Author Archives: Jeremy Ryan

Short-selling tickets can leave football fans short of tickets

A seesaw session ended with a major push higher by the Dow and the S&P 500 Index, led by the energy and materials sectors after a big rally in oil prices. The Dow jumped 183 points, with 21 of its … Continue reading

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Report: Still several hours a day not spent staring at tiny screens

Falling oil prices and a worse-than-expected manufacturing report out of China weighed on global shares. The major indexes spent the day slowly recovering from morning losses, with the Nasdaq ultimately climbing into the green at the close. The Dow fell … Continue reading

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State Department: Hurry up to wait in line for a passport

The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged—but its increasingly cautious assessment of the global economy spooked investors, and stocks sold off after the late-afternoon announcement. With disappointing earnings reports from Boeing and Apple, the Dow had a rough day, falling … Continue reading

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The rally in crude oil didn’t last, and the commodity lost much of its gains from Friday’s surge. U.S. stocks, as has been the case for the past month, followed oil down. European indexes closed moderately lower, while Asian shares … Continue reading

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Stocks still can’t escape gravitational pull of oil

It was another dramatic day in the markets, this time with a global sell-off coming on the heels of plenty of data to keep investors busy. Inflation in the U.S. was flat, housing starts declined, the Nikkei Index in Japan … Continue reading

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Five reasons to pay attention to multi-alternative strategies in 2016

Today we have a guest post by Dr. Sudhir Krishnamurthi, Ronald van der Wouden, and Kenneth LaPlace from The Rock Creek Group, LP (Rock Creek). Dr. Krishnamurthi, Mr. van der Wouden, and Mr. LaPlace are portfolio managers of the Wells Fargo … Continue reading

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Stocks sink after oil rally stalls

Stocks again followed oil prices lower in a broad-based selloff. Biotech shares sank on the Nasdaq, while consumer discretionary stocks led the way down on the S&P 500 Index. Particularly weak were shares that have outperformed recently, such as Amazon.com … Continue reading

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Oil sinks to 2003 levels

Stocks in the U.S. initially resisted the gravitational pull of another day of sinking shares in China, but the major indexes quickly lost steam before a late-day rally pushed the Dow and the S&P 500 Index into the green. Fourth-quarter … Continue reading

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These new fridges might need antivirus software

An unverified claim by North Korea that the country had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb spooked global markets today. An 11-year low in oil prices and continued concern about China’s economy also weighed on the markets. The Dow dropped 252 … Continue reading

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China rout sparks global sell-off to start new year

The new year began with a rout. The global markets were rocked by sinking Chinese shares. After a report showed a bigger-than-expected slowdown in China’s manufacturing economy, China’s Shanghai Index went into a free fall, triggering circuit breakers that temporarily … Continue reading

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