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Market Perspective for September 21, 2020

Stocks decline on the day with the Nasdaq slipping 0.13 percent, the S&P 500 Index 1.16 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.84 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 3.35 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) gained 0.86 percent on Monday.  SPRD … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 18, 2020

The Russell 2000 Index gained 2.64 percent this week as investors continued rotating into small-cap stocks and value opportunities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 0.03 percent, the Nasdaq 0.56 percent and the S&P 500 Index 0.64 percent. SPDR Energy … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 14, 2020

The Dow Jones Transportation Index climbed 0.51 percent last week as value stocks continued to perform well. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 1.66 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 2.48 percent, the S&P 500 Index 2.51 percent and the Nasdaq … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 4, 2020

The technology sector pulled the markets lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.82 percent, the S&P 500 Index 2.31 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 2.66 percent and the Nasdaq 3.27 percent. SPDR Materials (XLB) gained 0.84 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 31, 2020

Equities were mixed on Monday, though tech and healthcare shares rallied. The Nasdaq gained 0.68 percent. The S&P 500 Index slid 0.22 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 0.53 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.78 percent. SPDR Healthcare (XLV) … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 30, 2020

The Nasdaq rallied 3.39 percent last week, the S&P 500 Index 3.26 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.59 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 1.67 percent. SPDR Technology (XLK) and SPDR Financials (XLF) gained 4.47 percent to 4.32 percent, … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 25, 2020

Apple’s (AAPL) upcoming stock split spurred a change to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. As the DJIA is a price-weighted index, companies with high stock prices have a larger share of the index. Apple is currently 12.2 percent of the … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 23, 2020

The Nasdaq gained 2.65 percent, while the S&P 500 Index 0.72 percent last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat and the Russell 2000 Index fell 1.77 percent. Economic data showed a strong housing rebound is underway. Technology-related sectors … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 17, 2020

The Nasdaq gained 1.00 percent on Monday, the Russell 2000 Index 0.48 percent and the S&P 500 Index 0.27 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.31 percent. SPDR Consumer Discretionary (XLY) gained 1.29 percent on the day. SPDR Real … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 16, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.79 percent last week, the S&P 500 Index 0.63 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 0.55 percent and the Nasdaq 0.06 percent. SPDR Industrial (XLI) advanced 3.19 percent, SPDR Energy (XLE) 2.77 percent and SPDR … Continue reading »

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