Why many Americans are sitting out stock surge

Feb 4, 2013
With stocks back at pre-financial crisis levels, some small investors are stepping gingerly back into the market. With encouraging corporate and economic news, why the hesitance?

With stocks up, is the individual investor back?

Feb 1, 2013
The Dow jumped almost 6 percent in January -- its best start to the year since 1994. Does this mean the individual investor has returned to the stock market?

Dow, S&P at five-year high; VIX drops to five-year low

Jan 22, 2013
Two of the major stock indices closed at five-year highs today, while the CBOE Volatility Index drops to its lowest since April 2007.

Weak earnings drag down stock market

Oct 24, 2012
Just in time for Halloween something has Wall Street spooked. Yesterday, the Dow fell by more than 200 points for the second time in three trading days.

Kraft: You’ve been voted off the Dow island

Sep 24, 2012
UnitedHealth replaced Kraft in the latest adjustment to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Blue Chips that split or wither get the axe.

Weekly Wrap: Contrary economic indicators

Jul 27, 2012
The Dow vaulted back over 13,000 while Gross Domestic Product just treads water in the shallow end of the pool. What can we take away from the latest economic data?
Cargo containers are stacked on a ship docked at the Port of Oakland in California. Economic output in the United States hasn't caught up yet to pre-pandemic levels.
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Dow flying high despite other poor economic indicators

May 2, 2012
The Dow closed near its highest level in about four years yesterday, but how can that be when there are so many other economic indicators recently that don’t look so great?

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Ordinary investors may be missing out on Dow's run-up

Feb 29, 2012
The Dow closed at 13,005 -- its highest finish since 2008. It's a milestone you might guess would make investors happy, but not everyone has made big money.

Analyst: Positive economic indicators send the markets up

Feb 6, 2012
The Dow is now up almost 100 percent from its low in March 2009, and down just 9 percent from the highest point it ever reached in 2007.