Category Archives: Housing

Stock rally continues into Wednesday

U.S. stocks picked up where they left off following Tuesday afternoon’s rally, rising sharply and broadly on Wednesday.

Posted in China, Economy, Federal Reserve, Housing

U.S. stocks bounce back on Tuesday but foreign equities drop

Following a robust opening, U.S. stocks quickly lost their gains, but another strong afternoon rally lifted the major averages to respectable increases on Tuesday.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Housing, Inflation

Stocks close lower again, led by bank sell-off

U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday for the second straight day and the fourth time in the past five sessions, although the losses were more modest than those on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended with a fractional loss after … Continue reading

Posted in Banks, Economy, Housing, Jobs

Stocks end two-day losing streak as confidence jumps

The major U.S stock market indexes recorded their first gains in the past three sessions on Tuesday, buoyed by a much better than expected rise in consumer confidence.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing

Upbeat economic reports help investors forget about Fed

A slate of mostly upbeat U.S. economic reports helped lift stocks on Thursday and put Wednesday’s Federal Reserve comments about higher interest rates in the rearview mirror.

Posted in Housing, Jobs, Leading Indicators

“Putin rally” sends global stocks higher

Even as the war of words over Russia’s annexation of Crimea increased, investors took Vladimir Putin at his word that his territorial ambitions have been satisfied for the moment.

Posted in Europe, Housing, Inflation

Stocks mostly flat Wednesday but bond prices go higher

For the third time this week, the S&P 500 tried and failed to hold above its January 15 high.

Posted in Energy, Housing

Stocks end slightly lower as economic news fails to inspire

The major U.S. stock averages closed mildly in the red on Tuesday following a day of mostly directionless trading amid growing evidence of a limp economy.

Posted in China, Consumer Confidence, Europe, Housing

Stocks, bonds little changed for the week; commodities gain

The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 drifted lower Friday and for the week, on questions of monetary policy and a spate of weaker economic news – possibly on account of the weather.

Posted in Commodities, Energy, Federal Reserve, Housing

Stocks end mostly higher but indexes are mixed

The major U.S. averages were widely mixed but stock prices mostly higher on Tuesday after reopening following the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Posted in Energy, Housing, Japan