Tag Archive: Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

  1. The Markets

    Comments Off on The Markets

    Singing the earnings song…

    Each year, in January, April, July, and October, most publicly-traded companies announce their corporate earnings results. These announcements can have a dramatic effect on companies’ share prices – and markets – especially when companies don’t meet analysts’ expectations. 

    (more…)

  2. The Markets

    Comments Off on The Markets

    The second quarter offered a level of drama often found in homes with teenagers. 

    When investors realised their good friend, quantitative easing, might have an earlier-than-expected curfew in the US, they threw a hissy fit that resounded through global markets. The outburst interrupted the trajectory of FTSE and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, which finished June lower after hitting highs in May. As stocks fell, yields on the benchmark 10-year government bonds hit a high.

    (more…)

  3. Market Update

    Comments Off on Market Update

    Last week, the term ‘Easy Money’ conjured both comedian Rodney Dangerfield and the U.S. Federal Reserve, and no one was certain how much respect either one should get. 

    (more…)