Category Archives: Jobs

War worries push stocks down; bonds, oil and metals up

Stocks dropped sharply and broadly on Thursday while bonds, metals and oil prices soared, sparked by escalating violence between Russia and Ukraine, including the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine, as well as renewed fighting between Israel and … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Housing, Jobs

Portugal bank worries send stocks down in U.S. and Europe

Problems at a major Portuguese bank sparked a selloff in U.S. and European stocks early Thursday but share prices managed to close well above their lows of the day.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Jobs

DJIA passes 17000 for first time on strong jobs report

U.S. stock prices rose another 0.5%-0.6% on Thursday, buoyed by one of the better employment reports in a while. Closing the holiday-shortened week at an all-time high of 17068, the Dow Jones Industrial Average pushed higher by 0.5%. The S&P … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Jobs, Stocks

Stocks close narrowly mixed ahead of Thursday’s jobs report

U.S investors appeared to take an early start to the July 4 holiday weekend, if the narrowly mixed performance of the major averages on Wednesday is any indication.

Posted in Bonds, Jobs

Stocks close mixed in quiet trading

Stocks were narrowly mixed on Thursday after trading in a narrow band all day.

Posted in Bonds, China, Jobs, Leading Indicators

Fueled by Friday’s strong jobs report, Dow ends week at new high

Relatively low levels of volatility continue in the stock, bond and currency markets, and now even the labor market is marching along, in line with expectations. The Labor Department practically hit Street expectations on the nose with Friday’s report on … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Jobs, Stocks

Stocks, bonds rise as ECB moves to negative rates

Led by small-cap and tech stocks, U.S. stocks were broadly higher on Thursday as the European Central Bank, as largely expected, rolled out a series of measures to boost inflation and the euro zone economy, including moving to a negative … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Jobs

Stocks slightly higher to mixed as markets await ECB, jobs numbers

U.S. stocks were modestly higher and international markets narrowly mixed on Wednesday as investors and traders bided their time ahead of Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and Friday’s U.S. employment report for May.

Posted in Economy, Europe, Federal Reserve, Jobs, Purchasing Managers' Index

Weaker than expected GDP fails to faze stock investors

Undeterred by a revised first-quarter GDP figure that was even worse than already lowered expectations, U.S. stocks rose higher on Thursday.

Posted in Economy, Housing, Jobs

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