Fed Cuts Rates, Stocks Retreat — Weekly Update

August 5, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall Street’s expectations. Ironically, stocks had their worst week of 2019. The S&P 500 finished the week 3.10% lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite also posted […] READ MORE


S&P & Nasdaq Outgain Dow — Weekly Update

July 29, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Last week, investors assessed earnings and the initial estimate of second-quarter economic growth, while awaiting the Federal Reserve’s next announcement about interest rates. Stocks rose for the week; particularly, tech shares. The S&P 500 gained 1.65%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.26%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, adding just 0.14%. MSCI’s […] READ MORE


Stocks Descend from Recent Peaks- Weekly Update

July 22, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stock benchmarks retreated during the first week of the second-quarter earnings season. As some big names shared quarterly results, investors seemed more interested in what might happen at the Federal Reserve’s upcoming policy meeting. For the week, the S&P 500 declined 1.23%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.65%, and […] READ MORE


S&P 500 Tops 3,000 – Weekly Update

July 16, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average chalked up a milestone of its own: the blue chips ended the week above 27,000, gaining 1.52% on the way. Additionally, the Nasdaq Composite wrapped up the week […] READ MORE


Special Update: Quarterly Report – Weekly Update

July 8, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

On July 3, the S&P posted its latest record close: 2,995.82. In other news, the Department of Labor said that the economy added 224,000 net new jobs in June, far more than the 160,000 projected by analysts in a Bloomberg poll. The headline jobless rate ticked up 0.1% to 3.7% in June; the U-6 rate, […] READ MORE


Down Week Ends Strong Month – Weekly Update

July 2, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

Trade Talks Could Soon Restart All week, investors had one eye on Saturday’s Group of 20 summit in Japan, where President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were slated to meet. This weekend, President Trump announced that he and President Xi had agreed to a resumption of trade talks between the U.S. and China. As […] READ MORE


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