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 …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: Promising signs of a fiscal stimulus package inspire an upward week for stocks; retailers’ extended “Black Friday” sales produce mixed results. Weekly Economic Update December 7, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks marched higher last week on an improving outlook for the passage of a fiscal stimulus package. The Dow Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: Dow Jones Industrial Average hits 30,000 milestone in response to promising vaccine news and lessening political uncertainty; former Fed chair Janet Yellen nominated as Secretary of the Treasury. Weekly Economic Update November 30, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks surged last week, ignited by another COVID-19 vaccine announcement, encouraging economic Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: New COVID-19 infections drive market anxieties, despite anticipated vaccines; Fed Chair Powell warns that continued infections may limit economic activity for months. Weekly Economic Update November 23, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Despite news of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate, stocks were mixed amid investor anxiety over an increase in new Read More …

Weekly Economic Update

In this week’s recap: A COVID-19 vaccine spurs a stock market rally, even as more cases are reported and some areas renew lockdowns. Weekly Economic Update November 16, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET News of a COVID-19 vaccine ignited a rally in economically sensitive stocks and a broad retreat in technology companies last week, Read More …