Category Archives: Purchasing Managers’ Index

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

Q2 off to a good start

Stocks began the second quarter much as they ended the first, closing higher, with the S&P 500 reaching another new record. The index closed up 0.7% at 1885.52, with eight of its 10 sectors rising, led by consumer discretionary stocks, … Continue reading

Posted in Auto Sales, China, Europe, Purchasing Managers' Index

Fed’s Beige Book cites gray weather

The latest “Beige Book” report on economic conditions in the 12 Federal Reserve districts showed “modest to moderate” growth in economic activity from January to early February, with bad weather a factor in many districts.

Posted in Facebook, Federal Reserve, Purchasing Managers' Index

South by Northeast

U.S. stocks headed in a southerly direction Wednesday as trading volume was suppressed by wicked winter weather throughout the Northeast.

Posted in Economy, Jobs, Purchasing Managers' Index

Stocks sink for sixth time in eight sessions

U.S. stocks sank more than 2% Monday, their worst decline since last June, as a couple of economic reports showed slowdowns in manufacturing and auto sales last month.

Posted in Auto Sales, Purchasing Managers' Index, Stocks

Stocks lower again as 2014 malaise continues

The weakness in global stocks continued into the first full week of the new year.

Posted in China, Europe, Federal Reserve, Purchasing Managers' Index

Investors take profits to open 2014

The first trading day of 2014 didn’t come near matching the first day of 2013, which was the best performing day of last year and set the tone for the huge gains to come.

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

Stocks climb sharply Monday on strong production data

Stocks rose Monday in the U.S. and Europe on strong manufacturing data.

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

Stocks down for a fourth day on good economic news

Stocks continued their December decline on Wednesday as investors seemed to take mostly better than expected economic reports as reason to believe that the Federal Reserve might soon begin bond tapering.

Posted in China, Federal Reserve, Housing, Jobs, Purchasing Managers' Index

December opens on a less than cheery note

Global stock, bond and commodities markets were mostly lower on Monday to kick off December following a batch of stronger than expected economic reports from the U.S. and Europe and a weakish report on Black Friday sales.

Posted in China, Europe, Purchasing Managers' Index