (TSLA) sank Tuesday despite reporting record profits while UPS (UPS) popped on a strong earnings beat. The broader indexes did a lot less moving…
April 27, 2021
Nasdaq, S&P 500 Hit New Highs to Start Packed Trading Week
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Nasdaq, S&P 500 Hit New Highs to Start Packed Trading Week

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 made their way into record territory Monday on the back of strong performances by chipmakers and energy stocks.
April 26, 2021
What Exactly Is a Short Squeeze?
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What Exactly Is a Short Squeeze?

A short squeeze is a quick path to getting a lot of juice out of a stock. We explain the phenomenon, and the short selling that fuels it.
April 26, 2021
Stocks Swing Higher on Strong Economic Data
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Stocks Swing Higher on Strong Economic Data

An upbeat report on new home sales helped fuel an impressive rebound for stocks today.
April 23, 2021
Threat of Capital Gains Tax Hike Thumps Stocks
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Threat of Capital Gains Tax Hike Thumps Stocks

A Thursday report that President Biden was set to propose a capital gains tax increase on the wealthiest Americans short-circuited optimism over jobs …
April 22, 2021
Dow Jones Bounces Back as Earnings Beats Roll On
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Dow Jones Bounces Back as Earnings Beats Roll On

Everything from the blue-chip Dow to the small-cap Russell 2000 both benefited from a broad recovery day as Q1 earnings continued to impress.
April 21, 2021
The 21 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2021
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The 21 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2021

Exposure to emerging trends. Core holdings. Tactical defensive plays. The 21 best ETFs for 2021 cover a wide range of options for numerous objectives.
April 20, 2021
Investors Pass on Marijuana for 4/20, Head to Safety
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Investors Pass on Marijuana for 4/20, Head to Safety

Wall Street didn't have an appetite for marijuana stocks on 4/20 ... or many other risk assets, for that matter. Instead, investors sniffed out defens…
April 20, 2021
Investing in Cannabis? Beware These Red Flags
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Investing in Cannabis? Beware These Red Flags

Due diligence is particularly critical when investing in cannabis firms given the numerous regulations the industry faces, as well as a rapidly shifti…
April 19, 2021
Stocks Slip in Sloppy Start to the Week
Stock Market Today

Stocks Slip in Sloppy Start to the Week

The Dow and S&P 500 came off their all-time highs Monday despite still-optimistic data coming out of the Q1 earnings slate.
April 19, 2021
Dow, S&P 500 Hit New Highs as Earnings Impress
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Dow, S&P 500 Hit New Highs as Earnings Impress

A slew of better-than-expected financial-sector earnings helped keep the market's momentum going Friday.
April 16, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/15/21: Dow Clears 34K, Nasdaq Tops 14K as Recovery Accelerates
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Stock Market Today 4/15/21: Dow Clears 34K, Nasdaq Tops 14K as Recovery Accelerates

A steep decline in unemployment claims and better-than-expected retail sales provided fresh evidence of an economic recovery and triggered a broad ral…
April 15, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/14/21: Strong Start to Earnings Season Sends Dow Higher
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Stock Market Today 4/14/21: Strong Start to Earnings Season Sends Dow Higher

Goldman Sachs' (GS) record Q1 and a strong day for Chevron (CVX) helped keep the Dow in positive territory on an otherwise choppy Wednesday.
April 14, 2021