Frequent updates that focus on broad U.S. and overseas market activity, key economic releases and stock futures trading that begin prior to U.S. market open and end with a final comment after the close.
August Ends on Upbeat Note29-Aug-14 16:15 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] Equity indices closed out the month of August on a modestly higher note. The Russell 2000 (+0.6%) and Nasdaq Composite (+0.5%) finished ahead of the S&P 500 (+0.3%), which ...
Crude oil rises 2.5% on the week29-Aug-14 15:30 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] Dec gold touched a session high of $1292.50 per ounce in morning action but slipped back into negative territory as the dollar index strengthened. It settled 0.2% lower at ...
Into the Home Stretch29-Aug-14 15:00 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] The S&P 500 trades higher by 0.2% with one hour remaining in the final session of the month. This puts the benchmark index on track to register an August ...
S&P 500 Defending 2,00029-Aug-14 14:30 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] Quiet action continues with the S&P 500 holding onto the 2,000 level. The benchmark index spiked above that level during the late morning, but has been inching away from ...
Little Changed29-Aug-14 14:00 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] As has been the case throughout the week, there isn't a whole lot of participation in today's market. The proof of that point shows up in the volume ...