Stocks Climb on Strong Payrolls; Energy Markets Mixed

With a long weekend in North America approaching, US markets have been trying to stabilize. Yesterday the Dow and the S&P snapped losing streaks with gains of 0.5% and 0.3% respectively. The NASDAQ, however, fell another 0.2% and the small

Strong US Nonfarm Payrolls Boosts US Dollar, Sinks Stocks

A stronger than expected US employment report has pushed the US 10-year treasury note yield back up above 3.0% this morning with investors apparently taking the news as a green light for the Fed and other central banks to continue

Stocks Turn Down as Nonfarm Payrolls Exceed Expectations

US index futures are in the red this morning with Dow futures down 0.5% and NASDAQ futures down 1.1%, giving back some of yesterday’s gains of 1.3% for the Dow and 2.7% for the NASDAQ. Overseas trading has been mixed

Rising Interest Rates and Nonfarm Payrolls In Focus

The prospect of monetary tightening at a time of rising inflation and weakening economic conditions remains front and center with investors today. After threatening for several days, the US 10-year treasury note yield has decisively broken out over 3.00% this

WTI Falls Back Under $100.00 and Nonfarm Payrolls

US nonfarm payrolls increased by 431K last month which was less than the 490K the street had expected, but the shortfall was more than offset and explained by an upward revision to February payroll growth to 750K from 678K. Average

Opposing Employment Surprises; Social Media Stocks Strike Back

US equity markets appear poised to continue their declines as investors consider rising wage inflation and another mixed round of earnings reports. Dow futures are down over 200 points or 0.5% and NASDAQ futures have slipped into the red as

Indices Retreat Amid Mixed Employment and High Inflation Reports

US index futures have taken a sharp turn downward following the release of a brutal US employment report that suggested the economy could be in the grip of stagflation, a time of high inflation and low economic growth. Dow futures

Climbing Crude, Hot Housing, and Nonfarm Payrolls Preview

US index futures are mixed this morning as stocks struggle to regain their footing following yesterday’s afternoon selloff. Dow futures are up 0.2% while NASDAQ futures are down 0.4%. Fed minutes, which suggested that not only is the US central

Employment, Energy and Earnings In The Spotlight

US index futures are in the green this morning with gains of 0.2% to 0.3%, building on yesterday’s index rebounds that varied between 0.8% for the NASDAQ and 1.8% for the Dow. It has been a mixed morning for North

Strong Nonfarm Payrolls and Canada Jobs Reports Headline Morning News

Stock market action from around the world has been mixed this morning. US index futures are up slightly with gains of 0.1%-0.2%. In Europe, the Dax is up 0.1% while the FTSE is up 0.4%, benefitting from its currency getting