Category Archives: Japan

Stocks record nice gains despite weak retail sales report

Led by the health care and tech sectors, U.S. stocks were broadly higher on Wednesday despite a weaker than expected July retail sales report.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Japan, Retail sales

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

Stocks closed mixed as former high fliers continue to sputter

U.S. stocks were mixed on Wednesday, with tech stocks once again under selling pressure and value and blue-chip stocks moving higher.

Posted in Europe, Federal Reserve, Japan

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

U.S. stocks fall further on Tuesday

U.S. stocks were down again for the second straight day this week, although the declines on Tuesday were more pronounced than on Monday.

Posted in Bonds, Energy, Global, Japan

China trade report sends global stocks lower

Negative news from Asia got stocks off on the wrong foot on Monday to start the week.

Posted in China, Japan, Stocks

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

U.S. stocks rebound slightly while Asia drops sharply

They didn’t come close to erasing Monday’s 2%-plus losses, but Tuesday’s gains in U.S. stocks were at least a welcome psychological boost.

Posted in Bonds, Federal Reserve, Japan

Stocks rebound on better retail sales report

U.S. stocks rebounded strongly from Monday’s losses, their worst day of the year, while bond prices fell for the first time in four days.

Posted in Bonds, Federal Reserve, Japan, Retail sales