Morning Notes

13/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

U.S. stocks traded slightly above the red line for most of Monday.  Trading volumes on Wall Street were lower than usual with most banks, federal institutions and the U.S. bond markets closed for the Columbus Day holiday.


12/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

Stocks ended higher Friday as oil prices rose and investors continued to process Fed minutes from Thursday that showed the central bank in no hurry to raise rates.


09/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

U.S. stocks ended higher Thursday after investors reacted to the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy-setting meeting.

Fed officials held off a rate hike in September as many thought downside risks had increased, according to minutes of the meeting released Thursday.


08/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday as commodity prices were in focus.

Oil prices rose on Wednesday morning but then pared those gains after the release of a handful of reports on U.S. supply and global demand.


07/10/2015 Argonaut Morning Note

U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday after a choppy session, after a selloff in biotechnology and health-care stocks overshadowed gains in the energy and materials sectors.