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June 11, 2015

Stocks Wobbly as Strong Retail Report Might Mean Aggressive Fed Response

Stocks are shaky to start a new trading session, twisting flat to lower in the immediate wake of a report showing a gain in May retail sales.

June 10, 2015

Stock Sellers Come Up for Air but the Sting of Higher Yields Still in Focus

A mixed finish for major stock averages on Tuesday and choppy early action is likely considered a minor victory for stock bulls. As sellers pause, the broader ...

June 9, 2015

Stocks Flirt with Breakout at Range Bottom as China’s Slump, Fed Move in Focus

U.S. stock averages were on track for a fourth straight losing session based on early weakness Tuesday. Chinese stocks fell after wimpy inflation data ...

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June 8, 2015

Is a Warning Brewing as Volatility Gains Heat Up?

Volatility gains were tracked across a number of asset classes during several days of choppy trading last week. Last week marked the first time in a month ...

June 5, 2015

Economy Turns Job-Generator and Wall Street’s Turned Off?

Investors’ collective knee-jerk reaction to the robust May jobs report issued Friday morning was noticeably negative. It marked another trip into an alternative ...

June 4, 2015

Street in Wait-and-See Mood as Greece Puts Up a Fight, Job Data on Tap

We’re seeing tepid volumes and a few more folks holding their nose at risk as we inch closer to Friday’s payrolls report and a number of potential ...

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June 3, 2015

Traction for U.S. Stocks after Solid Private Hiring Data, Europe’s Optimism

Choppy trading near record highs for the major stock indexes is getting a little boring, but it’s also been a productive time for some traders ...

June 2, 2015

Greek Drama, Looming Jobs Data, Beefy Dollar Keep Stock Traders on Edge

Early stock action Tuesday is all over the board, driven by Greece’s saga, jitters ahead of Friday’s closely watched monthly jobs data, and renewed ...

June 1, 2015

After Choppy May, Will Payrolls Bring a Stock Market Payoff?

The final week of May was a seesaw affair on Wall Street without much conviction or direction. Choppy trading seemed to reflect uncertainty on several fronts ...

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May 29, 2015

Negative GDP Reading (Again) but Stock Market Little Moved

Gross domestic product (GDP)—the broadest of the economic measures—contracted (again!), according to revised data out this morning.

May 28, 2015

Home on the Range? Stock Market Stuck as Rate Worries Linger

Christmas came early? But that’s not necessarily a bullish nod. The major index charts are nearly equally striped red and green—one day up, one day down ...

May 27, 2015

Stock Market Comes Up For Air After Swoon on Fed, Commodities Fears

Bulls looked to muscle out the bears early Wednesday, indicating a mild rebound from a sharp selloff in the previous trading session ...

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May 26, 2015

Too Soon for Summer’s “Low Vol” Sentiment to Grip Street?

It was more whimper than roar, but the S&P 500 (SPX) ground to another record high last week. This achievement was scored within whisker-thin trading ...

May 22, 2015

Consumer Inflation Burns a Little Hotter, So Stocks Cool Off

U.S. stock averages opened a touch in the red Friday after a stronger-than-expected consumer price index report raised worries for higher interest rates ...

May 21, 2015

Waiting for a Driver – Stocks Choppy as Earnings, M&A, Economic Data Flow

Choppy trading continues early Thursday, still near record highs, after an important close for the bulls when the S&P 500 (SPX) held 2120 ...

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May 20, 2015

Stock Market Hunkers Down Ahead of Fed Interest Rate Update

U.S. stock market indicators were confined to tight ranges early today, with many participants holding back ahead of the afternoon release of ...

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