- Apple Inc.
- Auto Sales
- Capital Spending
- Consumer Confidence
- Consumer Credit
- Corporate Profits
- Debt and Deficits
- Emerging Markets
- Federal Reserve
- Fiscal Policy
- Government Shutdown
- Leading Indicators
- Purchasing Managers' Index
- Retail sales
- Savings and Consumer Spending
- The Long Term
- The U.S. Dollar
- U.S. Debt Ceiling
- Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps
Author Archives: wrightnetblogger
The latest “Beige Book” report on economic conditions in the 12 Federal Reserve districts showed “modest to moderate” growth in economic activity from January to early February, with bad weather a factor in many districts.
Economic reports out on Monday were generally positive, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had investors went scurrying for safety, sending the Dow Jones Industrials down 154 points or 0.9%.
Two months of 2014 are in the books, and stocks are mostly (and modestly) higher, as are bonds. The Fed is still on the side of growth and, but for the bad weather, the economic momentum of the second half … Continue reading
The momentum that propelled stock prices to 2014 highs on Thursday started to waver during the final two hours of trading on Friday when reports of Russian troops on the ground in the Crimea region of Ukraine took some steam … Continue reading
For the third time this week, the S&P 500 tried and failed to hold above its January 15 high.
Stocks had healthy gains to start the new week, but they couldn’t hold on to the best levels of the day, hit in early afternoon trading.
Economic news has continued to run generally on the weak side of expectations, but “bad weather” apparently covers for a multitude of sins. Markets were pretty flat last week, with stocks not far off their highs. It was a week … Continue reading
The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 drifted lower Friday and for the week, on questions of monetary policy and a spate of weaker economic news – possibly on account of the weather.
Ahead for most of the morning and flat at the 2:00 (EST) release of the minutes of the Fed’s January 28-29 policy meeting, the Dow Jones Industrial Average drifted lower over the final two hours of trading, closing Wednesday down … Continue reading