“I think overall you have a market that is consolidating,” said Quincy Krosby, market strategist with Prudential Financial, referring to when a market trades in a range following a series of strong gains. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 53.94 points or 0.35 percent, to 15,599.69, the S&P 500 gained 2.81 points or 0.16 percent, to 1,759.35 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.573 points or 0.12 percent, to 3,915.133. American International Group Inc fell 5.7 percent to $48.69, making it the S&P 500’s biggest loser, a day after the insurer reported earnings that slightly beat expectations. However, analysts expected better results in the insurer’s consumer lines business and said it benefited from a favorable tax rate this most recent quarter. Boeing Co shares gained 1.4 percent to $132.47. On Thursday, Boeing said it would increase production of its 737 aircraft to 47 planes per month by 2017 from 38 now – a move that analysts said bodes well for the company.
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The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 62 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,607 shortly after trading http://www.todayhotstocks.com/ began Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose six points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,762. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 set record highs this week. The Nasdaq composite was up 14 points, or 0.4 percent, to 3,934. Southwestern Energy and Public Storage rose after reporting earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ estimates. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.58 percent from 2.56 percent.
That’s pretty reasonable for someone with a $100,000 portfolio, but that’s 2% of a $500 portfolio. TRACK YOUR STOCKS: Get real-time quotes with our free Portfolio Tracker That’s why investors with just $500 to invest are best served avoiding individual stocks until they can amass more money. Instead, these beginning investors should buy exchange-traded funds, or ETFs. ETFs are stocks which own claims to a wide array of investments. The ETF solves both of small investors’ problems. First, most ETFs come with incredibly low fees.
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