Category Archives: Economy

Stock rally continues into Wednesday

U.S. stocks picked up where they left off following Tuesday afternoon’s rally, rising sharply and broadly on Wednesday.

Posted in China, Economy, Federal Reserve, Housing

Stocks close lower again, led by bank sell-off

U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday for the second straight day and the fourth time in the past five sessions, although the losses were more modest than those on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended with a fractional loss after … Continue reading

Posted in Banks, Economy, Housing, Jobs

February’s cruel weather failed to damp rallies in stocks and bonds

The momentum that propelled stock prices to 2014 highs on Thursday started to waver during the final two hours of trading on Friday when reports of Russian troops on the ground in the Crimea region of Ukraine took some steam … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Economy, Global, Stocks

With Friday’s gains, stocks nearly back in the black for 2014

Stocks rose moderately on Friday, with the Dow adding 127 points (0.8%) and the S&P 500 (+0.5%) closing within 0.5% of its all-time high.

Posted in Commodities, Economy, Europe

South by Northeast

U.S. stocks headed in a southerly direction Wednesday as trading volume was suppressed by wicked winter weather throughout the Northeast.

Posted in Economy, Jobs, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stocks rebound on GDP, tech company news

U.S. stocks rebounded strongly on Thursday, helped by a fairly robust fourth quarter GDP report and some good corporate news.

Posted in China, Economy, Facebook, Housing, Jobs

Stocks post strong gains for the third week of December

The big three U.S. stock market averages hit new highs on Friday, gaining 0.3% (Dow), 0.5% (S&P 500) and 1.1% (NASDAQ); the two big-cap benchmarks closed at all-time highs, while tech-heavy NASDAQ hit a 13-year high.

Posted in Bonds, China, Economy, Stocks

Stocks hang on to most of yesterday’s gains; DJIA at new high Thursday

After trading in negative territory for most of the morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out an 11-point or 0.1% rise Thursday to stretch its record run to 16179.

Posted in Economy, Leading Indicators

Stocks climb sharply Monday on strong production data

Stocks rose Monday in the U.S. and Europe on strong manufacturing data.

Posted in China, Economy, Europe, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stocks continue their December decline

U.S. stocks fell for the fifth straight day on Thursday following some economic reports that made for positive headlines but were a bit mixed in the details.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Economy, Europe, Jobs