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Monday, January 30, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks added to their early 2023 gains amid a busy stream of mixed corporate earnings results and conflicting economic data.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.81%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Monday, January 23, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks showed mixed results last week as recession fears resurfaced in response to weak economic data and a tepid start to a new corporate earnings season.The Dow Jones Industrial Average skidded 2.70%, while the...

Monday, January 16, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks rallied last week thanks to fresh confirmation of inflation’s cooling trend and growing optimism that an inflation slowdown may provide the Fed with space to ease up on future rate hikes.The Dow...

Monday, January 9, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETA strong Friday rally triggered by fresh signs of moderating inflation pushed stocks into positive territory to begin the new year.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.46%, while the Standard & Poor’s...

Monday, January 2, 2023

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETIn a holiday-shortened week, erratic trading left stocks marginally down for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.17%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 0.14%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

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Monday, December 19, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETHawkish comments by the Fed and weak economic data heightened investors’ recession concerns and sent stocks lower last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Monday, December 12, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETRecession fears and concerns that the Fed may consider a longer rate-hike cycle sent stocks lower for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 2.77%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 3.37%. The...

Monday, December 5, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks ended higher last week as investors navigated the crosscurrents of a potential easing in future rate hikes and continued strength in the labor market.The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.24% higher,...

Monday, November 28, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETGrowing optimism that the Fed may be ready to ease future interest rate hikes sent stocks higher in a quiet trading week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.78%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added...

Monday, November 21, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETThe stock market edged lower last week as it digested a crosscurrent of conflicting economic data and contrasting comments from Fed officials.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat (-0.01%), while the Standard...

Monday, November 14, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETA cooling inflation number ignited a powerful rally on Thursday, sending stocks to strong gains for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.15%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 5.90%. The...

Monday, November 7, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETHawkish comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, following the announcement of another 75 basis points interest rate hike last week, cast a pall over financial markets, sending yields higher and stocks lower.The Dow...

Monday, October 31, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks overcame poor earnings results from some of America’s largest companies to post gains last week as investors cheered positive earnings surprises, easing inflation and a rebound in economic growth.The...

Monday, October 24, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETA positive start to a new earnings season and late-week hopes for a near-term easing in Fed rate hikes lifted investors’ spirits and powered stocks to gains for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Monday, October 17, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks were mixed last week amid wide intra- and inter-day price swings, as technology shares bore the brunt of the downdraft.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.15% for the week. Meanwhile, the Standard &...

Monday, October 10, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETA powerful two-day stock rebound cemented a positive week for investors as a new trading month began.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.51%. The Nasdaq...

Monday, October 3, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETRising recession fears and uncertainty in the bond and currency markets sent stocks to new 2022 lows last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.91%....

Monday, September 26, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETLast week, Fed Chair Powell said the U.S. would not tame inflation without economic pain. This week heightened recession fears and sent stocks broadly lower.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 4.00%, while...

Monday, September 19, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETA hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period.The Dow Jones...

Monday, September 12, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETIn a holiday-shortened week of trading, stocks posted healthy gains despite more tough talk on monetary policy from Fed officials.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Monday, September 5, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETThe overhang of Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech the previous week carried over into last week as investors recalibrated stock valuations amid a seemingly more assertive monetary policy stance.The Dow...

Monday, August 29, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETA comprehensive sell-off on Friday following comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell drove stocks to losses for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.22%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 4...

Monday, August 22, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks tumbled on Friday, sending stocks to a weekly loss after an otherwise quiet August week of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -0.16%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 1.21%. The...

Monday, August 15, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETAn improving inflation outlook buoyed investors’ spirits last week, helping lift stocks to solid gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 3.26%. The...

Monday, August 8, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks turned in a mixed performance last week as investors struggled with headlines suggesting that the Fed was unlikely to soon ease up on its current monetary tightening policy.The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Monday, August 1, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETUndaunted by another Fed rate hike and news of a contracting economy, the stock market rallied last week on better-than-expected corporate earnings.The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 2.97%, while the...

Monday, July 25, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks rallied last week as investor spirits lifted thanks to a better-than-expected start to the second-quarter earnings season.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.95%, while the Standard & Poor’s...

Monday, July 18, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETA record-high inflation report, the prospects of a more aggressive Fed, and growing recession fears sent stocks lower– though a Friday rally pared losses.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.16%,...

Monday, July 11, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETIn a holiday-shortened trading week, stocks rallied despite mixed economic data and vacillating energy prices and bond yields.The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.77%, while the Standard & Poor’s...

Monday, July 4, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks turned lower as a quiet news week offered investors little fresh visibility into the market overhangs of economic slowdown and inflation.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 1.28%, while the Standard &...

Monday, June 27, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETProspects of cooling inflation powered a rally in stock prices last week despite growing recession concerns.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 5.39%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 climbed 6.45%. The...

Monday, June 20, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks moved lower last week as recession fears deepened following a Fed hike in interest rates and weak economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.79%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 5...

Monday, June 13, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETA higher-than-expected inflation report triggered a sell-off on Friday, leaving stocks in the red for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4.58%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 5.05%. The...

Monday, June 6, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETIn a holiday-shortened week of volatile trading, stocks surrendered some of the previous week’s strong gains.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.94%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 1.20%...

Monday, May 30, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETStocks posted solid gains for the week, buoyed by the release of Fed meeting minutes and upbeat earnings from mid-size and discount retailers.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 6.24%, while the Standard &...

Monday, May 23, 2022

THE WEEK ON WALL STREETRecession fears grew last week following weak earnings reports from major retailers, sending stocks lower.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.90%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 3.05%. The Nasdaq...