The days surrounding major year-end holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day typically deliver relatively low trading volume in the stock market. Traders tend to shift their attention away from the market and toward holiday travel, shopping and events.
Now that the election is over, the Federal Reserve seems set to begin raising interest rates again in December. Conventional wisdom suggests that rising rates could be bad news for many high-dividend stocks.
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY 0.47% is off to a characteristically sluggish start to its abbreviated Black Friday trading session, opening up roughly 0.2 percent. Traders have gotten used to a boring, low-volume Black Friday session in recent years, but the Black Friday trading session hasn’t always been so boring.
Thanksgiving weekend offers a rare four-day weekend for most Americans. Unfortunately, Wall Street is afforded no such luxury.
Wynnefield Partners Small Cap continues to accumulate shares of infant safety and care product company Summer Infant, Inc. SUMR 2.39%.
Vuzix Corporation VUZI 3.01% shares were soaring higher by more than 7.5 percent on Wednesday on extremely heavy volume. Without any major news from the company, the surge may be the result of a short squeeze.
U.S. voters that opposed Donald Trump were so outraged by his victory that the Canadian immigration website crashed on Election Day from the traffic.
One of the central parts of President-elect Donald Trump’s economic plan is his call for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next 10 years. Investors have taken that massive infrastructure spending plan as spectacular news for infrastructure stocks, which have surged in 2016.
Stumbles by several top biotech names are weighing on the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) IBB 1.57% on Wednesday.
The marijuana legalization movement scored a big victory on Election Day when medical and/or recreational marijuana was legalized in eight of the nine states it was on the ballot. Now that the votes are counted, marijuana supporters and investors are shifting their focus to President-elect Donald Trump to determine what, if any, marijuana policies he…