Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: Accommodative Fed policies lead to inflation concerns. Weekly Economic Update February 22, 2021 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Rising bond yields dampened investor enthusiasm for high-multiple growth companies last week, sending market averages mostly lower in a holiday-shortened week of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.11% for the week. Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: Vaccinations and declining case numbers result in economic optimism; Fed Chair says no change for now. Weekly Economic Update February 15, 2021 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices inched higher last week amid declining COVID-19 cases, a pick-up in vaccinations, and progress on a fiscal relief bill. The Dow Jones Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: The markets went back to basics this week, showing optimism for positive COVID-19 news. Weekly Economic Update February 8, 2021 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks notched strong gains last week, paced by a string of solid economic reports and consensus-beating corporate earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.89%, while Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: After setting new highs, market rattled by unexpected trading phenomenon. Weekly Economic Update February 1, 2021 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Despite strong corporate earnings, stock prices closed lower after a volatile week of trading triggered by unprecedented activity in a handful of companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 3.27%, Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: A streak of optimism on fiscal stimulus and vaccines boosts the markets; Yellen tells Congress to “act big.” Weekly Economic Update January 25, 2021 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Anticipation of a new fiscal stimulus and improved vaccine distribution powered stocks to fresh record highs last week with technology stocks leading Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: Mixed news elicits a mixed reaction from the markets; incoming Biden Administration outlines stimulus plan. Weekly Economic Update January 18, 2021 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Markets drifted lower last week as uninspired investors digested mixed news on the economic front. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.91% while the Standard Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: Despite continued COVID-19 woes and unrest in Washington D.C., the stock market starts 2021 on a high. Weekly Economic Update January 11, 2021 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Shrugging off COVID-19 infections and the disruption at the Capitol on January 6, stocks powered higher to kick off a new year of Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: Happy New Year! Stocks hit record highs and have varied reactions on stimulus checks and another potential vaccine. Weekly Economic Update January 4, 2021 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks moved higher during a holiday-shortened week of trading, capping off a turbulent, but otherwise strong year for equity investors. The Dow Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: A rollout for a COVID-19 vaccine led to a positive reaction from the markets; stimulus talks continue. Weekly Economic Update December 21, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks climbed higher amid the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and an improving outlook for a fiscal stimulus bill. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: Rising number of COVID-19 cases and no progress on a stimulus bill lead to a bumpy week on Wall Street; U.K. anticipates “No-Deal” for Brexit. Weekly Economic Update December 14, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks retreated last week on rising COVID-19 infections and slow progress on an economic relief Read More …