U.S. Consumer Confidence Down, Housing Prices Up As S&P Closes In On All-Time High Of 1,565

Mixed Economic Data Helps Lift Markets, No Reason For Fed To Pull Punchbowl: The S&P 500 broke out of a tight range today to close higher and neared the all-time high of 1,565 today as sentiment among traders shifted.  The S&P 500 has been rangebound for the past few sessions and made it harder for[…]

Case Shiller Shows Home Prices Rising

Case Shiller Shows Home Prices Rising: Housing prices rise for fourth month in a row. The Case Shiller Index was released today for the month of July and the data shows home prices are rising.  It’s the fourth time in as many months that prices rose and it occurred during the peak buying season.  Prices[…]