Category Archives: China

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

Stocks continue higher Thursday – but within recent trading range

Looking as if it might close above 1900 for the first time ever, the S&P 500 instead gave up roughly half of its early gains in the final hour of light trading Thursday, finishing at 1892 for a gain of … Continue reading

Posted in China, Leading Indicators

Dow, S&P rise modestly but set new records as NASDAQ eases

Both the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at new record highs on Tuesday but stocks once again ended narrowly mixed, with NASDAQ and smaller caps stocks ending lower.

Posted in China, Europe, Retail sales

Stock market shifts gears, finding bargains in technology

The risk switch was turned back on today, as investors shrugged off recent concerns and propelled the Dow and S&P 500 to record highs. Monday saw a convincing rally, albeit one coming on relatively light trading volume, in many of … Continue reading

Posted in China, Stocks