The 2018 midterm elections will likely have little effect on the economy or on legislation, but they could have a significant impact on the stock market and its volatility. Midterm elections are notorious for shifting congressional seats away from the president’s party, and this time is no different: Polls predict Democrats will gain control of […]
MARKETS LOSE PREVIOUS WEEK’S GAINS AS FEARS OF INVERTED YIELD CURVES ADD TO WORRIES Increased volatility dominated the 4-day trading week as the markets erased all of last week’s gains and then some as all but NASDAQ fell into negative territory for the year NASDAQ performed worst and lost 4.9%, followed by the decline of […]
MARKETS MAKE GIANT LEAPS INTO POSITIVE TERRITORY AFTER THE FED TALKS AND CONSUMERS SPEND The markets took giant leaps forward this week, fueled by the Fed softening its policy stance and what appears to be easing tensions between the U.S. and China ahead of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit Turning in the largest weekly gain for […]
MARKETS DROP AGAIN AS THE FAANG STOCKS MEET THE BEAR AND OIL PRICES PLUMMET U.S. stocks had the worst Thanksgiving week in seven years as the markets fell significantly and erased most of the gains for the year The DJIA was hit the worst, plummeting 4.4% and pushing its YTD performance into the red The […]
STOCKS RETREAT AS TENSIONS OVERSEAS SPIKE AND EARNINGS SEASON WINDS DOWN The major U.S. stock markets retreated this week, as the Consumer Discretionary and Information Technology sectors led the decline The week brought investors a host of noise to digest, including another pull back in oil prices, U.S. and China tensions and now Brexit […]
STOCKS UP FOR SECOND WEEK IN A ROW WITH MID-TERM ELECTION SPIKE AS THE FEDERAL RESERVE STANDS STILL The DJIA rose 2.8% this week on the back of a 545–point gain the day after the midterm elections were over, but then pulled back a little on Friday after investors read the latest policy statement from […]
STOCKS REBOUND AS EARNINGS SEASON WRAPS UP AND UNEMPLOYMENT STAYS AT 50-YEAR LOW The major U.S stock markets gave investors a solid rebound this week, adding over 2% across the board Investors were hoping for a bounce after the sell-off throughout much of October and solid corporate earnings and what appears to be easing trade […]
STOCKS BRIEFLY HIT CORRECTION TERRITORY AS VOLATILITY PICKS UP Stocks endured a very volatile week, with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ briefly touching correction territory – off 10% from their recent highs – before rallying to end the week just out of correction land The DJIA lost 3.0%, NASDAQ lost 3.8%, and the S&P 500 […]
STOCKS AND ECONOMIC DATA MIXED AS EARNINGS SEASON HEATS UP • Stocks finished the week mixed, with a healthy increase in volatility, but much better than the heavy losses suffered in the prior week • The large-cap S&P 500 finished flat and the narrowly–defined blue–chip DJIA moved up 0.4% • The technology–heavy NASDAQ dropped 0.6%, […]
STOCKS LOWER AS VOLATILITY SPIKES AND RATES CONTINUE MOVING UP Equity markets were significantly lower in what was a very volatile week Investors worried about rising interest rates and tensions with China and the result was the largest weekly loss for the S&P 500 in about 7 months The DJIA lost 4.2%, the S&P 500 […]
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