Stocks jumped Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a record, and metals rose as China vowed to maintain its growth target, U.S. service-industry growth improved and investors bet...
March 05, 2013 | 04:26 pm
The Dow Jones industrial average on Tuesday rose to its highest level ever, erasing losses from the financial crisis after a four-year rally fueled by the fastest profit growth since the 1990s and...
March 05, 2013 | 10:38 am
The Standard & Poor's 500 index on Monday fell the most since November as partial election results in Italy spurred concern about prospects for a stable government.
February 25, 2013 | 04:25 pm
Money managers are more optimistic about potential equity returns this year, but that optimism is guarded with negative views on world growth and medium-term government bonds, according to a survey...
February 19, 2013 | 03:35 pm
Gradual economic growth and little progress in the unemployment rate convinced members of the Federal Open Market Committee to continue with monthly Treasury purchases of $85 billion and to keep the...
January 30, 2013 | 04:00 pm
A narrow set of benchmark tools has handicapped investors' ability to appropriately use indexes to understand and manage their investments.
January 24, 2013 | 12:01 am
P&I Online readers are bullish on the prospects for the Standard & Poor's 500 index in 2013. About 86% of respondents to a P&I Online poll last week believe the S&P 500 will end the year with a gain.
January 14, 2013 | 03:48 pm
More than 67% of respondents to a P&I Online survey last week said slow economic growth was the biggest risk to financial market performance now that the fiscal cliff was averted.
January 07, 2013 | 02:05 pm
Institutional investment strategists generally paint an upbeat outlook for 2013, including the S&P 500 and emerging markets, while seeing little chance of recession in a weak but slowly strengthening ...
January 07, 2013
On the riskiest and the best asset classes for the new year, Treasury bonds fell into both camps, depending on the strategist.
January 07, 2013 | 12:01 am
Uncertainty caused by last-minute congressional negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff created pessimism about the economy and markets in the short term, according to Pension & Investments readers...
January 07, 2013
The fiscal cliff resolution approved by Congress provided a short-term boost to markets on Wednesday, but did little to offer long-term solutions on the national debt or to alleviate concern about...
January 02, 2013 | 04:17 pm
U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, sending the S&P 500 to its biggest two-day rally since July, a day after U.S. lawmakers passed a bill averting spending cuts and tax increases that had threatened a...
January 02, 2013 | 11:01 am
Any fiscal-cliff resolution is being seen as nothing more than a “bare-bones” extension approved by the end-of-the-year deadline.
December 28, 2012 | 03:46 pm
Stocks fell for a fifth day on Friday, the longest slump since September, as lawmakers prepared for talks to avoid the fiscal cliff of spending cuts and tax increases looming in January. Treasuries...