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...

Are we really in a bull market?

Stocks ended their worst week in a month with more losses Friday, marking the third straight daily loss for the Dow Jones average and the fourth for the S&P 500, weighed by spiking Treasury yields and concerns that Israel’s conflict with Hamas could escalate...

Markets have gone topsy-turvy

Last week, the US stock market experienced its most significant decline in six months, leaving investors feeling uneasy. However, this week brought a glimmer of hope as employers added 336,000 jobs in September, marking the strongest gain since January and a notable...