Daily Market Update – 4/10/2015
- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with the Dow topping 18,000 for the first time in April as investors looked ahead to the official start of earnings season next week.(CNBC)
- The DOW 30, S&P 500, NASDAQ 100, EURO STOXX 50, and Nikkei 225 all had positive Y-o-Y dividend point growth last week, while the FTSE 100 had negative Y-o-Y dividend point growth.
- No S&P 500 companies went Ex-Dividend today.
- Six S&P 500 companies are scheduled to go Ex-Dividend on Monday, with five of them (83%) expected to have positive NTM dividend growth.
- No S&P 500 companies released earnings today.
- Leading economic indicators were mostly positive for the week.
Trivia Question of the Day:
- Today’s Question: When was the first day of trading for the NASDAQ exchange?
- Previous Day’s Answer: ln 1884. (Question:When did Charles Dow compose his first stock average?)
- The U.S. economy has been stuck at around 2% annual growth since the recession officially ended about 5½ years ago — gross domestic product expanded 2.2% in 2013 and 2.3% in 2012.(Source: Lower Oil Prices Will Help Boost Global Economy, IMF’s Lagarde Says)
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