Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Commodities Corner: This is what Trump did to gold, oil and other commodities in January

AFP/Getty Images Commodities finished nearly flat for the month as President Donald Trump helped jostle prices. Commodities have generally gained since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States back in November, as his plans for infrastructure spending fueled Read more …

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Cities where Trump’s travel ban may hit the hardest, in two maps

President Donald Trump signed an executive order late last Friday temporarily restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and causing chaos at airports as travelers were detained. Senior adviser Kellyanne Conway downplayed the effects of Trump’s travel ban over the weekend, Read more …

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Trump Today: Trump Today: President backs Obama LGBTQ workforce rule but cyber order delayed

Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump meets with representatives from PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in the Roosevelt Room. Ahead of the unveiling of his nominee to the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump on Tuesday spent Tuesday Read more …

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Market Extra: How U.S. college endowments lost big taking on more risk

Some of the brainiest institutions in the U.S. got failing grades in investing last year. Endowments operated by 805 U.S. colleges and universities reported their average returns fell 1.9% in fiscal 2016 ending in June, the worst in seven years, Read more …

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The Technical Indicator: Market bears fire shot across the bow, S&P 500 ventures under the breakout point

The major U.S. stock benchmarks are concluding January on the defensive, selling off respectably from record territory. In the process, the S&P 500 is rattling the cage on significant support — the 2,277 breakout point — against the backdrop of Read more …

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Capitol Report: Trump mulls switch to new (and higher) U.S. unemployment rate

Getty Images President Donald Trump might change how the U.S. unemployment rate is reported. He thinks the official measure in use since World War Two is too low. If President Donald Trump gets his way, the U.S. unemployment rate could Read more …

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Capitol Report: Here comes Trump’s Supreme Court pick

Getty Images Donald Trump gets ready to name his pick for the Supreme Court to replace the late Antonin Scalia. President Donald Trump accelerated his timetable for naming his first pick for the Supreme Court to Tuesday night, setting the Read more …

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10 best, 10 worst U.S. stocks in January

The Trump rally might be fading, with the S&P 500 Index down for the fourth straight day Tuesday, but the benchmark index SPX, -0.40%  has returned 7.1% from the close on Nov. 8 (Election Day) through Jan. 30. Through Monday’s Read more …

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Earnings Outlook: Chipotle earnings: Digital ordering could be the next step in the company’s turnaround

Bloomberg News Consumers are still not convinced about the quality of Chipotle’s food, analysts say. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday after the closing bell. The Mexican fast-casual chain had some good news earlier Read more …

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Market Extra: Volatile biotech trade illustrates Trump’s ability to shift sentiment on a dime

Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting with small business people in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Read more …