Eclipsed

April 8, 2024 Stocks were eclipsed by strong economic data to start the second quarter. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was -0.9%, the Dow was -2.2%, and the NASDAQ was -0.8%. The best performing sectors in the S&P 500 Index were the Energy, Communication Services, and Materials sectors, while the Health Care, Real […]

Shiny Quarter

April 1, 2024 Stocks closed out a strong first quarter of the year with moderate gains during a holiday shortened week. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +0.4%, the Dow was +0.8%, and the NASDAQ was -0.3%. The best performing sectors in the S&P 500 Index were the Utility, Real Estate, and Materials […]

Steady Feddy

March 25, 2024 Stocks continued their uptrend last week after the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +2.3%, the Dow was +2.0%, and the NASDAQ was +3.0%. The best performing sectors in the S&P 500 Index were the Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, and Industrial sectors, while the […]

Stubborn

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March 18, 2024 Stubborn inflation data kept stocks muted last week. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was -0.1%, the Dow was flat, and the NASDAQ was -1.2%. The best performing sectors in the S&P 500 Index were the Energy, Materials, and Consumer Staples sectors, while the Real Estate, Consumer Discretionary, and Technology sectors […]

Both Sides of the Coin

March 11, 2024 Stocks ended the week on a down note on Friday. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was -0.2%, the Dow was -0.8%, and the NASDAQ was -1.5%. The S&P 500 Index was led by the Utility, Real Estate, and Materials sectors, while the Consumer Discretionary, Technology, and Communication Services sectors lagged. […]

In Like a Lion

March 4, 2024 Stocks have come into March like a lion year-to-date with the S&P 500 Index +8.0%. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +1.0%, the Dow was flat, and the NASDAQ was +2.1%. The S&P 500 Index was led by the Technology, Real Estate, and Consumer Discretionary sectors, while the Health Care, […]

Leap Year

February 26, 2024 The S&P 500 Index leaped back to new highs last week. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +1.7%, the Dow was +1.3%, and the NASDAQ was +1.4%. The S&P 500 Index was led by the Consumer Staples, Materials, and Industrial sectors, while the Energy, Real Estate, and Communication sectors lagged. […]

Sticky Prices

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February 20, 2024 The S&P 500 Index had only its second weekly loss year-to-date but did stay above the 5,000 level. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was -0.3%, the Dow was just a touch positive, and the NASDAQ was -1.5%. The S&P 500 Index was led by the Energy, Materials, and Utility sectors, […]

Stock Love

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February 12, 2024 Investors have shown stocks a lot of love so far this year, pushing the S&P 500 Index above the 5,000 level for the first time. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +1.4%, the Dow was +0.1%, and the NASDAQ +1.8%. The S&P 500 Index was led by the Technology, Consumer […]

More Progress is Needed

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February 5, 2024 The S&P 500 Index declined intra-week due to hawkish Federal Reserve comments, but rallied Friday to close at a new high. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +1.4%, the Dow was +1.4%, and the NASDAQ +1.3%. The S&P 500 Index was led by the Consumer Discretionary, Communication Services, and Consumer […]

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