Category Archives: Commodities

Global jitters knock stocks from highs

Stock prices ambled higher on Friday, not very persuasively and certainly not enough to rescue what was the worst week for small-cap stocks in over two years. Bigger capitalization stocks generally held up better to this past week’s selling pressures. … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Commodities, Europe, Stocks

Stocks and commodities weak on Monday

For the first time in four sessions, U.S. stock prices fell Monday, although the Dow Jones Industrials managed to hold above 17000. The Dow declined 0.3%, closing at 17024, down from 17068 last Thursday. The S&P 500 retreated 0.4% and, … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Commodities, 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

Stocks, bonds little changed for the week; commodities gain

The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 drifted lower Friday and for the week, on questions of monetary policy and a spate of weaker economic news – possibly on account of the weather.

Posted in Commodities, Energy, Federal Reserve, Housing

With Friday’s gains, stocks nearly back in the black for 2014

Stocks rose moderately on Friday, with the Dow adding 127 points (0.8%) and the S&P 500 (+0.5%) closing within 0.5% of its all-time high.

Posted in Commodities, Economy, Europe

Stock prices and bond yields close 2013 on a high note

Fittingly, U.S. stocks ended 2013 on an up note, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average registering its best yearly gain since 1995 and the S&P 500 its best year since 1997.

Posted in Bonds, Commodities, Consumer Confidence, Housing, Stocks

Stocks lower but bonds, commodities gain

Stock prices were lower across the globe on Tuesday, ending a two-day rally.

Posted in China, Commodities, Energy

Stocks rise again on debt ceiling optimism, commodities sink

U.S. stocks were higher again on Friday as the White House and lawmakers in Congress continued to work on a debt limit extension.

Posted in Commodities, Consumer Confidence, U.S. Debt Ceiling