Stock Rally

A rally in stocks is when prices rise for an extended period of time. This is due to the fact that there are more buyers than sellers of stock. Once the supply of shares at any one level is exhausted and more buyers are willing to accumulate shares, the remaining sellers raise their price at which they would be willing to sell their holdings.


The market appears to have another bull leg with the DOW and S&P 500 closing higher in seven of the last nine sessions to March 6. The blue chip stocks have been especially strong, with the DOW hitting a record…

The key index that provided extra gas for the most recent stock rally was the Dow Jones Transportation Average, and it did so in the face of higher oil prices. This was excellent confirmation and its recovery from late February…

With February in the books, the stock rally over the first two months of the year and especially in January has been more substantial than I expected. I was thinking of 1,400 for the S&P 500 if everything worked out,…

With the year-end in sight, it will be interesting to see if we get a Santa Claus Rally—a situation in which a stock rally occurs between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The month of December has historically been positive for…

I’m looking at the major business newspapers this morning and I see one big story missing from page one of these newspapers, “Dow Jones up 250 points yesterday, single-day gain of 2.3%!” Yesterday’s big rise in the Dow Jones Industrial…

** Michael Lombardi is away on assignment today; his column will return Friday. ** The business and financial media, in general, did not pick up Friday's significant 197.84-point rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The world's most popular stock…

— Ahead of the Street Column, by Mitchell Clark, B. Comm. One large-cap company just reported its financial results and the numbers beat consensus Street estimates. Like I wrote previously about the upcoming earnings season, this company reported very modest…