Market Commentaries

“Re-Open” Takes Center Stage

“Re-Open” Takes Center Stage

OVERVIEW   The S&P 500 rose about 0.6 percent last week but was outdone by the Dow Jones Industrial Average's gain of roughly 1.8 percent. The Industrial sector led the market higher, gaining 3.2 percent. Energy and Consumer Discretionary stocks also had nice...

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Surveying the Land

Surveying the Land

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks saw substantial gains across the board last week, with every sector in the S&P 500 finishing in the black. The S&P 500 Index rose 2.45 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.8 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite finished...

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Green Means Go!

Green Means Go!

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indices were mixed in performance last week, with the S&P 500 gaining 1.73 percent, the Nasdaq Composite gaining 3.69 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 0.16 percent. International stock markets were...

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market moved lower last week, with the S&P 500 index falling 0.28 percent and the Nasdaq Composite sinking 1.33 percent. The technology and communication services sectors led the market to the downside. As for the gainers, energy,...

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Airplanes and Parachutes

Airplanes and Parachutes

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market's performance was mixed last week, as the S&P 500 index rose 1.25 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.08 percent. The industrial sector led the market higher, followed closely by materials and healthcare. Technology,...

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Only Dead Fish Go With the Flow

Only Dead Fish Go With the Flow

OVERVIEW The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite had another monster week, gaining over four percent for the second consecutive week. The S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average did less well but were still up 1.76 percent and 0.96 percent, respectfully....

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The Comeback Kid

The Comeback Kid

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market rose 4.02 percent last week on a shortened week of trading due to the Fourth of July holiday. The most significant gains came from growth stocks, up 4.81 percent last week. Emerging market stocks did well, rising 3.42 percent. And...

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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks took a step backward last week as the number of new COVID-19 cases started rising at a quicker pace in many states throughout the country. The S&P 500 index fell 2.86 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.9 percent. All of the...

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The Path of Least Resistance

The Path of Least Resistance

OVERVIEW   Technology and healthcare stocks helped push the U.S. stock market higher last week. The S&P 500 index rose 1.86 percent, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite rose 3.73 percent. Internationally, developed country stocks were on par with the U.S.,...

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Stocks Take a Tumble…Risk Measures Improve

Stocks Take a Tumble…Risk Measures Improve

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market took a beating last week as the S&P 500 index fell 4.78 percent amid rising volatility. The VIX index, a measure of stock market volatility, rose nearly 48 percent last Thursday alone, it's largest one-day jump all year. The...

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