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March 2, 2018

Steel Yourself: After Tariff Pain, Retailer Woes Appear to Add New Chill

After President Trump’s tariff announcement, stocks sold off amid “trade war” speculation. Disappointing results from big retailers could add pressure Friday.

March 1, 2018

Talking Tariffs: Stocks Sink After Trump’s Announcement Sparks Trade Fears

March came in like a lion, blowing a cold breeze on the stock market amid new concerns about the potential for a trade war.

March 1, 2018

Weakness Appears to Roll Into New Month As Investors Await Powell’s Round 2

The shortest month of the year seemed extra-long on Wall Street. Weakness seemed to roll over into pre-market trading Thursday ahead of Powell's remarks.

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February 28, 2018

Throwing in the Powell: Fed Chair Helps Spark Inflation, Rate Hike Fears

Welcome to Wall Street, Chairman Jerome Powell. After two days of roaring stock market gains and falling yields, Powell appeared to re-ignite inflation concerns.

February 27, 2018

Testimony Tuesday: Relative Quiet as Markets Await Powell Comments on Hill

Markets don't like uncertainty and appear to lack direction ahead of Federal Reserve boss's insights on economy, inflation and interest rates

February 26, 2018

Busy Week Ahead as Markets Gear Up for Fed Talk, Earnings, Economic Reports

Markets headed higher at the open but there's plenty of trading hours ahead. As has been seen in other sessions, what happens early doesn't necessarily continue.

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February 23, 2018

Green across the Board! Last-Hour Trading Puts Markets in Positive Terrain

It looked pretty iffy early on, but a surge of buying in the final minutes of trading juiced benchmarks; could set the tests for next week.

February 23, 2018

Is This Movie a Rerun? Markets Appear Poised for Strength in Early Going

Day 3 of gains in early trading amid volatility and devoid of news. The first two were marked by late-day fade outs. Maybe today could be different. And maybe not.

February 22, 2018

Another Rocky Day in Markets; Dow, S&P Manage to Break Two-Day Slide

There are days when it's tough to diagnose what made the markets move, no matter what the direction. Today might have been one of those days.

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February 22, 2018

Trade with Caution: Little News to Influence Trading Could Cause Volatility

Markets looked like they were struggling for conviction in the early going. What swings an index early on might not hold it into the close.

February 21, 2018

Gyration Day: Release of Fed Minutes Sparks Rally, then Selloff

If there's one thing that can be said about this market, it's that anything can happen in the last hour of trading. Today was a case in point.

February 21, 2018

Just Waiting on the Fed: Eyeing January Minutes For Inflation Insights

With news a little sparse in the early going, it looks like Wednesday’s session could be a countdown to Fed minutes. Pre-market trading saw signs of recovery.

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February 20, 2018

Sale On Wall Street: Market Win Streak Over as Wal-Mart Tumbles 10%

Attention retail shoppers: The win streak is over on Wall Street. Shares of Wal-Mart fell 10% after releasing earnings that came up short of analysts’ expectations.

February 20, 2018

Win Streak Appears Threatened As Dollar Rises, Wal-Mart Earnings Flag

Retail earnings take center stage today, and Treasury bond auctions also get underway. Pre-market trading pointed to possible sharp losses.

February 16, 2018

Late Selling Surge Erases Some Shine, But Rally Still Intact Into Weekend

Friday’s big early rally flamed out by the end of the day, but the S&P 500 (SPX) still had its sixth-straight daily gain and stocks had their best week since 2013.

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February 16, 2018

Soft Drinks and Tractors: Coke, Deere Earnings In Focus Before Long Weekend

With a three-day weekend ahead, investors have a fast-flowing stream of earnings and a major data load to digest early Friday.

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