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January 5, 2015

Volatility, Bond Yields Pack Trading Cues

There’s no limping into January for a Wall Street that closed the books on a powerful advance in 2014.

January 2, 2015

Stock Market Hangover or Another Banner Year?

If early stock indicators hold up, U.S. equity markets look to kick off their first trading day of a new year solidly ...

December 31, 2014

Record-Popping New Year for Stocks?

Early stock indicators flash green Wednesday, meaning there’s a chance—maybe a slim one—that the major market indexes go out at the year’s highs.

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December 30, 2014

Risk of Greek Tragedy, Oil Slick Reach U.S. Markets

Red screens! We’d gotten pretty used to the green glow in recent sessions but early indications show at least a...

December 29, 2014

Santa Rally Often Hangs Over to New Year’s. This Year, Too?

With three days until the calendar flips, the news flow is expected to be light in below-average volume, but end-of-year position squaring, including year-end fund...

December 26, 2014

Market Goes Through the Motions – Enough for Santa Rally?

So, this is the unofficial official week of the “Santa Rally,” so says the history books. Christmas Eve performances left the broader stock market poised for a solid finish...

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December 24, 2014

Streak at Stake — Can Street Make it Six Straight in Short Day?

Asian markets gained overnight but Europe isn’t convinced, trading mixed so far on this Christmas Eve. U.S. stock markets have the spirit so far, as early indicators...

December 23, 2014

Economy Rides On Consumers’ Backs – Just As It Should Be

‘Tis the season that many of us take note of personal milestones we achieved throughout the past year (and ambitiously take on a big To-Do for next year). Well...

December 22, 2014

Volatility Update: Santa Rally or Early Vacation for the Big Guy?

Whether or not jolly old St. Nicholas delivers presents to Wall Street in 2014 might very well depend on upcoming economic data. That’s because the earnings...

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December 19, 2014

No One Wants to Play Scrooge on Street. Is That a Good Thing?

Things get a little crazy this time of year. Help me remember: was it just a week ago that the stock market was skidding along a giant oil slick as crude prices tumbled?

December 18, 2014

Gentle Fed Welcomed on Wall Street, Around Globe

Stock indicators nod toward a strong early performance after sizeable gains Wednesday followed a dovish Federal Reserve statement and a broad adjustment across most markets, including commodities.

December 17, 2014

Jittery Market Leans on Fed to Make Sense of Jobs, Inflation, Oil, Russia

A late slide for stocks Tuesday unraveled a midday surge. Traders joked throughout the day: In a wrong position? Just give it a few minutes. In the end, it was the third...

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