Category Archives: Bonds

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

NASDAQ hits its highest level since March 2000

U.S. stock prices started the new week to the upside with gains on the order of 1% for the big-cap stock market averages and gains approaching 1.5% for small-cap indexes. NASDAQ hit a 14-year high, rising 1.0% for the day, … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Housing, Stocks

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

Stocks spring higher on snap-back Friday

In the face of some daunting geopolitical uncertainties, U.S. stocks had their best day since early March on Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 rising 1.1% and 1.2%. Prices were flat to lower at the open, but by the … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, 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

Q2 GDP growth hit 4% – but it took a 2% decline in Q1 to do it

U.S. GDP increased at a 4% annual rate in the second quarter of 2014, roughly one percentage point better than the consensus Wall Street forecast. In addition to the second-quarter economic rebound, the prior three quarters’ GDP estimates were revised … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Economy, Federal Reserve

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.

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