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October 5, 2015

Can S&P 500 Defy Another Quarter Marked for a Projected Earnings Slump?

Does anyone think that volatility will quiet down anytime soon, especially with earnings season on its way? Not likely.

October 2, 2015

Hiring Freeze? Weak Job Data Complicates Fed Picture, Sends Stocks Lower

Stocks fell early Friday after the latest snapshot of U.S. job growth shocked many with its wide shortfall in expected September hiring. They rebounded late.

October 1, 2015

Stock Mood Change? Q4 Off to Solid Start Despite Global Factory Slowdown

An ugly Q3 in the books clouds the near-term reality—U.S. stocks were positioning for a third straight day of gains in early action.

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September 30, 2015

Stock Market Tries for Vulnerable Gains to End Bruising Quarter

That may be a collective “Amen” heard round the markets as we close the books on a Q3 that delivered the steepest declines for a number of the globe’s leading ...

September 29, 2015

Stock Sellers May Come Up for Air but Market Vulnerability Remains

An early Tuesday stock market bounce was taking shape but action could remain volatile as Wall Street posted its lowest close since late August ...

September 28, 2015

Jobs Data Crowns Busy Trading Week that Puts Washington in Spotlight

Stock market volatility could ramp up as Capitol Hill’s budget scramble and Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s sit-down shares the Federal Reserve’s spotlight ...

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September 25, 2015

Fed’s Yellen Opens Up About Rate Hikes, Stocks Take Off

Remember way back to earlier this year when the slightest hint that the Federal Reserve was getting ready to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006...

September 24, 2015

Fed’s Yellen’s Inflation Stance May Hold Market’s Short-Term Fate

Stock indications point lower Thursday, setting up what could be a third straight drop for a nervous Street looking ahead to an early evening speech on inflation ...

September 23, 2015

Stocks Tip Scale Back to Buying as Choppy Trading Persists

U.S. stocks flash early signals for gains on Wednesday, defying what’s so far been sloppy two-directional trading in Europe and hefty declines across most Asian ...

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September 22, 2015

Fed, China Puzzle Leaves Street Unsettled in Data-Light Week

A Tuesday retreat for U.S. stocks is taking shape but the culprit is elusive. Asia gained, but Europe followed up with broad stock declines ...

September 21, 2015

Fed Speak, Housing Data Dominate a Week That Keeps Rate Debate Alive

Federal Reserve policy obsession has died down since last week’s interest rate meeting but hasn’t entirely disappeared. The “will they or won’t they?” tug ...

September 18, 2015

Fed Flexibility or Uncertainty? Slumping Stock Market’s Not Sure

Volatility is back to stay and how that sits with traders just depends on who you ask. The no-action Federal Reserve has a lot to do with market gyrations ...

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September 17, 2015

Fed Reaction: Stocks Mixed as Rate Hike Could Still Happen in 2015

Stocks were jostled in the immediate wake of a no-action Federal Reserve meeting. The panel left key lending rates unchanged, but some members signaled...

September 16, 2015

Heated Fed Debate Idles Stocks as Rate Hike Remains Tough Call

The Federal Reserve huddles today for the first session of a two-day meeting that industry analysts believe is the closest interest rate policy call in recent memory.

September 15, 2015

Stock Action in Limbo Ahead of Fed’s Tough Decision

U.S. stock market action is essentially suspended, jiggling between narrow gains and losses, as participants await the Thursday decision by the Fed ...

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September 14, 2015

Fed Rate Hike: For First Time in Years, Truly a Toss-Up

Fed. Fed. Fed. Fed. Did you hear? The Federal Reserve has a meeting this week. And wouldn’t you know it, plenty of stock uncertainty is in the mix.

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