List/Grid Monthly Archives: August 2016

Market Extra: Ken Fisher says this is the most ‘joyless’ bull market in history

Market Extra: Ken Fisher says this is the most ‘joyless’ bull market in history

The bull market in stocks may be aging, but likely has much more time to run—just don’t look for investors to jump for joy about it, said billionaire investor Ken… Read more »

Europe Markets: European stocks fall as energy shares get hit, but German banks rise

Europe Markets: European stocks fall as energy shares get hit, but German banks rise

European stocks fell Wednesday, ending the last day of August with energy stocks hurt as the oil market sold off, but a report that Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG… Read more »

Market Snapshot: S&P 500 poised for August loss as energy sector sinks

Market Snapshot: S&P 500 poised for August loss as energy sector sinks

U.S. stocks extended losses on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average poised to close out the month in the negative amid weakness in energy shares…. Read more »

Capitol Report: Obama names Puerto Rico oversight board to tackle island’s debt

Capitol Report: Obama names Puerto Rico oversight board to tackle island’s debt

President Barack Obama named seven individuals on Wednesday to the board that will address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. The board, established by a bill Obama signed in June, will work… Read more »

Market Extra: Billionaire Ken Fisher says this is the most ‘joyless’ bull market in history

Market Extra: Billionaire Ken Fisher says this is the most ‘joyless’ bull market in history

The bull market in stocks may be aging, but likely has much more time to run—just don’t look for investors to jump for joy about it, said billionaire investor Ken… Read more »

Market Extra: Energy sector ETF on pace to cap August with worst daily loss of the month

Market Extra: Energy sector ETF on pace to cap August with worst daily loss of the month

Energy-related stocks and funds tumbled on Wednesday, tracking the price of crude oil lower as investors continued to fret about oversupply that has dogged the global crude market for two… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yields waver amid tumbling oil, strong ADP data

Bond Report: Treasury yields waver amid tumbling oil, strong ADP data

Treasury yields wavered on Wednesday, dipping in and out of negative territory as investors weighed a sharp drop in oil prices against a stronger-than-expected report on U.S. private employment, which… Read more »

London Markets: FTSE 100 slammed as commodity shares tumble

London Markets: FTSE 100 slammed as commodity shares tumble

U.K. stocks ended lower on Wednesday after a wobbly start to the day, with commodity shares leading the decline as oil futures slumped. The FTSE 100 UKX, -0.58%  lost 0.6%… Read more »

NewsWatch: Fed’s Kashkari ‘shocked’ black unemployment isn’t better understood

NewsWatch: Fed’s Kashkari ‘shocked’ black unemployment isn’t better understood

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Minneapolis Fed President Nell Kashkari said Wednesday he was shocked that economists don’t understand the persistence of higher black unemployment relative to whites. See full story. Stocks… Read more »

Caroline Baum: The Fed’s baffling fascination with unreliable information

Caroline Baum: The Fed’s baffling fascination with unreliable information

Every since the 1980s, inflation expectations have become the Holy Grail of central banking. Stabilize the public’s inflation expectations at a rate close to zero, and it doesn’t matter what… Read more »

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