Tag: market

Stocks Slip on Mixed Economic News – Weekly Update

June 6, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

An Uncertain Market Stocks experienced wild swings last week, in part, due to ongoing uncertainty over economic health and the path of inflation. Investors seemed conflicted when interpreting the data, in some instances viewing economic strength as a negative since it may mean more aggressive rate hikes from the Fed. Illustrative of how this uncertainty […] READ MORE

Stocks Reach New Highs- Weekly Update

August 24, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks powered to another week of gains as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set multiple new record highs along the way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was essentially unchanged while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose by 0.72%. The Nasdaq Composite index added 2.65% for the week. The MSCI […] READ MORE

Examining October – Weekly Update

October 23, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stock performance was mixed last week as investors considered the impact of interest rates, international affairs and corporate earnings. The S&P 500 gained 0.02%, and the Dow added 0.41% to post its first weekly gains in October. The NASDAQ declined 0.64% and extended its losing streak. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE dropped by 0.08%. […] READ MORE

Stocks Take a Ride – Weekly Newsletter

October 16, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Volatility was back in full force last week. The three major domestic indexes posted several days of losses before experiencing wide swings on Friday. By week’s end, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), which investors use to help measure fear in the markets, had increased by approximately 70%. The VIX also reached its highest point since […] READ MORE

Stocks Jump Again – Weekly Update

January 29, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks had an impressive week yet again, as each of the domestic indexes reached record highs and gained at least 2%. The S&P 500 added 2.23%, the Dow increased 2.09%, and the NASDAQ grew 2.31%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE joined the growth, adding 1.49%. On Monday, January 22, the government shutdown ended after […] READ MORE

Markets Stumble. What Does Data Say? – Weekly Update

March 27, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week, all four of the indexes we discuss in these market updates saw their performance stumble. The S&P 500 lost 1.44%, the Dow was down 1.52%, the NASDAQ gave back 1.22%, and the MSCI EAFE declined 0.07%. On Tuesday, March 21, the S&P 500 and Dow recorded 1% declines for the first time since […] READ MORE