Category Archives: Europe

Stocks up, bonds down on good economic, Ukraine news

Following a weak opening, U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Thursday, the last trading day of the week before the markets close for Good Friday.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Jobs

U.S. stocks bounce back on Tuesday but foreign equities drop

Following a robust opening, U.S. stocks quickly lost their gains, but another strong afternoon rally lifted the major averages to respectable increases on Tuesday.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Housing, Inflation

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

Tech shares get hit again, NASDAQ drop is most since 2011

Following two days of rising prices, stocks resumed their steep fall on Thursday, as investors continued to dump technology, biotech and internet stocks.

Posted in Bonds, China, Europe, Facebook, Jobs

Stocks have first losing day in April; Google splits

U.S. stocks had their first down day in April and for the week on Thursday, likely due to profit-taking prompted by some weakish economic reports released today.

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

Q2 off to a good start

Stocks began the second quarter much as they ended the first, closing higher, with the S&P 500 reaching another new record. The index closed up 0.7% at 1885.52, with eight of its 10 sectors rising, led by consumer discretionary stocks, … Continue reading

Posted in Auto Sales, China, Europe, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stocks end two-day losing streak as confidence jumps

The major U.S stock market indexes recorded their first gains in the past three sessions on Tuesday, buoyed by a much better than expected rise in consumer confidence.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing

Selling in biotech shares pushes market averages lower for a second day

Stocks prices took another jog lower Monday, although much of the pain was again felt by biotech stocks, with the result that the NASDAQ Composite fell a full percentage point more than the Dow’s 0.2% decline. The S&P 500, with … Continue reading

Posted in China, Europe, Stocks

“Putin rally” sends global stocks higher

Even as the war of words over Russia’s annexation of Crimea increased, investors took Vladimir Putin at his word that his territorial ambitions have been satisfied for the moment.

Posted in Europe, Housing, Inflation

Ukraine fears overshadow good February jobs report

A better than expected jobs report for February helped U.S. stocks get off to a positive start on Friday before concerns about the worsening Ukraine crisis created a mild selloff.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Jobs