Category Archives: Retail sales

Dow slides on fighting in Iraq

Iraq’s swift descent into chaos sent crude oil prices higher, while stock prices and Treasury bond yields went lower. WTI and Brent grade crude increased by roughly $2-$3 a barrel on fighting near Iraq’s oil fields; the major U.S. stock … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Global, Retail sales, Stocks

Retail rout leads stocks lower but bonds rise

Led by a weak retail group, U.S. stocks were broadly lower on Tuesday, their first decline in three sessions.

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Federal Reserve, Retail sales

Dow, S&P rise modestly but set new records as NASDAQ eases

Both the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at new record highs on Tuesday but stocks once again ended narrowly mixed, with NASDAQ and smaller caps stocks ending lower.

Posted in China, Europe, 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