Category Archives: 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

Stocks end little changed on penultimate day of 2013

Global stocks ended the next to last day of 2013 narrowly mixed as traders and investors made last-minute tweaks to their positions and awaited the new year.

Posted in Facebook, Housing, Japan

Stocks continue winning streak while 10-year note hits 3%

Stocks resumed trading on Thursday after the Christmas break and continued to move higher, while bond yields continued to rise.

Posted in Bonds, China, Japan, Jobs

Stocks, bond yields rise on Christmas Eve

Stocks closed higher on Tuesday in a Christmas Eve-shortened session on another batch of strong economic reports, which also raised bond yields toward their highest rates of the year.

Posted in Bonds, Housing, Japan

Stock rally continues, if modestly

The gains weren’t as robust, but stock prices were higher on Monday to open the week, continuing Friday’s rally.

Posted in China, Federal Reserve, Japan