Category Archives: COVID-19

Warning Flags?

The small-cap Russell 2000 Index managed a small gain, but most of the major equity indexes ended last week modestly lower. Investors weighed some encouraging economic data against worries about […]

Mixed Emotions

The major indexes retreated over the Labor Day-shortened trading week. The small real estate sector led the declines in the S&P 500 Index, as longer-term interest rates increased. Meanwhile, consumer […]

Redeployment of the American Workforce?

The major indexes ended the week mixed after the S&P Mid-cap 400 Index joined the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes in reaching new intraday highs on Thursday. The real […]

Numbering the Days

The biggest news of last week came when, at “long last,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Despite the relatively fast pace with […]

Information, Not Knowledge (or Wisdom)

Stocks pulled back for the week, but not before the S&P 500 Index reached a new record high of 4,480 on Monday afternoon, more than double its intraday low of […]

As Fall Approaches

Despite the COVID Delta variant and the handling of its surge dominating much of the news, U.S. equities still gained ground last week. Amongst the myriad of “winners” last week, […]

Surprise, Surprise!

There are always surprises in the Olympics, and this year is no different. Among the surprises, Bobby Finke, U.S. Olympic swim team member with no previous international success, showed a […]

Rejoice and Give Thanks, as We Go ‘Round

Sometimes it seems like we are on a merry-go-round. As the music plays and the carousel turns, we may look for something different around the next turn, but, inevitably, we […]

Leaning Not on Our Own Understanding

Small-caps stocks continued to surrender momentum, as all the major indexes ended lower. The small-cap Russell 2000 Index underperformed for the third consecutive week, further reducing its lead over the […]

Testing the Foundation

Stocks rebounded from the previous week’s declines, bringing the S&P 500 Index and the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite index to new highs and helping both record their best weekly gains since […]