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U.S. stocks lost nearly 1% on Monday as little progress appeared to be made either on the federal budget or the Treasury debt ceiling.
Stock and bond prices were higher again on Monday to start the week, boosted by stronger than expected economic reports from Japan and China, some easing in the Syria crisis and continued optimism about a delay in Fed bond tapering … Continue reading
Stocks and bonds rallied to start the new week, with the Dow gaining 89 points or 0.6% and the 10-year Treasury note rising 7/8s, its yield falling 10 basis points to 2.64%.
The global bull market continued apace on Tuesday, as both the Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs, Germany’s stock market hit an all-time high and Japanese stocks closed at their highest levels in nearly five years.
A better than expected jobless claims report and some optimism out of Europe appeared to be the catalyst for sending U.S. stock prices higher again on Thursday.
The first week of January was a great one for stocks and a poor one for Treasury bonds; so far at least, week two has seen a reversal of fortunes.
Stocks spent most of Monday’s trading session in negative territory as investors await Thursday’s conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee’s September 12-13 meeting and a major court decision in Germany.
Stocks climbed for a third straight day on Tuesday, propelling the S&P 500 (+0.5%) above 1400 for the first time since May 2 and the NASDAQ Composite (+0.9%) above 3000 to a three-month high.
Stocks extended their decline in prices to a third day with Monday’s modest declines.
Unlike Wednesday, when stocks were broadly higher the world over, markets were more mixed Thursday, with Europe and Asia mostly higher and U.S. stocks relatively flat, despite the Dow Jones Industrials’ 46-point advance.