MARKETS RECORD THEIR 8TH CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY GAIN AS EARNINGS SOFTEN AND ECONOMIC DATA IS MIXED The major US equity markets rewarded investors with very healthy gains this week, pushing the number of consecutive weekly gains to eight, despite slowing corporate earnings and a mixed-bag of economic data points Investors were relieved to hear that the US […]
MARKETS FLAT, BUT RECORD THEIR 7TH CONSECUTIVE WEEKLY GAIN U.S. stocks ended the week up slightly to flat, while international stocks were slightly down NASDAQ led the way with an uninspiring 0.5% gain, followed by the DJIA’s move up 0.2%, a flat S&P 500 and the MSCI EAFE Index which finished down 0.4% Despite the flatness, […]
MARKETS END THE WEEK WITH BEST JANUARY SINCE 1987 The first month of 2019 ended on a very high note, as the markets continued to advance and the S&P 500 delivered its strongest January gain since 1987 The Dow Jones Industrial Average (+1.3%), NASDAQ (+1.4%), and the S&P 500 (+1.6%) delivered strong weekly gains, but […]
In December 2018, the stock market acted as if 2019 U.S. corporate earnings were going to be devastated by a combination of Federal Reserve (Fed) policy mistakes, the end of tax-cut effects, a slowdown in global growth, and consequences of severe trade frictions. A shift in Fed rhetoric after Christmas sparked some recapture of earlier […]
MARKETS MIXED AS GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN ENDS – FOR NOW After four consecutive weeks of green, the major benchmarks ended the week pretty much where they started The DJIA and NASDAQ managed to stay green with gains of 0.1% each, while the S&P 500 moved to red with a 0.2% decline The Technology sector performed […]
MARKETS JUMP FOURTH WEEK IN A ROW AS BANKS REPORT EARNINGS The major U.S. Stocks rose for the fourth consecutive week, which happens to be the longest streak since August of last year While bombarded with news of the government shutdown, investors seemed to shift their attention to the beginning of earnings season, as […]
MARKETS RECORD THIRD POSITIVE WEEK IN A ROW TO START 2019 The stock markets finished higher for the third consecutive week, with small–cap and international markets outperforming their large–cap counterparts The Russell 2000 Index leapt 4.8%, NASDAQ jumped 3.5%, MSCI EAFE Index moved 2.9% and the S&P 500 and DJIA finished with weekly gains of […]
MARKETS RECORD SECOND POSITIVE WEEK IN A ROW TO START 2019 It was another holiday–shortened trading week for stock markets and the year kicked off with more volatility, but ended positive for the second week in a row The DJIA, S&P 500, NASDAQ, and the smaller-cap Russell 2000 all ended the week with very positive […]
MARKETS ENDURE WILD CHRISTMAS WEEK RIDE U.S. stocks finished the last trading week of 2018 solidly up after enduring a wild ride that brought the worst Christmas Eve session in history, followed by the largest point gain in history and the largest percentage gain since 2009 Reversing three weeks of declines, the DJIA, S&P 500, […]
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