US stock markets opened strongly on Tuesday, in the first session after an extended holiday weekend.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 98.69 points (1.02 percent) to 9,785.55 in opening trades.
U.S. stock markets are rising on the back of gains in the European and Asian markets and bolstered by comments from the Australian central bank.
U.S. stocks thudded lower at Tuesday’s start, taking the Dow Jones Industrial Average below 10,000 for the first time since February. Investors sold assets at large as worries escalated about Europe’s debt trouble and rising tensions in Korea. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 218.48 points, or 2.1%, to 9,848.09. The S&P 500 Index [...]
The Securities and Exchange Commission said regulators and U.S. exchanges have agreed on a conceptual plan to strengthen circuit breakers and error trade policies in response to last week’s stock market plunge.
Many knowledgeable critics of high-frequency trading have fingered the blindingly fast trades made possible by automated computer programs for losses of about $1 [...]
U.S. stocks opened modestly higher on Monday after heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. reported positive results and said the global economy is improving. Shares of Caterpillar were up 4.2%, helping lift the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which gained 34.31 points to 11,238.59. The S&P 500 Index rose 2.07 points to 1,219.35. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 4.94 [...]