Category Archives: Europe

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

Positive PMIs lead the markets higher to start Q3

Buoyed by some positive economic numbers from the U.S. and China, global stocks started off the third quarter strongly higher on Tuesday.

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

Stocks flat in U.S. and Asia, lower in Europe

U.S. stocks were little changed Monday, with the three major market averages ending the session within a few ticks one way or the other of their Friday highs. On the NYSE, there were a few more declining stocks than advancers … Continue reading

Posted in China, Europe, Housing