Market Overview


US stocks closed lower on Thursday on mixed corporate reports. Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.3% to 24664.89, falling back into negative territory for 2018. The S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 2693.13 with nine of the 11 main sectors ending lower. The Nasdaq composite dropped 0.8% to 7238.06. The dollar strengthened: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, rose 0.3% to 89.85. Stock indices futures indicate lower openings today.

US stock indices ended slightly higher on Wednesday led by rising energy shares. The S&P 500 edged up 0.1% to 2708.64. The Dow Jones industrial lost 0.2% to 24748.07 weighed by 7.5% fall in IBM. Nasdaq composite index rose 0.2% to 7295.24.The dollar strengthening continued: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, added 0.1% to 89.58. Stock indices futures point to lower openings today.

US stock indices closed solidly higher Tuesday on positive earnings reports. The S&P 500 climbed 1.1% to 2706.39 led by technology and consumer discretionary shares. All 11 main sectors ended higher. Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.9% to 24786.63, turning positive for the year. The Nasdaq composite index outperformed rising 1.7% to 7281.10. The dollar strengthened: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, rose 0.1% to 89.45. Stock indices futures indicate higher openings today.

US equities ended higher Monday as positive earnings reports buoyed market sentiment. The S&P 500 gained 1% to 2682, turning positive for the year. The Dow Jones industrial rose 1% to 24603. The Nasdaq composite index added 0.8% to 7166. The dollar weakening accelerated: live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, fell 0.4% to 89.40. Stock indices futures point to higher openings today.

US stocks closed lower Friday despite better than expected first-quarter earnings. S&P 500 lost 0.3% to 2656.30 led by financial stocks. SP 500 gained 2% for the week. Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.5% to 24360.14. The Nasdaq composite dropped 0.5% to 7106.65. The dollar turned lower Friday: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, inched down less than 0.1% to 89.732. Stock indices futures indicate higher openings today.

US stock indices ended higher on Thursday as Syria tensions eased after President Trump tweeted that a missile strike was not imminent. Dow Jones industrial average rose 1.2% to 24483.05. The S&P 500 added 0.8% to 2663.99 led by financial stocks up 1.8%. The Nasdaq composite gained 1% to 7140.25. The dollar strengthened: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, rose 0.3% to 89.745. Stock indices futures indicate mixed openings today.

US stocks pulled back on Wednesday on rising geopolitical tensions after president Trump’s tweet indicating he was preparing a missile strike in Syria. The S&P 500 slid 0.6% to 2642.19 with nine of 11 main sectors ending lower. The Dow Jones industrial fell 0.9% to 24189.45. Nasdaq composite index lost 0.4% to 7069.03.The dollar weakened: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, slipped 0.1% to 89.498. Stock indices futures indicate mixed openings today.

US stock indices closed sharply higher Tuesday as pro-trade statements by Chinese President Xi Jinping eased trade war concerns. The S&P 500 rose 1.7% to 2656.87 led by energy and technology shares. Nine of 11 main sectors ended higher. Dow Jones industrial average climbed 1.8% to 24408. The Nasdaq composite index outperformed gaining 2.1% to 7094.30. The dollar weakened further: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, fell 0.2% to 89.60. Stock indices futures point to lower openings today.

US stock indices ended higher Monday paring earlier gains on signs that trade tensions between the US and China may be easing. The S&P 500 gained 0.3% to 2613.16 led by healthcare and technology stocks. Six of 11 main sectors ended higher. The Dow Jones industrial added 0.2% to 23979.10. The Nasdaq composite index rose 0.5% to 6950.34. The dollar weakening continued: live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, fell 0.3% to 89.811. Stock indices futures indicate higher openings today.

US stock indices closed sharply lower Friday as China responded saying it would counter US protectionism “to the end, and at any cost” after President Trump said late Thursday he was considering imposing tariffs on an additional $100 billion in imports from China. S&P 500 fell 2.2% to 2604 led by industrial and financial stocks, with March jobs growth sharply lower. SP 500 retreated 1.4% for the week. Dow Jones industrial average dropped 2.3% to 23932.76. The Nasdaq composite lost 2.3% to 6915.11. The dollar turned lower Friday: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, lost 0.4% to 90.07. Stock indices futures point to mixed openings today.