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.
Blue Chips Send S&P 500 to New Record High21-Aug-14 16:10 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market ended the Thursday session on an upbeat note with blue chips showing relative strength for the second consecutive day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.4%) and ...
Nat gas rises 1.8% following inventory data21-Aug-14 15:35 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] Dec gold declined for a fifth consecutive session as economic data this morning showed that the initial claims level fell to 298K from an upwardly revised 312K. The Briefing.com ...
S&P 500 Holding Session High Into Final Hour21-Aug-14 15:00 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] The S&P 500 trades higher by 0.4% with one hour remaining in the Thursday session. The modest gain puts the index on course to stay perfect for the week ...
Financials and Technology Remain in the Lead21-Aug-14 14:30 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] Not much change among the major averages as they continue holding modest gains. Countercyclical sectors have traded in the green since the start of the session, while cyclical groups ...
Biotechnology and Chipmakers Remain Weak21-Aug-14 14:00 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] Stocks remain near their recent levels with the S&P 500 trading within eight points of the 2,000 mark. In our midday update, we mentioned the relative weakness of the ...