MARKET WATCH: DECEMBER 10, 2018

The Markets (as of market close December 7, 2018) Losses in technology and health-care stocks accounted for much of last week’s market drop. The tech-heavy Nasdaq and the small caps of the Russell 2000 suffered the largest declines, leading a week of high market volatility. Bank and industrial stocks also took a big hit last…

MARKET WATCH: DECEMBER 3, 2018

The Markets (as of market close November 30, 2018) Stocks rebounded last week, posting their best gains since February. The S&P 500 climbed 4.85% last week, a percentage jump not reached since the end of 2011. Overall, the large-cap indexes and the tech-heavy Nasdaq outperformed the small caps of the Russell 2000, which rebounded nicely,…

Market Month: November

The Markets (as of market close November 30, 2018) November proved to be a very volatile month for stocks. By the third week of the month, the benchmark indexes listed here had given back just about all of the gains accumulated during the year. However, a spurt during the last week of November helped push…

MARKET WATCH: NOVEMBER 26, 2018

The Markets (as of market close November 23, 2018) Trading volume may have been slower than usual during the Thanksgiving holiday week, but that didn’t stop the downward spiral for stocks. Tumbling oil prices, which fell to their lowest levels in over a year, pulled energy shares downward and raised fears of an economic slowdown….

MARKET WATCH: NOVEMBER 19, 2018

The Markets (as of market close November 16, 2018) Volatility best describes last week in the market, as each of the benchmark indexes listed here lost value. Apparently, investors may be having trepidations about ongoing business growth and fear that the economy is slowing. Declining oil prices have also contributed to diminishing stock index values….

MARKET WATCH: NOVEMBER 12, 2018

The Markets (as of market close November 9, 2018) Despite a fall at the end of the week, stocks rode a midweek push to finish in the black. Oil prices officially reached bear territory, hitting their largest price drop in many years. What looked like a very strong week ended with just minor gains for…

MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 5, 2018

The Markets (as of market close November 2, 2018) Stocks posted a solid week of returns for the first time in several weeks, pulling all but one of the major benchmark indexes listed here into positive territory for the year to date. A strong labor report helped push stocks higher at the end of last…

Market Week: October 29, 2018

The Markets (as of market close October 26, 2018) The benchmark indexes suffered another sharp decline last week. Each of the indexes listed here lost value, led by the Global Dow. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq could be nearing a correction (down more than 10% from recent peaks) following last week’s drop. Equally noteworthy…

Market Week: October 22, 2018

The Markets (as of market close October 19, 2018) After a sweat-inducing ride on Wall Street last week, several earnings reports helped ease some of the pain in domestic large caps by Friday’s close. The Dow managed to see a 0.41% rise for the week, while the S&P 500 was relatively unchanged. The Nasdaq, Russell…

MARKET WATCH: OCTOBER 15, 2018

The Markets (as of market close October 12, 2018) Despite a surge at the end of the week, stocks plummeted last week. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here lost value, led by the small caps of the Russell 2000, which fell over 5.0%. The S&P 500, which rebounded last Friday, suffered through its biggest…