25 May 2007 Taking the Bad with the Good
Posted at 14:31h in The Friday BriefYesterday’s new home sales report surprised everyone as sales surged 16% in April, the biggest jump in 14 years. The news sent stocks surging higher with the Dow up 100 points before traders took a broader, dimmer view sending the Dow down 85 points, the S&P down 1% (short of its record yet again), and the NASDAQ down 1.5%. The S&P 500 and the Dow may end their seven-week gain streak with this week’s decline of 1% so far. The bond market has retreated for two weeks as yields have marched steadily higher.