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 five important things investors should know to start the trading day: 1. Four in a Row The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite hit record highs on Thursday for the fourth straight day. The S&P went up by 0.23%, and the Nasdaq increased by 0.34%. Unlike these, the Dow Jones Industrial Average did not do as well and dropped by 65.11 points, or 0.17%. Apart from the Dow, markets were helped by new data showing that inflation pressures might be easing. The producer price index for May, which tracks wholesale inflation, surprisingly dropped by 0.2% from the previous…

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Here are five important things investors should know for the start of the trading day: 1. Market Trends The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged. An economic report showed slower growth than expected. Despite this, the markets mostly went up. Investors felt positive after the Fed mentioned making “modest further progress” toward its 2% inflation goal. The S&P 500 rose by 0.85% on Wednesday, closing above 5,400 for the first time. The Nasdaq Composite also hit a new record high with a gain of 1.53%. However, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell slightly by 0.09% for the day. 2. Economic…

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Here are five important things for investors to know at the beginning of the trading day: 1. Stock Market Climbing The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite reached new highs on Tuesday after already hitting high points the day before. The S&P 500 ended at 5,375.32, going up by 0.27%, and the Nasdaq Composite finished at 17,343.55, increasing by 0.88%. These indexes also reached new highest points during the day, mainly because Apple did really well after announcing new AI features at its big yearly event. However, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went down by 0.31% and closed at 38,747.42.…

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Here are five important things for investors to know before they start trading today: 1. Stock Market Highs The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite reached their highest ever levels on Monday. They went up by 0.26% and 0.35% to close at 5,360.79 and 17,192.53, respectively. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also went up by 0.18%, closing at 38,868.04. Nvidia, after its stock split, went up by 0.8%, boosting other tech stocks too. Investors are watching out for the Fed’s decision on interest rates this week. 2. New AI Competition There’s a fresh player in the race for artificial intelligence dominance.…

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Here are five important points for investors to know at the beginning of the trading day: 1. Nvidia Divides Its Stock This Monday morning, stock futures went down a bit after a good week last Friday. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures dropped about 0.2%, while S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures went down a little. Nvidia’s stock, which has been influencing the market lately, also went down before regular trading hours. The shares of this chipmaker, known for its AI technology, dropped by 0.2% after a 10-1 split happened. Now, each share trades for about $120. 2. Doves are…

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Here are five important things for investors to know at the start of the trading day: 1. Just a Little Different The S&P 500 didn’t change much yesterday. It went down just a tiny bit, closing at 5,352.96 after hitting a high point earlier in the day. The Nasdaq Composite also dropped a bit, by 0.09%, to 17,173.12. On the other hand, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went up a little by 0.20%, ending at 38,886.17. The main stock indexes didn’t move much because investors are waiting for Friday’s report on job numbers in May to see how the job…

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Here are five important things investors should know to begin the trading day: 1. New Records There are some new records to note. On Wednesday, the S&P 500 hit a new high, increasing by 1.18% to end at 5,354.03. It also reached an all-time high during the day at 5,354.16. The Nasdaq Composite also set a new record, going up by 1.96% to 17,187.90. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 0.25% to finish at 38,807.33, lagging a bit behind the other indexes. 2. Nvidia’s Big Gain Nvidia is doing very well. On Wednesday, its market value went over $3…

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Here are five important things investors should know to start the trading day: 1. Uneven Start to June Tuesday was a quiet day for the markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up by 140.26 points, or 0.36%. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite had smaller gains, rising by 0.15% and 0.17% respectively. Treasury yields dropped significantly on Tuesday, with the 10-year note rate falling by about 7 basis points. Many investors are waiting for the nonfarm payrolls report on Friday, hoping for news that might lead the Federal Reserve to cut rates but won’t cause worries about a…

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Here are five key things investors need to know to start the trading day: 1. Stocks Went Up and Down On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell due to concerns about the U.S. economy. Some types of stocks, like banks and industrial companies, fell more than others. The Dow dropped by 0.30%, but the S&P 500 went up a little by 0.11%, and the Nasdaq Composite went up by 0.56%. Technical issues caused problems: There was a problem with stock prices in the morning because of technical issues at the New York Stock Exchange. This made it look like…

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Here are five important things for investors to know as they kick off the trading day: 1. May Was a Good Month The Nasdaq Composite did especially well, having its best month since November with a gain of 6.9%. The S&P 500 went up by 4.8%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 2.3%. At the end of May, though, there was some instability. Even though the Dow went up by more than 500 points on Friday, all three averages ended the month more than 1% below their highest points. In June, keep an eye out for economic updates…

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