Category Archives: China

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 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

Stocks rebound from last week’s Stocknado

Stocks rebounded from last week’s swoon on Monday, with the S&P 500 rising 0.7% and small-cap indexes gaining 0.9%. While stock prices are still marginally lower than at midyear, today’s rebound did recapture last Friday’s retreat and then some, led … Continue reading

Posted in China, Energy, Housing, Stocks

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

Stocks unchanged amid economic reports; Facebook surges

In a day heavy with economic reports and forecasts, U.S. stocks finished largely unchanged while foreign stocks continued to rise.

Posted in China, Europe, Facebook, Housing, Jobs, Purchasing Managers' Index

Positive PMIs lead the markets higher to start Q3

Buoyed by some positive economic numbers from the U.S. and China, global stocks started off the third quarter strongly higher on Tuesday.

Posted in Auto Sales, China, Europe, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stocks flat in U.S. and Asia, lower in Europe

U.S. stocks were little changed Monday, with the three major market averages ending the session within a few ticks one way or the other of their Friday highs. On the NYSE, there were a few more declining stocks than advancers … Continue reading

Posted in China, Europe, Housing

Stocks close mixed in quiet trading

Stocks were narrowly mixed on Thursday after trading in a narrow band all day.

Posted in Bonds, China, Jobs, Leading Indicators

Plural-ISM: Third time’s the charm for ISM factory data

Up at the open, stock prices stumbled a bit after erroneous ISM manufacturing data for May was released at 10:00 NYT. When corrected figures were released – showing that manufacturing actually accelerated slightly last month – stock prices recovered some … Continue reading

Posted in China, Europe, Purchasing Managers' Index

Following long holiday weekend, stocks resume rise

Picking up where they left off last week, U.S. stocks rose higher on Tuesday following the Monday holiday, buoyed by some positive economic reports.

Posted in China, Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing