Category Archives: Market Update

Seasonality or Soft Landings?

Indexes wrapped up a tough week, with the Dow and NASDAQ both losing 4.8% and the S&P 500 shedding 5.8%—its worst week since the pandemic roiled markets in March of […]

Inflated Fears?

Investors received another head fake from the major indexes, last week, as they opened slightly higher but eventually slid lower again by week’s end. The “villain” continued to be inflation, […]

Wall Street Logic

Coming off their first winning week in almost two months, the major indexes moved slightly lower during a trading week shortened due to Memorial Day. Swings in sentiment continued as […]

Tossed by the Wind

The major indexes had their first positive week in recent memory and did so in quite significant fashion.  The Dow broke its eight-week losing streak by rallying 6.2%, the NASDAQ […]

Seeking the Key

Wall Street continued its weekly losing streak, as fears grew that inflation was causing consumers to pull back on discretionary spending, setting the stage for recession. At its low point […]

Puzzle Pieces

Stocks recorded another week of losses, as investors appeared to grow increasingly skeptical that the Federal Reserve will be able to achieve a “soft landing” for the economy by raising […]

Long-Term Foundations

Most of the major benchmarks endured a fifth consecutive week of losses, as interest rate and inflation worries continued to weigh on sentiment – especially growth stocks. The losses briefly […]

Buried Treasure?

The major indexes endured a fourth consecutive week of losses, as growth fears were compounded by some disappointing earnings results from Amazon, which has a heavy weighting in many prominent […]

Certainty During Uncertainty

The major indexes ended mixed over a holiday-shortened week, which saw the release of the first major corporate earnings reports of 2022. Value stocks continued to outperform their growth counterparts, […]

Seeking Discernment

The major indexes finished lower for the week, with small-caps and growth stocks lagging considerably. Sector performance also varied widely within the S&P 500 Index, with the typically defensive consumer […]