Tag: investments

Virus Anxieties Affect Stocks – Weekly Update

February 25, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Traders paid close attention to coronavirus developments and earnings last week, while wondering how the former might eventually impact the latter. Concern over updated infection numbers moderated risk appetite. A pair of key stock benchmarks posted similar weekly losses. In New York, the S&P 500 declined 1.25%; the MSCI EAFE […] READ MORE


Fresh Record Highs – Weekly Update

January 21, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Traders were in an upbeat mood last week, reacting to news out of Washington: the signing of the phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China as well as the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In addition, a new earnings season started. Risk appetite grew and spurred all […] READ MORE


Concerns About Oil – Weekly Update

January 6, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news. Wall Street benchmarks ended up having a sideways week, shortened by the New Year’s Day holiday. The Dow Jones Industrial […] READ MORE


Major Indices Move Lower – Weekly Update

November 25, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks declined last week as mixed signals emerged about the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations. The three major Wall Street benchmarks all took weekly losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.46%; the S&P 500, 0.33%, the Nasdaq Composite, 0.25%. Also pulling back, the MSCI EAFE index, tracking developed stock […] READ MORE


Big Gains for the Major Indices – Weekly Update

June 10, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied during a week in which Wall Street was buffeted by headlines. The S&P 500 rose 4.41%. The Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones Industrial Average respectively added 3.88% and 4.71%. The MSCI EAFE index of overseas stocks improved 2.02% across five days.[1][2] Following a mixed Monday, the market jumped […] READ MORE


Five Big Mistakes Mutual-Fund Investors Make

March 29, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

So, you think you’ve got this investing game down, right? You got 6% of your paycheck going right into your company 401(k) plan, invested in mutual funds. The plan is allocated to your Target Retirement Year or horizon (Target Date Funds) and it’s Auto Re-balanced 4 times/year!  Easy, peasey! Well, yes. Investing in mutual funds […] READ MORE


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