Market Week: May 26, 2020

The Markets (as of market close May 22, 2020)The major benchmarks opened the week on a high note, led by the Russell 2000, which gained more than6.0%. The large caps of the Dow (3.85%) and S&P 500 (3.15%) posted notable gains, as did the GlobalDow (3.67%). The tech-heavy Nasdaq climbed nearly 2.5%. Investors were buoyed…

Read More

Market Week: May 18, 2020

The Markets (as of market close May 15, 2020)Stocks opened the week with mixed returns. The S&P 500 stayed level, the Dow fell by almost half a point, and the Nasdaq finished the day up three-quarters of a percent. Crude oil prices dropped by nearly one percent. Positive news came from New York last Monday…

Read More

Market Week: May 11, 2020

The Markets (as of market close May 8, 2020) Investors continue to move toward stocks despite unfavorable economic data. New scientific and medical developments in the battle against COVID-19 offer hope. Last Monday saw stocks rebound from losses earlier in the day to close on a high note. Surging oil prices gave a boost to…

Read More

Market Week: May 4, 2020

The Markets (as of market close May 1, 2020) Investors were guardedly optimistic last Monday as several countries and some states began to reopen their economies. The Russell 2000 jumped by nearly 4.0%, while the remaining indexes listed here all grabbed positive gains of at least 1.1%. Click here to read the full market update.

Read More

Market Month: April 2020

The Markets (as of market close April 30, 2020) April began on a sour note for stocks as each of the indexes listed here lost value. Economic reports reflected the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. There were more than 700,000 jobs lost in March while total claims for unemployment insurance benefits soared to nearly…

Read More