Other emerging-market currencies like the Turkish lira
After closing Thursday, with the stock market
Today's Dow record high close of over
The markets climbed on Monday, pushing the
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced that no changes to its bond buying program will occur, and that it will be holding interest rates steady at near zero. The inactivity by the Fed came as a surprise because a reduction to the central bank’s $85 billion monthly purchases of mortgage-backed securities and government bonds, known as quantitative easing, was widely expected.
U.S. stock-index futures are extending a steep selloff that started in Asia on the back of worries about credit conditions in China and lingering concerns about the Fed’s plans to slow its bond buying. Dow futures are down 136 points, or 0.92%, while S&P 500 futures are off 1% in choppy trading. Treasury bonds are taking heavy losses as well, with the yield on the 10-year jumping 0.06 percentage point to 2.606%.
UPDATE: The latest economic news just keeps getting worse. While President Obama is off playing with his social-democracy friends in Europe and abroad, the country is is political and financial turmoil.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is in free fall, down 350 points. The economy simply cannot handle easin gof QE3. Every single stock in the Dow is in the red.
The markets are coming under pressure on the latest economic data regarding the U.S. economy. The Dow is down 116 points, or 0.76%, while the broader S&P 500 is down 0.65%. Both market gauges are now down more than 1% for the week.
The markets seesawed in a tight range
UPDATE: More economic news following the week ADP jobs report provides further evidence that the middle class is disappearing, leaving only wealthy jobs for a few and expansion in the industry who – I guess – should be honored that they can wait on them – that’s progressivism at work.