Tag: jobless claims

S&P Ends 2023 Up 24% – Weekly Update

January 2, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks posted a slight gain last week amid a shortage of news and light holiday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.76%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 0.49%. The Nasdaq Composite index advanced 0.32% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, increased 1.13%.1,2,3 Stocks Gain to […] READ MORE


Stocks Slide on Recession Concerns – Weekly Update

December 12, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Recession fears and concerns that the Fed may consider a longer rate-hike cycle sent stocks lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2.77%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 3.37%. The Nasdaq Composite index lost 3.99% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, dipped 1.09%.1,2,3 […] READ MORE


Confidence Grows in Resilient Economy – Weekly Update

March 28, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Extend Gains Markets bounced around all week as investors grappled with the crosswinds of rising yields, continued hostilities in Ukraine, and hawkish comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell. After suffering declines in two of the first three trading sessions of the week, stocks turned higher on a good jobless claims number investors interpreted as […] READ MORE


Stocks Mixed on COVID-19, Powell – Weekly Update

November 22, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Trading Uncertainty A healthy retail sales report, falling jobless claims, positive earnings surprises, and strong manufacturing data lent support to stock prices, but investor sentiment was dampened by several concerns. Chief among these worries are a resurgence of COVID-19 infections this winter and the impact inflation may have on consumer confidence and corporate profit margins. […] READ MORE


Passage of Infrastructure Boosts Stocks – Weekly Market Update

August 17, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Looking past inflation figures and Delta variant trends, stocks last week found a way to climb higher and set fresh record highs in the process. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.87%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 0.71%. The Nasdaq Composite index was flat (-0.09%) for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which […] READ MORE


Push and Pull – Weekly Market Update

August 9, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insights Overcoming jitters about the Delta variant and the reintroduction of mask requirements, stocks climbed higher on strong employment data and a fresh batch of strong corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.78% while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 0.94%. The Nasdaq Composite index gained 1.11% for the week. The […] READ MORE


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