Tesla Inc. stock falls Wednesday, still outperforms the market

Shares of Tesla Inc. TSLA, -0.84% slide 0.84% ​​to $911.99 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP, -1.25% falling 1.25% to 12,938.12 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.50% falling 0.50% to 33,980.32. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of … Read more

Bank of America Corp. stock outperforms market despite losses on the day

Shares of Bank of America Corp. BAC, -0.63% dropped 0.63% to $36.41 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.72% falling 0.72% to 4,274.04 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.50% falling 0.50% to 33,980.32. Bank of America Corp. closed $13.70 … Read more

Alphabet Inc. Cl A stock falls Wednesday, underperforms market

Shares of Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGLE, -1.77% slide 1.77% to $119.55 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.72% falling 0.72% to 4,274.04 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.50% falling 0.50% to 33,980.32. This was the stock’s second consecutive … Read more

Subtle shift in financial markets points to view US economy may be able to handle higher rates

There’s a subtle shift taking place in some corners of the financial market towards the view that the US economy may be strong enough to handle higher interest rates that bring down inflation. Signs of that sentiment shift were evident in fed funds futures, where traders mostly priced out the chances of a 2023 rate … Read more

US stocks trade lower after Fed minutes, after earlier trimming losses

US stock indexes were lower Wednesday afternoon, after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July meeting indicated policy makers were prepared to keep raising rates but were wary of overdoing it. How are stocks traded The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.50% was down 163 points, or 0.5%, at 33,988, after declining 324 points at its … Read more

Subtle shift in financial markets points to view US economy may be able to handle higher rates

There’s a subtle shift taking place in some corners of the financial market towards the view that the US economy may be strong enough to handle higher interest rates that can help bring down inflation. Signs of that sentiment shift were evident in Treasurys, where yields stayed substantially higher across the board on Wednesday, led … Read more

Stock-market rally faces key challenge at S&P 500’s 200-day moving average

Stocks have roared back from their mid-June lows but have run into stiff resistance at a key moving average for the S&P 500 — chart watchers say that failure to overcome it could spark a significant near-term giveback of recent gains and underline notions the summer rally is a bear-market bounce. The S&P 500 SPX, … Read more

Why target-date funds may be sabotaging your retirement

If you’re like most of the 30 million or so people investing in a target-date fund mutual fund inside your retirement account, you’ve likely adopted a set-it-and-forget-it attitude towards your nest egg. That would be a mistake. Consider the findings from two recently published research reports. In one report, New Evidence on the Demand for … Read more

Dow falls 200 points as stocks pull back from nearly 4-month highs ahead of Fed minutes

US stock indexes fell back from recent highs Wednesday as bulls held their fire ahead of the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting later in the session while digesting July retail sales data. How are stocks traded The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.88% fell 226 points, or 0.7%, to … Read more

Dow Futures Dip as Wall Street Seeks Rates Guidance From the Fed

Text size The focus for investors Wednesday will be on minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting. Getty Images Stock futures dipped Wednesday after strong earnings reports from Walmart spirit Home Depot lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday to its fifth straight day of gains. While more earnings reports from retailers such as … Read more