Tag: S&P

Treasury Yields Prompt Concerns – Weekly Update

March 26, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Friday, the yield of the 3-month Treasury bill exceeded the yield of the 10-year Treasury note for the first time in 12 years. For some analysts, this “inverted yield curve” may imply a short-term lessening of confidence. (Treasury yields move inversely to Treasury prices.) As a result, the S&P 500 […] READ MORE

Dow, S&P, Nasdaq All Rise – Weekly Update

March 19, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street The big story last week was the sudden grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 passenger jets in dozens of countries. The financial effects of this ban could potentially impact the airline industry and segments of the economy for months. While the news created a headwind for the Dow […] READ MORE

Mixed Markets Continue – Weekly Update

June 19, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets remained mixed last week as the Dow closed at another record high, while the NASDAQ fell and the S&P 500 held steady.[i] By Friday, the Dow gained 0.52%, the NASDAQ fell -0.92%, and the S&P 500 gained a slight 0.05%.[ii] Meanwhile, the MSCI EAFE remained virtually unchanged from last week, down only -0.002%.[iii] In […] READ MORE

Markets Ignore the Politics – Weekly Update

May 15, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets tuned out noise from Washington last week and continued to focus on economic fundamentals. Mildly rebounding retail sales and strong consumer sentiment seem to point toward a modestly stronger second quarter. After a three-week winning streak, both the Dow and S&P 500 reported slight losses. The Dow closed with a 0.53% loss, and the […] READ MORE

Markets Stay Steady – Weekly Update

May 8, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Last week, stocks rose but floated within a narrow trading range. By Friday, however, both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ reached record highs. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.63%, the Dow finished up 0.32%, and the NASDAQ rose 0.88%. The MSCI EAFE added 1.7%. Overall, we experienced another week of generally positive, […] READ MORE

Strong Markets and Slow GDP – Weekly Update

May 1, 2017 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks continued their advance on generally strong earnings reports this week despite the GDP report showing a slow first quarter economy. The S&P 500 rose 1.51%, the Dow gained 1.91%, and the NASDAQ added 2.32%. On Tuesday, the NASDAQ post-ed record highs as it closed over 6,000 for the first time. Internationally, the MSCI EAFE […] READ MORE