Monthly Archives: April 2016
April 28, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks are trading in mixed fashion, as earnings and merger news helped offset a bit of anxiety on the macro front. The S&P 500 is down 2.7 points to 2092.45 through the first hour Thursday and six points from session lows. Facebook (FB) is up 10% in the wake of its earnings. A number of […]




April 26, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks are trading mixed in wait-and-see action ahead of Apple’s (AAPL) earnings and the FOMC rate announcement. The S&P 500 has traded in an 11-point range and is up 1.71 points to 2089.50. The slump in Treasury bonds continues and the yield on the benchmark ten-year, which moves opposite to price, is moving to one-month […]




April 21, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks struggled at the open, but have pared much of the losses heading into midday Thursday. The S&P 500 Index is off .65 to 2101.75 and 6 points from session lows. Treasury bonds are again lower and continuing a sharp sell-off that started Wednesday morning, despite a grim reading from the most recent Philly Fed […]




April 19, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks opened modestly higher and are holding slim gains into midday Tuesday. The S&P 500 is up 5.43 points to 2099.77 and five points from session highs. Treasury bonds are lower for a second time this week despite a report showing a big drop in Housing Starts and Building Permits. The yield on the benchmark […]




April 14, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks are modestly higher after two days of big gains. The S&P 500 is up 2.82 points to 2085.24 midday Thursday and adding to the 40-point rally Tuesday through Wednesday. With the S&P at 2016 highs and the latest jobless claims coming in better-than-expected, Treasury bonds are seeing a second day of weakness and the […]




April 12, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

The S&P 500 is at session highs as the energy sector fuels midday strength Tuesday. While stocks opened only modestly higher, the S&P 500 is now up 15.73 points to 2957.72 and at its best levels of the day. The Energy (XLE) sector, gaining 2.5%, is leading the advance after crude oil added another $1 […]




April 7, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

A see-saw week of trading continues into midday Thursday. After rallying 21.49 points Wednesday, the S&P 500 is down 18.63 points to 2048.03. For the week, the index is off 24.5 points due to the 28-point loss suffered Monday-Tuesday. Treasury bonds are solidly higher and have recouped the losses suffered Wednesday in the wake of […]




April 5, 2016
By Vlad Karpel

Stocks slumped at the open amid weakness in overseas markets and remain under water into midday Tuesday. The S&P 500 is down 17.52 points to 2048.61 and four points from session lows. Treasury bonds are higher as equities falter and despite better-than-expected readings from the ISM Services for March and Factory Orders in February. The […]