Category Archives: China

Stock rally continues into Wednesday

U.S. stocks picked up where they left off following Tuesday afternoon’s rally, rising sharply and broadly on Wednesday.

Posted in China, Economy, Federal Reserve, Housing

Tech shares get hit again, NASDAQ drop is most since 2011

Following two days of rising prices, stocks resumed their steep fall on Thursday, as investors continued to dump technology, biotech and internet stocks.

Posted in Bonds, China, Europe, Facebook, Jobs

Stocks have first losing day in April; Google splits

U.S. stocks had their first down day in April and for the week on Thursday, likely due to profit-taking prompted by some weakish economic reports released today.

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

Q2 off to a good start

Stocks began the second quarter much as they ended the first, closing higher, with the S&P 500 reaching another new record. The index closed up 0.7% at 1885.52, with eight of its 10 sectors rising, led by consumer discretionary stocks, … Continue reading

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

Selling in biotech shares pushes market averages lower for a second day

Stocks prices took another jog lower Monday, although much of the pain was again felt by biotech stocks, with the result that the NASDAQ Composite fell a full percentage point more than the Dow’s 0.2% decline. The S&P 500, with … Continue reading

Posted in China, Europe, Stocks

Happy PPI Day

March 14 is celebrated by Math types in the United States as Pi Day because the first three digits of the transcendental number Pi (3.14159265359…) evoke the 3/14 designation for March 14. March 14, 2014 is also PPI day in … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, China, Commodities, Inflation, Japan, Stocks

Signs of growth in the U.S. fail to stem China worries, taking stocks lower

Stocks suffered their biggest losses in a month and a half, as investors were distressed by evidence of slowing economic growth in China and signs of Russian troop activity in Ukraine.

Posted in Bonds, China, Commodities, Retail sales, Stocks

China and commodities weigh on markets

Stocks were mixed Wednesday, with the Dow down nominally and the S&P 500 up nominally; NASDAQ posted a 0.4% rise, powered by biotech and telecom stocks.

Posted in China, Commodities, Global

China trade report sends global stocks lower

Negative news from Asia got stocks off on the wrong foot on Monday to start the week.

Posted in China, Japan, Stocks

Stocks end slightly lower as economic news fails to inspire

The major U.S. stock averages closed mildly in the red on Tuesday following a day of mostly directionless trading amid growing evidence of a limp economy.

Posted in China, Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing