Author: Freya Grace

I am a Staff Writer at Business d'Or covering Wealth Management, Money and Markets. Previously, I was on the WSJ's Breaking News and Wealth teams, covering the stock market and billionaire wealth, respectively. Before that, I wrote about investing for Money Magazine. I graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2020, majoring in International Relations and Modern History.

Here are the main news bits that investors need to kickstart their trading day: 1. Tech-Heavy Today, the U.S. stock futures are down, continuing the recent losses for all three major stock averages. The Nasdaq 100 futures dropped by about 0.6%, while futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average went down by about 0.18%, and S&P 500 futures decreased by 0.27%. Yesterday, during the regular trading session, the technology sector led to declines in the indexes: The Nasdaq Composite fell by 0.92%, the S&P 500 lost 0.6%, and the Dow decreased by 0.17%. 2. Nvidia in Focus Nvidia, a…

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Here are the key news highlights essential for investors to kickstart their trading day: 1. Snapback Last week saw an end to the five-week winning streaks across all three major indexes, notably with the Nasdaq Composite experiencing the most significant decline of over 1.3%. The S&P 500 followed suit with a drop of approximately 0.4%, while the Dow saw a marginal slip of just 0.1%. These downturns were spurred by another indication of lingering inflation, as the U.S. Department of Labor reported wholesale price hikes surpassing analysts’ expectations. Looking forward to the shortened holiday week, investors will closely monitor earnings…

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Here are the most important news updates that investors need to know for the start of their trading day: 1. Positive Finish On Thursday, all three big stock market measures ended with gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up almost 350 points, or 0.91%. The S&P 500 also increased by 0.58%, hitting another record high. The Nasdaq Composite rose by 0.30%. Wells Fargo’s stock saw a 7% increase after one of the bank’s main overseers lifted a penalty linked to its fake accounts scandal from 2016. In other news, consumer spending dropped noticeably in January, with retail sales going…

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Here are the main news updates for investors getting ready to start trading today: 1. Is the Market Bouncing Back? Stock prices are expected to go up this Thursday morning, which means the market might recover from its recent losses. Yesterday, the S&P 500 went up by 0.96% and reached the 5,000 point mark again. The Nasdaq Composite also increased by 1.3%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average went up by 0.4%. Dylan Kremer, who is the chief investment officer at Certuity, says that the market is now focusing more on the economy’s growth and predictions for company earnings rather…

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Here are the most important things for investors to know before they start trading today: 1. Big Drop in Stock Market The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its biggest fall since March 2023 on Tuesday, losing more than 500 points. At its lowest point during the trading day, the Dow dropped more than 700 points or almost 2%. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite also went down, dropping 1.37% and 1.8%, respectively. Inflation data was higher than what analysts expected (more details below), which made people doubt whether the Federal Reserve can lower interest rates multiple times this year.…

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Here are the key news updates that investors should know before they start trading today: 1. New Record The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a new highest point on Monday, closing at 38,797.38. This marks the 30-stock Dow’s highest point ever. The Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 didn’t see significant changes, with slight decreases of 0.3% and 0.09% respectively. Tomorrow, investors, as well as the Federal Reserve, will keep an eye on the January consumer price index report to gauge how inflation is impacting the economy. 2. Rising Up In early trading on Tuesday, JetBlue’s shares surged by 15%…

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Below are the pivotal updates essential for investors to commence their trading day: 1. Record-Breaking Performance The S&P 500 achieved a historic milestone by surpassing the 5,000 mark on Friday, marking the first instance in its history, amidst the sustained upward trajectory of U.S. stocks. Over the course of five consecutive weeks, both the S&P, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq have demonstrated consistent growth. The upcoming week is poised to witness a confluence of earnings reports and key economic indicators, pivotal in determining the possibility of further market milestones. The release of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation data…

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Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. S&P 5,000 The S&P 500 reached 5,000 for the first time at the end of trading on Thursday, but then fell back to close at a new high of 4,997.91. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also hit a new high, closing at 38,726.33. Even though these milestones were reached, the gains for each of the major indexes were relatively small, with the S&P up by just 0.06%, the Dow by 0.13%, and the Nasdaq Composite by 0.24%. All three indexes are currently showing gains…

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Here are the key updates that investors should know before they start trading today: 1. Good Earnings Companies in the U.S. are reporting better-than-expected earnings, which is pushing stock prices up. On Wednesday, the S&P 500, a measure of many large U.S. companies, went up by about 0.8%, almost reaching 5,000 points for the first time ever. Other major indexes like the Nasdaq Composite and the Dow Jones Industrial Average also increased. Shares of Walt Disney went up before the market opened on Thursday because the company showed strong earnings growth without much increase in sales. So far, around half…

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Below are the key updates investors should know to kick off their trading day: 1. Interest Rate Cuts in Focus Stocks have dipped from their peak levels as uncertainty rises regarding the timing of potential interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. Following the central bank’s decision to keep rates unchanged last week, Chair Jerome Powell hinted that investors might have to wait longer than anticipated for any policy adjustments — a sentiment echoed by other Fed officials this week. Earnings reports, notably Walt Disney’s on Wednesday after market close, will likely influence stock movements for the remainder of the…

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