Category Archives: The U.S. Dollar

Stocks slump badly on emerging market fears

It was a brutal week for stocks, the worst in seven months, and Friday was the worst day for the Dow since June 20 and was especially bad for emerging markets.

Posted in China, Emerging Markets, Stocks, The U.S. Dollar

Year-end stock trading winding down to a crawl

U.S. stocks spun their wheels for the most part Friday, with the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ registering small losses in a day of quiet trading and limited volatility.

Posted in Stocks, The U.S. Dollar

Fed to begin tapering bond purchases, stocks jump

Citing improvement in the economy and the job market, the Federal Reserve somewhat unexpectedly decided Wednesday to begin its long-awaited tapering.

Posted in Federal Reserve, Housing, The U.S. Dollar

Super Tuesday: stocks rise, bonds fall, continuing recent trends

Stock prices continued their march higher, surpassing previous record levels and propelling 2013 stock returns further into double-digit territory.

Posted in Bonds, Debt and Deficits, Stocks, The U.S. Dollar

Stocks start week in the red

Global stocks closed modestly lower in uneventful trading Monday to start the week.

Posted in Europe, Housing, The U.S. Dollar

Stocks on a balance beam at three-month highs

The rally in U.S. stocks lost a bit of steam Thursday as shares pretty much ran in place for a second day.

Posted in Bonds, China, The U.S. Dollar

Jobs report helps stocks end the week on an up note

Stocks celebrated the third anniversary of the current bull market with slight gains on Friday, as two of the three major indexes managed to wipe out all of Tuesday’s losses and close higher for the week. 

Posted in Europe, Jobs, The U.S. Dollar

Flirting with Dow 13000

The Dow Jones Industrials flirted with 13000 again today, looking for a while as if it might make a late-session rush at that milestone last hit in May 2008 but never quite completing its move – but finishing the day … Continue reading

Posted in Stocks, The U.S. Dollar

Stocks end mostly higher on a quiet Friday

The markets ended the week on a quiet but mostly upbeat note, as investors seemed to believe – at least for the day – that the Greek bailout package may be agreed upon as early as next week.

Posted in Europe, Inflation, Leading Indicators, The U.S. Dollar

Early stock rally loses steam

Ben Bernanke faced the questioning of the House Committee on Financial Services today, and for a while the stock market appeared to like what he had to say.

Posted in Fiscal Policy, The U.S. Dollar