Tag: Employment numbers

Stocks Spark Late Week Rally – Weekly Update

December 11, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

A late-week, two-day rally left stocks higher, adding to November’s gains as the last month of trading for 2023 began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (+0.01%), while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 0.21%. The Nasdaq Composite index advanced 0.69% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, […] READ MORE


Easing on Rate Hikes and Job Numbers Cheer Markets – Weekly Update

December 5, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks ended higher last week as investors navigated the crosscurrents of a potential easing in future rate hikes and continued strength in the labor market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.24% higher, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 1.13%. The Nasdaq Composite index improved by 2.09% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, […] 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


Push and Pull – Weekly Market Update

August 9, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insights Overcoming jitters about the Delta variant and the reintroduction of mask requirements, stocks climbed higher on strong employment data and a fresh batch of strong corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.78% while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 0.94%. The Nasdaq Composite index gained 1.11% for the week. The […] READ MORE


Mixed Market- Weekly Market Update

May 10, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insights Stocks closed mixed last week as signs of continued economic recovery and upbeat earnings helped some sectors while the struggles persisted for high-growth companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.67%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1.23%. But the Nasdaq Composite index, home for many high-growth companies, lost 1.51%. The […] READ MORE