Market Insight Special Update: Quarterly Report

Market Insight Special Update: Quarterly Report The Week on Wall Street Modest declines in stock prices this week masked the volatile inter- and intraday price swings as investors digested poor economic data and a warning from the president that the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic may still lie ahead. The Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

Weekly Market Insight: Congress Approves Stimulus

Weekly Market Insight: Congress Approves Stimulus An open-ended commitment by the Federal Reserve to support American businesses and capital markets along with the passage of a $2 trillion aid package improved investor sentiment and drove a strong rally in stock prices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 12.84%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained […]

Weekly Market Insight: More Coronavirus Volatility

Weekly Market Insight: More Coronavirus Volatility The Week on Wall Street The stock market suffered through another volatile week as it wrestled with the health and economic fallout of the domestic spread of the coronavirus. Swift and decisive actions by the Federal Reserve and policy responses from the federal government did not keep stocks from […]

Weekly Market Insight: The Virus Becomes the Focus

Weekly Market Insight: The Virus Becomes the Focus The Week on Wall Street Stocks fell sharply last week as Wall Street considered how the coronavirus outbreak might influence global business activity and household spending. The selloff became a correction for the U.S. markets. The S&P 500 retreated 11.49%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 12.36%; the […]

Weekly Market Insight: Virus Anxieties Affect Stocks

Weekly Market Insight: Virus Anxieties Affect Stocks The Week on Wall Street Traders paid close attention to coronavirus developments and earnings last week, while wondering how the former might eventually impact the latter. Concern over updated infection numbers moderated risk appetite. A pair of key stock benchmarks posted similar weekly losses. In New York, the […]

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks Bounce Back

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks Bounce Back The Week on Wall Street Stocks advanced four days out of five during the past market week, erasing the losses of the week before.  The Nasdaq Composite surged 4.04%, the S&P 500 3.17%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.00%. Foreign stocks also rallied: the MSCI EAFE index added […]

Weekly Market Insight: Equities Slip on Virus Concerns

Weekly Market Insight: Equities Slip on Virus Concerns The Week on Wall Street Stock benchmarks declined for a second straight week as coronavirus news tempered risk appetite. The S&P 500 fell 2.14% on the week. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 1.76%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 2.55%. Away from North America, developed markets slumped 2.24%, […]

Weekly Market Insight: Fresh Record Highs

Weekly Market Insight: Fresh Record Highs The Week on Wall Street Traders were in an upbeat mood last week, reacting to news out of Washington: the signing of the phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China as well as the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In addition, a new earnings season started. […]

Weekly Market Insight: Further Gains for Stocks

Weekly Market Insight: Further Gains for Stocks The Week on Wall Street The market had a choppy five days, with traders reacting to geopolitical developments and weaker-than-expected jobs data. Even so, the three major U.S. equity indices posted weekly gains and continued their strong start to the new year. During Friday’s trading session, the Dow […]

Weekly Market Insight: Concerns About Oil

Weekly Market Insight: Concerns About Oil The Week on Wall Street Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news.[1] Wall Street benchmarks ended up having a sideways week, shortened by the New Year’s […]