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Category Archives: Inflation
Stock and bond prices fell Wednesday after the minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting said that the Fed may start reducing its bond purchases “in coming months.”
U.S. stock and bond prices fell Wednesday after the Federal Reserve, not unexpectedly, said it would continue with its bond purchases at the current pace of $85 billion a month.
U.S. stock and bond prices were higher Tuesday in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s expected announcement tomorrow on bond purchase tapering.
Labor Department reports on lower jobless claims and higher inflation sent stock prices down sharply on Thursday while bond yields jumped to their highest levels in more than two years.
U.S. stocks were weaker on Wednesday, while bond prices were slightly higher.
For only the second time in July, stock prices fell on Tuesday, as the S&P 500 lost 0.4% and the Dow and NASDAQ were off about half that much.
One hundred point moves on the Dow Jones Industrial Average aren’t what they used to be; still six straight days of 100-point swings – including Tuesday’s 138-point gain to within 1% of May’s all-time peak – is worth noting.
Stocks rose for a second straight day on Wednesday despite reports that showed more evidence of weakening economic growth in the second quarter.
U.S. stocks rebounded strongly Tuesday, gaining back well over half of what they lost during Monday’s commodities-driven rout.
It’s only half as long as the Miami Heat’s current winning streak, but the Dow made it an impressive 10 straight UP days on Thursday, and the S&P 500 moved to within two points of its all-time closing high thanks … Continue reading