Category Archives: Stocks

U.S. stocks mostly erase prior week’s losses

U.S. stocks rebounded in this week’s shortened trading schedule, nearly erasing the previous week’s losses, bolstered by some solid economic reports, dovish comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on interest rates, and a possible easing of tensions between Ukraine … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Stocks, Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Stockbleed takes Dow down 143 points Friday, 386 for the week

Stocks sold off for a third time this week on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials closing at 16027, down 0.9% Friday and 2.4% for the week. At Friday’s close, the Dow is now down 3.3% from its high. The … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Consumer Confidence, Inflation, Stocks

Stock prices higher Wednesday as Fed tweaks its interest rate guidance

Stocks rose broadly Wednesday, as the Fed found another avenue to tweak stock prices. The Dow Industrials were up about 75 points or 0.5% at 2:00, when the minutes to the March 18-19 FOMC meeting were released today. What was … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Federal Reserve, Stocks

Tech rebound leads stocks higher after three-day decline

Led by a rebound in beaten-down technology and social media stocks, the major U.S. equities indexes recorded their first gains in three days on Tuesday.

Posted in Facebook, Global, Stocks

Stocks down sharply for a second straight day

Last Friday’s sell-off in stocks continued Monday, with the Dow dropping 167 points or 1.0%, the S&P 500 off 1.1%, and NASDAQ down 1.2%. The Dow Industrials, which were only fractions away from a confirmation of a high in the … Continue reading

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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 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 fail to hold early gains, end lower

Up nearly 100 points shortly ahead the open Wednesday, the Dow finished the day down nearly 100 points, for a 0.6% drop and a 1.3% high-to-low intraday swing. The S&P 500 closed 0.7% lower, while NASDAQ fell 1.4%, as biotech … Continue reading

Posted in Banks, Capital Spending, Stocks

Selling in biotech shares pushes market averages lower for a second day

Stocks prices took another jog lower Monday, although much of the pain was again felt by biotech stocks, with the result that the NASDAQ Composite fell a full percentage point more than the Dow’s 0.2% decline. The S&P 500, with … Continue reading

Posted in China, Europe, Stocks

Stocks edge lower Friday but end with nice gains for the week

For a week in which the Federal Reserve’s Janet Yellen signaled that higher interest rates may be closer than the markets thought, stock and bond prices fared reasonably well in this penultimate week of the first quarter.

Posted in Bonds, Federal Reserve, Stocks