Assurant and Nielsen Holdings Rose on October 18
Assurant (AIZ), a global provider of risk management products and services, was one of the S&P 500’s top gainers on October 18, 2017.
IBM was the S&P 500’s top gainer on October 18. IBM rose almost 10% on Wednesday amid its 3Q17 earnings report and strong revenue growth forecast.
The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note following the fifth consecutive weekly gain. It continued to move higher on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, October 11, strategist Sam Stovall shared his views on tax reform in an interview with CNBC.
Market volatility is playing a major role right now. The volatility index reached a historically lower level on October 6.
Larry Fink, the chairman and CEO of BlackRock (BLK), recently shared his views on the global market (ACWI)(VTI), political uncertainty, the volatility index, and a potential setback in the market (SPY)(QQQ).
After gaining for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. The S&P 500 rose to record high price levels on Monday.
At 6:30 AM EST on October 18, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,538.50—a gain of 0.3%. The iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU) fell 0.48% on October 17.
On October 18, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,381.79 after rising 0.29%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 0.9% on October 17, 2017.
The United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 Index started this week on a mixed note. It started lower on October 17 and traded near the opening prices in the morning.
After rising last week, China’s Shanghai Composite Index fell on Monday and started this week on a weaker note. The index opened lower on October 17.
PG&E, one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the US, was the S&P 500’s top loser on Monday.
DaVita Healthcare Partners, one of the largest kidney care companies in the US, was the S&P 500’s top gainer on October 16, 2017.
Following a rally for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 maintained its strength and opened higher this week.
Indexing has become an undeniable force in the investment world…and indexing’s rise didn’t happen by accident.
Pacific Gas & Electric, which is an investor-owned electric utility with publicly traded stock, was the S&P 500’s top loser on October 13, 2017.
Hewlett-Packard was the S&P 500’s top gainer on October 13. The market sentiment improved after Hewlett-Packard released its strong 2018 outlook.
The S&P 500 started last week on a weaker note. On October 13, the S&P 500 closed the day higher and ended the week with gains.
At 7:30 AM EST on October 13, the WTI crude oil futures contracts for November 2017 delivery were trading at $51.62 per barrel—a gain of ~2.02%.
Despite starting this week on a weaker note, the S&P 500 regained strength as the week progressed and rose to record high price levels on October 11.