Frequent updates that focus on broad U.S. and overseas market activity, key economic releases and stock futures trading that begin prior to U.S. market open and end with a final comment after the close.
Stocks Soar While Crude Oil Remains Pressured18-Dec-14 16:10 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market ended the Thursday session on its high with the S&P 500 (+2.4%) extending its two-day advance to 88 points. The key indices started ...
Oil Collapses Off Today's Hgh18-Dec-14 15:40 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] Oil prices continue to be very volatileJan crude oil surged as high as $58.73/barrel, but completely lost steam and it sailed back down to finish the day at $54.19/barrelNatural ...
S&P 500 Near Highs Into Final Hour18-Dec-14 14:55 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] The S&P 500 trades higher by 1.6% with one hour remaining in the session. Equity indices spiked at the start of the trading day and built on their gains ...
Crude Oil Extends Decline18-Dec-14 14:30 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] Equity indices remain near their highs with the Nasdaq Composite (+1.8%) trading just ahead of the Dow (+1.7%) and S&P 500 (+1.6%). The major averages have ...
Initial Claims Remains Below 300,00018-Dec-14 14:00 ET
[BRIEFING.COM] The S&P 500 (+1.7%) hovers right below its best level of the session. Over the past several weeks, the initial claims level has stabilized below 300,000, and ...