Market Month: April 2022

The Markets (as of market close April 29, 2022) April saw rising COVID cases in China prompt the shutdown of some of its biggest cities, causing global supply-chain issues. The ongoing war in Ukraine continues to exacerbate pressure on food and energy prices. While first-quarter earnings data was moderately favorable overall, several major companies reported…

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Market Week: April 25, 2022

The Markets (as of market close April 22, 2022)  Wall Street closed lower last week as investors weighed mixed earnings data against increased certainty of aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. It was the third straight week of losses for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, while the Dow declined for the fourth…

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Market Week: April 18, 2022

The Markets (as of market close April 14, 2022)  Stocks ended last week mostly lower. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here closed down during the holiday-shortened week, as Wall Street was closed in observance of Good Friday. Tech shares slid lower, pulling the Nasdaq down 2.6%. The S&P 500 also fell more than 2.0%…

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Market Week: April 11, 2022

The Markets (as of market close April 8, 2022)  Stocks lost value last week as each of the benchmark indexes listed here finished lower. The Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 were hit the hardest, followed by the Global Dow, the S&P 500, and the Dow. Ten-year Treasury yields jumped 34 basis points as bond prices…

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Market Week: April 4, 2022

The Markets (as of market close April 1, 2022)  Stocks closed generally higher last week, with only the Dow failing to post a gain. As has been the case since the end of February, investors have had to weigh the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the economy in general and inflation in particular. Adding…

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Quarterly Market Review: January – March 2022

The Markets (first quarter through March 31, 2022)  Wall Street dealt with several major issues in the first quarter of 2022. Investors had to evaluate the impact of rising inflation, higher interest rates, ongoing coronavirus concerns, and the Russia-Ukraine war. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here lost value by the end of the quarter.…

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Market Week: March 28, 2022

The Markets (as of market close March 25, 2022)  Wall Street closed higher for the second consecutive week, despite several days where stock valuesseesawed. The tech-heavy Nasdaq led the gainers, followed by the S&P 500, the Global Dow, and theDow. The small caps of the Russell 2000 edged lower. Information technology was the worst-performing sector,…

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Market Week: March 21, 2022

The Markets (as of market close March 18, 2022)  Wall Street rebounded last week, enjoying its best weekly performance since November 2020. The Nasdaq advanced more than 8.0% as tech shares climbed higher. The S&P 500 rose more than 6.0%, posting its first weekly gain in three weeks. The Federal Reserve’s moderate 25-basis point interest-rate…

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Market Week: March 14, 2022

The Markets (as of market close March 11, 2022)  Each of the benchmark indexes listed here closed lower for the second straight week. The war in Ukraine continued, with Ukraine’s top diplomat indicating he saw no progress in talks with Russia. Inflation continued to run hot ahead of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting. During the…

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Market Week: March 7, 2022

The Markets (as of market close March 4, 2022)  Wall Street was hit hard last week as traders moved from stocks to bonds and gold. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here lost value, with the Global Dow dropping more than 4.0% and the Nasdaq declining nearly 3.0%. The Russian escalation of the war in…

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