Category Archives: Europe

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 drop as U.S., Europe impose new sanctions on Russia

U. S. stocks finished mostly lower on Tuesday after Washington and the European Union agreed to impose a new set of tougher sanctions against Russia.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing

Stocks unchanged amid economic reports; Facebook surges

In a day heavy with economic reports and forecasts, U.S. stocks finished largely unchanged while foreign stocks continued to rise.

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

S&P 500 hits another record as stocks rise modestly

Global stocks were mostly if modestly higher on Wednesday, enough to carry the S&P 500 to another all-time high.

Posted in Apple Inc., Bonds, Europe, Facebook

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

War worries push stocks down; bonds, oil and metals up

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

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Housing, Jobs

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

Stocks bounce higher to start the week

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

Posted in Europe

Global jitters knock stocks from highs

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

Posted in Bonds, Commodities, Europe, Stocks

Portugal bank worries send stocks down in U.S. and Europe

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.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Jobs