Category Archives: Global

Tech rebound leads stocks higher after three-day decline

Led by a rebound in beaten-down technology and social media stocks, the major U.S. equities indexes recorded their first gains in three days on Tuesday.

Posted in Facebook, Global, Stocks

Stocks rise, Dow on the brink of new high

Stock prices continued to press higher Wednesday, while bonds retreated for a fourth straight day. The Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ rose between 0.2% and 0.3% today, less convincing perhaps than the 0.7%-0.9% gains averaged on Monday and Tuesday, but … Continue reading

Posted in Global

Out of the valley of Death rode the Dow and the Stoxx Euro 600

Stocks recovered roughly half of last week’s price declines on Monday, with the Dow gaining 1.1% and the S&P 500 climbing a touch less than 1%.

Posted in Global, Stocks

China and commodities weigh on markets

Stocks were mixed Wednesday, with the Dow down nominally and the S&P 500 up nominally; NASDAQ posted a 0.4% rise, powered by biotech and telecom stocks.

Posted in China, Commodities, Global

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

February’s cruel weather failed to damp rallies in stocks and bonds

The momentum that propelled stock prices to 2014 highs on Thursday started to waver during the final two hours of trading on Friday when reports of Russian troops on the ground in the Crimea region of Ukraine took some steam … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Economy, Global, Stocks

Stocks closed mixed as several key Dow components fall

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Tuesday, although the major averages ended mixed.

Posted in Corporate Profits, Federal Reserve, Global

Stocks surge on World Bank forecast, other positive reports

Propelled by a bevy of positive economic reports and company news, global stocks surged higher on Wednesday.

Posted in Apple Inc., Federal Reserve, Global, Inflation

Stocks suffer biggest one-day setback in over one month; S&P friends Facebook

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 130 points or 0.8% today, a somewhat perverse reaction to the tentative budget deal reached Tuesday night by the Paul Ryan and Patty Murray Committee, which holds out the promise of averting another … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Federal Reserve, Global

Stock prices mostly lower on Tuesday’s profit taking

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe were flat to lower Tuesday, as profit taking seemed to stall the Dow’s rally to 16000.

Posted in Federal Reserve, Global