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August 19, 2015

New Concern for Stock Investors? Housing-Sector Inflation

Early stock indicators point lower, remaining there after a report showed U.S. consumer prices edged up marginally but included a jump in housing...

August 18, 2015

China’s Misfire Dents Stock Shares, Though Housing Starts Limit Street Losses

China’s fresh currency and stock plunge are yanking U.S. stocks lower in early action Tuesday, leaving Monday’s respectable U.S. housing-boosted stock ...

August 17, 2015

Has the Fed had to Rethink its Policy Approach? Minutes Could Tell

Just how worried is the Federal Reserve that global currency gaps and falling crude oil prices could derail the central bank’s course to wean the U.S. economy...

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August 14, 2015

Sloppy Finish Could Sap Stocks’ Weekly Gains

Weekly gains for U.S. stocks were in jeopardy given Friday’s sloppy start. The major averages struggled to find a definitive direction as Wall Street ...

August 13, 2015

U.S. Stocks Churn as Part of Global Bounce — Retail Picture Still Not Clear

Taking cues from Asia and Europe, U.S. stocks tipped higher early Thursday, but trimmed gains, while the dollar eased slightly and Treasury yields rose ...

August 12, 2015

Currency-Induced Volatility Hits Broad Stock Averages; Apple, Too

U.S. stocks pointed to steep losses Wednesday as whipsaw action continues. Monday’s strong bounce erased last week’s stock losses; Tuesday’s tumble ...

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August 11, 2015

Global Markets Ruffled After China Devalues Currency

China’s latest efforts to shore up its economy set global markets spinning on Tuesday, including stock selloffs in Asia and Europe that look to spread ...

August 10, 2015

Commodities, Retail Tests Leave Stocks Skimming Low End of Range

U.S. stock indexes positioned for a mild Monday bounce but did little to shake Wall Street from its cautious posture. The nagging issue of a sky-high dollar’s ...

August 7, 2015

Jobs Report Good Enough? Rate Markets Nudge Up September Hike Odds

U.S. stock index futures fell, Treasury yields edged up, and the dollar gained after the latest installment of jobs data was perceived to be strong enough ...

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August 6, 2015

Stocks Shuffle After Low-Velocity Results from Tesla, Green Mountain

Stocks twisted between narrow gains and losses in Thursday’s early action as participants digest continued revenue misses, including from Tesla (TSLA) ...

August 5, 2015

Stock Market in Limbo as Fed Decision Up in the Air

The stock market looks to snap a three-day slide, untethering for now from a deteriorating Apple’s (AAPL) grip on the broader market and watching the Fed.

August 4, 2015

Choppy Stock Trading Looks to Follow the Whims of Crude Oil, Apple

U.S. stocks look set for a choppy trading day, likely taking cues once again from the volatile crude oil market. Crude prices bounced slightly Tuesday ...

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August 3, 2015

Stock Market Mood Back to Neutral Ahead of Key Jobs Report

July ended largely with a whimper on Wall Street, which may suit stock market bulls just fine. When the commotion stirred by a washout in commodities ...

July 31, 2015

Stocks Wobbly as July Wraps with Notable Drops for Oil, Chinese Stocks

A shaky U.S. stock session could be in the works on Friday, fueled in part by end-of-the-month position-squaring by large participants.

July 30, 2015

That’s Better — Economy Recovered in Q2, But Enough to Force Fed?

Early stock indicators soured and Treasury yields rose Thursday after an improved Q2 GDP reading wasn’t quite up to snuff and jobless benefits claims ticked higher.

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July 29, 2015

Stocks Edge Higher But Suspended in Pre-Fed Uncertainty

The stock market is trying for back-to-back winning sessions after logging a five-session losing streak. A looming Fed statement limits early action.

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