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Special Update: Quarterly Report – Weekly Update

October 7, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street The fourth quarter started with a mixed week for equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.92% for the week; the S&P 500, 0.33%. In contrast, the Nasdaq Composite improved 0.54%. Overseas stocks pulled back: the MSCI EAFE index dipped 2.60%.[1][2] The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Index […] READ MORE


Stocks Stage a Modest Retreat – Weekly Update

September 23, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Investors reacted to two major news items last week, one far more of a surprise than the other. The Federal Reserve did indeed make a rate cut, matching Wall Street expectations. Drone strikes on two of the world’s largest oil fields brought a shock to the global oil market. At […] READ MORE


Dow Logs 8-Day Win Streak – Weekly Update

September 16, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks edged toward all-time peaks during a relatively calm week marked by easing trade tensions. Friday marked the eighth straight daily advance for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.[1] Small-cap shares, as tracked by the Russell 2000 index, rose 4.85% in five days. The S&P 500 improved 0.96% for the week, […] READ MORE


Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 Advance – Weekly Update

September 9, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rose last week, with help from two developments: the announcement of further U.S.-China trade talks as well as August hiring and manufacturing numbers that seemed to bolster the argument for a rate cut by the Federal Reserve. The broad U.S. equity market, as represented by the S&P 500, added […] READ MORE


Stocks Rally as August Ends – Weekly Update

September 6, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Fears of an impasse in the U.S.-China trade dispute lessened last week. While additional U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports were scheduled to take effect on September 1, China’s government communicated that it would refrain from taking retaliatory measures for the moment. U.S. stock benchmarks advanced during the week. The S&P […] READ MORE


Equities Face Some Volatility – Weekly Update

August 19, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street U.S. stock indices saw significant ups and downs last week, with traders looking for economic cues from Treasury yields and also developments in the tariff fight between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 lost 1.03% on the week; the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite respectively declined 1.53% […] READ MORE


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