Tag: Trade

Fed Cuts Rates, Stocks Retreat — Weekly Update

August 5, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall Street’s expectations. Ironically, stocks had their worst week of 2019. The S&P 500 finished the week 3.10% lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite also posted […] READ MORE


Trade Tensions Linger – Weekly Update

May 28, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks drifted lower last week as investors considered the possibility that the world’s two largest economies might take some time to resolve key trade issues. The S&P 500 retreated 1.17%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.29%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.69%. The concern over trade was felt elsewhere: the overseas developed […] READ MORE


Trade News Moves the Market – Weekly Update

May 20, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered with help from strong earnings and indications that U.S.-China trade talks would continue. Even so, the major indices had a down week. The S&P 500 lost 0.76%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.27%, and the Dow […] READ MORE


Special Update: Quarterly Report – Weekly Update

April 8, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks just posted their second straight weekly gain. Investors were encouraged by the latest jobs report and new signs of progress on a U.S.-China trade deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.17% in five trading days; the S&P 500, 1.27%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.72%. The MSCI EAFE index of […] 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


Stocks Dip on Growth Concerns – Weekly Update

March 12, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street As in February, investors spent most of the first full trading week of March hoping for new details in U.S.-China trade negotiations. While they waited, stock benchmarks drifted downward. From Monday’s open to Friday’s close, the S&P 500 lost 2.55%, while the Dow Industrials took a 2.66% fall, and the […] READ MORE


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