Category Archives: Jobs

Tech shares get hit again, NASDAQ drop is most since 2011

Following two days of rising prices, stocks resumed their steep fall on Thursday, as investors continued to dump technology, biotech and internet stocks.

Posted in Bonds, China, Europe, Facebook, Jobs

Despite good jobs report, stocks fall to profit taking

Stock prices fell broadly and somewhat perversely Friday, undoing the nice gains of Monday-Wednesday and sending NASDAQ to a 2.6% decline for the day, matching its worst single-day drop in 22 months. The Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500, despite … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Jobs, Stocks

Stocks have first losing day in April; Google splits

U.S. stocks had their first down day in April and for the week on Thursday, likely due to profit-taking prompted by some weakish economic reports released today.

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

Stocks end first quarter with a rally, as investors prefer Yellen 2.0

Stocks finished the first quarter of 2014 with a flourish on Monday, propelling the S&P 500 to within 0.5% of its all-time highs and boosting the NASDAQ Composite into positive territory for the quarter. The S&P 500 and the Dow … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Federal Reserve, Jobs, Stocks

Stocks close lower again, led by bank sell-off

U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday for the second straight day and the fourth time in the past five sessions, although the losses were more modest than those on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended with a fractional loss after … Continue reading

Posted in Banks, Economy, Housing, Jobs

Upbeat economic reports help investors forget about Fed

A slate of mostly upbeat U.S. economic reports helped lift stocks on Thursday and put Wednesday’s Federal Reserve comments about higher interest rates in the rearview mirror.

Posted in Housing, Jobs, Leading Indicators

Ukraine fears overshadow good February jobs report

A better than expected jobs report for February helped U.S. stocks get off to a positive start on Friday before concerns about the worsening Ukraine crisis created a mild selloff.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Jobs

Stocks mostly higher on better jobless claims report

U.S. stocks were mostly higher but the major indexes mixed Thursday following a lower than expected unemployment claims figure ahead of Friday’s Labor Department jobs report.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Federal Reserve, Jobs

S&P hits new record as Yellen says taper to continue

The fourth time proved to be the charm for the S&P 500 on Thursday as the index closed at a new record high after three failed attempts earlier this week.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Federal Reserve, Jobs

Stocks brush off China, Walmart news

U.S. stocks got off to a weak start on Thursday following another negative report on the Chinese economy and a disappointing earnings report from Walmart but moved higher the rest of the day to close solidly in the green.

Posted in China, Europe, Facebook, Inflation, Jobs, Leading Indicators