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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 …

U.S. stocks are firmly higher early Friday, rising after a strikingly better-than-expected monthly jobs report. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite is rattling the cage on uncharted territory, vying to surpass its record close (9,817) and absolute record peak (9,838). Meanwhile, the Dow industrials have knifed firmly atop the 200-day moving average early Friday, clearing …

This Bull Market Isn’t as Big as You Think  The Wall Street Journal Wall Street’s rally accelerates after stunning jobs report  USA TODAY The Stock Rebound Really Gets Going After Wall Street Logs Off  Bloomberg S&P’s 4-Day Rally Ends  Newser Wall Street jumps on surprise improvement in labor market  Investing.com View Full Coverage on Google News Source link

European stocks on Tuesday extended recent gains as economies reopen, with German stocks booming after a three-day break. The German DAX DAX, +3.47% rallied 3.7% following the Ascension Day holiday, with big gains for automobile maker Daimler DAI, +6.32% and airline Deutsche Lufthansa LHA, +4.25%. Other markets rose as well, with the U.K. FTSE 100 …

Text size After rallying 12.9% and 11.1% in April, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average, respectively, each finished their best month in 33 years. But the momentum faded the first day in May, as all three major indexes tumbled into the red. The Dow declined 622.03 points, or 2.55%, to finish at 23723.69. …