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January 11, 2018

Waiting for Results: Calm Prevails After Yesterday’s Slide As Earnings Loom

Earnings season is almost here, and stocks appear to be in a holding pattern as investors await the first Q4 salvos from major companies.

January 10, 2018

Brake Lights Shine As China News Sparks Higher Borrowing Cost Concerns

Lights turned red today for the first time this year amid concerns that rising bond yields could put a brake on the long rally.

January 9, 2018

Dow, SPX, Nasdaq Head into Record Territory in Early Going. Again.

Monday trading appeared muted but still ended to the upside, notching records for SPX and Nasdaq. The SPX has risen in every trading day since the year began.

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January 8, 2018

Earnings Countdown Begins: Big Banks in Vanguard After Strong Start To 2018

After a jobs report that was better under the surface than at the headline level, the first week of earnings season starts with bank results ahead.

January 5, 2018

Winter Winds Cool Off Jobs Growth, But Positive Trends Lurk Below Surface

Jobs growth looked a little ho-hum in December, rising just 148,000. But investors digging a little deeper into the data might find some positive signs.

January 4, 2018

Venerable DJIA Eyes a New Possible Milestone Today, Approaching 25,000

A new market milestone looms as trading begins, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) on the cusp of 25,000. Energy and tech are leading the sector race.

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January 3, 2018

Transports Lead Way In First Rally of 2018 As Fed Minutes, Auto Sales Loom

The New Year got off to a strong start Tuesday, and judging from pre-market futures trading it looks like the rally might continue today. Transports and tech led the way.

January 2, 2018

A Hard Act to Follow: 2017 Was One for the Record Books; 2018 Starts Anew

It’s a new day, a new year and a new beginning for a stock market that logged one record after another in pretty tame trading throughout last year.

December 29, 2017

One Trading Day Left: Might Dow, SPX Finish 2017 on High Notes?

Stocks headed higher in the early going as traders wrap up a year that has been marked by a series of record peaks in all three benchmarks. Happy New Year.

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December 28, 2017

Tick, Tick, Tick: Two Trading Days Left in 2017; Markets Higher Early On

As the year fades away, the markets three major benchmarks are on track to post strong year-over-year gains amid a flurry of record highs.

December 27, 2017

Stocks Appear to Struggle in Early Going; Boeing Plane Deal in Works

Three major benchmarks floated in and out of positive territory in early trading; reports on consumer confidence and pending home sales might make difference

December 26, 2017

Not Over Yet: Markets Enter Last Week of 2017 With Possible Milestones Left

There might actually be reason to push back from the holiday tables and pay attention this week. While the calendar isn’t heavy, it’s not empty either.

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December 22, 2017

Politicians Send Investors A Gift: Less D.C. Drama Likely Ahead of Holiday

The last trading day before Christmas delivers a data-packed calendar, but potentially less Washington drama after a key spending measure passed Congress Thursday.

December 21, 2017

Welcome to Winter: GDP Data, BOJ Meeting, Taxes in Focus As Season Starts

A smattering of earnings reports, a batch of GDP data, a Bank of Japan meeting, and continued buzz about taxes all take center stage on the day winter officially begins.

December 20, 2017

Wall Street Goes to Washington: House Tax Vote, Budget Battle Looming

Washington remains front and center, with a final House tax vote expected today and drama mounting about whether Congress can keep the government running.

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December 19, 2017

Only Eight Sessions Left in 2017; Can Benchmarks Pace More Historic Gains?

The Dow has logged 70 market peaks in 2017 while the SPX has tracked 62. But the biggest percentage gainer, so far, has been the Nasdaq, up 30% as of Monday.

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