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February 2, 2018

Jobs Jump in January, But Yield Rise Helps Send Stocks Dramatically Down

The U.S. economy cranked out new jobs again in January, to the tune of 200,000. But rising bond yields dragged down stocks as the market plummeted Friday.

February 1, 2018

Earnings Frenzy Peaks Today as Apple, Amazon, Other Big Hitters Due Later

The floodgates open today as earnings pour in from all over. Some of the biggest tech companies, including Apple (AAPL), get ready to share results this afternoon.

January 31, 2018

Yellen's Swan Song: Fed Keeps Interest Rates in 1.25%-1.5% Range

Janet Yellen concluded her reign as the first chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Board and its Open Market Committee; Powell takes over Feb. 5

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January 31, 2018

Yield Drop, Lofty Boeing Results Could Help Put Stocks in Take-Off Mode

The rate fear chills that helped send stocks to their biggest losses since last summer burned off Wednesday amid sunny earnings reports and declining Treasury yields.

January 30, 2018

Hang On: Pressure Still In Place After Monday’s Plunge as Rate Fears Climb

Anxiety stalks the Street early Tuesday. Attention seems locked on one indicator: The 10-year Treasury yield, above 2.7% for the first time since 2014.

January 29, 2018

Hungry? Eat A Sandwich As Fed, Earnings Nestle Between Inflation, Jobs Data

The coming week resembles a sandwich, with the bread consisting of key economic data and plenty of meat in between with a slew of earnings and a Fed meeting.

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January 26, 2018

GDP Growth Eased in Q4, But Earnings, Trump Speech Compete for Street Focus

A presidential speech and a first look at Q4 gross domestic product (GDP) highlight what looks like a busy Friday on Wall Street.

January 25, 2018

Caterpillar Bulldozes to a Big Quarter, Giving Market A Positive Early Ride

Stocks steamrolled to big gains in pre-market futures trading after Caterpillar (CAT) blew the doors off again with its Q4 results.

January 24, 2018

Turn on the Lights: GE Results Have Positive Side, And Ford Waits in Wings

It feels like turn back the clock day as the earnings spotlight narrows in on General Electric (GE) and Ford (F), two of the most venerable U.S. manufacturers.

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January 23, 2018

Markets Move Moderately Ahead in Early Going; Earnings, Davos on Tap

The energy sector helped push markets into record territory yesterday; could that happen again today?

January 22, 2018

Shutdown Weighs, But Markets Seem to Take D.C. Stalemate In Stride So Far

A government shutdown enters day three today, but markets around the world and on Wall Street seem to be taking it in stride, at least in the early going.

January 19, 2018

All Eyes on D.C. Amid Concerns Confidence Could Waver If Shutdown Occurs

The big question today is whether the lights go off or stay on in Washington. Action on Capitol Hill could help determine how things proceed on Wall Street.

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January 18, 2018

What a View! Stocks Appear Ready To Pause After Rallying to New Records

A day after a record-setting rally, another big bank posted robust results and China reported better than expected growth. Still, markets looked a little out of breath.

January 17, 2018

Early Trading Sees Benchmarks in Rally Mode, But Will They Close Higher?

Markets fight in early going to reverse yesterday's wild swings and losses; Dow on track to cross 27,000. Again. But could it hang on today?

January 16, 2018

Stocks in Rally Mode in Early Trading; Could it Close above 26,000 Today?

It's been only seven sessions since Dow passed 25,000. If it closes above 26,000 today, tomorrow or even just this week, it's on track for a history-making event.

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January 12, 2018

Off to the Races: Big Banks Fire Opening Salvos On Mostly Positive Note

Stocks remain on an impressive run, up eight times in the first nine sessions of the year as big financial firms kicked off earnings season. Results looked pretty strong.

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