Category Archives: Consumer Confidence

S&P 500 closes above 2000 (just barely) for the first time

It didn’t make it by much, but the S&P 500 closed above 2000 – 2000.02 to be exact – for the first time ever on Tuesday.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing

Bonds outshine stocks as global worries grow

U. S. stocks closed mostly mixed on Friday and up for the week, but bonds grabbed the spotlight.

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Europe, Industrial Production, Inflation

Stocks drop as U.S., Europe impose new sanctions on Russia

U. S. stocks finished mostly lower on Tuesday after Washington and the European Union agreed to impose a new set of tougher sanctions against Russia.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing

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