Markets traded higher Friday, as a strong November government job report and better consumer spending bolstered confidence that the market will be able to weather an early Federal Reserve tapering.
Markets close lower as an ongoing raft of positive economic data raises expectations that stimulus will be wound back.
Markets traded lower Thursday as investors consider the possibility of Federal Reserve tapering in December and keep close tabs on this week's mostly upbeat economic data.
The 'Santa Claus rally' has proved elusive so far, with major U.S. markets closing in the red for a fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.
Markets close lower as investors anticipate potential Fed tapering this month amid mostly positive economic data.
Equity strategists warn of a tiring bull market better opportunities offshore in 2014 as the S&P/500 hits new records to notch a 26% return so far this year.
Japan's Nikkei index notched its biggest one-day fall in six weeks on Wednesday, just one day after closing at a near six-year high.
Stock futures are pointing to a mixed open amid tepid economic growth in Europe.
Markets close lower as some investors anticipate potential Fed tapering this month.
Stock futures are pointing to a lower open for markets on Tuesday amid concerns the Federal Reserve could scale back its stimulus program as early as this month.