Tag: Government Shutdown

Bond Yields Rise; Government Shutdown Fears – Weekly Update

October 2, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Rising bond yields and government shutdown fears left stocks in mostly negative territory for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.34%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.74%. The Nasdaq Composite index was flat (+0.06%) for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, fell 1.95%.1,2,3 Stocks Follow […] READ MORE


Stocks End Summer with Gloomy News – Weekly Update

September 25, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

Rising bond yields and fears of a government shutdown hammered stocks last week, with technology shares bearing the brunt of the retreat. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.89%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 2.93%. The Nasdaq Composite index tumbled 3.62% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock […] 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


The Rally Continues – Weekly Update

January 23, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

U.S. markets were up again last week, as major domestic indexes posted their 4th weekly gains in a row.[1] In fact, the S&P 500 was no longer in correction territory at Friday’s close – and was in the middle of its best yearly start since 1987.[2] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 2.87%, the Dow […] READ MORE


Turbulence Continues – Weekly Update

December 26, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week, domestic markets had some of their worst performance in 10 years. The S&P 500 lost 7.05%, the Dow declined 6.87%, and the NASDAQ dropped 8.36%. All three indexes have now lost at least 8% in 2018. On Friday, December 21, the NASDAQ entered a bear market, which means it’s at least 20% below […] READ MORE


Stocks Jump Again – Weekly Update

January 29, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks had an impressive week yet again, as each of the domestic indexes reached record highs and gained at least 2%. The S&P 500 added 2.23%, the Dow increased 2.09%, and the NASDAQ grew 2.31%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE joined the growth, adding 1.49%. On Monday, January 22, the government shutdown ended after […] READ MORE


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