Category: Markets

US trade deficit hits highest level since 2012

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed slightly in December, but the improvement wasn’t enough to keep the deficit for the entire year from rising to the highest level since 2012. That should provide fuel for...

The Trump Effect: What’s an Investor to Do?

When Donald J. Trump won the presidential election, investors seemed positively giddy about what he was going to do to improve the nation’s economy. Believing that his promises to reduce corporate taxes and curtail...

Stocks rise amid Trump’s inauguration

Stocks traded higher Friday as all eyes turned to Washington for Donald Trump’s inauguration. The Dow briefly gained more than 100 points before holding about 90 points higher, with Procter & Gamble and IBM...

Stocks mixed as earnings season kicks off

U.S. equities moved lower on Friday as Wall Street banks kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season by reporting results before the bell. In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost a fraction, the...