Tag: Retail Sales

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


Will the Fed Taper in 2021? – Weekly Market Update

August 23, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks turned lower last week amid the increasing probability of a Fed tapering, mixed economic data, and growing concerns about the economic impact of the Delta variant. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 1.11%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 0.59%. The Nasdaq Composite index slipped 0.73%. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed […] READ MORE


Dow 32,000- Weekly Market Update

March 15, 2021 | By Steven DiGregorio

Weekly Market Insights Stocks touched new record highs last week as bond yields steadied, a fiscal relief bill was signed into law, and confidence in a strong economic recovery grew. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.07%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 tacked on 2.64%. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 3.09% for the week. […] READ MORE


Cases Rise, Stocks Retreat Weekly Update – December 14, 2020

December 14, 2020 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks retreated last week on rising COVID-19 infections and slow progress on an economic relief bill. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.57%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 0.96%. The Nasdaq Composite index fell 0.69% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, […] READ MORE


Analyzing Data Amid Declines – Weekly Update

November 20, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets experienced more volatility last week, as perspectives on trade, tech, and retail pulled investor sentiment back and forth. Although domestic indexes were up on Friday, November 16, they still posted losses for the week. In all, the S&P 500 dropped 1.61%, the Dow declined 2.22%, and the NASDAQ gave back 2.15%. International stocks in […] READ MORE