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December 9, 2015

Stocks Track Oil Mostly Lower; Big-Name Chemical Deal News Helps DJIA

Much of the broader stock market was on track to log a third straight down day in Wednesday’s session, reflecting ongoing sensitivity to weaker oil and ...

December 8, 2015

China Exports, Vulnerable Oil Price Hits Home Again for U.S. Stocks

Stocks looked at risk to repeat Monday’s tough start, based on early indicators that centered on oil volatility and another potential warning sign from China.

December 7, 2015

Stock Market Week Ahead: Consumer Spending, Energy Swings

Hired? Yes. But spending? After the increase in November payrolls reported on Friday, this week’s economic lineup of consumer sentiment, mortgage demand...

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December 4, 2015

Jobs Data Looks to Restore Market Confidence in Likely Fed Move

U.S. stock markets added to early modest gains and the U.S. dollar rose after November hiring stats proved stronger than Wall Street expected.

December 3, 2015

U.S. Stocks Slip as Europe’s Growth-Generating Efforts Studied

A choppy stock trading day may follow closely watched news from across the Atlantic, where the European Central Bank cut a deposit rate and took ...

December 2, 2015

Soggy Stock Start After SPX Clears Closely Watched 2100 Line; Fed in Focus

Stocks are mixed but look to build on mild gains after Tuesday’s broad-market push landed the S&P 500 (SPX) above the closely watched 2100 line ...

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December 1, 2015

Upbeat December Stock Start is Possible as Spending Brings Street Cheer

U.S. stock indexes pointed to a higher start for December, a day after a modestly weaker final November session slightly trimmed monthly gains.

November 30, 2015

Stock Week Ahead: Sizing Up Holiday Sales, Car Demand, Hiring Pace

Stocks largely gained in a thinly traded Thanksgiving week—small moves logged while Wall Street welcomed a spate of economic data and a cautious outlook ...

November 27, 2015

Holiday Optimism Props Up U.S. Stocks, Defying Global Drop

Early action in U.S. stocks pointed up this Black Friday, as thin volume with potential spurts of volatility colors a shortened trading session. Markets will close at 1 p.m. ...

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November 25, 2015

Stocks Trying for More Gains as Bearish Headlines Barely Dent the Mood

Early stock gains take shape Wednesday after a flurry of mostly bearish headlines in yesterday’s pre-market were shrugged off, allowing the major stock averages ...

November 24, 2015

Stocks Choppy as Downed Russian Plane Stirs Geopolitical Tension

It’s a shortened holiday week that’s already testing relationships. U.S. stock futures fell, recovered, and fell anew early Tuesday, after news reports said Turkey shot...

November 23, 2015

Short Stock Trading Week is Long on Economic, Earnings Drivers

How much potentially market-moving economic data can be stuffed into a shortened Thanksgiving week? Short answer: plenty.

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November 20, 2015

Weekly Stock Gain on Track, Made Possible By Wednesday’s Fed Cheer

Green screens flashed for major stock averages early Friday, keeping the main benchmarks on track to log a seventh weekly gain out of the past eight.

November 19, 2015

Stocks Rally as Fed Calm Returns to Street Psyche

Stocks gained Wednesday and could build on that move if early Thursday indicators hold. In fact, stock bulls around the world appeared to find some comfort in ...

November 18, 2015

Cautious Stock Trading Ahead of Fed Meeting Minutes

A choppy stock session could be in the works after a weaker-than-expected housing construction reading knocked some of the air out of Wall Street’s early gains ...

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November 17, 2015

Stocks May Find Traction in Wal-Mart Report, Inflation Data

Stocks are positioning for a stronger start Tuesday as Wall Street looks to slap together back-to-back gains after tough trading last week.

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