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Category Archives: The Long Term
As it has for most of this week, stocks started strong today only to give up gains in afternoon trading, except that on Friday prices firmed near the close and ended in positive territory for the day (although not for … Continue reading
For the superannuated among us who remember the assassination of President Kennedy, one of the more difficult things to fathom is, where did those 50 years go?
Among the reasons that acronym-loving but reluctant bulls offer for the surprising run in stock prices over the past 19 months are the following: TINA – These Is No Alternative (to stocks); FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out (on what … Continue reading
The Dow’s winning streak came to an end on Friday after 10 straight days of gains, as the DJIA fell 25 points or 0.2% on the Ides of March.
Exactly four years ago, the worst bear market for U.S. stocks since the 1930s came to an end, and this week stocks celebrated the four-year anniversary with a new high for the Dow (+120% since March 2009), and a S&P … Continue reading
With a few asterisks, Tuesday was a record day on Wall Street.
Stocks rallied to five-year highs ahead of tonight’s State of the Union address.
Stock prices climbed in light pre-Thanksgiving trading that took the Dow Jones Industrials to a 48-point or 0.4% advance.
Stock prices recouped most of Monday’s declines on Tuesday, ending at (in the case of the Dow Jones Industrials) or close to (in the case of the S&P 500) multiyear highs.
After days of meandering between small gains and losses, the major stock market averages retreated on the order of 1% Thursday, one day ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s much anticipated speech at the K.C. Fed’s Jackson Hole symposium.