Category Archives: Consumer Confidence

Stocks rebound Friday to end the week higher

U.S. stocks rebounded strongly Friday from Thursday’s big losses to end the week in positive territory.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Leading Indicators, Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Stocks rally late again on Friday

Down for most of the trading day, stocks pulled out a win for Friday on late-day trading by institutions and indexed portfolios to reflect the annual rebalancing of the Russell Index constituents. The Dow Jones Industrials, thanks to an 80-point … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Stocks

War fears erase gains from housing, consumer confidence

Despite some positive reports on housing and consumer confidence, U.S. stocks were broadly lower on Tuesday amid growing worries about the escalating violence in Iraq.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Housing

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

Housing shows signs of life, helping stocks rebound on Friday

U.S. share prices experienced a late-day bounce Friday, almost enough to put the major stock market averages in the plus column for the week. The Dow added 45 points (+0.3%) today, and ended the week off 90 points (-0.5%). The … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Housing, Stocks

Stocks rise broadly on Tuesday, Twitter drops after the close

Stocks were broadly higher across much of the globe on Tuesday, ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve announcement.

Posted in Apple Inc., Consumer Confidence, Housing

Stocks fall Friday, tipping market into the red for the week

Continuing their recent stop-and-go pattern of trading, U.S. stock prices fell sharply Friday, taking the major market indexes into negative territory for the week and, for many of them, for the year to date as well. The Dow declined 140 … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Stocks

Stockbleed takes Dow down 143 points Friday, 386 for the week

Stocks sold off for a third time this week on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials closing at 16027, down 0.9% Friday and 2.4% for the week. At Friday’s close, the Dow is now down 3.3% from its high. The … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Inflation, Stocks

Profit taking takes NASDAQ Composite below its beginning-of-the-year level

As it has for most of this week, stocks started strong today only to give up gains in afternoon trading, except that on Friday prices firmed near the close and ended in positive territory for the day (although not for … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Savings and Consumer Spending, The Long Term

Stocks end two-day losing streak as confidence jumps

The major U.S stock market indexes recorded their first gains in the past three sessions on Tuesday, buoyed by a much better than expected rise in consumer confidence.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing