U.S. stocks fell, pushing the Nasdaq 100 Index to its biggest three-day retreat since 2011 and erasing the year’s gains in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as technology shares extended last week’s selloff.
U.S. stocks climbed, extending the best two-day gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in five weeks, as housing data bolstered confidence in the economy and Vladimir Putin said Russia isn’t seeking to split Ukraine.
D.R. Horton Inc., the largest U.S. homebuilder by revenue, rose the most in a year after reporting that it’s charging more for houses and that sales are strengthening heading into the busiest season for demand.
Most U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbing to within eight points of a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Laboratories Inc. offset slower growth in New York-area manufacturing.
Natural gas and oil led a gauge of commodities to a five-month high as a winter storm in the U.S. Northeast boosted fuel demand and coffee surged amid a drought in Brazil. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose a third day.
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rebounding from its worst slump since June, as earnings at companies from Pfizer Inc. to D.R. Horton Inc. topped estimates and consumer confidence increased ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.