Market has bad breadth

A surge in mega cap tech stocks helped lift the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Friday, with the S&P holding above the 5,000 level for the first time and extending its record high, after December’s revised inflation reading came in lower than first reported. On...

The Roaring Twenties or the Crazy Nineties?

This week provided more proof that the US economy is steaming ahead. Economic growth in the fourth quarter trounced forecasts and gross domestic product increased 2.5% for the year. On Friday, there was even more good news for the US on the inflation front. The...

Inflation was transitory after all

Stocks mostly fell Friday but edged higher for the week, as traders examined the first batch of fourth quarter earnings and a pair of closely watched inflation reports. An unexpected downtick in producer price inflation provided a source of optimism, although this was...

Fresh Highs Await

Stocks closed higher Friday following a strong monthly jobs report to clinch a sixth straight week of gains, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite hitting their highest closing levels since early 2022. More broadly, the drop in the unemployment rate to 3.7%...

Out of the woods but where is the meat?

Stocks pushed higher Friday, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes recording their highest levels in more than a year, after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell supported the market consensus view that key interest rates have peaked. The three major stock market...