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Category Archives: Europe
In a day heavy with economic reports and forecasts, U.S. stocks finished largely unchanged while foreign stocks continued to rise.
Global stocks were mostly if modestly higher on Wednesday, enough to carry the S&P 500 to another all-time high.
U.S. stocks managed to pare most of their losses on Monday but still finished broadly in the red to start the week.
Stocks dropped sharply and broadly on Thursday while bonds, metals and oil prices soared, sparked by escalating violence between Russia and Ukraine, including the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine, as well as renewed fighting between Israel and … Continue reading
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.
Stock prices flirted with new highs Monday, with the Dow rising 0.7% and ending just 13 points or 0.1% shy of its July 3 high. The S&P 500 gained 0.5% and landed 0.4% below its all-time high. NASDAQ’s gain Monday … Continue reading
Stock prices ambled higher on Friday, not very persuasively and certainly not enough to rescue what was the worst week for small-cap stocks in over two years. Bigger capitalization stocks generally held up better to this past week’s selling pressures. … Continue reading
Problems at a major Portuguese bank sparked a selloff in U.S. and European stocks early Thursday but share prices managed to close well above their lows of the day.
Buoyed by some positive economic numbers from the U.S. and China, global stocks started off the third quarter strongly higher on Tuesday.