April Jobs Report Shows Slower Pace of Growth

Weekly Update – May 9, 2016 Markets slumped for the third week as global concerns pressured investors again, and domestic data painted a modest picture. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.40%, the Dow fell 0.19%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.82%, and the MSCI EAFE fell 3.19%. April’s job report showed investors that the labor [...]

May 10th, 2016|

Is the Bull Market Too Old?

Weekly Update – May 2, 2016 As of Friday, the S&P 500 is on the second-longest bull market run in history, surpassing the 1949-1956 bull market that lasted 2,607 days. The longest bull market in history ran between 1987 and 2000, lasting nearly 4,500 days. After months of volatility and challenges on the horizon, can [...]

May 3rd, 2016|

Stocks End Mixed as Tech Falls on Earnings

Weekly Update – April 25, 2016 Stocks ended last week mixed on earnings that were largely better-than-expected, though the tech sector disappointed. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.52%, the Dow grew 0.59%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.65%. First-quarter earnings reports drove a lot of market activity last week. Though analysts expect overall S&P [...]

April 25th, 2016|

Dow Ends Best Week in a Month

Weekly Update – April 19, 2016 Stocks rallied again last week on better-than-expected earnings and some reassuring news about China’s economy, giving the Dow its best weekly performance since mid-March. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.62%, the Dow added 1.82%, and the NASDAQ grew 1.80%. Earnings reports are trickling in and the news [...]

April 19th, 2016|

Stocks Post Worst Week Since February

Weekly Update – April 11, 2016 Stocks tumbled last week on downward revisions to U.S. economic growth and worries about global growth. For the week, the S&P 500 fell 1.21%, the Dow lost 1.21%, and the NASDAQ gave up 1.30%. After a rosier-than-expected fourth quarter, economic forecasts suggest that the economy barely grew in the [...]

April 11th, 2016|

Dow and S&P 500 Green for 2016

Weekly Update – March 21, 2016 After a historically rough start to the year, stocks finally rallied enough to put the S&P 500 and Dow in the green for the year. Extended weakness in the dollar—, which investors hope, could boost economic growth and corporate profits—contributed to the gains. For the week, the S&P 500 [...]

March 21st, 2016|

Bull Market Anniversary: What’s Changed in 7 Years?

Weekly Update – March 14, 2016 Stocks closed out their fourth week of gains as investors gained confidence from higher oil prices and aggressive moves by the European Central Bank. For the week, the S&P 500 rose 1.11%, the Dow grew 1.21%, and the NASDAQ added 0.67%. Last week marked the seventh anniversary of the [...]

March 14th, 2016|

Stocks Rally for Third Week

Weekly Update – March 7, 2016 Markets closed out a third week of gains, putting the Dow at a two-month high and erasing much of the year’s losses. Higher oil prices and an upbeat February jobs report contributed to the rally. For the week, the S&P 500 increased 2.67%, the Dow added 2.20%, and the [...]

March 7th, 2016|

Are Recession Fears Just Hype? – Weekly Market Update

Weekly Update – February 16, 2016 Markets ended another volatile week lower despite a bounce in oil prices. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.81%, the Dow fell 1.43%, and the NASDAQ dropped 0.59%. Amid volatile stock prices and disappointing global economic news, you may have heard a lot of chatter on media networks [...]

February 16th, 2016|

Is This What Full Employment Looks Like? – Weekly Market Update

Weekly Update – February 8, 2016 Markets dropped last week on mixed economic data and a big selloff in the tech sector amid weak earnings. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 3.10%, the Dow fell 1.59%, and the NASDAQ dropped 5.44%. In this week’s update, we wanted to dig deeper into a major economic [...]

February 8th, 2016|