Stocks Post Modest Gains

Stocks moved slightly ahead of last week. Both the large-cap S&P 500 and Dow posted modest gains by week’s end as did the small-cap Russell 2000.

Dow, S&P 500, NASDAQ, Russell 2000 Down

It could be the result of an impending interest rate hike in September, or slumping oil prices, or lackluster earnings reports from some major companies, or it could be just summer doldrums, but the stock market definitely languished this past week…

Markets Up on FOMC Report

The stock markets rebounded last week amid a tepid report from the Federal Open Market Committee seemingly halting talk of an imminent interest rate hike.

Mediocre Corporate Earnings Hit Markets

Despite favorable reports on unemployment claims, home sales, and the Greek debt crisis, the market took quite a hit pretty much across the board last week, apparently in response to mediocre corporate earnings reports from some big-name companies.

Market Week: June 22, 2015

The markets responded favorably following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that interest rates would not be raised next month.

Market Week: June 15, 2015

Reports from this past week revealed that the number of job openings is increasing, and the federal deficit and crude oil inventories are shrinking, while consumers are spending more of their hard-earned money.