Category Archives: Stocks

S&P 500 touches 2000 for the first time

The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high of 1998 on Monday, 27 years to the day after it hit what was then a record high of 337. Over 27 years, this near sextupling of stock prices equates to a … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Stocks, The Long Term, Uncategorized

NASDAQ hits its highest level since March 2000

U.S. stock prices started the new week to the upside with gains on the order of 1% for the big-cap stock market averages and gains approaching 1.5% for small-cap indexes. NASDAQ hit a 14-year high, rising 1.0% for the day, … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Europe, Housing, Stocks

Rally continues into Monday, but stocks close off highs

Friday’s big U.S. rally carried over into Monday before stocks started to give back some of their gains in the last two hours of trading.

Posted in Europe, Stocks

Stocks spring higher on snap-back Friday

In the face of some daunting geopolitical uncertainties, U.S. stocks had their best day since early March on Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 rising 1.1% and 1.2%. Prices were flat to lower at the open, but by the … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Stocks

Stocks rebound after early losses to close with modest gains

Following a weak opening, U.S. stocks quickly rebounded and ended modestly higher on Wednesday.

Posted in Banks, Europe, Stocks

Stocks rebound from last week’s Stocknado

Stocks rebounded from last week’s swoon on Monday, with the S&P 500 rising 0.7% and small-cap indexes gaining 0.9%. While stock prices are still marginally lower than at midyear, today’s rebound did recapture last Friday’s retreat and then some, led … Continue reading

Posted in China, Energy, Housing, Stocks

Stocks suffer worst weekly losses in six months

Stock prices declined for the fourth day in five on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrials down 70 points (0.4%) on top of Thursday’s 317-point (1.9%) decline. For the week, the Dow lost 467 points or 2.8% – its worst … Continue reading

Posted in Auto Sales, Jobs, Stocks

Thursday’s big losses push stocks into the red for July

U. S. stocks fell sharply on the last day of July, more than enough to push all of the major indexes into negative territory for the month.

Posted in Energy, Europe, Jobs, Stocks

Big-cap stocks rally on economic news, Yellen testimony

Although they gave up some of their early price gains as Fed Chairman Janet Yellen testified to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, stocks rallied in the afternoon and closed with decent gains. The Dow was up 0.5% today … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Reserve, Industrial Production, Stocks

Global jitters knock stocks from highs

Stock prices ambled higher on Friday, not very persuasively and certainly not enough to rescue what was the worst week for small-cap stocks in over two years. Bigger capitalization stocks generally held up better to this past week’s selling pressures. … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Commodities, Europe, Stocks