Stocks started April the way March endedby heading higheras U.S. economic data came in stronger than expected today.
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The S&P 500 rose 0.6% to 2,072.78, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 107.66 points, or 0.6%, to 17,792.75. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.9% to 4,914.54.
The Dow is now up 2.1% so far this year and just 2.8%....More>>>
By Natalie Burg
Brothers David and Michael Miller were brought up to fight for what they believe in. Some of their earliest memories are of attending civil rights rallies with their mother in the 1970s. Decades later, they draw a direct connection between the values of their upbringing and the astounding growth of the company they founded together, Brightway Insurance.
NEW YORK Stocks fellWednesday as the Dow dropped more than 100 points, putting more distance between the blue chipsand that elusive 20,000 mark.
Dow 20,000 has been in sight for several days now, with the index getting as close as a couple of dozen points from the milestone but never reaching it.
At the 4 p.m. ET close, the Dow stood0.6% lower for the day, off 111points and 166away....More>>>
It's one of the few constants in the financial markets… Popular investment ideas are usually losers. As we often preach, it pays to be a contrarian. Or as billionaire investor Warren Buffett has famously said, "Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful." Whatever phrase you choose… whenever the "crowd" is....More>>>