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Stocks Stand Still, Awaiting Fed – Weekly Update

September 18, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks ended the week roughly where they began as investors digested a mixed set of new economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.12%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.16%. The Nasdaq Composite index fell 0.39% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, added 1.23%.1,2,3 Stocks […] READ MORE


Stocks Retreat; Powell Talk Goes Hawk – Weekly Update

August 28, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks fluctuated last week, jostled by fitful bond yields and headline news, before ending strongly following Fed Chair Powell’s comments on the monetary outlook. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.45%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 0.82%. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 2.26% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed […] READ MORE


Markets Cautious After Banking Woes; Awaiting Fed Reaction – Weekly Update

March 20, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Amid the reverberations of two U.S. banks being taken over by regulators and the spread of uncertainty to European banks, stocks trended higher last week on the strength of the technology sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (-0.15%), while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1.43%. The Nasdaq Composite index picked up 4.41%. […] READ MORE


Mixed Results As Interest Rate Concerns Grow – Weekly Update

February 21, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Growing concerns about further interest rate hikes, prompted by fresh economic data, reversed early-week gains and left stocks mixed for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.13%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 0.28%. The Nasdaq Composite index advanced 0.59% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock […] READ MORE


Mixed Results Following Weak Economic Data – Weekly Update

January 23, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks showed mixed results last week as recession fears resurfaced in response to weak economic data and a tepid start to a new corporate earnings season.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.70%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 0.66%. But the Nasdaq Composite index gained 0.55% for the week. The MSCI EAFE […] READ MORE


New Year’s Rally in Reply to Positive Economic News – Weekly Update

January 9, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

A strong Friday rally triggered by fresh signs of moderating inflation pushed stocks into positive territory to begin the new year.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.46%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 1.45%. The Nasdaq Composite index gained 0.98%. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, added 0.90%.1,2,3 Stocks […] READ MORE


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