Category Archives: Leading Indicators

Stocks rebound Friday to end the week higher

U.S. stocks rebounded strongly Friday from Thursday’s big losses to end the week in positive territory.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Leading Indicators, Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

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

Stocks continue higher Thursday – but within recent trading range

Looking as if it might close above 1900 for the first time ever, the S&P 500 instead gave up roughly half of its early gains in the final hour of light trading Thursday, finishing at 1892 for a gain of … Continue reading

Posted in China, Leading Indicators

Drug stocks lead market higher for fifth straight day

The U.S. stock market rally continued into the new week, with equity prices mostly higher for a fifth day on Monday.

Posted in Leading Indicators, Stocks

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

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

Stocks drop, bonds gain on weak China economy report

An unexpected contraction in China’s manufacturing sector set off a global drop in stocks Thursday and a flight to high-grade bonds and currencies.

Posted in Bonds, China, Europe, Housing, Jobs, Leading Indicators

Stocks hang on to most of yesterday’s gains; DJIA at new high Thursday

After trading in negative territory for most of the morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out an 11-point or 0.1% rise Thursday to stretch its record run to 16179.

Posted in Economy, Leading Indicators

Stock prices rise in pre-Thanksgiving trading

Stock prices rose on Wednesday, led once again by tech stocks.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Energy, Jobs, Leading Indicators, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stocks mixed as Fed economists call for more stimulus

The main U.S. stock market indexes were widely mixed on Wednesday, ahead of Thursday’s report on third quarter GDP.

Posted in Energy, Europe, Federal Reserve, Leading Indicators