Category Archives: Bonds

Stocks, bonds post big gains for August

Worsening global headlines and a weaker than expected report on U.S. consumer spending and income failed to dampen investor moods on Friday, sending the major indexes to their best monthly gains since February.

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Europe, Savings and Consumer Spending

Stocks fall, bonds rise on international worries

Concerns about escalating hostilities between Ukraine and Russia and the Middle East situation trumped a bevy of upbeat U.S. economic reports, knocking stock prices down on Thursday.

Posted in Bonds, Corporate Profits, Europe, Housing, Jobs

Global bond yields continue their historic slide

European bond yields fell to fresh lows on Wednesday on speculation that the European Central Bank is getting closer to initiating an asset purchase program along the lines of the QE programs that the central banks of the U.S., U.K. … Continue reading

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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