Gains Conclude a Great Quarter – Weekly Update

April 2, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed, completing their best quarter since 2009. A Friday tweet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraged investors, referring to “constructive” discussions in the ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations.[1] The S&P 500 gained 1.27% for the week. The Dow Industrials and Nasdaq Composite both exceeded […] READ MORE


Treasury Yields Prompt Concerns – Weekly Update

March 26, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Friday, the yield of the 3-month Treasury bill exceeded the yield of the 10-year Treasury note for the first time in 12 years. For some analysts, this “inverted yield curve” may imply a short-term lessening of confidence. (Treasury yields move inversely to Treasury prices.) As a result, the S&P 500 […] READ MORE


Dow, S&P, Nasdaq All Rise – Weekly Update

March 19, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street The big story last week was the sudden grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 passenger jets in dozens of countries. The financial effects of this ban could potentially impact the airline industry and segments of the economy for months. While the news created a headwind for the Dow […] READ MORE


Stocks Dip on Growth Concerns – Weekly Update

March 12, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street As in February, investors spent most of the first full trading week of March hoping for new details in U.S.-China trade negotiations. While they waited, stock benchmarks drifted downward. From Monday’s open to Friday’s close, the S&P 500 lost 2.55%, while the Dow Industrials took a 2.66% fall, and the […] READ MORE


S & P Ends Week Little Changed – Weekly Update

March 5, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks lost a little ground as February gave way to March. While domestic and overseas political developments made headlines, the market stayed relatively calm: from Monday’s open through Friday’s close, the S&P 500 ceded just 0.17%, finishing the week at 2,803.69. The Dow declined 0.65% in five trading sessions to […] READ MORE


Optimism Spurs a Broad Rally- Weekly Update

February 26, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied last week as optimism about a potential U.S.-China trade deal grew. The S&P 500 advanced 0.80% during the 4-day trading week to 2,792.67. The Nasdaq Composite improved 0.86% to 7,527.54, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.64% to 26,031.81. The renewed prospects for a trade pact were […] READ MORE


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