Tag: FOMC

Fed Cuts Rates, Stocks Retreat — Weekly Update

August 5, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall Street’s expectations. Ironically, stocks had their worst week of 2019. The S&P 500 finished the week 3.10% lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite also posted […] READ MORE


Special Update: Quarterly Report – Weekly Update

April 8, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks just posted their second straight weekly gain. Investors were encouraged by the latest jobs report and new signs of progress on a U.S.-China trade deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.17% in five trading days; the S&P 500, 1.27%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.72%. The MSCI EAFE index of […] READ MORE


Optimism Spurs a Broad Rally- Weekly Update

February 26, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied last week as optimism about a potential U.S.-China trade deal grew. The S&P 500 advanced 0.80% during the 4-day trading week to 2,792.67. The Nasdaq Composite improved 0.86% to 7,527.54, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.64% to 26,031.81. The renewed prospects for a trade pact were […] READ MORE


Markets Gain Again – Weekly Update

February 5, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week closed out one of stocks’ top January performances in years. In fact, both the S&P 500 and Dow posted their best January results in at least 3 decades.[1] For the week, major domestic indexes were also up. The S&P 500 gained 1.57%, the Dow added 1.32%, and the NASDAQ increased 1.38%.[2] The Dow’s performance marked […] READ MORE


Stocks Muted, Big Week Ahead – Weekly Update

January 29, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

For the first time in months, U.S. markets experienced little movement last week.[1]The Dow and NASDAQ did have their 5th week of gains in a row, but their increases were small: 0.12% and 0.11%, respectively. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 broke its 4-week winning streak with a 0.22% loss.[2] Internationally, the MSCI EAFE also posted modest returns, […] READ MORE


New Records and Changes- Weekly Update

September 25, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week brought new tariffs and data, and another look at changes coming to equity classifications. Overall, the S&P 500 gained 0.85% and the Dow was up 2.25%, while the NASDAQ dropped 0.29%.[1] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE had sizable growth, posting a 2.89% increase.[2] A Look Back: Last Week’s Tariffs and Mixed Housing Data […] READ MORE


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