Category Archives: Housing

A dull day for data and markets in an otherwise busy week

The U.S. stock market averages more or less spun their wheels on Monday, ahead of some important data releases later in the week. The Dow was up 22 points or 0.1% to 16983, while the S&P 500 gained fractionally. NASDAQ … Continue reading

Posted in 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

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