Stocks rebounded from yesterday’s slide as investors speculated the economic effects from the shutdown of the U.S. government will be limited and counteracted by Federal Reserve stimulus. Treasuries fell as gold tumbled and the dollar recovered from early losses.
U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index its biggest decline since June 24, as retailers’ results disappointed and trade data fueled concern the Federal Reserve may reduce its bond purchases this year.
U.S. stocks rose, preventing the biggest weekly drop in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index since August, as confidence among American consumers beat forecasts and climbed to the highest level in three years.
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gaining a fifth day, as home sales and Qualcomm Inc. ’s forecast beat projections, offsetting Japan’s credit downgrade and higher-than-estimated jobless claims.
U.S. stocks rose, after the biggest weekly loss in five months for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as Caterpillar Inc. jumped and a rally in commodity prices spurred energy and raw-material producers.
Most U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to the highest level since 2007, as FedEx Corp. slumped and concern grew that European leaders will struggle to resolve the region’s debt crisis.
Most U.S. stocks fell, following the worst weekly drop since June, as investors awaited budget talks in Washington and results of a European meeting on Greek aid. Industrial metals rallied as China’s exports topped forecasts.
U.S. stocks rose this week, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index completing its best February since 1998, as data on housing and the jobs market improved and monthly sales from Gap Inc. to Ford Motor Co. beat estimates.