Monthly Archives: March 2016
March 31, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks are ending a bullish month of March in mixed fashion as the S&P 500 has traded in a narrow 5-point range and is up 2.17 to 2066.12 into midday Thursday. For the month, the S&P rallied 108 points or 5.5%. Treasury bonds are steady ahead of a flood of data, including jobs data, due […]




March 28, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Monday Recap Stocks are drifting lower in slow trade Monday after the three-day weekend. The S&P 500 has traded in a narrow 9-point range and is up 4.19 points to 2043.13. Treasury bonds are steady on a light day of economic data and ahead of commentary from Fed Chairman Janet Yellen tomorrow. The yield on […]




March 24, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened lower and are in the red into midday on light volumes ahead of the Good Friday holiday. The S&P 500 is down 9.50 points to 2027.21 and almost precisely midway between today’s range of 2022.49 to 2032.48. Treasury bonds are steady on weak Durable Goods data after scoring solid gains over the past […]




March 22, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened lower amid broader losses across global equities markets, but have pared most of the losses and are trading in mixed fashion midday Tuesday. The S&P 500 is down .60 to 2051 and 10 points from session lows. With no economic data to guide trading, Treasury bonds saw a modest flight-to-safety bid on reports […]




March 17, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks erased morning losses and turned positive into midday on St. Patrick’s Day. The S&P 500 is up 6.59 points to 2033.81 and near session highs. Treasury bonds have also turned higher in the wake of yesterday’s FOMC policy announcement and following a round of mixed economic data Thursday morning. After briefly touching 2% Wednesday, […]




March 15, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks are broadly lower amid broader weakness in global equities markets and a drop in crude oil prices Tuesday. After two hours of trading, the S&P 500 is down nearly 10 points to 2010 and 5 points from session lows. Modest declines across most of Asia and Europe’s equities markets set the table for morning […]




March 10, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened higher, but gave back the early gains and are under water into midday Thursday. The S&P 500 is down 10 points to 1979.26 and less than three points from session lows. S&P futures moved higher before the opening bell after, as expected, the European Central Bank announced interest rate cuts. The ECB also […]




March 8, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened lower following weakness in overseas markets and are on track to snap a five-day winning streak. The S&P 500 is down 16.50 points to 1985.28 heading into midday Tuesday. Meanwhile, Treasury bonds are seeing notable strength after data showed China exports declining 25.4% year-over-year. The report rekindled concerns about global demand and sparked […]




March 3, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks are trading modestly lower Thursday morning after hard fought gains from the day before. The S&P 500 saw a notable turnaround Wednesday with the help of strengthening crude oil prices and added 8 points to the 46-point surge scored on Super Tuesday. Heading into Thursday’s trading session, the S&P 500 had added 8.6% since […]




March 1, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened higher on the first trading day of March and the rally is gathering some momentum into midday Tuesday. The S&P 500, which shed 8 points in February, is up 33 points to 1965.23 and near session highs. Meanwhile, Treasury bonds have erased morning gains and are lower across the curve in the wake […]