STOCKS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/STOCKS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. stocks head lower, following drops overseas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58468847-79/percent-rose-lower-stock.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58468847-79/percent-rose-lower-stock.html.csp">U.S. stocks head lower, following drops overseas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW CRAFT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T12:30:02.966-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 12:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The U.S. stock market slid to start the week, following European markets lower. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 178 points at the start of trading on Monday then slowly climbed back. KEEPING SCORE: As of 12:14 p.m. Mountain time, the Dow was down 88 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,024. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost eight points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,974. The Nasdaq composite fell 18 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,493. The losses were modest but broad. More than two stocks ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584688472014-09-29T12:30:02.966-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T12:30:02.966-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58468847@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:30:02 MDT Global stocks mixed as Hong Kong protests expand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58467975-79/percent-hong-kong-protests.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58467975-79/percent-hong-kong-protests.html.csp">Global stocks mixed as Hong Kong protests expand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EILEEN NG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T08:41:02.527-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 08:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Asian stock markets were mixed Monday as pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and concern about China’s economy offset good U.S. economic news. KEEPING SCORE: Paris’s CAC-40 opened down 0.3 percent at 4,382.29 points and Germany’s Dax was off 0.1 percent at 9,476.21. Wall Street looked set for a day of declines, with futures for the Dow Jones industrial average and broader Standard & Poor’s 500 both down 0.3 percent in pre-market trading. On Friday, the DJ and the Nasdaq ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584679752014-09-29T08:41:02.527-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T08:41:02.527-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58467975@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:41:02 MDT Why rate hikes are good news for stocks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58459199-79/rates-fed-stocks-market.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58459199-79/rates-fed-stocks-market.html.csp">Why rate hikes are good news for stocks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T16:59:01.687-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • It’s no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors. The Fed’s unprecedented economic stimulus has in large part driven a surge in stock prices since 2009. The central bank has bought trillions of dollars of bonds and kept short-term interest rates close to zero. That’s allowed businesses and consumers to refinance their debt at lower rates, freeing up cash to spend. But if history is a guide, investors have nothing to fear. In the nine instances ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584591992014-09-26T16:59:01.687-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-26T16:59:01.687-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58459199@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:59:01 MDT U.S. stocks edge higher after three days of declines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58450012-79/percent-rose-health-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58450012-79/percent-rose-health-care.html.csp">U.S. stocks edge higher after three days of declines</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KEN SWEET</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-24T12:00:48.297-06:00">Updated Sep 24, 2014 12:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. stocks moved higher Wednesday, stabilizing after three days of losses. Investors continue to focus on Europe’s economic malaise and tensions in the Middle East after the U.S. and Arab nations attacked the Islamic State group’s headquarters in Syria. Makers of consumer staples and health-care companies were among the biggest advancers. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 91 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,146 as of 1:15 p.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584500122014-09-24T12:00:48.297-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-24T12:00:48.297-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58450012@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:48 MDT Pound, stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58432491-79/percent-scotland-markets-stocks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58432491-79/percent-scotland-markets-stocks.html.csp">Pound, stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UK</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KELVIN CHAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T08:46:01.606-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 08:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hong Kong • The British pound jumped and world stocks rose Friday as Scotland voted to stay part of the United Kingdom, avoiding a messy breakup that could have roiled financial markets. Japanese shares surged to their highest since 2007 as the yen extended losses against the dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 advanced 0.7 percent to 6,868.63 and France’s CAC 40 rose 0.5 percent to 4,485.88. Germany’s DAX added 0.8 percent to 9,881.94. U.S stocks were set to open higher, with Dow futures ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584324912014-09-19T08:46:01.606-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T08:46:01.606-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432491@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:46:01 MDT World stocks higher after Fed announcement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428404-79/percent-fed-markets-rose.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428404-79/percent-fed-markets-rose.html.csp">World stocks higher after Fed announcement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T08:25:01.708-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • World stocks mostly rose Thursday as Scotland votes in an independence referendum that could shake the U.K. economy and markets. Sentiment was underpinned by the Federal Reserve’s signal it is not rushing to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.4 percent to 6,805.78 and Germany’s DAX rose 0.8 percent to 9.742.46. France’s CAC 40 advanced 0.5 percent to 4,454.78. Wall Street was set for further gains after the Dow set a record-high in the previous s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584284042014-09-18T08:25:01.708-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T08:25:01.708-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428404@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:25:01 MDT Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58424112-79/percent-cents-fed-rates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58424112-79/percent-cents-fed-rates.html.csp">Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BERNARD CONDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T17:33:11.051-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The stock market got the reassurance it wanted Wednesday from the Federal Reserve. The U.S. central bank signaled that it would keep its short-term interest rate near zero for a while yet, and investors pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high. Low rates have been a boon to the market by helping stimulate the economy and making stocks more attractive compared with bonds. “The Fed is not going to take the punch bowl away,” said Brad McMillan, chief investment officer fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584241122014-09-17T17:33:11.051-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T17:33:11.051-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424112@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:33:11 MDT Stocks are mixed ahead of Fed’s two-day meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415502-79/percent-rose-stocks-fed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415502-79/percent-rose-stocks-fed.html.csp">Stocks are mixed ahead of Fed’s two-day meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:31:48.17-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped. Fed policy makers start a two-day meeting on Tuesday and many investors expect the central bank to indicate that it is moving closer to raising its key interest rate as the economy strengthens. The Fed has held the rate close to zero for more than five years, and stocks have surged against that backdrop. “R...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584155022014-09-15T16:31:48.17-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:31:48.17-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415502@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:31:48 MDT Why fund managers are sad you’re not on vacation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403724-79/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58403724-79/story.csp">Why fund managers are sad you’re not on vacation</a></h4>

By STAN CHOE</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">AP Business Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T08:26:02.076-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 08:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--Of Mutual Interest-Stock Pickers Lag,803 Why fund managers are sad you’re not on vacation By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK • Your stock-fund manager wishes you’d buy more fun things. Most mutual funds are failing to keep up with broad market indexes again. It’s a trend that’s gone on for years, and the most recent struggles for portfolio managers may be due to their preference for companies that sell coffee, make travel reservations and otherwise focus on non-essentials for consum...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584037242014-09-12T08:26:02.076-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T08:26:02.076-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58403724@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:26:02 MDT U.S. stock markets decline, heading for weekly loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406192-79/percent-stocks-investors-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406192-79/percent-stocks-investors-week.html.csp">U.S. stock markets decline, heading for weekly loss</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T12:37:20.482-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 12:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The stock market moved lower Friday, heading for its first weekly loss since the start of August. Treasurys fell after news that retail sales in August rose faster than economists had forecast. That reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve may start hiking interest rates sooner than expected. Declines in stocks were led by utility companies as investors dumped dividend-rich stocks, following a rise in Treasury yields. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 13 p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584061922014-09-12T12:37:20.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T12:37:20.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406192@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:37:20 MDT U.S. markets open lower, with energy stocks falling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58401976-79/percent-fell-energy-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58401976-79/percent-fell-energy-oil.html.csp">U.S. markets open lower, with energy stocks falling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL and YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T15:52:31.102-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. stocks were mixed Thursday afternoon as investors mulled the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices. Health care stocks, the year’s biggest gainers, fell back. Lululemon, the high-end yoga apparel maker, surged after reporting income that beat expectations. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose a point, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,996 as of 1:47 p.m. Mountain. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 26 points, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584019762014-09-11T15:52:31.102-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T15:52:31.102-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58401976@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:52:31 MDT U.S. stocks open lower after two days of losses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58397612-79/percent-fell-fed-rose.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58397612-79/percent-fell-fed-rose.html.csp">U.S. stocks open lower after two days of losses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BERNARD CONDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T12:43:41.444-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 12:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. stocks edged higher in afternoon trading Wednesday following two days of losses. Worries over the timing of a U.S. interest rate increase and economic weakness in China kept trading subdued. Oil companies fell while Apple surged. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 53 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,067 as of 12:21 p.m. Mountain time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose five points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,993. The Nasdaq composite was up 27 points, or 0.6 percent, t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583976122014-09-10T12:43:41.444-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T12:43:41.444-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397612@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:43:41 MDT World stocks muted, dollar at 6-year high versus yen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58392959-79/dollar-percent-yen-fell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58392959-79/dollar-percent-yen-fell.html.csp">World stocks muted, dollar at 6-year high versus yen</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EILEEN NG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T08:46:02.21-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 08:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • Asian stock markets notched modest gains Tuesday and the dollar hit a six-year high against the yen on investor expectations the Federal Reserve will end stimulus and raise interest rates in coming months. European stocks were slightly lower. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 was down 0.1 percent at 4,468.77 and Germany’s DAX shed 0.1 percent to 9,750.20. Britain’s FTSE 100 was down 0.2 percent at 6,824.42 amid jitters Scotland will vote to split from the United Kingdom in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583929592014-09-09T08:46:02.21-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T08:46:02.21-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58392959@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:46:02 MDT Airlines among strongest stocks in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370615-79/airlines-airline-stocks-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58370615-79/airlines-airline-stocks-percent.html.csp">Airlines among strongest stocks in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T15:34:16.154-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You just spent a small fortune on airline tickets — and the extra charges for the bags — for your family’s summer vacation. All your flights were packed with other passengers who also paid richly for the ride. No wonder airline profits are sky-high. Back home now, you might ask if you can share in the airlines’ good fortune by buying their stock. The answer: maybe you can, but you missed the big payoff. Airlines have been among the strongest stocks so far in 2014, easily beating broad measures ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583706152014-09-05T15:34:16.154-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T15:34:16.154-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58370615@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:34:16 MDT S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58377776-79/percent-stocks-index-500.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58377776-79/percent-stocks-index-500.html.csp">S&P 500 hits record on dividend stocks, Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T15:52:11.706-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A surge in dividend-rich utility stocks helped push the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to a record Friday. Investors bought up the stocks after the government reported that U.S. employers added fewer jobs than forecast for August. That boosted demand for bonds and pushed down their yields. In turn, stocks with big dividends became more attractive to investors seeking income-paying securities. The stock market also got a lift from a cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583777762014-09-05T15:52:11.706-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T15:52:11.706-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58377776@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:52:11 MDT Stocks flat as oil drop offsets European stimulus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373397-79/percent-stocks-oil-market.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373397-79/percent-stocks-oil-market.html.csp">Stocks flat as oil drop offsets European stimulus</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T16:10:33.059-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A slump in oil prices weighed on the stock market Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its third straight loss. Stocks had started the day higher after the European Central Bank surprised investors by announcing that it had cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low and planned to purchase asset-backed securities in an effort to stimulate the region’s ailing economy. Investors were also cheered by some encouraging reports on the U.S. economy. The gains didn’t hold...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583733972014-09-04T16:10:33.059-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T16:10:33.059-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373397@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:10:33 MDT As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351798-79/stocks-companies-percent-rates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351798-79/stocks-companies-percent-rates.html.csp">As stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BERNARD CONDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:54:02.065-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Is it time to cash out of stocks? The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee. Plenty of experts think stocks are about to drop. But many others offer compelling arguments for the rally to continue for years. The bulls point to a strengthening U.S. economy. They also like that companies have plenty of money to keep b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517982014-08-29T12:54:02.065-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T12:54:02.065-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351798@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:54:02 MDT Stocks end higher following strong run in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351714-79/percent-500-rose-august.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58351714-79/percent-500-rose-august.html.csp">Stocks end higher following strong run in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T15:34:42.716-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Standard & Poor’s 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first time. And the index ended August with a gain of 3.7 percent. Six months of solid job gains, strong company earnings and a bevy of corporate deal news contributed to the rally, part of a bull market that’s been rumbling on for more than five years. The market appe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583517142014-08-29T15:34:42.716-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T15:34:42.716-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351714@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:34:42 MDT S&P 500 closes with big round number: 2,000.02 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338376-79/percent-rose-500-stocks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58338376-79/percent-rose-500-stocks.html.csp">S&P 500 closes with big round number: 2,000.02</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T17:44:11.887-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 05:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It was a big round-number day for the stock market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed a hair above 2,000 points Tuesday, 16 years after it finished above 1,000 for the first time. The move extended the stock index’s record-shattering run this year. The latest milestone comes as investors see new signs that the economy is strengthening, a driver of stronger company earnings. “There’s perhaps a small psychological boost when you get over such a significant price level,” said Cameron Hinds, re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583383762014-08-26T17:44:11.887-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T17:44:11.887-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338376@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:44:11 MDT Unexpected summer blockbuster: Chinese stocks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323256-79/chinese-china-stocks-growth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323256-79/chinese-china-stocks-growth.html.csp">Unexpected summer blockbuster: Chinese stocks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STAN CHOE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:46:01.913-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Surprise: One of the summer’s hottest investments was also one of the most anxiety-inducing a few months earlier. Dollars are pouring into China again despite worries about the country’s slowing economic growth. Chinese stock mutual funds have returned an average of 12.5 percent over the last three months, making them the second-best fund category of the 105 that Morningstar tracks. Mutual fund managers say they still see opportunities in Chinese stocks, even though the recent gains m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583232562014-08-21T17:46:01.913-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:46:01.913-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323256@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:46:01 MDT