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March 21, 2018

No Shocker Here: Fed Raises Interest Rate, Indicates 2 More to Come in 2018

As widely expected, the Federal Open Market Committee raised target for Fed funds up a quarter-point to 1.5%-1.75%; said it expects to raise rates three times in 2019.

March 21, 2018

Tick, Tick, Tick: Markets Hover over Flat Line Ahead of Fed Rate Decision

Fed Reserve's decision on interest rate direction scheduled for later today with Powell's first press conference as chair following at 2:30 p.m. ET. Stay tuned.

March 20, 2018

Social Dive: Facebook, Big Tech Weigh Stocks Monday; Fed Watch Begins

Some strength in equities looks like it might help the markets open to a modest upside on the heels of the worst day in trading across the board in nearly six weeks.

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March 19, 2018

All Aboard For Fed Week: Hike Seen Amid Hopes For Clarity On Economic Path

Fed week dawns with high expectations of a rate hike, but a lot of uncertainty about the overall economic situation. Weak inflation and retail sales data raised questions.

March 16, 2018

Housing, Quadruple Witching In Focus As S&P 500 On Four-Day Loss Streak

It’s been nearly eight months since the S&P 500 Index (SPX) finished a whole week without recording even a single day of gains, but it has a chance to do that Friday.

March 15, 2018

Seeking Traction: S&P 500 In Hunt For First Positive Day This Week

Markets enter the session struggling to recover from yesterday’s swoon. The S&P 500 (SPX) has dropped each day this week after last Friday’s jobs-inspired rally.

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March 14, 2018

After Fatigue-Related Plunge Late Tuesday, Market Eyes Possible Comeback

Wall Street appeared to enjoy positive vibes after Tuesday’s late sell-off. Though trade fears played a role in the plunge, the main factor might have been simple fatigue.

March 13, 2018

Hold Tight: Markets Move to Upside but Lose Some Steam in Early Going

With earnings mostly reported, outside news could impact markets. Investors might want to take cautious approach when volume is low.

March 12, 2018

Market Still Buzzing Over Jobs Data As New Week Starts

Positive sentiment generated by last Friday’s jobs report appeared to roll over into the new week, as stocks turned higher in pre-market trading Monday.

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March 9, 2018

After “Goldilocks” Jobs Report, Wall Street Celebrates With A Friday Party

It’s hard to see how the script could have been any better for a Friday party on Wall Street. And the celebration went off just as you might expect.

March 9, 2018

Bulls Eye: Jobs Growth Off the Charts in February While Wage Increases Ease

Job growth rocketed higher in February, climbing by 313,000 and easily outpacing Wall Street analysts’ estimates for growth of around 200,000.

March 8, 2018

Payroll Data Up Next, But M&A, ECB, Tariffs in Focus Before Friday's Report

Today feels like a waiting game as investors tap their fingers and ponder what kind of reaction Friday’s non-farm payrolls report might bring.

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March 7, 2018

Tariff Talks Appear to Take Center Stage Again; Markets Drop in Early Going

Markets look poised for early trading falloff, apparently prompted by National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn's departure.

March 6, 2018

Tariff Tantrum Appears Calmer; Markets Find Higher Ground in Early Going

Benchmarks also look to get a boost after headlines surfaced about potential summit between North, South Korea. Is North Korea backing off aggressive military action?

March 5, 2018

Potential Global Trade War? Tough Talk on Tariffs Tilt Early Market Moves

Weekend and early morning rhetoric about tariffs on steel and aluminum plus potential instability in Europe after elections in Italy make headlines

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March 2, 2018

Technology, Small Cap Shares Lead in Volatile End to Volatile Week

The tariff retorts reverberated Friday throughout the markets, which were subject to another rocky session. Deep dips early in the day gave way to a late upturn as ...

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