Corporate earnings season entered its second week

Market Week: January 22, 2018 The Markets (as of market close January 19, 2018) Corporate earnings season entered its second week with generally favorable results, which likely drove equities last week. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted weekly gains, led by the Dow and Nasdaq, which continues to post strong early-year gains in  Read more ➝

Equities continued their strong showing to start the year

Market Week: January 16, 2018 The Markets (as of market close January 12, 2018) Equities continued their strong showing to start the year. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted solid gains, led by the Russell 2000. The S&P 500 advanced more than 1.0% for the second week in a row — the first  Read more ➝

While 2017 surely was a strong year for equities overall

Market Week: January 2, 2018 The Markets (as of market close December 29, 2017) While 2017 surely was a strong year for equities overall, the last week of the year was lackluster at best. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted week-over-week losses, except for the Global Dow, which increased 0.23%. Much of last  Read more ➝

Dow led the way posting an impressive gain

Market Week: December 4, 2017 The Markets (as of market close December 1, 2017) Equities surged for much of last week until an abrupt decline midday last Friday culled some of the earlier gains. Nevertheless, of the indexes listed here, only the Nasdaq lost value from the prior week. The Dow led the way posting  Read more ➝

Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted weekly gains

Market Week: November 27, 2017 The Markets (as of market close November 24, 2017) Stocks rebounded last week in spite of the market shutting down for the Thanksgiving holiday. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted weekly gains, led by the Russell 2000, which posted one of its largest weekly advances this year. The  Read more ➝

Dow and S&P 500 lost value for the second consecutive week

Market Week: November 20, 2017 The Markets (as of market close November 17, 2017) Last week saw a mixed bag of returns as the large caps of the Dow and S&P 500 lost value for the second consecutive week, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq and small caps of the Russell 2000 posted gains. Major gains from  Read more ➝