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Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks Inch Higher on Housing Boost

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Housing Starts rose a less than expected 2.3% to 750,000 units annualized in August. Building Permits fell by 1.0%. Existing Home Sales rose 7.8% in August to an annual rate of 4.82 million, the


China Stocks Rebound but Breakthrough Elusive

Gene Linn | Equities.com |

China stocks bounced back Thursday but they may already be bumping into a ceiling.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index climbed 1.2% to 20,132 after a decline Wednesday tested support levels. The index of


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Falls Lower in Late Trading

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up to 12,830.29 in morning trading then dipped to 12,611.79 into the final half hour of trading, below its 50-day simple moving average at 12,697. The


Call of the Week: A Smart Pick to Play Consumer Trends

Robert Maltbie | Equities.com |

Typically, when the economy faces challenging times, one industry group that benefits is discount retailers such as dollar stores or warehouse shopping clubs. This holds true in most markets, and


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks End Lower for Shortened Week

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims came in at 357,000, the lowest since mid-April 2008, but still above the recessionary threshold of 350,000. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined to 13,012.46 then


New Year, Same Fears, New Market Direction

Robert Maltbie | Equities.com |

After completing a year where it was difficult for equity investors to post positive returns, we enter 2012 with the same macro issues that affected 2011 equity markets. Greg Garner, senior equity


Equities Sector Coverage: Stocks End Critical Week Surprisingly Flat

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Nonfarm payrolls rose by 200,000 in December with the Unemployment Rate down a notch to 8.5%. The labor force participation rate remained low at 64.0%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Stays Positive Despite Volatility

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

Initial Jobless Claims came out at 390,000 in the latest week still above the 350,000 recessionary threshold. The Trade Deficit came in at $43.11 billion in September. Import Prices were down 0.6%


Equities Sector Coverage: Wall Street Plunges on More EU Turmoil

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened below its 200-day simple moving average at 11,976 trading to a day’s low of 11,736.93 in afternoon trading. The NASDAQ gapped below its 200-day simple


Equities Sector Coverage: Europe's Pervasive Cloud of Uncertainty Looms on Wall Street

Sector Recap | Equities.com |

The Labor Department reported that the Unemployment Rate remained at 9.1% in September. Meanwhile the economy added 103,000 jobs, which was better than expected, but below levels of enough job


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