Fresh Record Highs – Weekly Update

January 21, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Traders were in an upbeat mood last week, reacting to news out of Washington: the signing of the phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China as well as the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In addition, a new earnings season started. Risk appetite grew and spurred all […] READ MORE


Further Gains for Stocks – Weekly Update

January 13, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street The market had a choppy five days, with traders reacting to geopolitical developments and weaker-than-expected jobs data. Even so, the three major U.S. equity indices posted weekly gains and continued their strong start to the new year. During Friday’s trading session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 29,000 for the […] READ MORE


Concerns About Oil – Weekly Update

January 6, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news. Wall Street benchmarks ended up having a sideways week, shortened by the New Year’s Day holiday. The Dow Jones Industrial […] READ MORE


The Year in Review – Weekly Update

December 30, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

What Drove the Markets? Four factors influenced investment performance in 2019: a shift in U.S. monetary policy, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, earnings, and the economy. Stocks reached record highs in 2019. The S&P 500 climbed above 3,000 for the first time. The benchmark ended Friday’s trading session up 29.25% for […] READ MORE


Phase-One Trade Deal Reached – Weekly Update

December 16, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street The U.S. and China announced a limited trade agreement last week. That news lifted U.S. and foreign stocks, leading to weekly gains. Advancing 0.91% on the week, the Nasdaq Composite outperformed the S&P 500 (up 0.73%) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (up 0.43%). The MSCI EAFE index, measuring the performance […] READ MORE


Stocks Ride Out a Choppy Week – Weekly Update

December 9, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Key Wall Street benchmarks were up and down last week – or rather down and then up. A Tuesday retreat was offset by a Friday rally spurred by the Department of Labor’s November jobs report. While the S&P 500 managed to rise 0.16% for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial […] READ MORE


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