Tag: Inflation

The Q1 Earnings Season Begins – Weekly Update

April 16, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks broke out of a narrow range on Friday following news that two major banks grew their bottom line in the first quarter. For the week, the S&P 500 rose 0.79%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.91%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average improved 0.50%. Turning to overseas stocks, the MSCI EAFE index […] READ MORE


Stocks Post Small Weekly Gains – Weekly Update

February 12, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Major U.S. stock benchmarks eked out slight gains last week, with corporate profit reports and news about U.S.-China trade negotiations vying for investor attention over five trading sessions. Earnings Scorecard As of last Friday, 66% of all S&P 500 companies had reported fourth-quarter earnings. So far, 71% of these firms […] READ MORE


Analyzing Data Amid Declines – Weekly Update

November 20, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets experienced more volatility last week, as perspectives on trade, tech, and retail pulled investor sentiment back and forth. Although domestic indexes were up on Friday, November 16, they still posted losses for the week. In all, the S&P 500 dropped 1.61%, the Dow declined 2.22%, and the NASDAQ gave back 2.15%. International stocks in […] READ MORE


Why Did Stocks Drop? – Weekly Update

October 29, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week did nothing to dispel October’s reputation as a tough month for the markets. The S&P 500 lost 3.94%, the Dow declined 2.97%, and the NASDAQ dropped 3.78% during what was one of 2018’s most volatile weeks so far. All three indexes are down significantly for the month, and both the S&P 500 and […] READ MORE


The Bull Market Continues – Weekly Update

August 28, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week marked a noteworthy milestone in our economy: On Wednesday, August 22, the bull market entered its 3,453rd day, the longest such run in U.S. history. In the past 9 plus years, domestic indexes have come quite a ways since the dark days of the financial crisis. The S&P 500 is now more than […] READ MORE


Examining Economic Growth – Weekly Update

July 30, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets experienced a push-and-pull last week between data indicating strong economic growth and lagging performance from several tech stocks’ earnings reports. Domestic indexes had mixed results, as the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, the Dow was up 1.57%, and the NASDAQ dropped 1.06%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE had more of an uptick, gaining 1.32% […] READ MORE


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