Stocks moved lowerin early trading this morning after coming off a week of gains as earnings topped estimates and strong economic data lifted the major averages.  More than 70 S&P 500 companies are slated to report this week.  Notably, today after the close IBM and United Airlines will report with several...
The events and developments of 2020, including  the global Covid-19 pandemic, a strong Black Lives Matter movement, and unusual weather events, have fast-forwarded consideration of the concepts involved and widespread acceptance of ESG (Environmental Social Governance). Boards and C-suites are taking notice.  Most S&P...
Stocks were higher in early trading this morning after Morgan Stanley (MS) - the last of the six largest U.S. banks to report - topped analyst expectations for first quarter earnings.  In yesterday’s session the Dow rose 300 points, topping the 34,000 milestone amid blowout economic data. ...
Investors were optimistic this morning in early trading as stocks ticked upward.  The market has been grinding higher to reach new records in recent sessions amid the economic reopening and trillions of dollars in stimulus.  The S&P 500 has gained nearly 10% in 2021 with energy and...
First-quarter earnings season officially kicked off this morning with major banks reporting.  Wall Street was optimistic before the opening bell as JPMorgan (JPM), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Wells Fargo (WFC) all reported better than expected earnings.  Goldman Sachs blew past analyst expectations, reporting record first-quarter net profits and revenues due to strong performance from...