WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up July 31st – Modestly Lower

Most of the major domestic stock benchmarks ended the week modestly lower, with the Dow being the prominent exception. The market received a boost from energy stocks, as oil prices advanced following the promise of production cutbacks by Saudi Arabia. Real estate-related shares also performed well. Health care stocks fared poorly, weighed down in part Read more about WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up July 31st – Modestly Lower[…]

All Systems Still “Go!”

After the previous week’s big across-the-board gains, stocks recorded just modest gains last week, but those gains were enough for every major benchmark except the Dow to reach new all-time highs. The tech-heavy Nasdaq performed best, helped by strength among Internet-related stocks following a favorable earnings report from Netflix. A midweek rally in crude oil Read more about All Systems Still “Go!”[…]

Markets and Sectors Flash Green Pretty Much Everywhere

Pretty much every sector of the global stock markets was significantly higher last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 each touched new intraday highs, but the tech-heavy Nasdaq performed best among the domestic indices for the week. Trading volumes were generally subdued through Thursday as traders awaited the start of earnings Read more about Markets and Sectors Flash Green Pretty Much Everywhere[…]

Weekly Market Update – July 10th

  The major domestic equity benchmarks posted mixed performance last week, but were mostly lower. The smaller-cap indexes, which are typically more volatile, declined, while some of the larger-cap benchmarks recorded a modest gain. MarketWatch and the WSJ Market Data Group reported that the Dow and the broader S&P 500 had recently experienced their lowest Read more about Weekly Market Update – July 10th[…]