Nasdaq dropped nearly 2.0%

Market Week: July 3, 2017 The Markets (as of market close June 30, 2017) Last week was not a positive one for equity investors. In a week of heavy trading, the Dow and S&P 500 each lost value while the Nasdaq dropped nearly 2.0%. Of the indexes listed here, only the Russell 2000 and the  Read more ➝

Last week’s big mover was the Nasdaq

Market Week: June 26, 2017 The Markets (as of market close June 23, 2017) A drop in energy shares is keeping the large cap indexes of the S&P 500 and Dow in check, although both benchmarks posted moderate weekly gains. Last week's big mover was the Nasdaq, which advanced close to 2.0% and is up  Read more ➝

The benchmark indexes follow last week’s mixed economic news

Market Week: June 19, 2017 The Markets (as of market close June 16, 2017) The benchmark indexes listed here seemed to follow last week's mixed economic news. While the Fed raised interest rates based on what it perceived as favorable labor and economic reports, inflation is definitely receding and the housing market has stalled. Equities  Read more ➝

The Committee held off on an interest rate hike in May

Market Week: June 12, 2017 The Markets (as of market close June 9, 2017) The benchmark indexes listed here produced mixed results last week. The large-cap Dow gained a little more than 0.25%, while the small-cap Russell 2000 jumped over 1.0% by last week's end. On the other hand, tech stocks took a hit as  Read more ➝

New highs were reached by the S&P 500

Market Week: June 5, 2017 The Markets (as of market close June 2, 2017) New highs were reached by the S&P 500, the Dow, and Nasdaq as stocks rose for the second week in a row. The small-cap Russell 2000, which had been lagging, scored the highest weekly gains, closing up 1.67%. While the lackluster  Read more ➝

Equities rebounded last week

Market Week: May 26, 2017 Following two weeks of losses, equities rebounded last week, with each of the benchmark indexes listed here posting week-over-week gains, led by the Nasdaq, which climbed over 2.0% for the week and is up 15% since the beginning of the year. The S&P reached another record high last Friday, posting  Read more ➝

Rally late last week pulled equities higher

Market Week: May 19, 2017 A rally late last week pulled equities higher, but not enough to overcome a midweek tumble. Only the Global Dow posted a slight gain by last week's end, as each of the other indexes listed here lost value. Possibly shaken by continuing controversy between Russia and the White House, investors  Read more ➝

Lackluster economic data

Market Week: May 12, 2017 Lackluster economic data (weak price gains and import prices that are outpacing export prices), coupled with some not-so-strong quarterly corporate earnings reports, kept trading down last week. Only the Nasdaq posted weekly gains as each of the benchmark indexes listed here lost ground against their respective prior week's values. The  Read more ➝

S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs last week

Market Week: May 5, 2017 Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs last week as most of the benchmark indexes listed here posted solid gains. Only the Russell 2000 ended last week in negative territory, falling almost a quarter of a point. While the economic news last week was mixed, a strong labor  Read more ➝

Tech-heavy Nasdaq reached 6000

Market Week: April 28, 2017 Tech-heavy Nasdaq reached 6000 for the first time in its history last Tuesday. The small-cap Russell 2000, which surged for much of 2016 but fell back earlier this year, rebounded over the past few weeks, attaining a record high of 1419.43 by midweek. Better-than-expected quarterly corporate earnings reports, a sign  Read more ➝