05/30/14 - 04:18 PM EDT
Stocks close mixed Friday following weaker-than-expected consumer spending, which accounts for 70% of overall economic activity. A consumer sentiment reading also is weaker. Yet markets are looking to close historically weak May on a high, with the S&P 500 popping nearly 2% over the month.
05/30/14 - 02:57 PM EDT
Weak consumer spending and sentiment threw cold water on markets Friday, though the S&P held tentative gains while the Dow tried, but faied, to follow.
05/29/14 - 04:34 PM EDT
Markets rose despite poor Q1 GDP as a raft of positive economic data suggests pent up demand for the second quarter. Home sales were disappointing though jobless claims fell more than expected.
05/29/14 - 04:15 PM EDT
U.S. stocks rise on Thursday despite disappointing home sales. Jobless claims fall more than expected, while investors overlook a poor result for first-quarter GDP.
05/29/14 - 02:58 PM EDT
Stocks showed their forward focus on Thursday, rising despite a Q1 GDP shocker and lackluster housing activity.
05/28/14 - 04:29 PM EDT
The S&P appeared set to notch another record high on Wednesday but slipped in the final minutes of trade to close lower. The Nasdaq and Dow also recorded losses.
05/28/14 - 04:25 PM EDT
U.S. stocks turn red in the final trading hour.
05/28/14 - 02:56 PM EDT
The S&P flirted nervously with gains before committing to another record in afternoon trade, the fickle sentiment a contrast to the day before. It was a flipped mirror of Tuesday's session: financial stocks and small caps lagged, while utilities and telcos were favored in risk-off mode.
05/28/14 - 08:33 AM EDT
Markets are at risk of a near-term pullback before stronger second-half gains are made amid better economic data and earnings.That's the assessment from fund managers, after a sideways slide in stocks this year paints a sharp contrast to the rally of 2013.
05/27/14 - 04:21 PM EDT
Stocks rise Tuesday as the S&P 500 hits another closing record amid positive economic data including better consumer confidence and service sector expansion.