Market Commentaries

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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Look How Far We’ve Come

Look How Far We’ve Come

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market had a positive showing last week as the second quarter got underway and investors weighed the President’s newly unveiled $2.25 trillion spending plan. The S&P 500 index rose above 4,000 for the first time, and its 1.14% weekly...

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What’s Changed From Last Year

What’s Changed From Last Year

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indices were mixed last week, as the S&P 500 and Dow both reached record highs on gains of 1.57% and 1.36%, respectively.  The Nasdaq, meanwhile, slipped 0.58%. Small-cap stocks had a rough week, falling 1.76%, while large caps...

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Not Fazed

Not Fazed

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indices took a step back last week as interest rates continued their relentless drive upwards. The S&P 500 Index fell 0.77%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.46%, and the Nasdaq Composite declined 0.79%. Small-cap...

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CEOs Feeling Chipper

CEOs Feeling Chipper

OVERVIEW   The S&P 500 rose 2.87%, the Dow climbed 3.47%, and the Nasdaq gained 3.78% last week.  The rally in U.S. equities left the S&P 500 and Dow at all-time highs, while the Nasdaq clawed back some of its recent losses and is now about 5.5% off its...

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