Lauren Simonetti Archive
Published September 18, 2012
U.S. stock futures are looking at a lower open Tuesday morning, with Dow futures poised to drop 30 points at the open.
Published September 10, 2012
The Fed meets this Wednesday and Thursday, and has that major data point to discuss -- only 96,000 jobs were created in August, as the unemployment rate dipped to 8.1% because hundreds of thousands of people quit their job searches altogether.
Published September 06, 2012
Futures this morning are heading higher, with the Dow set to jump more than 60 points. Investors today are focusing on the jobs market, with weekly unemployment claims and private payroll data looking better than expected.
Published September 05, 2012
Stock futures are pointing to a lower open on Wall Street Wednesday. Investors are waiting for two key events: Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank, and Friday's release of U.S. employment data for August. Dow futures are off by about 30 points.
Published August 21, 2012
Asian stocks closed mixed Tuesday; European stocks are trading mostly higher, and here in the U.S. the snail's pace continues with markets set to open modestly to the upside.
Published August 17, 2012
Stocks ended higher Thursday on a major earnings beat by Dow member Cisco and decent jobless claims data. Futures are flat Friday morning.
Published August 14, 2012
After digesting a more robust reading on retail sales this morning, stock futures are pointing to solid gains, with Dow futures up about 50 points.
Published August 10, 2012
U.S. futures are pointing to a lower open, with Dow futures off 43 points.
Published August 08, 2012
Stronger corporate earnings reports and expectations that central banks will act to support the economy powered the Standard & Poor's 500 past 1400 and the Nasdaq Composite above 3000 for the first time in three months.
Published August 07, 2012
There's little of note on the U.S. economic calendar today, sending investors looking overseas. Futures this Tuesday morning are looking flat.