Tag: S&P 500

In the U.S.: U.S. Stocks Fall on Concern Over Europe as FedEx Slump

18 September 2012

Is 1500 still likely with all this uncertainty?

U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose to the highest level since 2007 last week, as FedEx Corp. (FDX) slumped and concern grew that Europe’s leaders will struggle to resolve their debt crisis. Read more…

In the U.S.: Stock-Index Futures Advance After Employment Report

3 August 2012

Take note: “The headline is good, but the details aren’t as good.”

U.S. stock futures advanced, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will halt a four-day decline, as payrolls climbed more than forecast in July even as the jobless rate unexpectedly rose to a five-month high. Read more…

In the U.S.: U.S. Stock Futures Rise As Caterpillar Surges On Earnings

25 July 2012

Earnings season brings joy to U.S. investors (for today at least).

U.S. stock futures rose, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will snap a three-day decline, as companies including Caterpillar Inc. and Boeing Co. (BA) raised their forecasts after better-than-estimated earnings. (SPX) Read more…

In the U.S.: U.S. Stock Futures Fall Amid Europe Debt Crisis Concern

23 July 2012

Long day ahead…thanks in part to Greece (again!).

U.S. stock futures declined, following a two-week advance in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, amid concern Europe’s debt crisis is deepening and after a Chinese central-bank adviser said growth may slow further. Read more…

In the U.S.: U.S. Stock Futures Climb Before Release Of Fed Minutes

11 July 2012

Investors hope that Fed ‘eases’ its stance on monetary support. S&P year end close forecasted at 1400.

U.S. stock futures advanced, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will snap four days of losses, as investors awaited minutes of last month’s Federal Reserve meeting for signs of further stimulus measures. Read more…

In the U.S.: Stocks Fall As Treasuries Rise After U.S. Jobs Report

6 July 2012

Underwhelming payroll figures symptomatic of “…weakness around the world.”

Stocks (SXXP) and U.S. equity futures fell after a report showed American employers hired fewer workers than forecast last month. Treasuries rose for a second day while Spain’s 10-year debt yields reached 7 percent. Read more…

In the U.S.: U.S. Stock Futures Little Changed Before Factory Report

2 July 2012

“We still believe in the bull market.” Hope springs eternal?

U.S. stock futures are little changed, following the biggest June (SPX) rally since 1999 for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors awaited data that may show manufacturing expanded at the slowest pace in eight months. Read more…

In the U.S.: U.S. Stock Futures Rise As Europe Leaders Reach Agreement

29 June 2012

Euro fears quietened. Bank rally set to lift markets this morning.

U.S. stock futures advanced, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will trim its first quarterly decline since September, after European leaders reached an agreement that alleviated concern banks will fail. Read more…

In the U.S.: U.S. Stock Futures Little Changed Ahead Of Economic Data

26 June 2012

Will there be much/any profit to take at the end of this quarter? Investors face a “lack of direction.”

U.S. stock futures were little changed, after yesterday’s selloff in global equities, as investors awaited reports on housing and consumer confidence. Read more…