Stocks opend sharply lower Monday as Wall Street shifts its focus from interest rate policy to politics as traders brace for the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In early trading the Dow Jones industrial average, which tumbled 131 points Friday, was down 110 points, or 0.6%.
Monday's presidential debate is shaping up as just as important a financial event as it is a political one. The reason: A strong showing from onetime long shot Donald Trump in Round 1 of the three-debate showdown with Hillary Clinton could inject fresh uncertainty into what's shaping up as an increasingly tight race for the White House.
Investors are in a risk-taking mood again Thursday as stocks open higher, building on a rally sparked by the Federal Reserve's decision not to raise interest rates. After jumping 164 points Wednesday following the Fed's non-action on rates, the Dow Jones industrial average kicked off Thursday's trading session up 120 points, or 0.7%.
In the end, the Federal Reserve figured it wasn't worth shocking and blindsiding unprepared financial markets with an interest rate hike. Now the U.S. central bank, which held rates steady today, is likely to ramp up its messaging machine to make sure investors are ready for a possible hike later this year, perhaps at the Fed's meeting in December.
Stocks opened higher ahead of the Federal Reserve's key decision on interest rates this afternoon, following a new approach to boosting inflation announced earlier by the Bank of Japan. At the open, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 85 points, or 0.5% higher. The Standard & Poor's 500 stock index was 0.4% higher.
Stocks moved higher Tuesday ahead of tomorrow's key interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve. After stocks barely budged Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 80 points, or 0.4%, after the opening bell Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 stock index rose 0.4% and the Nasdaq composite gained 0.4%.
Few money managers or economists on Wall Street think the Federal Reserve will throw the market a curveball Wednesday and surprise markets with an interest rate hike. But never say never, and that's why Wall Street is in nail-biting mode as the U.S. central bank kicks off its two-day meeting today.
U.S. stocks kicked off the new week with gains as Wall Street awaits Wednesday's key Federal Reserve meeting on interest rates and reacted to a welcome rise in the price of oil. At the opening bell, the Dow Jones industrial average was up about 80 points, or 0.5%.
Hike or no hike? Pop or drop for financial markets? The Federal Reserve will answer the first question when it announces its decision on interest rates Sept. 21 -- an event with such import for investors that one Wall Street pro dubbed it "Super Wednesday."
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Selecting a term
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