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Strong Jobs Report Lifts Stocks Higher on the Week Stocks rallied today following a better than expected June jobs report. Today’s moves pulled both major indices positive on the week. The combination of the jobs report and the sharp move … Continue reading
Stocks finished down in the last week of June, but up for the month and the 2nd quarter. On the week, the Dow declined 0.2% while the S&P 500 declined 0.6%. Next week, markets are closed on Tuesday for the … Continue reading
Stocks were essentially unchanged this week in a relatively quiet week. There were no major economic releases or corporate earnings reports and trading was pretty calm all week. The Dow gained 10 points on the week, which rounds to a … Continue reading
Amazon Throws Wrench in Grocery Sector, Stocks Slightly Higher Stocks moved slightly higher in a busy news week. The Fed increased interest rates as expected on Wednesday. The big news, however, came out today as Amazon announced it agreed to … Continue reading
Stocks Mixed in Busy Week, Tech Tanks Today In a busy week for political headlines, stocks finished only moderately changed. The James Comey testimony produced little concerning revelations and markets shrugged off Theresa May losing a majority in British Parliamentary … Continue reading
Stocks Post Another Strong Week Stocks rallied in the holiday-shortened week, in spite of today’s underwhelming jobs report. General optimism and strong corporate earnings continue to fuel the market. The Dow gained 0.6% this week while the S&P 500 added … Continue reading
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Stocks had a great week heading into the holiday weekend. Some positive earnings and economic data coupled with minimal political headlines fueled the rally. On the week, the Dow gained 1.3% while the S&P 500 increased … Continue reading
Volatile Week Ends On A Positive Note Wednesday saw stocks suffer their worst day since September, with the Dow declining over 370 points, or almost 2%. However, strong rally today reversed most of the week’s losses. The Dow and S&P … Continue reading
Stocks Decline Slightly, Retail Punished After three positive weeks, stocks retreated in the second week of May. Retail earnings dominated the financial headlines and most of those disappointed investors. For the week, the Dow and S&P 500 decreased 0.5% and … Continue reading
Stocks Rise is Busy News Week Stocks continued on an upward trajectory this week amid strong earnings, the Federal Reserve holding interest rates steady, a good jobs report today and the expectation that Emmanuel Macron will win the French election … Continue reading