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Last Week in Review, May 13, 2022

Last Week in Review, May 13, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week stocks recorded more losses as investors appeared to grow increasingly skeptical that the Federal Reserve will be able to achieve a “soft landing” for the economy by raising rates enough to tame inflation without causing a recession. The...

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Last Week in Review – May 6 2022

Last Week in Review – May 6 2022

Last Week In Review“Wash, rinse, and repeat” seems to be the theme of equities right now. Most of the major benchmarks endured a fifth consecutive week of losses as interest rate and inflation worries weighed on sentiment, especially toward growth stocks. Last week’s...

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Last Week in Review – April 29, 2022

Last Week in Review – April 29, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week the major indexes endured a fourth consecutive week of losses. Growth fears were compounded by some disappointing earnings results from Amazon.com, which has a heavy weighting (price-weighted) in many major indexes. The S&P 500 Index...

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Last Week in Review – April 22, 2022

Last Week in Review – April 22, 2022

Last Week In ReviewThe major U.S. equity indexes ended last week lower. The Russell 1000 Growth Index stocks gave up more ground than its value counterpart, while the large-cap S&P 500 Index posted steeper losses than the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and the S&P...

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Last Week In Review April 15, 2022

Last Week In Review April 15, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week the indexes ended mixed over a holiday-shortened week, which saw the release of the first major corporate earnings reports of 2022. Value stocks continued to outperform their growth counterparts, but small-caps regained ground lost the...

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Last Week In Review April 8, 2022

Last Week In Review April 8, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week equity indexes finished lower for the week, with small-caps and growth stocks lagging considerably. Sector performance also varied widely within the S&P 500 Index, with the typically defensive consumer staples and health care sectors...

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Last Week In Review April 1, 2022

Last Week In Review April 1, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week the major indexes ended mixed, with the S&P 500 Index closing out its best month since December but its worst quarter since early 2020. Cyclically sensitive stocks underperformed as investors girded for a slowdown in growth, with the...

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Last Week In Review – March 25 2022

Last Week In Review – March 25 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week the major indexes ended higher, with the large-cap S&P 500 Index reaching its highest level since February 10. Information technology stocks outperformed, helped by gains in Apple following news of analyst expectations for strong sales...

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Last Week in Review – March 18, 2022

Last Week in Review – March 18, 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week moved higher, ending a two-week losing streak and reclaiming much of the ground lost over the past month. Traders I spoke with said that markets were supported by multiple factors, including falling oil prices, news that Russia had avoided...

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Last Week in Review – March 11 2022

Last Week in Review – March 11 2022

Last Week In ReviewLast week, stocks moved lower and into bear market territory provoked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. At its intraday low for the week on Tuesday, the Nasdaq Composite fell to a level that was nearly 22% below its recent peak, more than the 20%...

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