Stocks Keep Climbing as Wal-Mart Beats Earnings Expectations

US index futures are trading flat to up 0.3% this morning, building on yesterday’s 1.2% gains for major US indices. In Europe today, the Dax is up 1.5% while the FTSE is up 0.5%.  Commodity and currency market action is

Mixed Earnings Drag On Stocks, Energy Prices Rise Again

Coming off of a mixed Monday that saw the Dow finish up 0.3% and the NASDAQ finish down 0.4%, US markets have turned decisively downward this morning with the three main index futures contracts down 0.4%-0.5%. Walmart, one of the