(Monday Night): The
market indices tanked today amid bad news on the jobs front: Stocks take payrolls plunge;
The NASDAQ Composite added 33.42
to end at 3,047.08. The Dow dropped
to close at 12,929.59; the S&P 500
declined 15.88 points
to settle at 1,382.20. Oil fell to 102.91: Oil tumbles;
gold ended at 1643: Gold rises. The VIX
"A steep pullback grips U. S. stocks as
investors rendered their verdict on weaker-than-forecast nonfarm
payrolls reported Friday."
"U.S. stocks closed mixed Thursday, with the
broader market falling for a third day, amid renewed worries about the
debt crisis in Europe. More"
With a long weekend coming up (tomorrow, Black
Friday, is a stock-market holiday), traders probably didn't want to be
long over the weekend, especially with the weekly jobs report coming
tomorrow while the markets are closed.
State of the Markets is suggesting that we're seeing
a consolidation after a big run-up.
Odds of a stock-market top still strong here
Jon Markman says: Negative news means more Fed action.
Michael Gayed tells about Retailers and a correction
Stock pain often short-lived after jobs.
Europe likely to face bumpy open
Guindos- Economy will grow in 2013
Look for post-correction market highs
Treasury yields fall to one-month lows
Where to go if you ‘sell in May and go away’
"After a blowout first quarter, investors may be feeling a sense
of deja vu: both 2010 and 2011 saw an early rally followed by a spring
Sharp selloff in cards before May
State of the Markets articles include:
Shocker: Nonfarm Payrolls Up Half Expectations
"Although stock markets were closed in the U.S. and Europe on
Friday in observance of Good Friday, the all-important Nonfarm Payrolls
report was released as scheduled and was a big surprise ... Read
It's 'Game Back On' After Jobs Report "Good
Morning. The stock market has been largely a one-way street for the
better part of the last four months. As we've mentioned a time or two,
the impetus for the surprisingly strong market performance has been the
correspondingly surprising strong economic performance of the U.S. and
economy. And because of the mostly better-than-expected economic data,
traders have been able to brush aside the difficulties facing Europe and
the less than inspiring economic data out of China. The bulls contend
that since the U.S. is the world's biggest economy, as long as the good
'ol ... Read
Hedge Funds Panic Into Market in Q1, But Can the Buying Continue-
CEO Confidence Levels Soar in First Quarter
Bloomberg Consumer Index Shows Public Mood Perking Up
Market futures are up ˝ % tonight.
Markets and Super-Bear Markets from 1871 to the Present
this going to do to my retirement? Can I ever make this up?
"recession" is categorically different in cause and
consequences than other recessions.
is the national debt, really?
What Should You
Do About the Fluctuations in the Stock Market?
the economy sinking like a stone, how can anyone seriously claim that a
new bull market is about to start?