Tag: Economic Growth

Fed Unveils Tapering Plans – Weekly Update

October 18, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Investor Optimism Returns After beginning the week on a lackluster note, stocks turned higher on Wednesday as companies kicked off a new earnings season and details about the Fed’s taper plans emerged. Investor enthusiasm shifted into high gear the following day on positive economic data and earnings reports that exceeded investor expectations. Buying continued through […] READ MORE


Debt Ceiling Raised – Weekly Update

October 11, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Debt Ceiling Concerns Evaporate, for Now After suffering losses on concerns over delays with raising the federal debt ceiling, stocks rebounded as the Senate moved toward finalizing a debt ceiling agreement. While the agreement is only a short-term solution, it was enough to embolden investors to buy stocks. The week’s rally ran out of gas […] READ MORE


Markets Up—And Volatile – Weekly Update

January 8, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

U.S. markets experienced more wild sessions last week before ending in positive territory as the recent turbulence continued. In fact, we are currently in the middle of some of the most volatile market performance in more than eight years. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.86%, the Dow added 1.61%, and the NASDAQ increased […] READ MORE


Year-End Special Edition: A Look Back at 2018 – Weekly Update

January 2, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape. This week, we’re reviewing some key issues that defined 2018, as well as some factors that may influence financial markets in the coming year.   Year in Review Wall Street began 2018 in rally mode, as […] READ MORE