Market Commentaries

Sometimes It Rhymes

Sometimes It Rhymes

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market registered its fourth weekly gain last week. The S&P 500—an index of the 500 largest stocks in the United States—rose 3.26%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.92%, and the Nasdaq Composite increased 3.08%. The biggest...

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Congestion

Congestion

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indices put in mixed performances last week. While the S&P 500 Index gained a moderate 0.36% and the Nasdaq Composite surged 2.15%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.13%. The gains came mostly from growth stocks, with the...

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Signs of Life, But Market Must Prove Itself

Signs of Life, But Market Must Prove Itself

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market finished a strong month of July, with the S&P 500 soaring 4.26% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 2.97%, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 4.7%. Foreign stocks did well, too. Developed country stocks...

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Finding the Right Gear

Finding the Right Gear

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market had another down week last week. After a 0.93% drop, the S&P 500 has now fallen in 12 of the last 15 weeks. The Dow edged lower 0.16%, and the Nasdaq dropped 1.57%. Growth stocks pulled the market lower, with the Russell 3000...

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Souring Outlook

Souring Outlook

OVERVIEW   The U.S stock market deteriorated last week as all three major stock indices posted declines. The S&P 500 index fell 2.21%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.28%, and the Nasdaq Composite plummeted 4.13%. Growth stocks led the decline,...

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A Low?

A Low?

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market bounced last week after three straight weeks of declines. The S&P rose 6.45%, the Dow gained 5.39%, and the Nasdaq surged 7.49%. As for foreign markets, developed country stocks rose 2.8%, and emerging markets gained 0.65%....

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Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market got crushed again last week as investors continued to digest higher-than-expected inflation data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.79%, the S&P 500 slipped 5.79%, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.78%. Volatility...

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Another Failed Rally?

Another Failed Rally?

OVERVIEW   After a big rally the week before, the U.S. stock market took a step backward last week. The S&P 500 fell 1.2%, the Dow lost 0.94%, and the Nasdaq declined 0.98%. Implied volatility remains elevated, with the VIX index hovering around the 25 range....

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Slowing Down

Slowing Down

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market surged higher last week, notching its best week of the year and snapping a multi-week losing streak. A handful of earnings results and economic data helped boost investor sentiment, and all three major stock indexes jumped at...

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