The Nasdaq composite is on track to make history this week should its monthly gain hold through Friday's close. If the tech-heavy index finishes December up, it will have posted gains in 11 of 12 months this year, an unprecedented feat for one of the country's most-followed stock metrics. The index is up 0.95 percent for December, as of Wednesday's close. The Nasdaq's rally this year is riding on the back of a surge in major technology stocks, which are some of the largest in the U.S. stock market.
As a result of its steep stock-price drop, Facebook has also seen its market cap slashed enormously since going public. While it had a $104 billion valuation at its IPO pricing, Facebook’s market cap has fallen by $50 billion over the past three months (as of Thursday’s close). Although the markets are broadly higher since Facebook’s first trading day (S&P 500 up more than 8 percent, Nasdaq 100 up more than 10 percent), 26 stocks in the Nasdaq 100 have dropped since Facebook’s IPO.
Did you know? Remarkably, nearly two-thirds of the way into 2017, Thursday is just the sixth time all year that the S&P 500 has fallen at least 1 percent on an intraday basis. Thursday's low is down 1.18 percent. If the S&P 500 closes down more than 1 percent, it would be just the third time this year it would close down 1 percent or more. The two other times it closed down at least 1 percent was down 1.24 percent on March 21 and down 1.8 percent on May 17.
On trading day 1 of 2018, the Nasdaq Comp (+1.5%) did something that it didn't do until 208 sessions into 2017 - it closed up 1.5% or more. Nasdaq saw its first close ever above 7,000 and had its best day since Oct 27, which was the only day last year that it rose 1.5% or more
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".