Weekly Market Review – January 9, 2021

Stock Markets World stock markets saw strong gains as major indices broke records during the first week of trading for the year. Following the two runoff elections in Georgia, Democrats gained the majority in the Senate that may signal further fiscal stimulus later in the year to push economic recovery. An increase in corporate tax […]

Weekly Market Review – January 2, 2021

Stock Markets The holiday shortened trading week saw the S&P set a fresh record high on Monday as another round of unemployment benefits and stimulus checks were announced. The market has increasingly focused on the size and magnitude of the stimulus bill as well as the rising coronavirus case count and initial stages of the […]

Weekly Market Review – December 26, 2020

Stock Markets Stocks were mixed last week as investors weighed lawmakers’ approval of a long-awaited relief bill against ongoing virus concerns and new U.K. travel bans. Small cap and technology stocks were up, with both the Russell 2000 and Nasdaq indexes finishing the week higher. The U.S. has continued its vaccination effort, with over 1 […]

Weekly Market Review – December 19, 2020

Stock Markets Stocks edged higher last week, with all major U.S. indexes hitting fresh all-time highs. Fiscal-stimulus optimism, along with a brighter longer-term outlook driven by the rollout of vaccines, continues to support sentiment. Long-term Treasury yields rose modestly, and oil logged its seventh straight weekly gain. Economic data were mixed, revealing that the economic […]

Weekly Market Review – December 12, 2020

Stock Markets Equities closed the week lower, led by the real estate and financial sectors, as the recovery in employment growth appears to be stalling and as talks between Republicans and Democrats over another round of fiscal stimulus continue to drag on. A postponed stimulus package poses a headwind for stocks, as further economic restrictions […]

Weekly Market Review – December 5, 2020

Stock Markets Stocks edged higher last week as the market’s historic rally extended to the first week of December. Despite a notable slowdown in hiring that was revealed in the November jobs report, major indexes closed at record highs and Treasury yields rose, reflecting expectations for additional fiscal stimulus. The U.S. economy added 245,000 jobs […]

Weekly Market Review – November 28, 2020

Stock Markets This week has seen positive coronavirus-vaccine news, which helped propel the Dow Jones up more than 12% for the month, crossing the 30,000 mark for the first time, and on-track to have the best monthly gain since January 1987. The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 both posted fresh record highs as well. Trading […]

Weekly Market Review – November 21, 2020

Stock Markets Last week saw the equity markets performing a balancing act between incoming positive vaccine news and ever-growing economic restrictions aimed at curbing the recent spike in virus cases and hospitalizations. The rotation out of the technology sector and into more cyclicals stocks continued, as the vaccine developments improved investor sentiment and confidence about […]

Weekly Market Review – November 14, 2020

Stock Markets The S&P 500 closed at a new record high and global equities posted a second week of gains following news of progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Stocks surged on Monday after Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their vaccine had 90% effectiveness in their large study, triggering a wave of hope and optimism […]

Weekly Market Review – November 7, 2020

Stock Markets U.S. stocks logged their best weekly gain since early April as investors reacted to the increased possibility of a divided government, including a potential Biden win and continued Republican control in the Senate. The final results of the U.S. election are still unknown as of Saturday. However, the market began to price in […]