Ninety-nine. That's how many record closes the Dow Jones Industrial Index has clocked since Election Day November 2016. Starting at about 36 entries in the record book, traders and smart investors began telling me: "Feels like we need a little pull-back ... a tiny sell-off." Never came. For more than an entire year and a half. So when I sat down with my show team Monday for our daily 10 a.m. editorial meeting, we knew it might be a rough day.
A flurry of records Tuesday with the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 blasting through historic ceilings, closing at new record highs again! Both major indices also hit lifetime intraday highs as well. It was the second day in a row of gains for the major indices. Several Nasdaq stocks also hit lifetime highs, including Adobe, Facebook and Gilead Sciences. And online media giant AOL has saved itself from the dotcom graveyard, finalizing its takeover by Verizon.
The S&P and Nasdaq surged higher Thursday. The S&P gained nearly a percent while the Nasdaq hit a new record high. The Dow closed in the green but was weighed down by earnings losses at United Health and Goldman Sachs. Starbucks, Time Warner, Netflix, Disney and JPMorgan all hit new all-time highs Thursday. Oil settled down 1% at $50.91 per barrel after hitting a three-month low Wednesday. The Vix also saw a large slide, down 40% since last Thursday, its steepest five-day decline ever.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".