Daily Investment Interpretations
February 15, 2011
Wednesday Night): The
markets ended mixed today: U.S. stocks recover most losses by close;
Late Word of Greek Commitment Lifts Stocks at Close. The NASDAQ Composite
eased up 0.44
to 2,931.83. The Dow crept
the S&P 500 added 1.27 points
to settle at 1,350.50. Oil ended at 100.44: Oil futures end slightly lower; gold
moved slightly higher to close at to 1728. The VIX rose 0.5
points to 19.54.
January retail sales didn't meet analysts' expectations, but still managed to increase. Greece' rospects improved during the day.
Ashbaugh: S&P rattling cage of three-year high
Reaction to defense budget: Atlas shrugs?
Greek euro exit must be on table
Geithner: Threat of European 'blowup' easing
S&P cuts ratings on 7 Portuguese financial firms
Darrell Delamaide asks: Would you rather be the U.S. or Greece? He compares the devastating effects of what he calls Europe's misguided austerity program with the Keynesian policies that have rescued the U. S. from a similar fate, and asks: which would you rather have: a depression or prosperity?
Paul Farrell writes Global suicide 2020: We can’t feed 10 billion
Irwin Kellner says: The budget is not enough. It's encouraging contraction rather than expansion.
Mark Hulbert writes about Succeeding in an ‘NBA’ market
NFIB small-business index inches up
State of the Markets articles include:
Greek Conservative Party Leader to Commit to Deal
Greece Update: Bailout Meeting Delayed as Negotiations Heat Up
Business Inventories A Little Light in December
Everything Is Fine In Greece, Right?
It's Called Accumulation
Import and Export Prices Up In January
U.S. Retail Sales Below Expectations in January
Yields Continue To Fall at Italian Bond Auction
NFIB Small Business Optimism Nearly Flat in January
Eurozone Industrial Production Down in December
Market futures are up ˝ % tonight.