Opinion: What the stock market’s ‘black swan’ index hitting an all-time high tells us

In late June the CBOE’s SKEW Index — a.k.a the “black swan” index — hit an all-time high. That reading was more than 40% higher than its average since 1990,…

Stocks tick up with S&P 500 at a record high, Treasury yields retreat

Stocks were mostly higher Wednesday, with the three major indexes fluctuating between small gains and losses throughout the session.  The S&P 500 gained to reach a record intraday high. The…

Stocks trade mixed, Nasdaq sets fresh record high

Stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hovering near record highs as concerns over tightening monetary policy at least temporarily faded.  The Nasdaq Composite added…

Midland High business students succeed at regional event

Many members of the Midland High Chapter of Business Professionals of America excelled at a recent conference. Photo provided More than 290 high school Business Professionals of America students attended…

Stocks Finish Higher After Inflation Nears 40-Year High

U.S. stocks finished the week higher after fresh inflation data raised investors’ hopes that price increases may be nearing a peak. The S&P 500 closed at a record Friday, advancing…

Dow posts all-time closing high, Nasdaq dips as Snap shares drop by record

Stocks were mixed on Friday as investors digested new commentary on asset-purchase tapering and inflation from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, amid a slew of fresh earnings reports from major…