Tag: Federal Reserve

Volatile Week Ends on Rebound – Weekly Update

January 31, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Market Volatility Rising bond yields, Federal Reserve uncertainty, and escalating tensions on the Ukrainian-Russian border unsettled markets all week. The week opened with two successive days of deep early losses that were erased by furious, late-afternoon rebounds. The following two-trading sessions that started with strong gains that evaporated with late-session selling. The most dramatic session […] READ MORE

Stocks Retreat, Inflation Advances – Weekly Market Update

July 19, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Retreat Stocks weakened amid an active week of news, including two important inflation reports, Congressional testimony from Fed Chair Jerome Powell, a string of economic reports, and the start of the second-quarter earnings season. The earnings season began on a strong note as 95% of the first S&P 500 constituent companies to report checked […] READ MORE

Rising Yields- Weekly Market Update

March 22, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insights Rising bond yields and improving economic conditions led to a choppy week of trading that ended in modest losses for investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.46%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 0.77%. The Nasdaq Composite index lost 0.79% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed […] READ MORE

New Infections Increase Anxiety- Weekly Update

November 23, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Despite news of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate, stocks were mixed amid investor anxiety over an increase in new infections and economic lockdowns. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.73%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 0.77%. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 0.22% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, […] READ MORE

Markets Relax and Rally – Weekly Update

January 14, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

After months of volatility, markets relaxed a bit last week. For the first time since October, the S&P 500 went 5 days without a 1% gain or loss. The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, also fell to lower than 20—in December, it spiked above 35. For the week, the S&P 500 added 2.54%, the Dow […] READ MORE