Weekly Commentary

Weekly Commentary – January 30, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks added to their early 2023 gains amid a busy stream of mixed corporate earnings results and conflicting economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.81%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 2.47%. The Nasdaq Composite...

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Weekly Commentary – January 23, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks showed mixed results last week as recession fears resurfaced in response to weak economic data and a tepid start to a new corporate earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.70%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

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Weekly Commentary – January 17, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks rallied last week thanks to fresh confirmation of inflation’s cooling trend and growing optimism that an inflation slowdown may provide the Fed with space to ease up on future rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.00%,...

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Weekly Commentary – January 9, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A strong Friday rally triggered by fresh signs of moderating inflation pushed stocks into positive territory to begin the new year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.46%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 advanced 1.45%. The Nasdaq...

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Weekly Commentary – January 3, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET In a holiday-shortened week, erratic trading left stocks marginally down for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.17%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.14%. The Nasdaq Composite index fell 0.30%. The MSCI EAFE index,...

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Weekly Commentary – December 19, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Hawkish comments by the Fed and weak economic data heightened investors’ recession concerns and sent stocks lower last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 retreated 2.08%. The Nasdaq Composite...

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Weekly Commentary – December 12/12/22

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Recession fears and concerns that the Fed may consider a longer rate-hike cycle sent stocks lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2.77%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 3.37%. The Nasdaq Composite index lost...

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Weekly Commentary – December 5, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks ended higher last week as investors navigated the crosscurrents of a potential easing in future rate hikes and continued strength in the labor market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.24% higher, while the Standard & Poor’s...

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Weekly Commentary – November 28, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Growing optimism that the Fed may be ready to ease future interest rate hikes sent stocks higher in a quiet trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.78%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.53%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

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Weekly Commentary – November 21, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The stock market edged lower last week as it digested a crosscurrent of conflicting economic data and contrasting comments from Fed officials. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (-0.01%), while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined by...

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