Archive For: Weekly Market Updates

Markets Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Markets proceeded cautiously this week, with major equity indices either returning gains or slight losses. Technology took the lead, finishing ahead of communications and healthcare to round out the strongest sectors. Geopolitical tensions dominated the stage this week, as markets nervously awaited developments between the U.S. and Iran. Markets recovered as the risks of further ... Read More
 

Off to to the Races for 2020

Markets finished mixed in the first week of 2020, with major equity indices only deviating slightly from the prior week. Industrials took the lead, finishing ahead of energy and technology to round out the strongest sectors. Due to the shortened holiday trading week, markets had a comparatively calm week. Volumes and volatility should pick back ... Read More
 

U.S. Unemployment Tumbles to Historic Lows, Supporting Markets

U.S. equity markets were mixed for the week, with markets finishing largely unchanged from the prior week. The energy sector led the pack, finishing ahead of consumer staples and healthcare at the top of the positive sectors. This week saw markets hesitate after some conflicting U.S. jobs data. Before the major non-farm payrolls release on ... Read More
 

Markets Recover on Trade Optimism

U.S. equity markets closed up for the week, with all major large cap indices finishing in positive territory. The consumer discretionary sector led the pack, finishing ahead of technology and real estate at the top of the positive sectors. This week saw a market rebound on the backs of an unexpected lift in retail stocks ... Read More
 

Markets Pause Rally Over US – China Trade Pessimism

U.S. equity markets closed down for the week, with all major indices finishing in negative territory. The healthcare sector managed to finish in positive territory, leading financials and utilities as the only positive sectors. This week saw major earnings releases that had significant impact on the market. Most notably, Home Depot and Kohls’ earnings misses ... Read More
 

US Equity Markets Continue to Surge, Setting Fresh Highs

U.S. markets closed in positive territory for the fifth consecutive week, with all broad market equity indices experiencing gains. Financials shined as stocks in this group outperformed other sectors, with energy and materials coming in closely behind. Earnings season continues to be a boon and has seen a majority of equities beat expectations, helping push ... Read More