Market Commentaries

Fund Flows Fading

Fund Flows Fading

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks were mixed last week, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq gaining 0.41% and 1.85%, respectively, but the Dow fell 0.8%. Growth stocks had a strong week, rising 1.95%, whereas value stocks slipped and fell 0.4%. Internationally, developed...

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Fighting Back

Fighting Back

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market notched a second week of positive returns, which saw the S&P 500 rise by 0.61%, the Dow gain 0.66%, and the Nasdaq increase 0.48%. Small-cap and value stocks were the week’s biggest gainers, rising about 0.85% each. Growth...

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Trend Exhaustion

Trend Exhaustion

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market bounced back last week, with the S&P 500 gaining 1.16%, the Dow rising 0.94%, and the Nasdaq jumping 2.06%. The S&P 600 index of small-cap stocks led the way, gaining 2.12%, while large-cap stocks rose 1.14%. Growth stocks...

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On Edge

On Edge

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock market indices were mixed last week, as the S&P 500 fell 0.43%, the Dow dropped 0.51%, and the Nasdaq climbed 0.31%. Growth stocks ended the week positive, gaining about 0.14%, whereas value stocks fell around 0.7%. Things...

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A Little Less Liquid

A Little Less Liquid

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks stumbled last week as worrisome inflation and labor market data caught investors by surprise. The Dow fell 1.14%, the S&P 500 dropped 1.39%, and the Nasdaq sank 2.34%. The Russell 3000 index of growth stocks tumbled 2.16%, whereas their...

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RO/RO Says Let’s Go

RO/RO Says Let’s Go

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indexes were mixed last week, with the S&P 500 climbing 1.23%, the Dow rising 2.67%, and the Nasdaq falling 1.51%. As evidenced by the decline of the tech-heavy Nasdaq, growth stocks were the main losers for the week, falling...

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Like Chalk and Cheese

Like Chalk and Cheese

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks were mostly flat to down last week. The S&P 500 stayed about the same from a week earlier, rising just 0.02%. The Nasdaq did less well, falling 0.39%, and the Dow did even worse, down 0.5%. Large-cap and value stocks were where the...

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Flush with Cash

Flush with Cash

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks took a slight step back last week, with the S&P 500 dropping 0.13%, the Dow falling 0.46%, and the Nasdaq declining 0.25%. Small-cap and mid-cap stocks, however, rose 0.16% and 0.91%, respectively. Value stocks also edged higher by...

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The Hype is Real

The Hype is Real

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks continued their ascent into record territory last week.  The S&P 500 rose 1.37%, and the Dow gained 1.18%, the fourth straight week of gains for the two U.S. stock indices.  The tech-heavy Nasdaq put in its third straight weekly gain,...

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Forward Ho! Corporate America

Forward Ho! Corporate America

OVERVIEW   A relatively quiet week in the financial markets saw U.S. stocks rise for the third consecutive week. Falling volatility has helped, as the VIX index dropped below 17 last week, its lowest level since February of last year. The S&P 500 gained 2.7%,...

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