US equities open higher on the first trading day of 2022

US equities opened 2022 with tepid gains as investors monitored the cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and other factors that could weigh on equities this year. The S&P 500 gained 0.4% in early trading on Monday. The index ended 2021 up 27%, hitting 70 record highs along the way. The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite … Read more

2021 is in the books of records: a year of memes, cryptocurrencies and stocks at an all-time high.

Text size This year has seen many stock records, meme craze, a leap in IPOs, and more. Staff illustration; Dreamstime (9) 2021 was a grueling year, perhaps even more grueling than 2020. Measuring the economic fallout of the new coronavirus variants: first Delta and now Omicron, a surge in inflation and a wave of meme … Read more

Stocks End Slightly Lower – WSJ

US equities closed slightly lower on Thursday, reversing intraday gains after new economic data indicated that a recent surge in Covid-19 infections related to the Omicron variant did not lead to a spike in layoffs. The S&P 500 fell 14.33 points, or 0.3%, to 4778.73 per day after the broad market index rose to a … Read more