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Stocks Retreat on Cautious Earnings Reports – Weekly Update

October 30, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Amid a busy week of corporate earnings reports, stocks slumped on cautious earnings guidance, fears of higher interest rates, and growing anxiety over the increasing amount of Treasury bonds and notes coming to market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.88%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 3.29%. But the Nasdaq Composite index gave […] READ MORE


Earnings Season Begins – Weekly Update

April 18, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Watching Bonds Stocks began the week moving lower as bond yields climbed higher, with growth stocks suffering some of the steepest declines. Investors considered China’s ongoing lockdown warily, worried it might worsen supply-chain issues. Historically high consumer and producer price inflation reports were shrugged off by the stock and bond markets in the main, with […] READ MORE


Markets Weigh Menu of Uncertainty – Weekly Update

April 4, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Pause Stock prices bounced around following strong gains in two previous weeks as money managers appeared to reposition their portfolios ahead of the first-quarter close. Oil was under pressure all week as prices fell on news that Shanghai imposed a strict lockdown due to COVID infections. President Biden announced a sustained release of oil […] READ MORE


Stalemate in the Capitol – Weekly Update

October 4, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

An Ugly Week The reality of a more hawkish Fed finally hit the bond market, sparking a sell-off in bonds that sent yields higher. Higher yields hurt technology and other high-growth companies, and that weakness spread to the broader market. (Higher yields can reduce the value of a company’s future cash flow, which may reset […] READ MORE


Powell: Tapering Likely in 2021 – Weekly Update

August 30, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Pushing Higher Stocks surged to begin the week as investor sentiment improved on news of the FDA’s approval of its first COVID-19 vaccine, a strong housing number and comments by the Federal Reserve Bank-Dallas president that he would support delaying tapering if the Delta variant spread worsened. Stocks continued their climb through midweek, pushing the […] READ MORE


Will the Fed Taper in 2021? – Weekly Market Update

August 23, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks turned lower last week amid the increasing probability of a Fed tapering, mixed economic data, and growing concerns about the economic impact of the Delta variant. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 1.11%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 0.59%. The Nasdaq Composite index slipped 0.73%. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed […] READ MORE


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