Market Week Review


Market Week Review

March 20, 2017

The Markets (as of market close March 17, 2017)

Following the Fed’s announcement that it was raising the target range for the federal funds rate 25 basis points, investors favored government bonds and dividend-paying stocks last week. As a result, the...


Market Week Review

March 13, 2017

The Markets (as of market close March 10, 2017)

Stocks rallied last Friday, fueled by a robust jobs report. However, the end-of-week surge wasn’t enough to overcome index losses from earlier in the week. Falling energy prices dragged down both the large-cap...


Market Week Review

March 6, 2017

The Markets (as of market close March 3, 2017)

The Dow reached 21115 last Wednesday, then fell back a bit, but still closed the week over 21000. The S&P 500 marked its sixth consecutive week of gains, while the Global Dow led the way, climbing over 1.0%...


Market Week Review

February 27, 2017

The Markets (as of market close February 24, 2017)

Most of the benchmark indexes listed here rallied by the close of the market last Friday to finish ahead for the week. The Dow led the way by marking its 11th consecutive week of positive gains, followed by...


Market Week Review

February 21, 2017

The Markets (as of market close February 17, 2017)

Equities closed last week in positive territory, as several of the indexes listed here posted record gains. Some positive economic news, particularly from FOMC Chair Janet Yellen, and favorable corporate earnings...


Market Week Review

February 13, 2017

The Markets (as of market close February 10, 2017)

The stock indexes listed here posted a strong week of gains as the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq each achieved record highs. Long-term bond prices also rose last week, with the yield on 10-year Treasuries falling...


Market Week Review

February 6, 2017

The Markets (as of market close February 3, 2017)

Stocks fell early last week, with the Dow dropping below 20000, while yields on long-term Treasuries receded as prices climbed with increased demand. However, news that the Fed was not raising interest rates...


Market Week Review

January 30, 2017

The Markets (as of market close January 27, 2017)

The Dow reached 20000 for the first time ever midweek, and each of the indexes listed here posted gains of at least 1.0% over the prior week. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs as favorable...


Market Week Review

January 23, 2017

The Markets (as of market close January 20, 2017)

For most of last week, the market was fairly lackluster. By the close of the market last Thursday, the Dow had fallen to 19,732. However, equities rallied on Inauguration Day, recouping most of the value lost...


Market Week Review

January 17, 2017

The Markets (as of market close January 13, 2017)

The past few weeks have seen the markets experience some volatility following several weeks of post-election gains. The Dow fell for the second time in the past three weeks, while the S&P 500 stayed about...