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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Friday was the second day in a row with U.S. economic news that on balance was slightly better than expected.
The penultimate day of the third quarter was in some respects a microcosm of the entire quarter, except that unlike the quarter today’s session saw the bulls prevail in the end.
Stock prices shed 1.5%-2% Wednesday, as we seem to be enmeshed in a stock market that can’t stand prosperity.
Up more than 300 points in midafternoon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surrendered more than half of its gains in the final 90 minutes of trading on some dispute among the Eurozone nations about who will bear the pain of … Continue reading
Stock prices reversed course from last week’s declines, with the Dow rising 272 points or 2.5% Monday.
Stocks ended a wicked week with modest price increases Friday, while bonds and especially commodities sold off.
The United States may or may not be in or nearing a recession, but slow growth appears to be our lot for the foreseeable future.
As had been widely speculated on for the past several weeks, the Federal Reserve today unveiled a maturity extension program – similar to 1961′s “operation twist” – whereby the Fed will swap out of $400 billion in shorter-term Treasury securities … Continue reading
At Tuesday’s high, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 150 points, but virtually all of the gain was wiped away in the final hour of trading as a result of – drum roll – renewed worries about Greece.
The Euro crisis and in particular the debt woes of Greece roiled world markets for the umpteenth time today.