Stock Markets Stock markets gained ground this week after seven straight weeks of losses. Every sector of the large-cap S&P 500 advanced, led by consumer discretionary and energy stocks which surged the most. Underperforming the rest was the health care sector. Even the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index exhibited solid gains....
Stock Markets U.S. stock markets are now down for the seventh consecutive week. On Wednesday, equities saw the biggest one-day decline in the history of the S&P 500 index since June 2020. The S&P 500 fell 20.9% from its intraday high last January. Thereby exceeded the technical 20% pullback indicative...
Stock Markets Since the markets hit an all-time high on the first trading day of the year, the benchmark indexes have been on a steady decline and hit a new one-year low in the past week. The financial markets around the world are contending with an environment defined by rising...
Stock Markets Amid extreme volatility, benchmark indexes absorbed their fifth straight week of losses, borne down by the twin concerns of rising inflation and interest rates. Growth stocks in particular took the brunt of the price declines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was temporarily dragged into correction territory, roughly...
Stock Markets Concerns about inflation that dominated much of April were generally ignored in the past week while the focus shifted to announcements of corporate earnings and what is generally seen as a deterioration of the global growth for the rest of the year. The ongoing war in Ukraine remains...
Stock Markets At the forefront of investors’ attention in recent weeks is the volatility in the equities market particularly with the S&P being subjected to its first 10% correction in two years in March. The uncertainty continues to ward off buying interest as the major U.S. stock indexes plunged lower...
Stock Markets Over the holiday-shortened week, the benchmark indexes closed mixed, with the first corporate earnings reports of 2022 being released. Growth stocks continue to be outperformed by their value counterparts, although the small-caps recovered territory lost during the previous week to large-caps. Within the S&P Index financials fell behind,...
Stock Markets Small-caps and growth stocks led the markets considerably downwards as the manor indexes ended lower week-over-week. Within the S&P 500 Index, sector performance varied widely. Solid gains were charted by the historically defensive consumer staples and health care sectors, while steep losses in information technology, communication services, and...
Stock Markets The major stock indexes closed mixed for the week. Despite the S&P 500 Index ending its best month since December, it has nevertheless closed its worst quarter since 2020 at a loss of 5%. It is optimistic, however, that the U.S. markets have recovered by 10% off their...
Stock Markets The benchmark stock indexes ended mostly positively, most notably the large-cap S&P 500 Index which reached its highest level since February 10 at the week’s end. The market rally was led by information technology stocks as Apple surged on news that analysts expect iPhone13 to bring in stronger...
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