Category: Weekly Market Update

Weekly Market Update: “Stocks End Rocky Week Down”

THE MARKETSStocks closed down again Friday ahead of the long holiday weekend after disappointing earnings, more China worries, and plunging oil prices added to fears about slowing global growth. For…
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Weekly Market Update: “Markets Tumble on China Fears”

THE MARKETSU.S. equities experienced a brutal tumble last week after more bad news emerged from China. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 5.96%, the Dow dropped 6.19%, and the…
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Weekly Market Update: “Special Update: 2015 in Review”

THE MARKETSNow that 2015 is in the rear-view mirror, let’s take a look at some of the factors that influenced markets last year. Though markets closed essentially flat, it’s important…
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Weekly Market Update: “Stocks End Holiday Week Positive”

THE MARKETSMarkets ended the holiday week on an upbeat note, giving stocks their best week since late November.[1] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 2.76%, the Dow grew 2.47%,…
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Weekly Market Update: “The Fed Raised Interest Rates. Now What?”

THE MARKETSAfter a brief rally after the Federal Reserve announced its historic decision, markets ended another choppy week in the red, battered by plummeting oil prices and rocky investor sentiment.…
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Weekly Market Update: “Global Growth Worries Weigh on Markets”

MARKETSMarkets ended a volatile week sharply down after oil hit near-seven-year lows and a major corporate merger highlighted global growth woes. For the week, the S&P 500 fell 3.79%, the…
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Weekly Update: “Jobs Report Gives Fed Green Light for December Rate Hike”

THE MARKETSMarkets shrugged off a volatile week Friday to close positive, buoyed by a strong jobs report and an easing of uncertainty around the Federal Reserve’s next interest rate decision.…
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Weekly Market Update: “Stocks Close Mixed on Low Holiday Volume”

MARKETSStocks closed out the short week mixed on very low volume as investors stayed home for the holidays. For the week, the S&P 500 grew 0.04%, the Dow lost 0.14%,…
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Weekly Market Update: “Investors Keep Cool Despite Recent Events”

THE MARKETSThe major averages ended last week on a high note despite ongoing concerns about terrorism. Investors kept their cool and gave the S&P 500 its best week of the…
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Weekly Market Update: “How Will the Paris Attacks Affect Markets?”

MARKETSMarkets gave up gains last week and closed lower, ending the worst week since mid-August. Nerves about a possible December rate hike and faltering commodity prices contributed to selling pressure.[1] …
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Weekly Market Update: “Stocks Finish Strong on Surprising Jobs Report”

MARKETSMarkets ended last week on a high note, marking the sixth straight week of gains and the longest winning streak for the major averages since late 2014.[1] For the week,…
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Weekly Market Update: Special Update: New Budget Deal Affects Social Security Strategies

THE MARKETSFacing down another government shutdown, the House and Senate passed a new budget deal last week that suspends the debt limit until 2017 and increases funding levels for a…
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Weekly Market Update: Why Do We Care About Earnings?

THE MARKETSStocks rallied again last week on a strong Tech sector showing, bringing the S&P 500 positive for the year again. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 2.07%, the…
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Weekly Update: “Stocks Post Third Weekly Gain on Hopes of Fed Delay”

THE MARKETSStocks ended last week on another strong note as markets surged on the strong possibility that the Fed won’t raise rates this year. For the week, the S&P 500…
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Weekly Market Update: “S&P Posts Biggest Weekly Gain of 2015”

THE MARKETSStocks ended last week on a strong note, regaining a lot of lost ground and giving the S&P 500 its best week of the year. For the week, the…
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