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Mar 2, 2015

Insight – What would the Dow look like if it included Apple?

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It may be by far the most valuable American company but Apple Inc still can’t get into at least one exclusive club – the 30-member Dow Jones Industrial Average.

That may not be a problem for the company behind the iPhone and the iPad, after all Apple shares recently hit record highs. It is, though, hurting those who tie their investments to the performance of the venerable Dow, which was first calculated in 1896 and is still probably the best-known stock index in the world.

Mar 2, 2015

What would the Dow look like if it included Apple?

NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) – It may be by far the most
valuable American company but Apple Inc still can’t get
into at least one exclusive club – the 30-member Dow Jones
Industrial Average.

That may not be a problem for the company behind the iPhone
and the iPad, after all Apple shares recently hit record highs.
It is, though, hurting those who tie their investments to the
performance of the venerable Dow, which was first calculated in
1896 and is still probably the best-known stock index in the
world.

Feb 6, 2015

For investors, a new game plan after U.S. jobs report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A blowout jobs report has changed the calculus for investors for what the Federal Reserve might do in coming months, resetting expectations for how markets might behave if the U.S. economy continues to strengthen even as global growth lags.

Strong job-market growth, along with solid wage gains, has put the talk of deflation and collapsing oil prices on the back burner and shifted focus to the Fed’s plans to raise rates, perhaps as early as June.

Jan 30, 2015

Wall St falls on earnings concern; Amazon rallies

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday,
pressured by concern over euro zone stability and its potential
impact on U.S. corporate results and by domestic economic growth
data.

U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as
weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the
fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.

Jan 30, 2015

Wall St poised to open lower as energy weighs

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to open
lower on Friday, setting major indexes up for a second month of
declines, pressured by the energy sector, with Chevron shares
down 1 percent after reporting a 30 percent drop in quarterly
earnings.

Futures were further weighed by data showing U.S. gross
domestic product grew less than expected in the last quarter of
2014.

Jan 29, 2015

Wall St dips in choppy trading after two-day losses

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged lower in choppy trading on Thursday as earnings, including Alibaba’s, and a further drop in U.S. crude futures dragged shares lower, while a strong reading in the job market gave equities some support.

Alibaba Group shares dropped 9.2 percent to $89.37 after the company’s revenue missed Wall Street expectations. The decline took shares of Yahoo, which said earlier this week it will spin off its Alibaba stake, down 5.9 percent to $43.72.

Jan 29, 2015

Wall St little changed after two-day losses, data supports

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were little changed
in early trading on Thursday following two days of losses on the
benchmark S&P 500, supported by strong labor market data on a
busy day for corporate earnings.

Alibaba Group shares dropped 9.6 percent to $88.90
after the company’s revenue missed Wall Street expectations. The
decline took shares of Yahoo, which said recently it
will spin off its Alibaba stake, down 8.2 percent to $42.66.

Jan 29, 2015

Wall St to rise after two days of losses, data helps

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to climb
on Thursday, rebounding after two days of sharp losses on strong
labor market data, with a busy day for corporate earnings
dictating the moves of some major stocks.

Alibaba Group shares fell 8.3 percent in premarket
trading after it posted revenue that missed Wall Street
expectations. The decline took shares of Yahoo, which
announced the spinoff of its Alibaba stake Tuesday, down 7.3
percent.

Jan 28, 2015

Apple, Boeing keep Wall St afloat; energy weighs

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were buoyed on
Wednesday by earnings including Apple and Boeing, but a sharp
drop in energy shares cut into gains, leaving indexes little
changed.

The Federal Reserve’s first two-day policy meeting of the
year is under way, and the Fed is expected to signal it remains
on track to begin raising interest rates later this year.

Jan 28, 2015

Apple, Boeing lift Wall Street; Fed eyed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, boosted by earnings including Apple and Boeing, while focus could shift later in the day to the Federal Reserve’s first two-day policy meeting of the year.

The Fed is expected to signal it remains on track to begin raising interest rates later this year, as it shows confidence that low inflation and rising risks from abroad have yet to derail the U.S. economic recovery.

    • About Rodrigo

      "Rodrigo is the Team Leader of the U.S. Equity Markets beat, specializing in market trends and technical analysis. He joined the corporate debt team at Reuters soon after receiving his MS degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 2006. Born and raised in Bogotá, he's fluent in Spanish."
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      06/23/2006
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