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January 31, 2014
GDP: Putting the Energy Back in Stocks
The better-than-expected advance estimate on fourth-quarter GDP erased the decline experienced by the S&P 500 during the first three days of this week.
January 30, 2014
Stocks Have Another Taper Tantrum
The stock market sank on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it would cut another $10 billion from its monthly bond purchases.
January 28, 2014
Cautious Investors Wait for FOMC Clues
Stocks declined moderately on Monday, as investors remained risk-averse ahead of this week’s FOMC monetary policy meeting.
January 24, 2014
Markets Turn Risk-Averse
Thursday’s January Flash Manufacturing PMI dropped to a three-month low, sending stocks falling.
January 23, 2014
Dow Fails to Keep up With its Peers
Once again, the Dow Jones Industrial Average failed to keep up with its peers, as the only index to finish the trading session in the red thanks to IBM.
January 17, 2014
Markets Get Mixed Signals
Stocks were mixed on Thursday as a wide spectrum of earnings reports brought an equally wide range of stock market performances.
January 15, 2014
Stocks Advance Despite Signals of More Tapering
Stocks soared on Tuesday despite a better-than-expected report on retail sales and pro-taper speeches by two FOMC members.
January 13, 2014
The Markets Look Toward Earnings Season
After a banner year in 2013, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other U.S. and global indexes start the New Year on weaker footing.
January 10, 2014
Investors Wait for Payroll Numbers
Stocks remained close to the break-even level on Thursday as the major stock indices were mixed, making small moves.
January 09, 2014
Investors Ease Back on the Gas Pedal
Investors eased back on the gas pedal on Wednesday, allowing stocks to make slight declines.
January 08, 2014
Yellen, Trade Figures Spread Relief
Tuesday was a "risk on" day for investors after the nation's trade deficit declined more than expected.
January 07, 2014
Why Stocks Bowed on Monday
Disappointing non-manufacturing PMI reports from both the ISM and Markit Economics sent stocks lower on Monday.
December 31, 2013
Investors Hold Breath Into End of the Year
Investors held their breath on Monday, hoping the year would end with the S&P 500 boasting a 29-percent advance for its best year since 1997.
December 30, 2013
Stock Market: Looking a Lot Like Past Tops
U.S. markets are very overextended, complacency is running high, and the major indexes are in bubble territory by many valuation methods.
December 23, 2013
Stock Market: Rally Hopes to Blow Past Warning Signs
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other major U.S. indexes continued to defy gravity to set new records last week.
December 20, 2013
Stock Market Suffers Jobs Report Hurt
Stocks slip Thursday on disappointing economic reports.
December 18, 2013
Fed Meeting: Markets Get Nervous
U.S. markets fell on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's Fed meeting and in response to a large flow of economic data.
December 06, 2013
Market Action: Taper Concern Still Hovers
Stocks again retreated on good news during Thursday’s session, proving that taper fear is not gone -- it has just been reduced to taper “concern”.
December 04, 2013
Taper Fear Meme Strikes: Stocks Retreat
Stocks retreated for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious after a streak of record-high stock market sessions.
December 02, 2013
Are Major Stock Indexes in a Bubble?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other major U.S. stock indexes faded late on Friday, but posted a positive finish for the week and for the month of November.
November 13, 2013
Investors Stay in Defensive Mood
Stocks made a slight retreat on Tuesday as investors became spooked by increased discussion of the need for the Fed to begin tapering its bond purchases.
November 12, 2013
Here’s What Helped Monday’s Minor Market Moves
Stocks held close to the breakeven level on Monday in the absence of any economic reports.
November 10, 2013
Volatile Week, Then New Dow Record
Investors continue to buy the dip and remain complacent, even euphoric, while risk and market extremes reach historic levels and noted experts sound dire warnings.
November 08, 2013
Fed Fears Return to Hound Markets
Increased concern that the Federal Reserve will begin the cutbacks to its bond purchases sooner than expected sent stocks sinking on Thursday.
November 06, 2013
Here’s Why Investors Will Be Risk-Averse This Week
The major stock indices made a modest retreat on Tuesday, while most sectors made more significant declines, as investors became more defensive ahead of this week’s economic reports.
November 05, 2013
Here’s How Monday Markets Brought Bullishness
Stocks began a crucial week of economic data with a moderate advance, as the energy sector led the way forward.
November 03, 2013
Investors Look for Reasons to Take Markets Higher
Dow Jones Industrial Average climbs as investors love U.S. stocks.
October 30, 2013
Earnings Gloom Spreads Over Major Markets
Major markets managed to climb higher on Tuesday, despite some dismal earnings reports from closely watched companies.
October 29, 2013
Markets: Relying on Earnings and Economic Data
It was a mixed day on Wall Street as the Dow and Nasdaq put in mild declines, while the S&P 500 hit a new closing high.
October 28, 2013
What Will This Big Earnings Week Bring?
Wednesday’s Federal Reserve statement will be sliced and diced for clues to the future of quantitative easing, while earnings and economic reports will cast light on the state of the “real” economy.