Stock Markets Stocks were mixed throughout trading this past week due to a stronger-than-expected jobs report and renewed investor worries that the Federal Reserve will continue with its aggressive monetary policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dipped marginally by 0.13% with all sectors down although the total stock market...
Stock Markets The major indexes closed at lower levels, although the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite touched new intraday highs within the week before ending with a correction. Equities suffered some losses this week but the uptrend established from the beginning of 2021 remains intact. That being said, there appear...
Stock Markets Fears concerning the possible fallout from the omicron variant of the SARS Cov-2 virus appear to have calmed down during the week as markets rebounded decisively, reversing two weeks of losses. The S&P 500 charted its best weekly gain since early this year, as most of the benchmark...
Stock Markets The S&P 500 moved on to a new record high during an otherwise lightly traded week, helped along by a sharp decrease in longer-term bond yields. Growth stocks were pushed higher by the decline in yields as they tended to reduce the implicit discount on future earnings. Financials...
Stock Markets The Nasdaq Composite index and the other large-cap benchmarks have registered their most significant intra-week drop since February, despite Friday’s rally, which recovered some of the week’s losses. This week’s performance concluded what turned out to be the worst monthly declines since the pandemic began, mainly on the...
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...
Stock Markets Overall, during the week, stocks changed little on very light trading volume, the lightest daily volumes so far for 2021. The small caps slightly outperformed the large caps while the Nasdaq Composite Index marginally trailed the broad market. Expanding our perspective. on April 16, the U.S. stock market...
Stock Markets The stock markets rebounded strongly from the declines during the previous week. The broad S&P 500, as well as the technology-dominated Nasdaq Composite Index, ascended to record highs as both experienced their largest weekly gains since the start of April. Although volumes were modest which is typical of...
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 The past week was the busiest week of the third-quarter earnings reporting season, which gave impetus for stocks to rapidly ascend. Most of the major indexes broke out into new highs as most sectors recorded gains. Technology and internet-related companies announced strong results, causing an increase in trading...
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