Weekly Market Insight: Stocks and Consumer Prices Rise

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks and Consumer Prices Rise The Week on Wall Street Stock prices drifted higher in an otherwise quiet news week, as a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases outweighed a Congressional impasse on a new fiscal-spending measure.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.81%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose by 0.64%. […]

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks Have Mixed Reaction

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks Have Mixed Reaction The Week on Wall Street Stocks were mixed last week amid a busy week of earnings, some troubling economic data, and seemingly little progress on a new fiscal stimulus package.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.16%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 increased by 1.73%. The Nasdaq […]

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks React to Jobs Report

Weekly Market Insight: Stocks React to Jobs Report The Week on Wall Street Stocks slipped in the final days of trading last week on higher jobless claims and rising tensions in the U.S.-China relationship.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.76%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dipped 0.28%. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 1.33% […]

Weekly Market Insight: Markets React to Positive Outlook

Weekly Market Insight: Markets React to Positive Outlook The Week on Wall Street Upbeat comments by the Federal Reserve Chairman and more signs of an economic turnaround combined to help fuel a powerful rally in the stock market last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.29%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 3.20%. […]

Weekly Market Insight: Economic Normalization Near?

Weekly Market Insight: Economic Normalization Near? The Week on Wall Street Stock prices ended the week slightly lower, despite news of positive results from a test trial of a COVID-19 drug treatment and several states easing their economic lockdowns.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.22%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 0.21%. The […]

Weekly Market Insight: Markets React to Oil Prices

Weekly Market Insight: Markets React to Oil Prices The Week on Wall Street Stock prices bounced around last week as investors reacted to wild swings in the price of oil and reports that called into question the efficacy of two potential virus treatments. The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 1.93%, while the Standard & Poor’s […]

Weekly Market Insight: First Post-COVID-19 Data Arrives

Weekly Market Insight: First Post-COVID-19 Data Arrives The Week on Wall Street Stock prices pushed higher last week as news of a White House plan to reopen the economy and reports of a potential COVID-19 treatment helped the market overcome weak economic data and an ugly start to the corporate earnings season. The Dow Jones […]

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 […]