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Last Week in Review – January 20, 2023

Last Week in Review – January 20, 2023

Last week, the major indexes ended mixed as recession fears appeared to weigh on sentiment. The narrowly focused Dow Jones Industrial Average performed worst. It gave back a portion of its strong rally in the first two weeks of the year, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite recorded a modest gain.

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Last Week in Review – January 6, 2023

Last Week in Review – January 6, 2023

Last Week In ReviewA Friday rally following an encouraging jobs report left the major indexes with a gain to start the year. Communication services stocks led the gains, helped by rallies in Charter Communications, Netflix, and Facebook parent Meta Platforms. Trading...

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Last Week in Review – December 23, 2022

Last Week in Review – December 23, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week major indexes were mixed in generally quiet holiday season trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P MidCap 400 Index recorded modest gains, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped nearly 2% despite recording its best daily gain...

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Last Week in Review – December 16, 2022

Last Week in Review – December 16, 2022

Fears over rising interest rates pushed the S&P 500 Index lower for a second consecutive week and to levels last seen in early November. Nearly every sector within the index recorded sharp losses, except for energy shares, which were supported by a partial rebound in oil prices.

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Last Week in Review – December 9, 2022

Last Week in Review – December 9, 2022

Last week, stocks gave back much of the previous two weeks’ gains as some surprisingly strong economic data dampened hopes that the Federal Reserve might soon be able to curb its program of raising interest rates to cool inflation. The S&P 500 Index recorded its worst return in five weeks, while the small-cap Russell 2000 Index endured its worst week since late September.

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Last Week in Review – December 2, 2022

Last Week in Review – December 2, 2022

Last week the major U.S. equity indexes ended higher, buoyed by the possibility that the Federal Reserve may slow the pace of its interest rate increases. Growth stocks outperformed their value counterparts in the S&P 500 Index, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index posted solid gains. However, the “traditional economy” Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) took a bit of a breather and ended modestly higher.

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Last Week in Review – November 4, 2022

Last Week in Review – November 4, 2022

Last week stocks fell after the Federal Reserve dashed market hopes for an impending pivot in monetary policy in the form of a pause or slower pace of rate hikes. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index was hit particularly hard as growth stocks declined more than value companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average held up much better, extending its relative outperformance from October.

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Last Week in Review – October 28, 2022

Last Week in Review – October 28, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week stocks were higher but offered widely divergent returns for the week as investors reacted to a busy calendar of third-quarter earnings reports. Energy and other industrial economy stocks handily outperformed growth shares, with the latter...

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Last Week in Review – October 21, 2022

Last Week in Review – October 21, 2022

Last week equities recorded substantial gains as investors appeared to react to some prominent earnings reports and hints that the Federal Reserve might moderate its pace of interest rate hikes. The S&P 500 Index enjoyed its best weekly gain in nearly four months, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average marked its third consecutive week of gains. Energy shares outperformed within the S&P 500 as oil prices proved resilient despite announcing a U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve release. The small real estate sector lagged. Trading remained active and volatile due to the expiration of USD 2 trillion in options contracts on Friday.

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