Weekly Commentary

Weekly Commentary – September 26, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, Fed Chair Powell said the U.S. would not tame inflation without economic pain. This week heightened recession fears and sent stocks broadly lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 4.00%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

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Weekly Commentary – September 19, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.13%,...

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Weekly Commentary – September 12, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET In a holiday-shortened week of trading, stocks posted healthy gains despite more tough talk on monetary policy from Fed officials. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 3.65%. The Nasdaq...

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Weekly Commentary – September 6, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The overhang of Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech the previous week carried over into last week as investors recalibrated stock valuations amid a seemingly more assertive monetary policy stance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.99%,...

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Weekly Commentary – August 29, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A comprehensive sell-off on Friday following comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell drove stocks to losses for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.22%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 4.04%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

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Weekly Commentary – August 22, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks tumbled on Friday, sending stocks to a weekly loss after an otherwise quiet August week of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -0.16%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 1.21%. The Nasdaq Composite index declined...

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Weekly Commentary – August 15, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET An improving inflation outlook buoyed investors’ spirits last week, helping lift stocks to solid gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.26%. The Nasdaq Composite index added 3.08% for...

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Weekly Commentary – August 8, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks turned in a mixed performance last week as investors struggled with headlines suggesting that the Fed was unlikely to soon ease up on its current monetary tightening policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.13%, while the...

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Weekly Commentary – August 2, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Undaunted by another Fed rate hike and news of a contracting economy, the stock market rallied last week on better-than-expected corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 2.97%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 picked up...

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Weekly Commentary – July 25, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks rallied last week as investor spirits lifted thanks to a better-than-expected start to the second-quarter earnings season. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.95%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 2.55%. The Nasdaq...

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