Category Archives: Energy

Stocks resume downturn as war worries persist

U.S. stocks managed to pare most of their losses on Monday but still finished broadly in the red to start the week.

Posted in Energy, Europe

Stocks mostly lower as Yellen begins testimony

U.S. stocks finished mostly lower on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress that the economy remains soft but that the Fed would remain accommodative.

Posted in Economy, Energy, Europe, Federal Reserve

Dow slides on fighting in Iraq

Iraq’s swift descent into chaos sent crude oil prices higher, while stock prices and Treasury bond yields went lower. WTI and Brent grade crude increased by roughly $2-$3 a barrel on fighting near Iraq’s oil fields; the major U.S. stock … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Global, Retail sales, Stocks

U.S. stocks fall further on Tuesday

U.S. stocks were down again for the second straight day this week, although the declines on Tuesday were more pronounced than on Monday.

Posted in Bonds, Energy, Global, Japan

Stocks mostly flat Wednesday but bond prices go higher

For the third time this week, the S&P 500 tried and failed to hold above its January 15 high.

Posted in Energy, Housing

Stocks, bonds little changed for the week; commodities gain

The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 drifted lower Friday and for the week, on questions of monetary policy and a spate of weaker economic news – possibly on account of the weather.

Posted in Commodities, Energy, Federal Reserve, Housing

Stocks end mostly higher but indexes are mixed

The major U.S. averages were widely mixed but stock prices mostly higher on Tuesday after reopening following the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Posted in Energy, Housing, Japan

Stocks lower but bonds, commodities gain

Stock prices were lower across the globe on Tuesday, ending a two-day rally.

Posted in China, Commodities, Energy

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

Iran deal buoys global stocks

A tentative agreement that would ease economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear program helped raise stock prices around the world on Monday, although U.S. stocks lost their momentum late in the session.

Posted in Energy, Europe, Housing, Japan