U.S. Stocks, Led by Tech, Post Their Best Quarter in Nearly a Decade

U.S. stocks finished their best quarter in nearly a decade on Friday, as several clouds hanging over the financial markets at the end of 2018 dissipated enough to prompt a strong rebound for most shares. The S&P 500 closed Friday at 2834.40, up 0.7% on the day and up 13.1% for the first quarter of […]

Following Weak U.S. Jobs Report, Dow Closes Down for Fifth Straight Day

There’s good news for stock investors: The market is off to its best start in years. Now for the bad: Stock indexes have fallen every day this week, signaling that the rally may be winding down. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 22.99 points, or 0.1%, at 25.450.24 Friday, in its fifth straight day […]

The Dow Posts a Nine-Week Winning Streak. How Much Longer Can It Last?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.7% Friday, finishing the day above 26,000 for the first time since early November. A more accommodative stance by the Federal Reserve on interest rates and reduced trade tensions with China have helped the Dow to post its ninth straight week of gains. Since Christmas Eve, which marked […]