Stock Markets Stock market indexes ended the week mixed across a broad range of sectors. Volatility set in as losses earlier in the week were partly covered by Friday’s rally. The 30-stock Dow Jones Industrial Average outperformed the technology-dominated Nasdaq Composite Index as the latter charted its heaviest weekly drop...
Stock Markets In the past week, stocks tested record highs on the back of positive earnings reports. Although the major indexes closed slightly lower, the S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, and S&P MidCap all tested new highs prior to correcting for Friday’s close. A deluge of first-quarter reports elicited reactions from...
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 markets have completed their fourth consecutive week of gains and have now moved to challenge their record peaks. The large and mid-cap benchmarks surged ahead while the technology-based Nasdaq Composite Index and small-cap Russell 2000 Index lagged slightly, although they stayed close to their highs of the...
Stock Markets While the small-cap Russell 2000 Index registered a minor loss, most of the benchmark indexes surged to record highs. Although the broad-market S&P 500 Index gained 2% over last week’s close, it was outperformed by the Nasdaq, which tracks mostly technology counters. Despite its strong showing, the Nasdaq...
Stock Markets The market ascended to a record high in the past week on the back of renewed optimism over an impending economic recovery. The week’s developments did much to calm investor fears. A moderate inflation report and a slowdown of the upward movement in interest rates fueled the market...
Stock Markets Stocks pulled back as yields moved up, continuing the cycle of volatility of preceding weeks. During the week two emerging perceptions appear to prevail among investors. One is the view that high interest rates and high stock prices are simply incompatible and one must prevail. Second is the...
Stock Markets Amid strong earnings reports and the likelihood of additional fiscal stimulus, stock indices ended up slightly positive for the second week of February. Plans have been announced for the purchase of an additional 200 million vaccine doses as the rollout continues to accelerate. In pace with equities, bonds...
Stock Markets The week ended with equities slightly short of their record highs as investors continue to weigh the prospects posed by recent developments. Investor ambiguity was driven by the anticipated $1.9 trillion fiscal-stimulus bill and its possible impact on the long-term sustainability of the government’s deficit spending. Worsening news...
Stock Markets Stocks fell last week, marking the longest weekly slide since 2019, as investors continue to digest news that U.S./China trade tensions are rising, a coronavirus vaccine won't be widely available until April of 2021, jobs data came out worse than expected, and expectations are fading that a new...
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