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S&P 500 Nearly Makes History – Weekly Update

October 28, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

Another Hint of Progress in Trade Talks Friday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative stated that parts of a new trade deal with China were near completion. No specifics were given as of Friday’s close, but the USTR noted that negotiators had “made headway” on key issues. Analysts think both sides may cancel certain […] READ MORE


Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500 Rise – Weekly Update

October 21, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Earnings helped give the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 a slight lift last week, offsetting investor disappointment over the small scope of the preliminary U.S.-China trade deal reached on October 11. Blue chips took a small weekly loss. The Nasdaq and S&P respectively gained 0.40% and 0.54% on the week. […] READ MORE


Benchmarks End Week Lower – Weekly Update

September 30, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks retreated last week. Traders worried that the formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump might distract White House officials from their pursuit of a trade deal with China, and shift the focus of Congress away from consideration of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Also, news broke Friday that the […] READ MORE


Stocks Stage a Modest Retreat – Weekly Update

September 23, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Investors reacted to two major news items last week, one far more of a surprise than the other. The Federal Reserve did indeed make a rate cut, matching Wall Street expectations. Drone strikes on two of the world’s largest oil fields brought a shock to the global oil market. At […] READ MORE


Dow Logs 8-Day Win Streak – Weekly Update

September 16, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks edged toward all-time peaks during a relatively calm week marked by easing trade tensions. Friday marked the eighth straight daily advance for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.[1] Small-cap shares, as tracked by the Russell 2000 index, rose 4.85% in five days. The S&P 500 improved 0.96% for the week, […] READ MORE


Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500 Advance – Weekly Update

September 9, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rose last week, with help from two developments: the announcement of further U.S.-China trade talks as well as August hiring and manufacturing numbers that seemed to bolster the argument for a rate cut by the Federal Reserve. The broad U.S. equity market, as represented by the S&P 500, added […] READ MORE


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