Category Archives: Consumer Confidence

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

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

Stocks rebound ahead of Wednesday’s Fed meeting

After Monday’s afternoon rally fell short of moving the major U.S. averages into the green, stocks were higher on Tuesday.

Posted in Apple Inc., Consumer Confidence, Stocks

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

Global rally continues on Apple, economic news

The global stock rally continued into Christmas week on Monday, boosted by positive U.S. economic reports, upbeat comments by the head of the International Monetary Fund about American economic growth, and a big gain in the price of Apple Inc. … Continue reading

Posted in Apple Inc., Consumer Confidence, Facebook, Savings and Consumer Spending

Stock prices rise in pre-Thanksgiving trading

Stock prices rose on Wednesday, led once again by tech stocks.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Energy, Jobs, Leading Indicators, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stock prices little changed but NASDAQ closes above 4000

NASDAQ closed above 4000 for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, but outside of tech stocks prices were little changed.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Housing

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at record high

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 111 points or 0.7% to reach an all-time high of 15680 Tuesday, surpassing by an iota September’s previous peak (15676).

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Retail sales, Stocks