Stocks Advance After New Inflation Data – Weekly Update

July 15, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks advanced last week as market leadership shifted amid fresh inflation data and quarterly corporate reports starting to roll in. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index advanced 0.87 percent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 1.59 percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index, which has led all year, rose 0.25 percent. The MSCI EAFE […] READ MORE


Retirement Insights for July 2024

July 12, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

The best moments in reading are when you come across something — a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things — that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand […] READ MORE


2024 Q2 Market Insights

July 9, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

U.S. Markets Following a rocky start, stocks finished the second quarter higher as investors remained optimistic the Fed will manage interest rates with inflation trending lower. For the quarter, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 3.92 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite picked up 8.26 percent. By contrast, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.73 […] READ MORE


Stocks Steady in Short Holiday Trading – Weekly Update

July 8, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks steadily advanced over the holiday week thanks to strength in mega-cap tech issues and encouraging jobs data. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 1.95 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite Index added 3.50 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up a modest 0.66 percent. The MSCI EAFE Index, which tracks developed overseas stock […] READ MORE


Mixed Message From Fed Chair, Governor – Weekly Update

July 1, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks finished the last week of June and Q2 mixed as investors digested a fresh round of economic data. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped 0.08%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average also dipped 0.08 percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 0.24 percent. The MSCI EAFE Index tracks developed overseas stock markets and rose […] READ MORE


Stocks Rise Modestly Over Short Trading Week – Weekly Update

June 24, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks edged higher over the four trading days last week, with the three major averages taking turns leading based on various economic and artificial intelligence (AI) news. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.45 percent–its best week since May–while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 0.61 percent. The Nasdaq Composite, which has led all […] READ MORE


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