Stocks ended relatively flat on Wall Street Monday but corporate deal stories and technology stocks were bright spots. Apple rose after the blog AllThingsD said the company would release the latest version of its iPhone on Sept. 10.
Stocks wandered between the tiniest of gains and losses before closing mixed Tuesday. The calendar said late July, but on Wall Street it seemed more like August, when many traders take off for vacation and fewer stocks trade hands.
Stocks plunged Thursday continuing the flight from stocks and bonds as traders reacted to news that the Federal Reserve could end its massive bond-buying program. A slowdown in Chinese manufacturing added to Wall Street's worries.
Abenomics will likely raise prices in Japan and lower prices elsewhere, creating a deflationary effect on countries other than Japan, Karlsson argues. That may benefit Japan — but it will also hurt other economies.