Category Archives: Retail sales

Stocks move higher Monday as retail sales surge in March

Thanks to a late afternoon rally, U.S. stocks rose on Monday, avoiding a third straight day of decline.

Posted in Debt and Deficits, Europe, Retail sales

Signs of growth in the U.S. fail to stem China worries, taking stocks lower

Stocks suffered their biggest losses in a month and a half, as investors were distressed by evidence of slowing economic growth in China and signs of Russian troop activity in Ukraine.

Posted in Bonds, China, Commodities, Retail sales, Stocks

Markets ignore weak retail sales, jobs data

Traders and investors largely ignored more evidence of a weakening U.S. economy on Thursday, sending stock and bond prices higher.

Posted in Bonds, Jobs, Retail sales

Stocks rebound on better retail sales report

U.S. stocks rebounded strongly from Monday’s losses, their worst day of the year, while bond prices fell for the first time in four days.

Posted in Bonds, Federal Reserve, Japan, Retail sales

Dow, S&P 500 fall to one-month lows as stocks fall again

Global stocks were lower again on Thursday.

Posted in Bonds, Jobs, Retail sales

Stocks limp in on Black Friday as all buyers must be at the malls

U.S. stocks appeared to be on their way to more gains on Friday, but selling in the last half hour of trading pinned small losses on the Dow (-0.1%) and S&P 500 (-0.1%) and trimmed NASDAQ’s gain from 0.6% around … Continue reading

Posted in Retail sales

Stocks and bonds fall as Fed minutes show taper coming soon

Stock and bond prices fell Wednesday after the minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting said that the Fed may start reducing its bond purchases “in coming months.”

Posted in Bonds, Federal Reserve, Housing, Inflation, Retail sales

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at record high

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 111 points or 0.7% to reach an all-time high of 15680 Tuesday, surpassing by an iota September’s previous peak (15676).

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Retail sales, Stocks

Stocks off to a strong start in September

U.S. stock prices finished higher for a fourth day this week on Friday, posting strong gains for a second straight week after losing ground in August.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Europe, Federal Reserve, Retail sales

Stocks move higher, but bond yields soar

Following a weak opening, U.S. stocks were higher on Tuesday, but bond prices were sharply lower.

Posted in Apple Inc., Bonds, Retail sales