Triple Witch ThreePeat - Markets higher At Midday 12-19-2014

Bulls Trying to Walk-Off the Week With a Triple The domestic equity markets are modestly higher in late-morning action following the sharp two-day rally amid soothed premature rate-hike concerns by the Federal Reserve after it noted on Wednesday that it... Read More...

Fed Fueled Boost Lingers At Midday 12-18-2014

Stocks Continue to Jump as Fed-Fueled Boost Lingers The domestic equity markets are trading nicely higher in late-morning action, extending yesterday's rally that ensued after the Federal Reserve eased concerns about a sooner-than-expected rate hike. Technology stocks are leading a... Read More...

Fed News Sparks Broad Market Advance At Midday 12-17-2014

Equities Recovering, Though Fed Decision Looms The U.S. equity markets are trading higher in late-morning action, rebounding from this week's sell-off that has ensued on the persistent sell-off in crude oil prices and a Russian currency crisis. Energy stocks are... Read More...

Averages Mixed At Midday 12-16-2014

Stocks Showing Some Resiliency Amid Russian Volatility The domestic equity markets have overcome early pressure and are mixed in late-morning action, showing some resiliency in the face of heightened volatility, courtesy of Russia's aggressive 650 basis point rate hike failing... Read More...

Market Slide Resumes - S&P Trading Below 2000 At Miday 12-15-2014

Early Rebound Wanes Following Domestic Data Coming off last week's sharp drop, which resulted in the biggest weekly drops for the Dow and S&P 500 in multiple years, domestic stocks have turned mixed in late-morning action. Oil prices, which have... Read More...

Oil Price Continues To Pressure Averages

Persistent Oil Pressure Jeopardizes Weekly Winning Streak The domestic equity markets are trading lower in late-morning action, with the Dow and S&P 500 poised to snap a seven-week winning streak. Oil's continued drop to more than five-year lows that has... Read More...

Good Retail Data Sparks Rebound At Midday 12-11-2014

Retail Sales Report Sparks a Rebound The domestic equity markets are nicely higher in late-morning action, heading for the first gain this week, aided by a stronger-than-expected November U.S. retail sales report, which appears to be fostering optimism regarding the... Read More...

Oil Prices Drag Down Stocks

Pressure Persists on Oil Prices to Drag Down Stocks The domestic equity markets are trading lower in late-morning action after showing some relative resiliency yesterday as a drop in China and a tumble in Greece boosted volatility. Energy stocks are... Read More...

Foreign Headwinds Hit Stocks At Midday 12-09-2014

Foreign Headwinds Knock Down U.S. Stocks The domestic equity markets are trading solidly lower in late-morning action, on the heels of a broad-based decline in Asia, led by Chinese stocks as regulators announced tighter lending requirements. Moreover, European equities are... Read More...

Averages Broadly Lower At Midday 12-08-2014

Domestic Stocks Mixed Following Global Data The U.S. equity markets are trading mixed in late-morning action, with sentiment being hamstrung by some lackluster data out of Japan, China and Germany, which is weighing on European equities, while Asian stocks diverged... Read More...