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Weekly Market Recap: 2/8/2019

In the markets: U.S. Markets:  U.S. stocks managed to move modestly higher this week as most of the major indexes recorded their seventh consecutive week of gains.  Within the S&P 500, utilities shares performed the best followed by large industrials and information technology shares.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the week up just 42 points to 25,106—a gain of 0.2%.  The technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite added 34 points, or 0.5%, closing at 7,298.  By market cap, smaller cap stocks continued to outperform with the small cap Russell 2000 index and mid cap S&P 400 indexes rising 0.3% and 0.6%, respectively, [...]

Weekly Market Recap: 1/28/2019

Weekly Market Recap: Week Ending 1/25/2019 In the markets: U.S. Markets: Following four weeks of solid gains the major U.S. benchmarks ended the week flat. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added just 30 points last week ending the week at 24,737, a gain of 0.1%. The technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite rose 7 points, also up 0.1%. By market cap, the large cap S&P 500 finished down -0.2%, while the mid cap S&P 400 rose 0.1% and the small cap Russell 2000 remained unchanged. International Markets: Canada’s TSX rose 0.4%, while the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 finished down -2.3%. Major markets on [...]

Weekly Market Recap: 1/18/2019

In the markets: U.S. Markets:  U.S. stocks recorded their fourth consecutive week of positive returns, continuing to build on their very strong start to 2019.  The gains pulled most of the large-cap benchmarks out of correction territory, back to within 10% of their recent highs.  However, the NASDAQ Composite and the smaller-cap benchmarks remained below that threshold.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 710 points, or 3.0%, last week closing at 24,706.  The technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite rallied 2.7% ending the week at 7,157.  By market cap, the large cap S&P 500 rose 2.9%, while the mid cap S&P 400 added [...]

Weekly Market Recap: 12/28/2018

Weekly Market Recap: Week Ending 12.28.2018 In the markets: U.S. Markets:  U.S. stocks closed out the week with gains forged in another week of wild volatility.  Sharp declines in the beginning of the week pushed the large cap S&P 500 index into bear market territory (down 20% from recent highs), but were followed by sharp rallies later in the week.  The Dow swung by 1,186 points on Wednesday and recorded its first one-day 1000-point gain in history.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rebounded 2.7% for the week, ending at 23,062.  The technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite retraced roughly half of last week’s [...]

Weekly Market Recap: 12.14.18

Weekly Market Recap: Week Ending 12/14/2018 In the markets: U.S. Markets: The major U.S. indexes finished the week lower as a midweek rebound was retraced by a rout on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 288 points or -1.2% to end the week at 24,100. The technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite gave up -0.8% closing at 6,910. By market cap, small cap and mid cap stocks continued to bear the brunt of the selling with the small cap Russell 2000 index falling 2.6% and the mid cap S&P 400 index declining -2.7%. The large cap S&P 500 index fell just half [...]

Weekly Market Recap: 12/7/2018

Weekly Market Recap: Week Ending 12/7/2018 In the markets: U.S. Markets: U.S. stocks fell sharply this week, with the technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite and smaller-cap indexes faring the worst. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged almost 1150 points ending the week at 24,388, a decline of -4.5%. The NASDAQ Composite shed 361 points, or -4.9%, to end the week at 6,969. By market cap, the large cap S&P 500 declined -4.6%, the mid cap S&P 400 fell -5.2%, and the small cap Russell 2000 brought up the rear by plunging -5.6%. International Markets: Canada’s TSX retreated -2.6%, while the United Kingdom’s [...]

Weekly Market Recap: 11/30/2018

Weekly Market Recap: Week Ending 11/30/2018 In the markets: U.S. Markets:  The major U.S. indexes rebounded strongly this week as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that the federal funds rate is “just below” a neutral level (from his previous “a long way” from neutral), instantly moderating expectation of future interest rate hikes.  The comments sparked a rally that lifted the S&P 500 to its best weekly gain since December of 2011.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged over 1,250 points closing at 25,538, a gain of 5.2%.  The technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite rallied 5.6%, ending the week at 7,330.  By [...]

Weekly Market Recap: 11/23/2018

Weekly Market Recap: Week Ending 11/23/2018   In the markets: U.S. Markets:  U.S. stocks endured a second week of losses, primarily due to sell-offs on Monday and Tuesday.  Declines were particularly evident in technology stocks, but energy stocks were also particularly weak as crude oil prices continued to tumble.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 1120 points last week, ending the week at 24,285, a loss of -4.4%.  The Nasdaq Composite gave up 309 points, to close at 6,938, a loss of -4.3%.  By market cap, the large cap S&P 500 fell -3.8%, the mid cap S&P 400 index [...]

Weekly Market Recap: 11/16/2018

Weekly Market Recap: Week Ending 11/16/2018 In the markets: U.S. Markets: U.S. stocks fell for the week, starting with a plunge on Monday that saw the S&P 500 record its worst decline in a month. That was followed by a further decline on Wednesday, but indexes remained above their recent lows established in late October. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reversed most of the prior week’s gain by shedding 576 points, or -2.2%, to close at 25,413. The technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite also gave up 2.2%, closing at 7,247. By market cap, the large cap S&P 500 fell -1.6%, the mid [...]

Weekly Market Recap: 11/9/2018

Weekly Market Recap: Week Ending 11.9.2018 In the markets: U.S. Markets:  U.S. stocks ended the week higher but gave back a portion of their gains on Friday.  Large cap indexes outperformed both the technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite index and smaller-cap benchmarks.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 718 points or 2.8% to end the week at 25,989.  The NASDAQ Composite rose 0.7% closing at 7,406.  By market cap, the large cap S&P 500 rose 2.1%, while the S&P 400 midcap index added 1.1%, and the struggling small cap Russell 2000 managed just a 0.1% gain.  The Russell 2000 is on the [...]

Weekly Market Recap 11/2/2018

  Market Recap: Week Ending 11/2/2018 In the markets: U.S. Markets:  U.S. stocks recorded solid gains for the week.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 582 points, or 2.4%, ending the week at 25,270.  Despite a weak close on Friday and disappointing earnings from tech-bellwether Apple, the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 2.7%, closing at 7,356.  By market cap, it was the smaller cap weighted indexes that outperformed with the small cap Russell 2000 surging 4.3% and the mid cap S&P 400 adding 3.8%, while the large cap S&P 500 rose 2.4%. International Markets:  Major international markets retraced much of last [...]

Weekly Market Recap 10/26/2018

Market Recap: Week Ending 10/26/2018 In the markets: U.S. Markets: U.S. stocks experienced another week of sharp declines – the fourth down week of the last five. The large cap S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite indexes joined the small cap benchmarks in correction territory—down more than 10% from their recent peaks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined -3.0% this week, falling 756 points to close at 24,688. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell -3.8% to 7,167. By market cap, the large cap S&P 500 ended down -3.9%, while the mid cap S&P 400 fell -4.1% and the small cap Russell [...]

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