Category Archives: Bonds

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.

Posted in Apple Inc., Bonds, Europe, Facebook

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Housing, Jobs

Global jitters knock stocks from highs

Stock prices ambled higher on Friday, not very persuasively and certainly not enough to rescue what was the worst week for small-cap stocks in over two years. Bigger capitalization stocks generally held up better to this past week’s selling pressures. … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Commodities, Europe, Stocks

Portugal bank worries send stocks down in U.S. and Europe

Problems at a major Portuguese bank sparked a selloff in U.S. and European stocks early Thursday but share prices managed to close well above their lows of the day.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Jobs

Stocks, bonds higher as Fed reveals October end to bond purchases

U.S. stocks ended a two-day skid while Treasury bonds kept their winning streak alive for a third day on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve provided more clarity about the ending of its quantitative-easing bond purchasing program.

Posted in Bonds, Federal Reserve

Stocks lower again Tuesday, especially social media issues

Stock prices fell for a second day on Tuesday, a little more resolutely than Monday’s retreat. The Dow lost 118 points or 0.7%, falling to 16907 after two sessions in the rarefied air above 17000. The S&P 500 matched the … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Credit, Corporate Profits, Stocks

Stocks and commodities weak on Monday

For the first time in four sessions, U.S. stock prices fell Monday, although the Dow Jones Industrials managed to hold above 17000. The Dow declined 0.3%, closing at 17024, down from 17068 last Thursday. The S&P 500 retreated 0.4% and, … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Commodities, Stocks

DJIA passes 17000 for first time on strong jobs report

U.S. stock prices rose another 0.5%-0.6% on Thursday, buoyed by one of the better employment reports in a while. Closing the holiday-shortened week at an all-time high of 17068, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed higher by 0.5%. The S&P … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Jobs, Stocks

Stocks close narrowly mixed ahead of Thursday’s jobs report

U.S investors appeared to take an early start to the July 4 holiday weekend, if the narrowly mixed performance of the major averages on Wednesday is any indication.

Posted in Bonds, Jobs

U.S. stocks end Monday mixed, putting a good second quarter in the books

U.S. stocks ended the final day of the second quarter with an equivocal showing, as the Dow lost 0.1%, NASDAQ gained 0.2% and the S&P 500 was flat. Among the 30 Dow Jones Industrials, 19 stocks declined Monday, as against … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Housing, Stocks