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Italian anti-riot policemen clash with demonstrators over measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the center of Naples, southern Italy, on October, 24, 2020. carlo hermann/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images European stocks traded lower Monday on a combination of worries, including a profit warning from business software giant SAP, new restrictions on activity in response to …

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday as another round of earnings reports from major banks and blue-chip companies began trickling in. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 39 points, or 0.1%, shortly after the opening bell. The S&P 500 climbed 0.1% and the Nasdaq Composite also rose 0.1%. Shares of Bank of America fell 1.7% after it …

U.S. stock futures wobbled Tuesday, signaling that stocks may steady after a bout of volatility that has eroded investors’ confidence in the market’s monthslong rebound. Futures tied to the S&P 500 edged down 0.2% while contracts tied to the technology-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.4%. The market retreated sharply Monday, pushing the S&P 500 to a fourth-straight …

People enjoy a drink outside a pub in Camden in central London on September 13, 2020. justin tallis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images European stocks edged higher on Tuesday after their worst one-day performance in more than three months, as the Continent faces tighter economic restrictions due to rising cases of coronavirus. After a 3.2% nosedive on Monday, …

Q.: In your article, Can I use tax-loss harvesting to offset my required IRA withdrawal? you wrote that when a wash sale occurs, the loss is disallowed but doesn’t necessarily go to waste. Could you explain that? — Edgar A.: I am happy to try, Edgar. People often want to harvest a loss for tax …

Stock benchmarks were cutting early declines midday Thursday, as first-time claims for unemployment benefits receded much more rapidly than anticipated, but investors appeared somewhat hesitant to push stocks much further near records amid a stalemate over a fresh coronavirus aid package. What are major benchmarks doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.08% traded 38 …

Stocks rose Tuesday, with shares of cyclical companies continuing to outpace previously highflying tech stocks, while the S&P 500 approached its all-time closing high from February, nearly completing a round trip from its pandemic-induced plunge earlier this year. What are major indexes doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.59% rose 305 points, or 1.1%, …

The S&P 500 booked its longest stretch of gains in about 16 months Monday, as investors monitored signs that a long-awaited rotation on Wall Street into more economically sensitive cyclical stocks could be brewing, but at the expense of their high-flying counterparts. Investors also focused on the significance of President Donald Trump’s weekend signing of …

U.S. stocks on Tuesday were attempting to recover some early lost ground on the back of gains in technology and tech-related shares as investors assessed the economic and public-health environment following a strong rally to start the week in the previous session. The apparent pause in unfettered enthusiasm for equities followed revised forecasts from the …

It has been the best of times and the worst of times for U.S. equity benchmarks over the past two quarters, and that is, perhaps, why Wall Street analysts are facing their most befuddling challenge yet. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.84% and the S&P 500 SPX, +1.54% just put in their best quarterly …