Daily Investment Interpretations
March 15, 2012
(Thursday Night): The
markets indices moved up again today, carrying the S&P 500 above the 1,400
stock rise pushes S&P 500 above 1,400; Stocks
Higher on Data; S&P 500 Breaks 1400. The NASDAQ Composite lofted 15.85
to end at 3,056.37. The Dow gained 16.42
the S&P 500 advanced 8.32 points
to settle at 1,402.60. Oil contracted again to 105.36: Oil
recoups some losses; gold sagged further to 1657: Gold
futures rebound on bargain hunting, dollar. The VIX rose
The bulls charged ahead today. " Major indices started the day higher following upbeat comments from the FOMC on the U.S. economy, the results of the annual stress test on banks, and a successful ... Read More »"
"Stocks finished decidedly higher on Thursday as major indices continue to make new yearly highs. Stocks opened higher following numerous positive economic data reports from the U.S., and falling ... Read More »"
How easy Fed money will manipulate stocks higher
Why this market is headed higher
India budget could be key for market
Ides of March good for stocks, bad for dollar
A swing strategy to profit in all markets
Broken bull bouncing back.
State of the Markets articles include:
Technical Talk: Bears Still Giving The Old College Try
34 Facts About U.S. Debt (And Yes, You Should Care) "The following article was written by the folks at TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com. We are republishing the article not in an attempt to take sides in any political debate (at StateoftheMarkets.com we focus on the stock market and try our level best to avoid discussions of politics unless they impact stock prices) , but rather to bring to light some of the facts about debt levels in this country. At this point in time, the debt level in the U.S., which is becoming frighteningly large, is not a concern to Wall Street. However, the subject of what to do about our national debt will likely become a hot topic on “the Street” at some point in the coming year or so. Thus, we thought you might enjoy this ... Read More »"
Philly Fed Index Suggests Continued Expansion "The Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Index is desinged to measure changes in business growth in the Fed district. This month's survey suggests that respondents expect the current expansion to ... Read More »"
The Great (VIX) Debate "One of the great debates going on at the present time has to do with the level of the VIX. The bears tell us that the current reading suggests a major decline is coming. However, if you look at ... Read More »"
Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Continues to Improve
PPI Below Expectations in February
Empire Manufacturing Index Rises For Sixth Straight Month
Weekly Jobless Claims Continue To Improve
Foreclosures Down 8% From Year Ago Levels
Yields Continue To Fall at Spanish Bond Auction
Market futures are slightly lower tonight.