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Monday, October 26, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks lagged after another week with no fiscal stimulus; the labor market seemed to improve despite a rise in COVID-19 cases. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The failure to reach an agreement...

 

Monday, October 19, 2020

In this week’s recap: A difficult week for stocks, reacting to delayed stimulus, little good news on COVID-19 treatment, and jobless claims. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks treaded water last week amid...

 

Monday, October 12, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks soar, despite mixed messages on fiscal stimulus. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks staged a powerful rally last week, riding a wave of optimism over the prospect of the passage of...

 

Monday, October 5, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks advance with hopes of a new stimulus, end the week up, despite no new deal and President Trump’s illness. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced last week, propelled by...

 

Monday, September 28, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks have a mixed reaction to ongoing uncertainty; additional fiscal stimulus on hold. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks were mixed last week as worries that stretched from Washington D...

 

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Monday, September 21, 2020

In this week’s recap: The tech sector slip continues for stocks; the Federal Reserve signals that interest rates will not be increased for some time. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks slipped as the technology...

 

Monday, September 14, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks continued a downward slide in response to continued uncertainty; fiscal stimulus still delayed. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks traveled a volatile path last week as investors...

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks stall late in the week, thanks to tech markets slide. The jobs recovery makes continued progress. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A late week sell-off sent stocks broadly lower as...

 

Monday, August 31, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks power higher, while the Dow makes a few changes. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced relentlessly last week on positive COVID-19 developments, encouraging economic data, and...

 

Monday, August 24, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks reached new highs, erasing steep losses from February and March. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks powered to another week of gains as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set multiple...

 

Monday, August 17, 2020

In this week’s recap: stocks rise, and consumer prices jump; COVID-19 cases slow; Congressional talks stall. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices drifted higher in an otherwise quiet news week, as a...

 

Monday, August 10, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks rise as earnings season winds to an end; no results in fiscal stimulus talks. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Overlooking stalled efforts by Congress to pass a new fiscal stimulus bill,...

 

Monday, August 3, 2020

In this week’s recap: stocks have a mixed reaction to earnings, economic data, and a potential stimulus. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks were mixed last week amid a busy week of earnings, some troubling...

 

Monday, July 27, 2020

In this week’s recap: stocks slip after heavier jobless claims and U.S.-China strife. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks slipped in the final days of trading last week on higher jobless claims and rising...

 

Monday, July 20, 2020

In this week’s recap: stocks see a mixed week, as COVID-19 cases rise, and news of vaccine emerges. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks were mixed last week as investors reacted to positive economic data,...

 

Monday, July 13, 2020

In this week’s recap: stocks gain after volatile week, despite COVID-19 acceleration. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices notched solid gains last week, looking past an increase in COVID-19 cases and any...

 

Monday, July 6, 2020

In this week’s recap: despite continued COVID-19 concerns, markets react positively to upbeat economic data. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET In a holiday-shortened week, stock prices turned higher as encouraging...

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

In this week’s recap: a rise in COVID-19 cases inspires turbulence in markets, tapping the brakes on economic recovery. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A jump in COVID-19 cases dampened investor enthusiasm last...

 

Monday, June 22, 2020

In this week’s recap: as fears of economic shutdown diminish, the U.S. economy gains momentum. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks moved higher last week on news of more Federal Reserve market support and...

 

Monday, June 15, 2020

In this week’s recap: increase in COVID-19 cases, matched with downbeat Federal Reserve forecast, weighed on markets. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Investor sentiment turned negative last week, amid an increasing...

 

Monday, June 8, 2020

In this week’s recap: U.S. jobs report and a surging market build optimism for global economic recovery. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A positive jobs report sent stocks soaring last Friday, capping a solid week...

 

Monday, June 1, 2020

In this week’s recap: solid gains following a short trading week; economic reopening inspires optimism. Weekly Economic Update Presented June 1, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The shortened week, which began with a powerful two-day...

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

In this week’s recap: Markets rally in reply to positive comments from Fed Chair Powell and further optimism for economic recovery. Weekly Economic Update Presented May 25, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Upbeat comments by the...

 

Monday, May 18, 2020

In this week’s recap: Powell paints a somber picture for recovery, and the markets slip in reaction. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks drifted lower last week, weighed down by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome...

 

Monday, May 11, 2020

In this week’s recap: Unemployment reaches an historic low, while stocks climbed in response to economic re-openings. Weekly Economic Update Presented May 11, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Despite an historic downturn in...

 

Monday, May 4, 2020

In this week’s recap: Promising drug trials and plans to ease public lockdowns turn thoughts to economic normalization. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices ended the week slightly lower, despite news of...

 

Monday, April 27, 2020

In this week’s recap: Markets react to the plunging oil prices, corporate earnings, and the first attempts to restart the U.S. economy. Weekly Economic Update Presented April 27, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices bounced...

 

Monday, April 20, 2020

In this week’s recap: The White House makes plans to reopen the economy, as analysts examine the first-hard economic data reckoning the U.S. reaction to COVID-19. Weekly Economic Update Presented April 20, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL...

 

Monday, April 13, 2020

In this week’s recap: A broad stock market rally, promising signs with COVID-19, and another Federal Reserve program ahead. Weekly Economic Update Presented April 13, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The stock market staged a broad...

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

In this week’s recap: Continued COVID-19-related volatility in the markets as oil and energy prices sink in reaction. Weekly Economic Update Presented April 6, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Modest declines in stock prices this...

 

Monday, March 30, 2020

In this week’s recap: Markets swing upward as the Federal Reserve and Congress move stimulus forward. Weekly Economic Update Presented March 30, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET An open-ended commitment by the Federal Reserve to...

 

Monday, March 23, 2020

In this week’s recap: Coronavirus continues to drive the markets, even as bankers and health professionals take decisive steps to stem the tide. Weekly Economic Update Presented March 23, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The stock...

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

In this week’s recap: Continuing concerns over COVID-19, aided by cuts in oil production overseas, contributed to continued market volatility. Weekly Economic Update Presented March 16, 2020 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Markets...

 

Monday, March 9, 2020

In this week’s recap: U.S. stocks finish higher after a wild trading week; the Federal Reserve cuts short-term interest rates; Treasury yields decline; the latest jobs report out of Washington shows no falloff for hiring. Weekly...

 

Monday, March 2, 2020

In this week’s recap: Major equity indices correct as Wall Street reacts to coronavirus updates, consumer confidence indices are at high levels, and the pace of new home sales increases. Weekly Economic Update Presented March 2,...

 

Monday, February 24, 2020

In this week’s recap: Wall Street grapples with coronavirus unknowns; new Federal Reserve meeting minutes appear; existing home sales retreat; the price of gold climbs. Weekly Economic Update Presented February 24, 2020 THE WEEK...

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In this week’s recap: stock indexes rise, Jerome Powell reports on monetary policy to Congress, inflation hits a 15-month peak, and new data on retail sales and consumer sentiment appears. Weekly Economic Update Presented...

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In this week’s recap: stocks rally, China schedules tariff cuts, January hiring tops expectations, and a key gauge of manufacturing activity improves. Weekly Economic Update Play I don't THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced...

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

In this week’s recap: coronavirus concerns ripple through global stock markets; the Fed makes a slight monetary policy adjustment; consumer confidence rises; the government makes its first estimate of fourth-quarter growth....

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

In this week’s recap: stock and commodity traders turn cautious as the coronavirus reaches America; home sales increase even with the current housing market’s slim inventory. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In this week’s recap: U.S. equity benchmarks hit fresh record highs; one trade deal is signed, and Congress approves another; builders break ground on more residential projects. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

In this week’s recap: Stocks end up higher and oil ends up lower after an up-and-down week, as traders react to events in the Middle East and the data in the December unemployment report. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL...

 

Monday, January 6, 2020

In this week’s recap: Oil prices spike after a U.S. airstrike in Iran raises supply disruption concerns; a manufacturing activity index disappoints; stocks are little changed following an abbreviated trading week. Weekly Economic...

 

Monday, December 30, 2019

In this year-end recap: A look back at the ascent stocks made during 2019 and some of the key economic developments of the year. Weekly Economic Update What Drove the Markets? Four factors influenced investment performance in 2019: a...

 

Monday, December 16, 2019

In this week’s recap: the U.S. and China reach a phase-one trade deal, the Fed leaves the benchmark interest rate alone, and November retail sales come in below expectations. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The U.S...

 

Monday, December 9, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks ride out a choppy week, as traders react to a potential delay for a phase-one U.S.-China trade deal and a surprising jobs report. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Key Wall Street...

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

In this week’s recap: a shortened trading week sees additional gains for the major stock benchmarks, as optimism about a new trade pact with China outweighs doubts; household spending rises, but confidence declines. Weekly...

 

Monday, December 2, 2019

In this week’s recap: a shortened trading week sees additional gains for the major stock benchmarks, as optimism about a new trade pact with China outweighs doubts; household spending rises, but confidence declines. Weekly...

 

Monday, November 25, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks move lower as traders again absorb conflicting messages about trade talks; the Federal Reserve shares its October meeting minutes; good news comes from the housing market. Weekly Economic Update THE...

 

Monday, November 18, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow crests 28,000; more hints emerge that the U.S. and China could be heading toward a new trade pact; retail sales rise. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock benchmarks were little...

 

Monday, November 11, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow and S&P 500 extend their winning streaks, even with conflicting messages emerging about U.S.-China trade negotiations; a gauge of U.S. business activity improves. Weekly Economic Update November 11,...

 

Monday, November 4, 2019

In this week’s recap: stock indices again set records, the Fed makes its third rate cut of the year, October’s employment report is a nice surprise, and U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators make some progress. Weekly Economic...

 

Monday, October 28, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks flirt with record highs, China and the U.S. continue negotiations toward a trade deal, and consumer sentiment improves. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The S&P 500 came within 0.1% of a...

 

Monday, October 21, 2019

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite outperform the Dow Industrials, earnings season gets underway, and retail sales retreat for the first time since winter. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

In this week’s recap: Stocks pushed higher, the mood changed in the trade saga between U.S. and China, and quarterly earnings reports arrived. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices pushed higher last week,...

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

In this week’s recap: an index of manufacturing activity hits a 10-year low, the jobless rate falls to a 50-year low, and the Nasdaq Composite outperforms the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. Weekly Economic Update THE...

 

Monday, September 30, 2019

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 loses 1% for the week after investors assess mixed economic data and hear that limits might be placed on U.S. investment in Chinese companies. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

In this week’s recap: oil prices spike, following drone attacks in the Middle East; the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, and a Chinese trade delegation decides to head home early from America. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK...

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow logs an 8-day winning streak and Treasuries sell off as the mood brightens slightly in the U.S.-China trade dispute; yearly core inflation reaches a 13-month high. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON...

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

In this week’s recap: the three Wall Street benchmarks advance as investors respond to newly scheduled U.S.-China trade talks and see a silver lining in the latest employment and manufacturing data. Weekly Economic Update THE...

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

In this week’s recap: Wall Street finishes August with a rally, China decides to pause a potential response to oncoming U.S. tariffs, and two consumer confidence indices send different messages. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON...

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

In this week’s recap: China unveils new tariffs, the U.S. responds in kind, Jerome Powell speaks at Jackson Hole, leading economic indicators rise, and stocks fall. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Traders assumed...

 

Monday, August 19, 2019

In this week’s recap: equities are hit by considerable volatility, following developments in the bond market as well as the U.S.-China trade dispute. Weekly Economic Update August 19, 2019 THE WEEK ON WALL STREET U.S. stock...

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

In this week’s recap: China jolts the markets by devaluing the yuan, aggregate second-quarter earnings top analyst projections, and stocks retreat for the week. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks spent much of...

 

Monday, August 5, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks fall after a Federal Reserve rate cut, new tariffs are planned for Chinese goods, and payrolls see triple-digit monthly growth. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, the Federal...

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks rise, data shows economic growth slowing from the first quarter, and the stage is set for further U.S.-China trade discussions. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, investors...

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks dip as earnings season begins; investors wait for the July Federal Reserve meeting, while considering retail sales data and comments from Fed officials. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

In this week’s recap: the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average close at historic peaks after bulls consider Capitol Hill testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell; tame inflation persists. Weekly Economic Update...

 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks hit record peaks, then descend after the Friday release of the June jobs report; further tariffs are planned for European imports. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET U.S. stock benchmarks...

 

Monday, July 1, 2019

In this week’s recap: a strong month for equities ends with the renewed possibility of a U.S.-China trade pact. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A month of gains for stocks ended with a weekly retreat. The S&P 500...

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In this week’s recap: Wall Street maintains its risk-on mood, even as tensions grow between the U.S. and Iran, influenced by a White House tweet and a dovish signal from the Federal Reserve. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON...

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

In this week’s recap: the major Wall Street equity indices see further June gains, oil investors react to tanker attacks, and retail sales improve. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced for a second...

 

Monday, June 10, 2019

In this week’s recap: the blue chips have their best week of 2019, as investors like what they hear from the head of the Federal Reserve and interpret the latest monthly employment numbers. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL...

 

Monday, June 3, 2019

In this week’s recap: U.S. benchmarks decline as trade issues remain front and center in the Wall Street conversation; major consumer confidence indices are notably high. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks...

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks decline as Wall Street adjusts its expectations about the potential duration of the U.S.-China trade dispute, and some retail giants post first-quarter earnings. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON...

 

Monday, May 20, 2019

In this week’s recap: tariffs and U.S.-China trade tensions once again become the talk of Wall Street, and U.S. stocks end up lower, week-over-week. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks fell sharply at the start...

 

Monday, May 13, 2019

In this week’s recap: domestic and international stocks sell off as higher tariffs go into effect for Chinese goods coming to the U.S., while the wave of notable initial public offerings continues. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK...

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Federal Reserve stands pat on interest rates, key indicators show strength, and stocks end the week little changed. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks were up and down last week, and...

 

Monday, April 29, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks come all the way back from their December lows, Q1 growth surpasses expectations, and earnings take center stage. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks returned to record territory,...

 

Monday, April 22, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks move sideways as earnings season gathers momentum, and retail sales jump. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A short and relatively placid trading week wrapped up Thursday, with the major...

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks advance after earnings season gets off to an encouraging start, and consumer prices rise the most in more than a year. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks broke out of a narrow range...

 

Monday, April 8, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks rise with help from a reassuring March employment report as well as news of further progress in U.S.-China trade talks. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks posted their second...

 

Monday, April 1, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks close out a great quarter, mortgage rates decline, and Wall Street awaits a wave of IPO action. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed,...

 

Monday, March 25, 2019

In this week’s recap: the “yield curve” inverts for the first time this decade, the Federal Reserve adjusts its stance on interest rates, and the price of oil climbs. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET...

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq all advance more than 2% in five trading sessions, while investors review tame inflation data and wait for further news in U.S.-China trade negotiations. Weekly Economic Update THE...

 

Monday, March 11, 2019

In this week’s recap: a disappointing jobs report and a downgrade of the 2019 growth forecast for Europe give Wall Street pause. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET As in February, investors spent most of the first...

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

In this week’s recap: stocks end the week little changed after investors interpret commentary from Jerome Powell and hear that higher taxes on Chinese imports are indefinitely postponed. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL...

 

Monday, February 25, 2019

In this week’s recap: the Dow extends its win streak, Fed minutes reveal a little uncertainty, and home sales weaken again. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks rallied last week as optimism about a potential U.S...

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

In this week’s recap: solid gains for U.S. equities, a second shutdown avoided, and interesting developments regarding inflation and retail sales. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks ended a good week on a high...

 

Monday, February 11, 2019

In this week’s recap: minor gains for major stock indices, a March deadline looms for U.S.-China trade talks, and good news about the service industry. Weekly Economic Update THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Major U.S. stock benchmarks...

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

In this week’s recap: a hiring surge, a noteworthy remark from Jerome Powell, a dip for a respected household confidence index, and gains on Wall Street. Weekly Economic Update February BEGINS WITH SOME EXCELLENT ECONOMIC DATA...

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

In this week’s recap: home sales slip, the Fed may be discussing an end date for its balance sheet reduction, leading indicators flash weaker signals, and equities continue to climb. Weekly Economic Update HOME SALES QUICKLY...

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In this week’s recap: the CPI decreases, a service sector activity index takes a fall, oil’s rebound continues, and equities advance. Weekly Economic Update FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH, INFLATION RETREATS December...

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In this week’s recap: an impressive jobs report, a disappointing factory activity index, a slight recovery for oil, and some tailwinds on Wall Street. Weekly Economic Update 2018 Ended with a hiring surge The latest Department of...

 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

In this week’s recap: A look back at 2018. Weekly Economic Update Year-End Special Edition: A Look Back at 2018 The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape....