Category Archives: Jobs

Stocks fall, bonds rise on international worries

Concerns about escalating hostilities between Ukraine and Russia and the Middle East situation trumped a bevy of upbeat U.S. economic reports, knocking stock prices down on Thursday.

Posted in Bonds, Corporate Profits, Europe, Housing, Jobs

Economic reports – both good and bad – lift most stocks

On a day dominated by economic reports – positive in the U.S., negative in the euro zone and China – global stocks were mostly higher on Thursday.

Posted in China, Europe, Housing, Jobs, Leading Indicators, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stocks rise despite weak economic news, bond yields drop

U. S. stocks were higher again on Thursday despite mounting evidence of a slowing global economy.

Posted in Bonds, Energy, Europe, Jobs

Europe worries send stocks lower, bonds higher

U. S. stocks were higher for about the first hour of trading on Thursday but it was mostly downhill after that, with the major equity indexes closing down about 0.5% across the board.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Federal Reserve, Jobs

Stocks suffer worst weekly losses in six months

Stock prices declined for the fourth day in five on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials down 70 points (0.4%) on top of Thursday’s 317-point (1.9%) decline. For the week, the Dow lost 467 points or 2.8% – its worst … Continue reading

Posted in Auto Sales, Jobs, Stocks

Thursday’s big losses push stocks into the red for July

U. S. stocks fell sharply on the last day of July, more than enough to push all of the major indexes into negative territory for the month.

Posted in Energy, Europe, Jobs, Stocks

Stocks unchanged amid economic reports; Facebook surges

In a day heavy with economic reports and forecasts, U.S. stocks finished largely unchanged while foreign stocks continued to rise.

Posted in China, Europe, Facebook, Housing, Jobs, Purchasing Managers' Index

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