Economic News

When economic news comes out, it can be a big influence in the movement of many markets, including stocks. Economic news takes the form of many parts, including information regarding the job data, money supply, trade information with other countries, and housing numbers. It’s extremely important to pay attention to the economic news, but it is also important to keep it in context. Economic news can be volatile, so many economists and analysts look at the overall trend and not one single data point.


Don’t be fooled by what you hear from the mainstream media and the politicians. The U.S. economy continues to struggle. In fact, looking at the economic data closely, it suggests we are headed for an outright slowdown. U.S. Economy to…

Everything in the stock market experiences its own cycle of enthusiasm among investors. And this is especially well illustrated among speculative issues. There was a time only a few years ago when some of the hottest speculative stocks were in…

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) announced a quarterly revenue gain of three percent, but Wall Street was looking for more and the company’s share price retreated on its earnings results. If it weren’t for the Federal Reserve, we probably would be in…

With the Dow Jones hitting 17,000 being pretty likely in the not-too-distant future, from there, it’s only another 18% or so until the Dow hits 20,000, which is pretty incredible. These numbers seemed so unrealistic just a few years ago…

Understanding the economic slowdown in the Chinese economy is very important because not only does it impact American companies doing business there, but what happens in the Chinese economy—now the second-largest economy in the world—affects the global economy. While media…

Many smaller companies are now reporting their financial results, and very soon, it will be the lull between earnings seasons, when the only fuel the marketplace has to go on is monetary policy and economic news. It wouldn’t surprise me…

There is going to be considerable pressure on interest rates and the Federal Reserve very soon, and it’s very likely that we’re going to get some choppy trading action in stocks. The reason for this is, of course, positive economic…

Geopolitical events are overtaking the stock market’s near-term trading action, which was all about speculation over the Federal Reserve and what Chairman Ben Bernanke will do regarding quantitative easing. Based on what transpires in Syria, the equity market is ripe…

The second-quarter earnings season is considered over, but there are still a number of companies reporting. And the same trend continues—the numbers are anemic. Making the case for a rising stock market in the face of little sales growth and…

The main stock market indices basically trend with each other, but in a bull market, leadership from the technology sector must be prevalent. Stock market leadership since the beginning of the year has been all about the Dow Jones Transportation…

This is a big week for capital markets, with the Federal Reserve meeting and July’s unemployment numbers to be released on Friday. One thing that’s been clear with the stock market is that it has been staying lofty, mostly due…

After the stock market closes today, benchmark stock Alcoa Inc. (AA) is set to report. Expected consensus-adjusted earnings are $0.06 a share, with revenues averaging $5.86 billion. That’s about flat with the comparable quarter. Like many other benchmarks, Alcoa’s position…