Rising Rates Derail Stocks- Weekly Market Update

March 1, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Market Insights Stocks dropped amid rising long-term bond yields, with sharp declines in high-valuation growth stocks leading the overall market lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 1.78%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 2.45%. The Nasdaq Composite index, home to many high-valuation growth plays, fell 4.92% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, […] READ MORE


Mixed Signals – Weekly Market Update

February 22, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insights Rising bond yields dampened investor enthusiasm for high-multiple growth companies last week, sending market averages mostly lower in a holiday-shortened week of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.11% for the week. But the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 0.71% and the Nasdaq Composite index slid 1.57%. The MSCI EAFE index, […] READ MORE


Stocks Post Gains- Weekly Update

February 16, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insight Stock prices inched higher last week amid declining COVID-19 cases, a pick-up in vaccinations, and progress on a fiscal relief bill. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.00%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1.23%. The Nasdaq Composite index climbed 1.73% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed […] READ MORE


Bull Story Remains Intact- Weekly Market Update

February 8, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insights Stocks notched strong gains last week, paced by a string of solid economic reports and consensus-beating corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.89%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 4.65%. The Nasdaq Composite index jumped 6.01% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, […] READ MORE


Bull Market Takes a Breater- Weekly Market Update

February 1, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insights Despite strong corporate earnings, stock prices closed lower after a volatile week of trading triggered by unprecedented activity in a handful of companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 3.27%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 3.31%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 3.49% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which […] READ MORE


Stocks Scale New Heights – Weekly Update

January 26, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insights Anticipation of a new fiscal stimulus and improved vaccine distribution powered stocks to fresh record highs last week with technology stocks leading the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.59%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 picked up 1.94%. The Nasdaq Composite index led, gaining 4.19% for the week. The MSCI […] READ MORE


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