Market Commentaries

Normalization

Normalization

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks were mostly in the red last week. The S&P 500 Index lost 0.55% and the NASDAQ fell 1.06%. However, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose about 0.16%. Growth stocks were down around 1.45% on the week, compared to a 0.45% gain for value...

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Close, but No Cigar

Close, but No Cigar

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks were mixed last week, with the S&P 500 Index gaining 0.06%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 0.12%, and the Nasdaq Composite rising 0.65%. Growth stocks did well, gaining about 0.88% for the week, whereas value stocks fell...

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Bond Market Madness

Bond Market Madness

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market rose for the second week in a row last week, with the S&P 500 gaining 1.79%, the Dow increasing 0.31%, and the Nasdaq rising 1.98%. The VIX Index, a measure of volatility, fell more than 12% for the week, further easing...

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Pressure Relief

Pressure Relief

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market surged higher last week, notching its best week of gains since November 2020. The S&P 500 rose 6.16%, the Dow gained 5.5%, and the NASDAQ soared 8.18%. International stocks fared well, as well. The MSCI EAFE Index of...

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Technically Speaking

Technically Speaking

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market, as measured by the S&P 500, fell back into correction territory (10% off its highs) last week with a -2.88% weekly decline. The Nasdaq fell even harder, declining around 3.5%. And the Dow, which registered its fifth straight...

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Mind the (Sentiment) Gap

Mind the (Sentiment) Gap

OVERVIEW   Another volatile week left U.S. stocks deeper in negative territory for the year. The S&P 500 fell 1.27%, the Dow dropped 1.3%, and the NASDAQ tumbled 2.78%. Growth stocks declined 2.56%, compared to a 0.45% drop for value stocks. Small-caps fell...

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Uncertainty Abounds

Uncertainty Abounds

OVERVIEW   Another volatile week on Wall Street saw the major U.S. stock indices end in mixed territory. The S&P 500 rose 0.82%, the Dow declined 0.06%, and the NASDAQ rose 1.08%. Growth stocks had a good week, climbing around 1.12%, followed closely by the...

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Flimsy Market

Flimsy Market

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market ended another tough week that saw the S&P 500 drop 1.58%, the Dow fall 1.9%, and the NASDAQ declined 1.76%. The weekly declines left the S&P 500 flirting near 10% correction territory once again. While holding up better...

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Inflation Blues

Inflation Blues

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market resumed its selloff last week after pausing the week before. The S&P 500 fell 1.82%, the Dow dropped 1%, and the Nasdaq declined 2.18%. Growth shares led the selling, falling 2.39%, whereas value stocks fell around 0.34%. A...

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Watching the Traffic Lights

Watching the Traffic Lights

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks rallied for the second week in a row, as the S&P 500 rose 1.55%, the Dow increased 1.05%, and the Nasdaq gained 2.38%. Growth stocks did the best, rising 1.89% for the week, but value shares weren’t far behind, gaining 1.57%. Large-caps...

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