Federal Reserve, Stock Market | featured news

What Pullback? S&P 500 Climbs To Fresh Highs

Stock Market

The Federal Reserve says it may start dialing back asset purchases this summer, but Wall Street doesn't seem worried Wednesday with stocks flying Wednesday and driving the major averages to fresh nominal highs.


What Happens When The Federal Reserve Stops Artificially Boosting The Economy, And Should You Worry About It?

To quell the latest financial crisis, the Federal Reserve smashed interest rates to the floor by buying bonds with money it effectively prints. Since 2008 assets on the Fed’s balance sheet, including those bonds, have tripled, to $3 trillion. (Hey, people needed encouragement, and low rates are encouraging.) The mixed results: Entrepreneurs and homeowners got some relief, while savers got whacked along with the value of the U.S. dollar. Starving for yield, investors piled into stocks, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its all-time high, absent inflation.


Buffett: Low interest rates have boosted stocks

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says stock prices have gotten a boost from low interest rates caused by the Federal Reserve's stimulus efforts.


Stocks edge higher as Fed chief testifies

Stocks rose Wednesday, as investors watched Fed Chief Bernanke deliver the semi-annual "Monetary Policy Report to the Congress" before the House Financial Services Committee.


Weak open for stocks as P&G issues grim outlook

Investors appeared unimpressed Wednesday with the Federal Reserve's latest step to help the economy, an extension of a program to lower long-term interest rates. Stocks were little changed for the day, and the yields on Treasury bonds were trading about where they were before the Fed's announcement.


Stocks suffer worst slump of the year

Wall Street took a drubbing Wednesday as investors worried that the Federal Reserve might not be willing to pump more money into the U.S. economy.


Wall Street tumbles as recession fears hit

Wall Street tumbles as recession fears hit

Stocks tumbled on Thursday, extending losses for a fourth straight session, as the Federal Reserve's weak outlook for the U.S. economy and disappointing data from China heightened fears about a global recession.


Wall Street rises on hopes for Fed stimulus

Bottom Line: Stocks rose in mid-morning trade on Wall Street Tuesday as investors grew more optimistic that the Federal Reserve would announce new moves to stimulate the economy.


Dow falls 400 points in early trading

Dow falls 400 points in early trading

Stocks resumed their downward slide in early trading Wednesday as investors retreated from the initial optimism that greeted the Federal Reserve's decision the day before to keep interest rates low.


Dow rallies after Fed statement

The Fed spoke - and financial markets rallied. The Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 429 points, its tenth highest point gain in history and the biggest since March 2009. It was just one day after the Dow had its worst point decline since 2008.


Subscribe to this RSS topic: Syndicate content