Category Archives: Global

Dow slides on fighting in Iraq

Iraq’s swift descent into chaos sent crude oil prices higher, while stock prices and Treasury bond yields went lower. WTI and Brent grade crude increased by roughly $2-$3 a barrel on fighting near Iraq’s oil fields; the major U.S. stock … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Global, Retail sales, Stocks

Stocks fall Wednesday as World Bank cuts 2014 forecasts

U.S. stocks were weaker across the board on Wednesday, with all of the major indexes ending in the red after trading in negative territory all day.

Posted in Bonds, Debt and Deficits, Economy, Global

Stocks meander higher to open the trading week

Stock prices rose moderately Monday, with the S&P 500 climbing 0.4%, while small-cap and internet issues powered NASDAQ to a 0.9% advance. NASDAQ and to a lesser extent the S&P 500 (+0.4%) benefited today from ongoing rebounds in stocks previously … Continue reading

Posted in Global

Global bond prices gain as stocks sink

Stocks retreated Wednesday, while global bond yields pushed to some of the lowest levels of the year. The Dow dropped a little more than 100 points or 0.6% today and NASDAQ lost 0.7%, but the day’s big declines were focused … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Europe, 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