Weekly Commentary

Weekly Commentary – January 29, 2024

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks continued their upward climb last week as excitement around big tech continued; positive economic reports stoked investors’ belief that the Federal Reserve has pulled off a soft landing. STOCKS POWER AHEAD Big tech was back last week,...

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Weekly Commentary – January 22, 2024

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks finished higher last week, with big tech again leading amid lingering uncertainty over how continued economic strength would influence the Fed’s rate decision. STOCKS DIP,THEN RALLY Stock prices dropped early in the week before rising to...

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Weekly Commentary – January 15, 2024

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks pushed higher last week, led by big tech names and boosted by December inflation reports that were mixed but positive enough to shore up investor confidence in Fed rate cuts this year. STOCKS ROCK AND ROLL It was a rocky week that ended...

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Weekly Commentary – January 8, 2024

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks retreated in the first trading week of 2024, struggling a bit after a celebratory end to last year as investors second-guessed Fed signals and fretted over lingering inflation concerns. NEW YEAR BLUES Stocks got off to a rough first week...

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Weekly Commentary – January 2, 2024

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks posted a slight gain last week amid a shortage of news and light holiday trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.76%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 0.49%. The Nasdaq Composite index advanced 0.32% for the week. The...

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Weekly Commentary – December 18, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Markets reacted positively last week to cooler inflation and the idea of potential rate cuts next year, adding to the gains of the market’s year-end rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained...

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Weekly Commentary – December 11, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A late-week, two-day rally left stocks higher, adding to November’s gains as the last month of trading for 2023 began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (+0.01%), while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 0.21%. The Nasdaq Composite...

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Weekly Commentary – December 4, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A Friday rally turned an otherwise mixed week for stocks into a solid performance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 2.42%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 0.77%. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 0.38% for the week. The MSCI...

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Weekly Commentary – November 27, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Investor enthusiasm for stocks remained strong last week, buoyed by declining bond yields in a holiday-abbreviated trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 1.27%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 1.00%. The Nasdaq...

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Weekly Commentary – November 20, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks extended their November rally last week as investors cheered lower-than-forecast inflation data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.94%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 2.24%. The Nasdaq Composite index rose 2.37% for...

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