Category Archives: Inflation

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

Bonds outshine stocks as global worries grow

U. S. stocks closed mostly mixed on Friday and up for the week, but bonds grabbed the spotlight.

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Europe, Industrial Production, Inflation

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

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

Stocks finish down week with small gains on Friday

Stocks gained back some of their Wednesday-Thursday losses on Friday. The risks that Iraq and oil prices appeared to pose to markets on Thursday were, rightly or wrongly, minimized today. The Dow gained roughly 40 points or 0.2% Friday, spending … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Reserve, Inflation, Japan

Stocks down, bonds up on data-heavy Thursday

Thursday’s trading was a near repeat of Wednesday, with global stock prices lower and yields on U.S. and German government bonds continuing to drop.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Inflation, Japan, Jobs

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

Stockbleed takes Dow down 143 points Friday, 386 for the week

Stocks sold off for a third time this week on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials closing at 16027, down 0.9% Friday and 2.4% for the week. At Friday’s close, the Dow is now down 3.3% from its high. The … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Inflation, Stocks

“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

Happy PPI Day

March 14 is celebrated by Math types in the United States as Pi Day because the first three digits of the transcendental number Pi (3.14159265359…) evoke the 3/14 designation for March 14. March 14, 2014 is also PPI day in … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, China, Commodities, Inflation, Japan, Stocks