Tag: Jobs

Markets Sag, Job Numbers Soar – Weekly Update

September 6, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

The overhang of Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech the previous week carried over into last week as investors recalibrated stock valuations amid a seemingly more assertive monetary policy stance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stumbled 3.29%. The Nasdaq Composite index lost 4.21%. The MSCI EAFE index, […] READ MORE


Trade & Turkey Drive Markets – Weekly Update

August 20, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Challenges in emerging markets affected both U.S. and global stock performance last week, with the S&P 500 experiencing several down days. By market close on Friday, however, two of the three major domestics posted gains for the week. The S&P 500 added 0.59%, the Dow increased 1.41%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.29%. Meanwhile, the MSCI […] READ MORE


Jobs Push Stocks Up – Weekly Update

July 9, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Domestic stocks only traded for 4 days last week, due to the Independence Day holiday. In that time, all 3 major domestic indexes posted positive results for the week. The S&P 500 added 1.52%, the Dow gained 0.76%, and the NASDAQ increased 2.37%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE were up as well by 0.56%. […] READ MORE


Job Report Calms Volatility – Weekly Update

June 5, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets experienced heightened volatility last week, with the S&P 500 rising 0.49% and Dow dropping 0.48%. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ rose 1.62%, as international markets took a small dip, with the MSCI EAFE losing 1.10%. The markets’ highs and lows came from a variety of economic and geopolitical developments. The U.S. jobs report posted solid gains […] READ MORE


Goldilocks Returns – Weekly Update

March 12, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Domestic stocks leapt ahead last week as the latest jobs report inspired renewed confidence in our economic standing. The S&P 500 added 3.54%, and the Dow gained 3.25%. The NASDAQ erased its losses from February’s market correction to hit a new record close while growing 4.17% for the week. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE […] READ MORE


Stocks End Up After A Busy Week – Weekly Update

November 6, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Once again, the markets ended the week in positive territory—and all 3 major domestic indexes hit new record highs. The S&P 500 added 0.26%, and the Dow was up 0.45%, with both indexes notching their 8th straight week of growth. The NASDAQ was up for the 6th week in a row with a 0.94% gain. […] READ MORE


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