Monthly Archives: December 2015
December 31, 2015
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened modestly lower and are heading to session lows through midday on the last day of 2015. The S&P 500 is off 15.36 to 2048 and, for the year, has shed a modest 10.90 points. Meanwhile, Treasury bonds are seeing strength this morning as equities falter and in the wake of disappointing jobless claims […]




December 29, 2015
By Vlad Karpel

Bolstered by gains in foreign markets, stocks on Wall Street opened broadly higher and are extending the gains into midday trading Tuesday. After dropping 4.5 points yesterday, the S&P 500 is up 18.70 points to 2075.2 and near session highs. Economic news added to holiday cheers as Consumer Confidence was up to a better-than-expected 96.5 […]




December 18, 2015
By Vlad Karpel

Trading remained volatile through the Quad Witch Expiration Friday and, at the closing bell, the S&P 500 was down 24.60 points to 2017.31.  After a two-day 2.8% decline, the S&P 500 was essentially flat for the week, despite the three-day winning streak rally through the Fed rate announcement Wednesday. Falling crude oil prices have been a focal point […]