Economic Data/News

Stage Being Set Up for Big Buy - Late Summer, Early Fall

George Brooks | |

April 29, 2011: “Best Six Months for Investing Ends Today”May 2, 2011: Is BIG Money Selling Into Earnings Euphoria” ?Looking back a mere month, it is obvious the BIG money was ahead of the

Equities Sector Coverage: Financials Up But Consumer Staples Lead Losers

Sector Recap | |

Initial Jobless Claims remains elevated at 422,000 well above the recessionary threshold of 350,000. Non-farm Productivity for the first quarter is up 1.8% with Unit Labor Costs up 0.7%. Factory

Stock Rallies to Run Into Resistance - Market Needs Time to Find a Comfort Level

George Brooks | |

I don’t see the Dow Jones Industrial Average getting much higher than 12,375 or the S&P 500 higher than 1325 on a rally here.Much will depend on the Employment Situation report at 8:30

Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Down on Economic News

Sector Recap | |

U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday on continued weaker than expected economic data; ADP reported that the private sector only added only 38,000 jobs in May when 190,000 was expected. The

Equities Market Roundup: Economic Data Blamed for Stocks Decline

Equities Editors Desk | |

Wall Street is trading lower by over a percent on major stock indices today, ending a four day uptrend. The culprit seems to be weak jobs data from ADP Employer Services, which stated that the

Institutional Investors Portfolio Adjustments as Q2 Ends and Q3 Begins

George Brooks | |

Yesterday’s strength in the stock market was impressive, but not atypical in that it marked the last day institutional investors could sell stocks before the end of Q2. In addition, it came

Equities Market Roundup: Stocks Give Back Gains

Equities Editors Desk | |

U.S. stocks returned from a three-day holiday weekend with positive gains in early trading but have since seen those numbers drop off. Investors showed optimism, hoping progress was being made in

Don't Buy the Open - Upside Limited - For Now

George Brooks | |

Buying a strong open has its risks, one of them being that an investor will end up paying the high for the day and days to come. I see today’s strength as “technical” with potential for

Purchasing Commodities on the Dip

Brittney Barrett | |

Commodities slumped across the board today, following the announced that Chinese inflation exceeded the government’s target numbers, indicating more dramatic credit tightening in the future and

Watch Today's Rally for Clue to Near-Term Direction

George Brooks | |

Today: Some consolidation here would be healthy after an eight-day rebound from the March correction lows. Stock-index futures indicate a mixed-to-marginally positive open. Any upmove today must