Mark Vickery


Housing Data Better than Expected on Growth in Northeast

Housing Starts came in at 1.62 million, higher than the 1.55 million estimate, which happened to be the headline number for July.

Markets Climb Off Session Lows, Still Down Big

The "Chinese contagion" trade did deplete all sectors for the day; almost nothing survived this 2%+ knee-capping.

Contagion Fears Squeeze Pre-Market Futures

It's difficult to know what's going on in the minds of the Chinese market authorities, but for those great American companies less reliant on the Chin...

Pre-Market Indexes Keep September Down

The Dow is currently -45 points, the Nasdaq is -10 and the S&P 500 -5 points. We entered September at or near record highs; September has taken care o...

Imports, Exports, Empire State: All Solid Data

Price inflation takes a powder on imports for the month of August, while the Empire State powers forward.

Even Apple Can't Sweeten Market Indexes

The Dow dropped nearly 300 points, -0.83% on the day. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were pretty close: -0.57% and -0.45%, respectively.

Markets Close at Session Highs; Oracle (ORCL) Posts Mixed Q1

For the Dow and the S&P, they have each finally snapped a five-session losing streak.

Jobless Claims Hit New Covid Lows, ECB Cutting Back

We're at a fresh new post-pandemic low in new claims, to 310K, down 35K from the previous week.

LULU, RH Beat Earnings; GME Drops on Bottom-Line Miss

Lululemon (LULU) results were better than expected after hours, with $1.65 per share easily outperforming the $1.21 Zacks consensus.

JOLTS, Beige Book, Credit: Will Anything Move the Market Today?

Job openings, regional growth and a cooling level of consumer credit are expected to all await us after the bell.

Nasdaq Keeps Inching Higher; 10-Year Yield Now 1.37% (revised)

The Nasdaq's intra-day highs have been even higher than the record-high closes.

Nasdaq Keeps Inching Higher; 10-Year Yield Now 1.73%

The Nasdaq's intra-day highs have been even higher than the record-high closes.

Slow Return to Trading Post-Labor Day

We're still shaking the summer sand out of our shoes, getting onto a new investment footing.

Mild Strength Across Market Indexes

New record highs for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq indexes again today, though both are down a tad from all-time intra-day highs.

Jobless Claims Hit Fresh Post-Covid Low: 340K

Initial Jobless Claims reached a new post-Covid low this morning at 340K, down from the 345K estimated and the slight upward revision to the previous...

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