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What's a point on the Dow, S&P or Nasdaq?

Jul 13, 2021
Our listener asks what constitutes a "point" on the major stock market indexes.
The American obsession with stock index numbers developed during the economic boom years of the 1950s and '60s, according to historian Tom Stapleford.
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Exchanges seek review for rules that would make more stock market data public

Feb 11, 2021
The exchanges currently sell this market information, typically to big, institutional investors.
The New York Stock Exchange stands in lower Manhattan on Jan. 3, 2019 in New York City.
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Nasdaq proposal would require listing companies to have more diverse boards

Dec 2, 2020
Corporate boards serve an advisory roles and make key decisions about the direction of a business.
People are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on July 30, 2018 in New York City.
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What's behind the stock market's strong third quarter?

The S&P 500 gained 8.5%, the Dow is up 7.5% and the Nasdaq is up 11% for the quarter.
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Nasdaq CEO: "The plumbing of the markets are working very, very well"

Mar 19, 2020
Adena Friedman explains why markets should stay open, despite all the volatility.
Adena Friedman, president and CEO of Nasdaq, advocates keeping markets open during volatility.
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Shanghai Stock Exchange shoots for the STARs with new tech-focused board

Jul 22, 2019
The STAR market is enjoying a buzzy debut, with "a huge amount" of oversubscription from institutional and retail investors.
People take pictures during an opening ceremony of the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Sci-Tech Innovation Board in Shanghai on July 22, 2019.
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What’s the deal with after-hours trading, anyway?

Jul 3, 2019
Stock movements in after-hours markets get a lot of attention. But trading after markets close can be dangerous for small-time investors.
An empty trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange.
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Manic Monday, sell-off style

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Apr 3, 2018
Monday the markets weathered a broad sell-off with tech stock jitters and trade war talk fueling investors’ anxieties. What’s behind this slide? Is it all about tech companies and trade? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Big three stock indexes all had record day

Aug 12, 2016
Remember where you were last time it happened? Hint: possibly cowering over Y2K bug.
A view of the Nasdaq composite index in Times Square. 
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Market Update: our coverage of this week's stock chaos

Aug 25, 2015
Here’s another way the markets are not like the real world: in the markets, the B word is worse than the C word. So much worse! C is for Correction, a sharp drop in prices, with a defined ending and a recovery. B, on the other hand, is for bear market, a long-term drop, with […]
 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the morning of August 27, 2015 in New York City. Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks continued their rally, opening approximately 200 points higher today.
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