Market Commentaries

Gathering Steam

Gathering Steam

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks rallied last week, with the S&P 500 climbing 2.47%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.81%, and the Nasdaq Composite surged 4.32%. Growth stocks were out in front of the rally, swelling 3.34% for the week, whereas value stocks rose...

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More Testing Needed

More Testing Needed

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks were mixed last week. While the S&P 500 Index retreated 0.66% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 2.7%, the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.55%. Growth stocks led the way, gaining about 0.3%, whereas value-oriented stocks fell around...

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Test Time

Test Time

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks rose for a second straight week last week. The S&P 500 Index gained 2.67%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2%, and the tech-focused Nasdaq Composite surged 4.82%. Foreign stocks had a strong week as well. The MSCI EAFE Index of...

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Competition

Competition

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks kicked off the new year on a positive note, with the S&P 500 climbing 1.4% last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.46%, and the Nasdaq Composite increased 0.98%. Foreign markets had an even better start to the year. The MSCI...

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Element of Surprise

Element of Surprise

OVERVIEW   Overall, it was a mixed week for financial markets to close the year. In the U.S., the S&P 500 saw a decline of 0.14%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.17%, and the Nasdaq Composite registered a loss of 0.30%. The VIX Index, which...

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The Drawdown Dance

The Drawdown Dance

OVERVIEW   Last week, the U.S. stock market experienced a mix of movements. The VIX Index, which measures volatility, decreased by approximately 7.7% to a level of 22. The S&P 500 Index decreased by 0.2%, the Nasdaq Composite fell by 1.94%, but the Dow Jones...

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A Hawk on Every Branch

A Hawk on Every Branch

OVERVIEW   Last week, the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite all saw negative returns, with the Nasdaq experiencing the largest drop at -2.72%. The Dow fell -1.66%, and the S&P 500 decreased -2.08%. The VIX Index, which measures...

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Rejected

Rejected

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market stumbled last week as volatility came rushing back to Wall Street. The S&P 500 Index slipped 3.4%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.8%, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 4%. Foreign stocks, however, were mixed. The MSCI...

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Meeting the Trendline

Meeting the Trendline

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market continued to rally last week, with the S&P 500 Index gaining 1.13%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing 0.24%, and the Nasdaq Composite rising 2.09%. Foreign stocks were also up on the week, with the MSCI EAFE Index of...

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Breadth & Seasonality

Breadth & Seasonality

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market bounced back last week as expected volatility, measured by the VIX Index, fell about 11% to 20.42. The S&P 500 rose 1.5%, the Dow gained 1.8%, and the Nasdaq increased 0.7%. Foreign stocks, however, were mixed for the week....

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