Category Archives: Consumer Credit

Stocks lower again Tuesday, especially social media issues

Stock prices fell for a second day on Tuesday, a little more resolutely than Monday’s retreat. The Dow lost 118 points or 0.7%, falling to 16907 after two sessions in the rarefied air above 17000. The S&P 500 matched the … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Credit, Corporate Profits, Stocks

Stocks fall, bonds rise to begin the week

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.

Posted in China, Consumer Credit, U.S. Debt Ceiling

Stocks rise 1% or more to start the week

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

Posted in China, Consumer Credit, Japan

U.S. stocks, bonds regain a measure of stability

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%.

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Credit, Europe, Stocks

Dow closes above 15000 as stocks break more records

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.

Posted in Consumer Credit, Europe, Japan, Stocks

Stocks up again on jobless claims, Europe rally

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.

Posted in Consumer Credit, Europe, Jobs

Stocks retreat, bonds rally

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.

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Credit, Stocks

Stocks give back some of last week’s gains

Stocks spent most of Monday‚Äôs 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.

Posted in Consumer Credit, Europe, Stocks

Stocks at three-month highs

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.

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Credit, Stocks, The Long Term

All the world pivots on 7% Spain debt

Stocks extended their decline in prices to a third day with Monday’s modest declines.

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Credit, Europe