Category Archives: Housing

Stocks rebound Tuesday as earnings retake investor focus

Stocks rebounded strongly across the globe on Tuesday as concern about the crises in the Middle East and Russia ebbed a bit, at least for one day.

Posted in Apple Inc., Corporate Profits, Housing, Inflation

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

U.S. stocks end Monday mixed, putting a good second quarter in the books

U.S. stocks ended the final day of the second quarter with an equivocal showing, as the Dow lost 0.1%, NASDAQ gained 0.2% and the S&P 500 was flat. Among the 30 Dow Jones Industrials, 19 stocks declined Monday, as against … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Housing, Stocks

War fears erase gains from housing, consumer confidence

Despite some positive reports on housing and consumer confidence, U.S. stocks were broadly lower on Tuesday amid growing worries about the escalating violence in Iraq.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Housing

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

Stocks rise ahead of Fed Wednesday

U.S. stocks were broadly if modestly higher on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s conclusion of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting.

Posted in Housing, Inflation

Little change in stock, bond markets to open the week

Stock prices were flat to up modestly Monday, as uncertainty about fighting in Iraq and tomorrow’s start of the two-day Fed policy meeting kept buyers on the sideline, so to speak. The Dow was barely changed on the day, while … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Industrial Production

Weaker than expected GDP fails to faze stock investors

Undeterred by a revised first-quarter GDP figure that was even worse than already lowered expectations, U.S. stocks rose higher on Thursday.

Posted in Economy, Housing, Jobs

Following long holiday weekend, stocks resume rise

Picking up where they left off last week, U.S. stocks rose higher on Tuesday following the Monday holiday, buoyed by some positive economic reports.

Posted in China, Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing

Housing shows signs of life, helping stocks rebound on Friday

U.S. share prices experienced a late-day bounce Friday, almost enough to put the major stock market averages in the plus column for the week. The Dow added 45 points (+0.3%) today, and ended the week off 90 points (-0.5%). The … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Housing, Stocks