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Wall Street on the Up and Up Good news coming from Wall Street today, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 258 points, or 2.9%, to close above 9,000 for the first time since November. Standard & Poors 500 index gained 3.2%, and the Nasdaq composite rose 3.5%. Numbers have been rising since this past Wednesday but experts are remaining cautiously optimistic, according to CNN.coms David Goldman: Investors should brace for wild market swings as companies and the economy struggle to rebound. This past year was marred by horrid ... NASDAQs Tech Driven Trading Model Outsmarts the Competition Financially, 2008 was a year defined by the plummeting stock market, but Forbes Magazine still thought that no company was more impressive over the four quarters than market mogul NASDAQ OMX. The financial magazines Daniel Fisher praised the New York-headquartered company for adapting to recently introduced methods of new business better than competitors. It was CEO Robert Greifeld that caught Forbes' attention with his ability to transform the company from a typical trading floor institution into a company that... What is the S&P 500? A discussion or news report on the stock exchange and investing would not be complete without mention of the S&P 500. The term S&P 500 is the acronym for Standard & Poors 500 index which is a grouping of 500 stocks that have been selected by the S&P Index Committee. Standard & Poor is one of the worlds leaders in financial advice. S&P 500 stocks are selected by a committee of economists and analysts. ...