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Category Archives: Stocks
Negative news from Asia got stocks off on the wrong foot on Monday to start the week.
Comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he didn’t see the need for a deeper incursion into Ukraine “for the moment” while noting that “the possibility still exists” was enough to ease tensions and get the global bull stock market … Continue reading
Economic reports out on Monday were generally positive, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had investors went scurrying for safety, sending the Dow Jones Industrials down 154 points or 0.9%.
The momentum that propelled stock prices to 2014 highs on Thursday started to waver during the final two hours of trading on Friday when reports of Russian troops on the ground in the Crimea region of Ukraine took some steam … Continue reading
Stocks had healthy gains to start the new week, but they couldn’t hold on to the best levels of the day, hit in early afternoon trading.
The major U.S. stock averages had their third 1%-plus gain in the past four sessions as Janet Yellen, in her first monetary policy testimony before Congress as the new Federal Reserve chair, pledged continuation of the Fed’s recent policies, including … Continue reading
U.S. stocks finished an otherwise down week with a flourish, as the Dow climbed 165 points or 1.1% Friday, putting it in positive territory (+0.6%) for the week.
A slightly better than expected report on jobless claims and no action from the European Central Bank were apparently enough to ignite a strong rally in U.S. and European stocks on Thursday.
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.
Despite two days on which the Dow climbed an average of 100 points, three days of declines averaging more than 125 points took the Dow down 180 points or 1.1% in the final week of January.