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August 11, 2016

Shoppers Show Up: Big Retailers Beat With Earnings Ahead of Retail Sales

Anyone nostalgic about trips downtown to go shopping with their families is likely to appreciate Thursday’s full menu of department store earnings.

August 10, 2016

Lazy Days of Summer: Stocks in Narrow Range But Keep Posting New Highs

It’s the dog days of summer. Volatility is low. Oil prices are under pressure. Earnings are just about over. But the resilient stock market keeps posting highs.

August 9, 2016

Where’s the Mo? Markets Wedged in Sideways Trading as Volume Stays Low

Markets have been stuck in 2% trading range for more than two weeks now. Why? Traders are taking in those last days of summer before the kids head back to school.

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August 8, 2016

What’s the Encore? Retail Sales Ahead After Blockbuster Jobs Data

What’s the next act after Friday’s July jobs report blew away expectations and lifted stocks to new highs? Retail sales for one, and several other reports are also on tap.

August 5, 2016

Jobs Party Raged On in July, As Second Strong Report in A Row Supports Stocks

The U.S. is still creating jobs in a big way, according to Friday’s July Non-farm Payrolls report. Can the data help light a fire under a sluggish stock market?

August 4, 2016

Cheerio! Bank of England Rate Cut In Spotlight As Earnings Wind Down

With earnings season waning, the market may get a new catalyst from the Bank of England, which cut rates Thursday for the first time since 2009.

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August 3, 2016

Is Rally Simmering? Oil Tips into Bear-Market Territory; Pulls Down Dow, S&P 500

Broad-base pullback in global markets sees ties to oil price slump. Are the markets again dependent on the ebbs and flows of oil prices?

August 2, 2016

Can the Markets Find Some Oomph? Low Oil Prices Hold Stocks in Check Again

Crude oil dips below $40 a barrel as supply far outweighs demand; investors worry about European, Japanese markets. Good news? Consumers are still spending.

August 1, 2016

After Surprisingly Weak GDP, Market Looks Ahead to Jobs, More Earnings

Investors still digesting Friday’s surprisingly sluggish Q2 gross domestic product (GDP) data face another critical week, highlighted by the July employment report.

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July 29, 2016

Beyond Earnings: Plunging Oil and Surprisingly Weak GDP Take Center Stage

It’s a busy day to end a busy week on Wall Street, and it’s starting with a thud. Today’s first government estimate of Q2 GDP came in way below expectations.

July 28, 2016

Old and New: Energy and Internet firms In Spotlight as Earnings Roll On

Social media outdid bricks and mortar, at least in the latest 24 hours of earnings season. Facebook earnings got a big "like," but Ford, ConocoPhillips disappointed.

July 27, 2016

Fed Keeps Interest Rate as Is; Opens Gate for 2016 Hike as Risks Have 'Diminished'

Markets reaction is predictive too as benchmarks climb but don't budge much off the flat lines ahead of session's close.

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July 27, 2016

Let’s Get This Party Going! Fed Reserve Decision May Provide Fireworks

Traders appear to be mostly standing still in the early going as they usually do ahead of the closely watched interest-rate outcome from the Fed. What's the tone?

July 26, 2016

Investors Scramble to Sidelines Ahead of Fed Decision on Interest Rates

Traders took on a guarded tone ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting, a flood of earnings reports, and a packed week of economic reports. Why jump in so soon?

July 25, 2016

Earnings, GDP, and the Fed: Busy Week Ahead Could Keep Investors On Toes

The recipe for this coming week? A stew of earnings, peppered with data and a Fed meeting. Also ahead: A first look at estimated Q2 gross domestic product (GDP).

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July 22, 2016

Earnings Extravaganza Rolls On, With Strong Results Bolstering Market

After weeks of jubilation, stocks appear ready to extend their rally Friday as positive news from the earnings front keep rolling in. The strength comes despite weak oil.

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