Tag: Jobs report

Solid Week Despite Mixed Reports – Weekly Update

June 10, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks rose last week despite conflicting stories from economic reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up 0.29 percent while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index powered ahead 1.31 percent. The Nasdaq Composite led, picking up 2.38 percent. The MSCI EAFE Index tracks developed overseas stock markets and rose 1.29 percent for the week through […] READ MORE


Stocks Rise, Anticipating Rate Cut – Weekly Update

May 13, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks notched a solid gain last week as rate-cut expectations paced the rally as the Q1 earnings season wound down. Stocks Climb Steadily Monday opened with stocks picking up where they left off the prior Friday. Stocks were still basking in the afterglow of fresh jobs data, which eased investor concerns of an overheating economy. […] READ MORE


Volatility, Uncertainty Rule the Week for Markets – Weekly Update

May 6, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks notched a solid gain last week, rallying behind upbeat earnings, a dovish Fed, and mixed economic data. Stocks Pop, Drop, Then Rally Markets began the week with an upward bump as positive news from some mega-cap tech companies outweighed disappointing updates from other tech names. The tone quickly changed on Tuesday as higher-than-expected Q1 […] READ MORE


Markets Take a Breather After Mixed Week – Weekly Update

March 11, 2024 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks were down for the week as investors appeared to take some profits and traders parsed Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s Congressional testimony. Markets Wobble  Stocks had a rough start to the week, with the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq each off more than one percent on Tuesday alone. Mega-cap tech stocks were under pressure as […] READ MORE


Stocks Rally After Strong Jobs Report – Weekly Update

October 9, 2023 | By Steven DiGregorio

A Friday rally overcame a shaky week, sending stocks mostly higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.30% for the week. Meanwhile, the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 0.48%, and the Nasdaq Composite index added 1.60% for the five trading days. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, fell 2.37%.1,2,3 Friday Rally […] READ MORE


Delta Variant Concerns Markets

September 13, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Weaken In a holiday-shortened week of trading, markets were choppy as investors grew cautious in the face of a potential Fed tapering decision later this month and the impact of Delta on the economic recovery. What little news there was, it was decidedly mixed. Job growth showed real strength coming off a shaky employment […] READ MORE


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