October 21, 2019

The Markets (as of market close October 18, 2019)

For the second week in a row, each of the benchmark indexes listed here (except for the Dow) posted gains last week. Stocks got a boost from some strong third-quarter earnings reports as several large financial instituti...

October 14, 2019

The Markets (as of market close October 11, 2019)

Last week, President Trump said the United States and China had reached a "substantial, phase-one" agreement to resolve the trade war between the economic giants. Essentially, the United States agreed to hold off on the...

October 7, 2019

The Markets (as of market close October 4, 2019)

Stocks and long-term bond yields fell again last week as fears of an economic slowdown, both here and abroad, worried investors. Despite a solid labor report, unfavorable reports from domestic and global manufacturers, an...

September 30, 2019

The Markets (as of market close September 27, 2019)

Each of the benchmark indexes listed here lost value for the second consecutive week, with the S&P 500, the Dow, and the Nasdaq sinking to levels not seen since August. Investors were hit with potentially worsening tra...

September 23, 2019

The Markets (as of market close September 20, 2019)

Following three consecutive weekly gains, stocks closed down last week. Despite another drop in interest rates, news that a Chinese delegation involved in trade negotiations would be returning home earlier than expecte...

September 16, 2019

The Markets (as of market close September 13, 2019)

Stocks continue to rebound from their August declines, posting gains for the third week in a row. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here increased in value, led by the small caps of the Russell 2000, which climbed c...

September 9, 2019

The Markets (as of market close September 6, 2019)

Stocks climbed last week following positive rhetoric from high-ranking Chinese officials who plan to meet for another round of trade discussions in Washington next month. This is welcome news for investors who saw the U...

September 3, 2019

The Markets (as of market close August 30, 2019)

Stocks rebounded last week after China's Ministry of Commerce indicated that China had no immediate intention to respond to President Trump's latest threat of an additional round of tariff increases on imports of Chinese...

August 26, 2019

The Markets (as of market close August 23, 2019)

Stock gains enjoyed earlier last week were lost by week's end on ramped-up trade war rhetoric from the White House. Stocks surged earlier in the week on favorable earnings reports from some major retailers and a renewed c...

August 19, 2019

The Markets (as of market close August 16, 2019)

Volatility is the best term to describe stocks last week. Despite a Friday surge, each of the benchmark indexes listed here fell for the third consecutive week. Wednesday proved to be the most tumultuous day, as stocks su...

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