Stocks end the week on a down note as Visa, Amazon drop

Disappointing earnings reports from Visa and Amazon helped dampen the mood on Wall Street on Friday, sending stock prices down broadly while the major averages finished mixed for the week. Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, China, Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Stocks unchanged amid economic reports; Facebook surges

In a day heavy with economic reports and forecasts, U.S. stocks finished largely unchanged while foreign stocks continued to rise. Continue reading

Posted in China, Europe, Facebook, Housing, Jobs, Purchasing Managers' Index

S&P 500 hits another record as stocks rise modestly

Global stocks were mostly if modestly higher on Wednesday, enough to carry the S&P 500 to another all-time high. Continue reading

Posted in Apple Inc., Bonds, Europe, Facebook

Stocks rebound Tuesday as earnings retake investor focus

Stocks rebounded strongly across the globe on Tuesday as concern about the crises in the Middle East and Russia ebbed a bit, at least for one day. Continue reading

Posted in Apple Inc., Corporate Profits, Housing, Inflation

Stocks resume downturn as war worries persist

U.S. stocks managed to pare most of their losses on Monday but still finished broadly in the red to start the week. Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Europe

Weekly Market Recap – 07/18/14

Stocks, as today’s Wall Street Journal puts it, have tended not to dwell on bad news, which 2014 has provided in ample measure. At the same time, bonds have provided a safe haven for those who are unnerved by global turmoil and economic disappointment. Follow the link below to our review of last week’s markets.

Last Week In Markets 07.18.14

Posted in Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Stocks rebound Friday to end the week higher

U.S. stocks rebounded strongly Friday from Thursday’s big losses to end the week in positive territory. Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Leading Indicators, Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

War worries push stocks down; bonds, oil and metals up

Stocks dropped sharply and broadly on Thursday while bonds, metals and oil prices soared, sparked by escalating violence between Russia and Ukraine, including the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine, as well as renewed fighting between Israel and Hamas. Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Housing, Jobs

Big-cap stocks rally on economic news, Yellen testimony

Although they gave up some of their early price gains as Fed Chairman Janet Yellen testified to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, stocks rallied in the afternoon and closed with decent gains. The Dow was up 0.5% today to a new high, and the S&P 500 was close behind with a 0.4% rise to within 0.2% of its July 3 record high. Time Warner shares rose 17% after 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made a buyout offer in June; FOX shares fell almost 5% for the day. Time Warner said it had rejected Fox’s $80 billion offer.
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Posted in Federal Reserve, Industrial Production, Stocks

Stocks mostly lower as Yellen begins testimony

U.S. stocks finished mostly lower on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress that the economy remains soft but that the Fed would remain accommodative. Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Energy, Europe, Federal Reserve