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February 17, 2015

Will Greece Pull Out the Rug on Patient Bulls?

February’s first two weeks sure have rewarded patient investors. But an impasse in Greek debt talks may grate on some nerves ...

February 13, 2015

Stock Market: Second Wind or Left a Little Breathless?

Wall Street looks ready to grab Europe’s coattails today (a strong showing for Asian equities helps, too) as better-than-expected German growth numbers...

February 12, 2015

Ukraine Peace, Greece Progress Cheer Stock Bulls

Ukraine had been all but eliminated from business press headlines in recent weeks. Not so early Thursday. Stock indicators point up ...

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February 11, 2015

Greek Drama Holds Stock Market Captive

Stocks scratched back late Tuesday but that momentum fizzled in overnight and early action today. Wall Street, and much of the world, anxiously awaits a decision on ...

February 10, 2015

Street Mood Sways With Hope for Greek Cure

The Federal Reserve may continue to emphasize the relative insulation of the U.S. economy from Europe’s shocks. Wall Street? Not so convinced...

February 9, 2015

For SPX and VIX, Conscious Uncoupling?

February is off to a fast start. The S&P 500 (SPX) rallied in three of the last five trading sessions and erased nearly all of its losses from January. SPX got a lift from ...

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February 6, 2015

Hey, Wage Gains: Welcome to the Party

It’s hard to find much wrong with the January jobs report, especially one that included signs of life for those elusive wage gains ...

February 5, 2015

U.S. Focus Back on Earnings as Greece Put in its Place

Early indicators point up for U.S. stocks as a late-day scare from Greece apparently looks a little better in the light of a new day...

February 4, 2015

Tough Crowd: Good Earnings Not Good Enough

Earnings, the dollar, and oil are driving this market but, really, it’s about the black gold, baby. Stocks remain cozied up to the crude market, pulling back ...

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February 3, 2015

Will Factory Data Gum the Gears, Spoil Oil-Led Rally?

No shortage of early drivers for U.S. stocks. That includes potential newsmakers on your front porch and way Down Under ...

February 2, 2015

Stock Blanket of Red as Earnings, Data Don’t Let Up

Welcome to February. The first week of the shortest month plunges us into another round of trading sessions that are packed with earnings and economic data...

January 30, 2015

Economy Taps Brakes. Will Street Do the Same?

If there’s been a key message to pull from this latest earnings round, it’s the cautionary words of CEOs ...

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January 29, 2015

Fed Persistence Sobering for Stock Investors

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) stubbornly stuck to flat ranges until a more-hawkish Federal Reserve slapped around the blue-chip index ...

January 28, 2015

Can Apple Carry the Day?

After Tuesday’s stock market crumble—the biggest drop in three weeks—the Street put plenty of pressure on Apple’s post-bell results. The iPhone giant delivered...

January 27, 2015

Market Flash: Earnings, Data a One-Two Punch

More than a few export-heavy U.S. companies—we’re talking icons like Caterpillar (CAT) and Proctor & Gamble (PG)—blamed dollar muscle and soft commodities ...

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January 27, 2015

Strong Dollar Chews Up Exporter Earnings

The Northeast storm that wasn’t (easy for me to say from this perch) may still leave trading desks operating with skeleton crews today. That could make for interesting...

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