Stocks for the cautious investor

Stocks for the cautious investor

Market optimism is high as we advance into the current earnings season but there are plenty of unknown that have a lot of investors feeling more than a little cautious this summer. One the bright side, the economy remains on… Read More >

Symbols: ADP COST PSA QQQ WM
Stocks frozen in place

Stocks frozen in place

Major indices are mixed this Thursday morning to begin the second to last trading day of the year. As the mid-Atlantic bundles up due to a cold spell, the market itself appears nearly frozen. Oil prices remain near $60, gold… Read More >

Symbols: BAC
Market wobbles amid conflicting signs

Market wobbles amid conflicting signs

Major indices are in the red this Thursday morning, as the Street weighs the possible significance of this morning’s surprisingly low initial unemployment claims number, as well as a surprisingly low recent GDP report. Both oil prices and gold prices… Read More >

Symbols: CAKE IWM TSLA
Price of oil suddenly falls

Price of oil suddenly falls

Major indices are sharply higher in morning trading, and while the reason for the climb isn’t clear, most world markets are falling, and traders have, in the past, moved money from European and Asian markets into US markets due to… Read More >

Symbols: XOP
$50 oil but stocks mixed

$50 oil but stocks mixed

Major indices are mixed this Thursday morning, as the Dow rises, lifted by oil and energy-equipment stocks, while the NASDAQ retrenches somewhat. West Texas Intermediate crude oil is now above $50 and nearing $51. The dollar remains strong and bond… Read More >

Symbols: IWM
Stocks rise higher as Trump rally continues

Stocks rise higher as Trump rally continues

Major indices are in the green this Black Friday morning as the market kicks off a half-session after being closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving. Despite a slight rise since last week, this week’s initial unemployment claim number came in at… Read More >

Symbols: CTRP
Good and bad news in jobs report

Good and bad news in jobs report

The US added 161,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, but this was fewer jobs than expected, and the falling unemployment rate was due primarily to workers dropping out of the workforce. Also, the unemployment rate… Read More >

Symbols: BAC FEYE SBUX