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Author Archives: Jeremy Ryan
The downing of a Russian military jet by the Turkish air force raised concerns about the conflict in Syria escalating. European shares closed sharply lower, while U.S. indexes swooned in the morning but recovered in afternoon trading. The Dow rose … Continue reading
A morning rally gave way to afternoon pessimism as declining existing-home sales and falling oil prices weighed on stocks. The Dow fell 31 points, with 21 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index dropped 2; and the Nasdaq … Continue reading
Stocks were solidly in the green ahead of the release of the minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and they rallied even higher after the minutes seemed to confirm what most analysts and investors expected: The Fed … Continue reading
Markets were relatively calm in the first trading session since the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. European shares largely closed higher, while France’s CAC 40 Index closed only 0.08% lower. Travel-related and airline stocks faced the most pressure, … Continue reading
With banks and bond markets closed in observance of Veterans Day, stocks traded flat for most of a light-volume day and ended moderately lower. The Dow fell 55 points, with 20 of its 30 components retreating; the S&P 500 Index … Continue reading
Disappointing data out of China and the growing conviction that the Federal Reserve would raise rates at its December meeting helped push the major indexes about 1% lower in today’s trading. The Dow sank 179 points, with 28 of its … Continue reading
An unambiguously good jobs report was welcomed by investors because of what it said about the strength of the U.S. economy. But the report also brought home that the Federal Reserve could use a bit of unambiguously good employment data … Continue reading
Today we have a guest post from Jim Lauder, CEO of Global Index Advisors and subadvisor of Wells Fargo Advantage Fund’s Target Date suite of investment products. Many retirement investors check in on their asset allocations only once in a … Continue reading
Stocks posted moderate declines after a solid report about the services sector was offset by a mediocre jobs report and comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen that a December rate hike was a “live possibility.” The Dow fell 50 points, … Continue reading
Reports showed the manufacturing sectors in the U.S. and China treading water, but investors had expected even worse and sent the major indexes solidly higher. Energy sector stocks led the way on the S&P 500 Index, followed by health care … Continue reading