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Economic reports – both good and bad – lift most stocks

On a day dominated by economic reports – positive in the U.S., negative in the euro zone and China – global stocks were mostly higher on Thursday.

Posted in China, Europe, Housing, Jobs, Leading Indicators, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stocks continue to move higher as oil continues to slump

Global stocks were broadly higher again on Tuesday, although the gains in the U.S. were about half as strong as Monday’s.

Posted in Bonds, Energy, Housing, Inflation

Bonds outshine stocks as global worries grow

U. S. stocks closed mostly mixed on Friday and up for the week, but bonds grabbed the spotlight.

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Europe, Industrial Production, Inflation

Stocks rise despite weak economic news, bond yields drop

U. S. stocks were higher again on Thursday despite mounting evidence of a slowing global economy.

Posted in Bonds, Energy, Europe, Jobs

Stocks record nice gains despite weak retail sales report

Led by the health care and tech sectors, U.S. stocks were broadly higher on Wednesday despite a weaker than expected July retail sales report.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Japan, Retail sales

Tuesday’s late rally fails to lift stocks out of the red

A late rally on Tuesday proved to be too little, too late to lift U.S. stocks for a third straight day.

Posted in Bonds, Debt and Deficits, Energy, Europe

Rally continues into Monday, but stocks close off highs

Friday’s big U.S. rally carried over into Monday before stocks started to give back some of their gains in the last two hours of trading.

Posted in Europe, Stocks

Europe worries send stocks lower, bonds higher

U. S. stocks were higher for about the first hour of trading on Thursday but it was mostly downhill after that, with the major equity indexes closing down about 0.5% across the board.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Federal Reserve, Jobs

Stocks rebound after early losses to close with modest gains

Following a weak opening, U.S. stocks quickly rebounded and ended modestly higher on Wednesday.

Posted in Banks, Europe, Stocks

Stocks resume their fall despite good PMI reports

Tuesday was a day of mostly positive purchasing managers’ indexes from around the globe but the good news wasn’t enough to prevent U.S. stocks from resuming last week’s downtrend.

Posted in Banks, China, Europe, Purchasing Managers' Index