Category Archives: Debt and Deficits

Stocks fall Wednesday as World Bank cuts 2014 forecasts

U.S. stocks were weaker across the board on Wednesday, with all of the major indexes ending in the red after trading in negative territory all day.

Posted in Bonds, Debt and Deficits, Economy, Global

Stocks move higher Monday as retail sales surge in March

Thanks to a late afternoon rally, U.S. stocks rose on Monday, avoiding a third straight day of decline.

Posted in Debt and Deficits, Europe, Retail sales

U.S. stocks sharply lower on Monday despite gains elsewhere

On a day with little in the way of economic news and stocks mostly higher in Europe and Asia, U.S. stocks dropped sharply on Monday, their worst day by far this year and their biggest losses in more than two … Continue reading

Posted in Debt and Deficits, Europe, Stocks

Google shares jump 8% in after hours trading

Stocks continued their rally Thursday following President Obama’s early morning signing of a bill reopening the government (through January 15) and suspending the federal debt ceiling (until February 7), with the S&P 500 closing at a new high.

Posted in Bonds, Debt and Deficits, Stocks

A mixed Monday as Japan GDP disappoints

U.S. stocks were narrowly mixed on Monday to start the week.

Posted in Debt and Deficits, Europe, Japan

Super Tuesday: stocks rise, bonds fall, continuing recent trends

Stock prices continued their march higher, surpassing previous record levels and propelling 2013 stock returns further into double-digit territory.

Posted in Bonds, Debt and Deficits, Stocks, The U.S. Dollar

U.S. stocks rise but Apple plunges after the close

All three major U.S. stock indexes closed higher Wednesday for the second straight day led by technology stocks, although the main event took place after the close as Apple stock dropped sharply following a disappointing earnings report.

Posted in Apple Inc., Debt and Deficits, Stocks, U.S. Debt Ceiling

Flat Friday leaves S&P 500 at 5-year high

Stocks finished Friday little changed, consolidating recent gains that have propelled the S&P 500 to a five-year high.

Posted in China, Debt and Deficits, Europe

Europe exhales, stock prices jump

Stock prices jumped roughly 2% Thursday, reaching multi-year highs on this morning’s announcement that the European Central Bank will begin buying bonds of the lesser credits among Europe’s sovereigns.

Posted in Bonds, Debt and Deficits, Europe, Stocks

The Pain in Spain

Renewed fears about European debt, particularly in Spain, sent U.S. stock prices lower on Friday to end an otherwise positive week.

Posted in Debt and Deficits, Europe, Stocks