List/Grid Monthly Archives: March 2016

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks post biggest monthly gain since October

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks post biggest monthly gain since October

U.S. stocks finished one of their best-performing months since last October with a whimper, as the main benchmarks closed marginally lower Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.20%  advanced sharply in… Read more »

Capitol Report: Banks cutting exposure to oil sector, Fed survey shows

Capitol Report: Banks cutting exposure to oil sector, Fed survey shows

By Senior economics reporter Oil rigs in Taft, California. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Banks are reducing their credit exposure to the energy sector in the wake of the plunge in oil… Read more »

Personal Finance Daily: Four steps for new investors, and tax tips

Personal Finance Daily: Four steps for new investors, and tax tips

Hello, MarketWatchers. How to determine what you owe in capital gains taxes Contrary to popular opinion, not all of your long-term capital gains are taxed at 15%. Why millennials are… Read more »

Commodities Corner: 5 reasons oil just scored biggest monthly gain in nearly a year

Commodities Corner: 5 reasons oil just scored biggest monthly gain in nearly a year

By Markets/commodities reporter Oil futures ended March with the largest monthly gain in almost a year, even though U.S. crude supplies climbed in each of the last seven weeks and… Read more »

Market Extra: What fresh hell awaits European banks after brutal first quarter?

Market Extra: What fresh hell awaits European banks after brutal first quarter?

European bank shares were hammered during the first quarter, and more rough times may be ahead with all eyes on British voters as they prepare to decide whether to remain… Read more »

Thousands queue around the world for a Tesla Model 3 they haven’t seen

Thousands queue around the world for a Tesla Model 3 they haven’t seen

Thursday is the first day to reserve Tesla Motors Inc.’s next electric-car model, and thousands have lined up for the opportunity. The big reveal on the new Tesla Model 3… Read more »

Economic Preview: Payrolls report may show march of workers back into the jobs market

Economic Preview: Payrolls report may show march of workers back into the jobs market

Companies have been hiring steadily for years and it was probably no different in March WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — It’s all very simple: The economy will be fine despite periodic ups-and-downs… Read more »

Nearly 70% of canned foods contain this chemical

Nearly 70% of canned foods contain this chemical

Almost 70% of nearly 200 cans produced by major retailers such as Campbell Soup Company, General Mills Inc.’s Progresso, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s contain the chemical Bisphenol A in… Read more »

Darrell Delamaide's Political Capital: Don’t count Donald Trump out, because general election could get nasty

Darrell Delamaide's Political Capital: Don’t count Donald Trump out, because general election could get nasty

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – Karl Rove, former President George W. Bush’s political mentor, says this year’s general election will be “the ugliest campaign in memory” — and he knows a thing… Read more »

Commodities Corner: Natural-gas prices up 14% in March, but the gains aren’t built to last

Commodities Corner: Natural-gas prices up 14% in March, but the gains aren’t built to last

By Markets/commodities reporter Natural-gas futures look set to end March with a roughly 14% climb—the best monthly performance in more than two years—but the commodity won’t likely enjoy its newfound… Read more »

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