Lauren Simonetti Archive
Published April 24, 2012
U.S. stocks got "euro trashed" on Monday, as the European debt crisis appears to be getting worse before it gets better, but stocks are nevertheless rallying early Tuesday.
Published April 23, 2012
U.S. futures are indicating a sharply lower open this Monday morning, with the Dow Industrials poised to drop 120 points at the open.
Published April 19, 2012
Futures early Thursday morning are pointing to a higher open, with the Dow indicating a gain of 75 points.
Published April 18, 2012
Investors sure had a sweet tooth yesterday, buying up stocks and pushing the Dow Industrials up almost 200 points. European debt worries faded thanks to a surprise jump in German business confidence and a solid Spanish debt auction, allowing investors to turn their focus to positive U.S. earnings reports.
Published April 16, 2012
Spanish bond yields pushed past the psychologically key 6% level this morning, sparking fears that one of Europe’s biggest economies will need a bailout.
Published April 13, 2012
How will stocks react this Friday the 13th? It looks like U.S. futures are a little spooked. After the second-best rally of the year on Wall Street Thursday, sending the Dow up 181 points, futures are down 60 points Friday morning.
Published April 11, 2012
Stocks are looking to recover from the worst selloff of the year, one that took the Dow down 214 points on Tuesday.
Published April 10, 2012
There certainly was a selloff on Wall Street Monday -- but there wasn't much certainty behind that selloff.
Published April 09, 2012
Stock futures traded for a brief 45 minutes Friday on the news and their reaction was swiftly negative. The full reaction is being seem this morning, and it is looking just as bad, with Dow futures indicating a triple-digit loss at the open.
Published April 05, 2012
There is no single reason why investors have grown skittish. Some are concerned about Spain’s debt crisis, with Spanish bond yields rising. Others are concerned about the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s March policy meeting released earlier this week, showing the Fed may be less inclined to continue boosting the economy through monetary stimulus.