Category Archives: Housing

Stocks fall, bonds rise on international worries

Concerns about escalating hostilities between Ukraine and Russia and the Middle East situation trumped a bevy of upbeat U.S. economic reports, knocking stock prices down on Thursday.

Posted in Bonds, Corporate Profits, Europe, Housing, Jobs

S&P 500 closes above 2000 (just barely) for the first time

It didn’t make it by much, but the S&P 500 closed above 2000 – 2000.02 to be exact – for the first time ever on Tuesday.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing

Economic reports – both good and bad – lift most stocks

On a day dominated by economic reports – positive in the U.S., negative in the euro zone and China – global stocks were mostly higher on Thursday.

Posted in China, Europe, Housing, Jobs, Leading Indicators, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stocks continue to move higher as oil continues to slump

Global stocks were broadly higher again on Tuesday, although the gains in the U.S. were about half as strong as Monday’s.

Posted in Bonds, Energy, Housing, Inflation

NASDAQ hits its highest level since March 2000

U.S. stock prices started the new week to the upside with gains on the order of 1% for the big-cap stock market averages and gains approaching 1.5% for small-cap indexes. NASDAQ hit a 14-year high, rising 1.0% for the day, … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Housing, Stocks

Stocks rebound from last week’s Stocknado

Stocks rebounded from last week’s swoon on Monday, with the S&P 500 rising 0.7% and small-cap indexes gaining 0.9%. While stock prices are still marginally lower than at midyear, today’s rebound did recapture last Friday’s retreat and then some, led … Continue reading

Posted in China, Energy, Housing, Stocks

Stocks drop as U.S., Europe impose new sanctions on Russia

U. S. stocks finished mostly lower on Tuesday after Washington and the European Union agreed to impose a new set of tougher sanctions against Russia.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Europe, 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