Market Brief

Fed Statement Revs Up Stocks

The U.S. stock market got an afternoon boost Wednesday following the (much anticipated) Fed policy statement indicating the market-friendly low interest rates could continue for a “considerable time."

Markets Jump on Positive Fed Sentiment

The U.S. markets saw gains across the board Tuesday as stocks turned positive on sentiment from a Wall Street Journal report saying that the Fed could continue its market-friendly interest rate policies. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen is scheduled to deliver her policy statement on Wednesday. On the economic side, August producer prices remained flat from July, allaying inflation concerns, while crude oil surged ahead of inventory numbers -- sending energy stocks climbing.  

Markets Mixed on Tech Sell-Off and Interest Rate Concerns

The U.S. markets were a mixed bag Monday. The blue chips posted gains, while tech stocks were particularly hard hit ahead of Alibaba’s IPO, which is slated to launch later this week and could be the largest initial offering in history.

Red Across the Board on FOMC Meeting Jitters

The U.S. markets saw declines across the board Friday, as concerns that next week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting could signal interest rate hikes overshadowed positive consumer sentiment and retail sales data.

Broadcaster Shares Rally on Aereo Decision

A slew of broadcasters are rallying after the Supreme Court ruled against tech firm Aereo, which enables users to stream broadcast television networks over the Internet. 

Auto Parts Makers Drive Higher

Johnson Controls is spinning off its automotive interiors business into a joint venture with a Chinese partner, and rival auto-parts makers are rallying on word of the deal.

Traders Buying Up Social Media Stocks

Social media stocks are rallying in a big way, as new highs for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 stimulate investors' appetite for risk.