Category Archives: Energy

Stocks continue to move higher as oil continues to slump

Global stocks were broadly higher again on Tuesday, although the gains in the U.S. were about half as strong as Monday’s.

Posted in Bonds, Energy, Housing, Inflation

Stocks rise despite weak economic news, bond yields drop

U. S. stocks were higher again on Thursday despite mounting evidence of a slowing global economy.

Posted in Bonds, Energy, Europe, Jobs

Tuesday’s late rally fails to lift stocks out of the red

A late rally on Tuesday proved to be too little, too late to lift U.S. stocks for a third straight day.

Posted in Bonds, Debt and Deficits, Energy, Europe

Stocks rebound from last week’s Stocknado

Stocks rebounded from last week’s swoon on Monday, with the S&P 500 rising 0.7% and small-cap indexes gaining 0.9%. While stock prices are still marginally lower than at midyear, today’s rebound did recapture last Friday’s retreat and then some, led … Continue reading

Posted in China, Energy, Housing, Stocks

Thursday’s big losses push stocks into the red for July

U. S. stocks fell sharply on the last day of July, more than enough to push all of the major indexes into negative territory for the month.

Posted in Energy, Europe, Jobs, Stocks

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