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April 9, 2018

Caution Flag Waving: Trade Still In Focus After Friday’s Late Plunge

Trade war jitters took the wind out of the sails Friday, and the question heading into the new week is whether this same issue might keep waving a yellow “caution” flag.

April 6, 2018

Risk Off: Trade Rhetoric, Seems to Trigger Stock Selloff, Flight to Bonds

The market quickly retreated from its mid-week rally Friday as investors responded to new trade war rhetoric by scurrying for possible protection in the bond market.

April 6, 2018

Jobs Picture Cooled Off In March, Though Trend Remains Positive

Monthly jobs growth just went from terrific to tepid, though the overall trend remains pretty positive. Trade fears continue to stalk Wall Street as the weekend nears.

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April 5, 2018

Stocks Seem to Shake off Tariff Fears, Continue March Higher in Early Trade

Equity futures continued their march higher ahead of the opening bell Thursday, a continuation of the turnaround that began mid-morning Wednesday.

April 4, 2018

Tit-For-Tat: China’s New Tariffs Hit U.S. Firms, Rekindling Trade War Fears

The down button on the elevator lit up Wednesday morning one day after a brief recovery as fears of an expanded trade war with China surged on Wall Street.

April 3, 2018

As the Dust Settles: Markets Start With a Bounce After Painful Start to Q2

U.S. markets are looking cheerier following yesterday’s rout, but caution appears to be the name of the game this morning.

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April 2, 2018

Spring Sling: Q2 Kicks off with Tech-Led, Broad-Based Selloff

That clunking sound you hear is Q2 trying to get its engine going. Markets didn’t even make it out of the driveway on Monday ...

April 2, 2018

Trade Concerns Loom as Q2 Begins; Jobs Number, Other Data This Week

The somewhat disappointing Q1 is officially over, and today marks the start of Q2 trading.

March 29, 2018

Rebound Not Enough: Quarterly Win Streaks End at Nine For S&P 500, DJIA

After plunging earlier this week in a tech-led sell-off that scotched chances of a 10th-straight quarterly rise, stocks charged back Thursday in a broad-based rally.

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March 29, 2018

Tech Licking Wounds As SPX On Pace For First Quarterly Loss Since 2015

Hope might spring eternal as the Major League Baseball season begins today, but there’s little hope of a 10th straight winning quarter for the S&P 500 Index (SPX).

March 28, 2018

Seeking Equilibrium: Tech Worries Persist, But GDP Could Inject Optimism

A key question heading into Wednesday is whether the flagging info tech sector can turn things around. Tuesday’s steep losses wiped out the sector’s 2018 gains.

March 27, 2018

Firmer Footing: Optimism Seems Back in Town After Big Monday Bounce

Spring is in the air, especially when it comes to the stock market this week. Although blustery conditions continue, the market is showing a lot of green.

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March 26, 2018

Milder Trade Winds Help Ease Chill as Last Week of Quarter Gets Underway

Better tidings on the U.S./China trade front this morning sent stocks up sharply in pre-market trading as investors hoped for some sort of reprieve.

March 23, 2018

Late Day Blues: Financials, Tech Lead Stocks Lower; Volatility Spikes

Markets toppled from earlier gains and closed out the week with a combined two-day drop of more than 1,000 points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI).

March 23, 2018

Playing Defense: Trade Fears Still Have Market On Edge, Volatility Elevated

The weather feels like early February across much of the country, and so does the stock market. Friday is shaping up to be a volatile session.

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March 22, 2018

Nerves Flare Amid Concerns Over Potential Trade Battle With China

Trade fears stalk Wall Street early Thursday. Stocks fell triple-digits in pre-market action amid concerns that China and the U.S. could be edging closer to a trade war.

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