Category Archives: Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Weekly Market Recap – 07/25/14

The Federal Open Market Committee meets Tuesday and Wednesday of this week; the Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its first estimate of second-quarter GDP at midweek; and the ISM survey of U.S. manufacturing is also due late this week. And, … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Stocks end the week on a down note as Visa, Amazon drop

Disappointing earnings reports from Visa and Amazon helped dampen the mood on Wall Street on Friday, sending stock prices down broadly while the major averages finished mixed for the week.

Posted in Bonds, China, Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Weekly Market Recap – 07/18/14

Stocks, as today’s Wall Street Journal puts it, have tended not to dwell on bad news, which 2014 has provided in ample measure. At the same time, bonds have provided a safe haven for those who are unnerved by global … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Stocks rebound Friday to end the week higher

U.S. stocks rebounded strongly Friday from Thursday’s big losses to end the week in positive territory.

Posted in Consumer Confidence, Leading Indicators, Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Weekly Market Recap – 07/11/14

Stocks were tested last week by the financial distress of Portugal’s leading bank, BES, which hinted that Europe’s financial woes have not really been fully addressed, despite the efforts of the European Central Bank. Profit taking was particularly intense in … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Weekly Market Recap – 07/04/14

A solid employment report and record highs in the stock market averages made for an enjoyable July 4 holiday. Follow the link below to our report on last week’s markets. Last Week In Markets 07.04.14

Posted in Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Weekly Market Recap – 6/20/14

Despite any number of uncertainties cited or alluded to by Fed Chair Janet Yellen in her press conference last Wednesday, investors chose to focus on the positive points made on the economy. Follow the link below to our report and … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Weekly Market Recap – 06/13/14

Stock prices fell last week, as Iraq appeared to be breaking up into religious factions, and ISIS forces marched toward Baghdad. Still, as the FOMC gathers for its monetary policy meeting inWashington (Tuesday-Wednesday), stock market averages are generally within 1% … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Weekly Market Recap – 06/06/14

Part policy and part fundamentals, last week’s rally in stock prices took the Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 to new highs, while yields on peripheral European sovereign debt fell to new lows. Thanks go to the European Central Bank … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Weekly Market Recap – 05/30/14

Emerging markets are back. Well that may be too broad a generalization. India’s Sensex stock index recently broke through to new highs, surpassing the 2007 and 2010 peaks, and the MSCI Emerging Markets total return index is up more than … Continue reading

Posted in Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps