The Dow finishes up 33 as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft rally. Apple sags. Bed Bath & Beyond shares jump on strong 4th-quarter results. Gold briefly tops $1,460. But metals and chemical stocks fall back.
Exaggerated fears that high gas prices will bring about the return of the 'staycation' this summer have pressured share prices of these travel stocks down to bargain levels.
The fund has become increasingly disjointed from its underlying index, so just watch it from the sidelines for now.
Keep an eye on geopolitical events and funds tracking energy, agriculture and emerging European markets. With video on ETF trends.
The Dow gains 57 in a rally fueled by news of lower unemployment and 216,000 jobs created in March. But weakness in Apple weighs on stocks. Automakers -- except Toyota -- report strong March sales. A takeover fight erupts over the NYSE.
The Dow dips 31 as investors don't commit much to the market before Friday's big jobs report. Gold hits a new high. Energy stocks move higher with oil prices. Corn and wheat prices jump. Berkshire Hathaway falls on Sokol resignation.
Those who are uneasy about oil, nuclear power and coal but unsure which alternative will win out can invest in the broader clean-energy revolution with PBD.
There are plenty of reasons to be bullish about stocks, but the market faces big challenges first. For instance, can energy stocks, which had a huge quarter, continue to lead the market higher?
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