The Dow reached 21115 last Wednesday

Market Week: March 3, 2017 The Dow reached 21115 last Wednesday, then fell back a bit, but still closed the week over 21000. The S&P 500 marked its sixth consecutive week of gains, while the Global Dow led the way, climbing over 1.0% by last week's end. Of the benchmarks listed here, only the Russell  Read more ➝

Existing home sales surged in January

Market Week: February 24, 2017 Most of the benchmark indexes listed here rallied by the close of the market last Friday to finish ahead for the week. The Dow led the way by marking its 11th consecutive day of positive gains, followed by the S&P 500, which has not experienced a daily swing of more  Read more ➝

In a holiday-shortened week

Market Week: February 20, 2017 The Markets (as of market close February 17, 2017) Equities closed last week in positive territory, as several of the indexes listed here posted record gains. Some positive economic news, particularly from FOMC Chair Janet Yellen, and favorable corporate earnings reports may have enticed investors to stay in the market.  Read more ➝

A Strong Week of Gains as the Dow, S&P 500

Market Week: February 13, 2017 The Markets (as of market close February 10, 2017) The stock indexes listed here posted a strong week of gains as the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq each achieved record highs. Long-term bond prices also rose last week, with the yield on 10-year Treasuries falling 6 basis points. Favorable fourth-quarter  Read more ➝

The Dow dropping below 20000

Market Week: February 6, 2017 The Markets (as of market close February 3, 2017) Stocks fell early last week, with the Dow dropping below 20000, while yields on long-term Treasuries receded as prices climbed with increased demand. However, news that the Fed was not raising interest rates this month, coupled with a favorable jobs report  Read more ➝

The Dow reached 20000 for the first time ever midweek

Market Week: January 30, 2017 The Markets (as of market close January 27, 2017) The Dow reached 20000 for the first time ever midweek, and each of the indexes listed here posted gains of at least 1.0% over the prior week. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs as favorable earnings reports coupled  Read more ➝

End of Year 2016 Review

End of Year Market Review: 2016 The year 2016 likely will be remembered for the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and the Brexit vote. This year also saw the Fed raise interest rates for the first time since last December, noting that the labor market has continued to  Read more ➝