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How The Feds Announcement Changed – And Did Not Change – Market Outlook

What Has Changed? On Wednesday, March 18 the Federal Reserve announced no changes in its target Fed Funds interest rate, but removed the key word “patient” from its policy statement. In her press conference afterwards, Fed Chair Yellen went to pains to underscore that...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 4,994.73 down -16.24 points

Tuesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 4,994.73. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 1.58 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 1.1 to 1 ratio. There were 1314 advancers and 1441 decliners for the Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite Index closes above 5000; up 34.04 points at 5,026.42

Friday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index up above 5000 points. The index first reached the 5000 mark on Mar 9, 2000. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.52 billion. Advancers stocks led declining by Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Top-Rated Stock Picks and Most-Read Stories at Nasdaq.com: March 15-21, 2015

Welcome to the latest installment of community stock picks and overview of the most-read stories of the week. We’re taking a look at stocks chosen by members of the Nasdaq.com community from March 15 – 21. Bullish Stocks: Here’s What You Said: Spark Therapeutics (...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Stock of the Week: Rite Aid (RAD)

Rite Aid ( RAD ) is a buy at current levels, having triggered a Relative Strength Buy signal in Chaikin Analytics after pulling back to strong support at the $7.40 level from its recent peak of $8.48. The stock rallied last week to a high of $8.35 and closed Friday at $8.05 up...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Stock Market News for March 24, 2015 – Market News

Markets ended its choppy session in the red yesterday as fluctuations in the value of the U.S. dollar weighed on investor sentiment. Benchmarks witnessed their third lowest trading volume this year on Monday. Meanwhile, weaker dollar boosted oil prices Source
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Top 3 New SP 500 Stocks to Buy

By Will Ashworth, InvestorPlace Contributor Last week S&P Dow Jones Indices announced that it was deleting  Avon Products, Inc. ( AVP ) from the S&P 500 in favor of Hanesbrands Inc. ( HBI ), a company four times Avon’s size. When added on March 20, Hanes will be the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Big Four U.S. Banks Held 35% Of All U.S. Deposits At The End Of 2014

Data compiled by the Federal Reserve shows that U.S. commercial banks currently hold roughly $10.7 trillion in deposits a figure that has more than doubled over the decade from the $5 trillion level in late 2004. (( Assets and Liabilities of Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Stock Market News for March 19, 2015 – Market News

Benchmarks ended in the green on Wednesday after FOMC’s policy statement indicated federal funds rate would be raised only gradually. The Federal Reserve’s move to eliminate the “patient” phrase from its guidance indicated the central bank edged a step Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Shrinking Loan-To-Deposit Ratios Remain Cause For Concern Among Banks

The Federal Reserve’s decision to hold benchmark rates at record lows has been an important factor behind the slow but steady recovery of the U.S. economy over the years. But it has had a positive as well as negative Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015