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Weekly Market Recap

Flat Week for the Markets Ends with Big Friday Losses

April 17th, 2015

Trading this week was mixed, but it ended on a big down note as markets across the world plummeted on Friday. The Dow had closed above 18k every day, with the exception of the end of the week. It opened Monday at 18,052.32 and closed on Friday at 17,826.30 for a -226.02 loss on the … READ MORE

This Week’s Slow Motion Market Rally

April 10th, 2015

Markets made slow but steady progress over the course of the week. Although it’s hard to call this an official market rally, the fact is that the Dow ended the week over 18,000 points and all three major markets posted gains — however small — 4 days out of 5. The Dow gained a solid … READ MORE

Dow and S&P Up, NASDAQ Down in a Difficult Week for the Market

April 3rd, 2015

It was a difficult week for the markets, but the Dow managed to eke out a win, gaining just 35.76 points over 5 days. The Dow opened Monday at 17,727.48 and ended the day Friday at 17,763.24. The S&P 500 performed even worse, adding just 2.85 points for a Friday close of 2,066.96. The NASDAQ … READ MORE

Plenty of Opportunities on the Table Despite a Slow Week

March 27th, 2015

Markets moved steadily lower this week, dropping big on Tuesday and Wednesday while never fully recovering. The Dow lost 2.3% this week and closed out the day on Friday at 17,712.56 — down from highs over 18,000 on Monday. The NASDAQ had problems of its own, with big losses on Wednesday that lead the market … READ MORE

Markets Up 375 As Weak Dollar Trends Dominate The Week

March 20th, 2015

Markets ended the week in the black, rising 2% to close above 18,000. The Dow was up 376.41 points this week, closing at 18,127.65 on Friday after Monday’s 17,751.24 open. The S&P 500 gained 52.75 points on the week, opening Monday at 2,055.35 and closing Friday at 2,108.10. The NASDAQ closed at 5,026.24 on Friday … READ MORE

Markets Drop This Week as Fed Fears Take a Toll

March 13th, 2015

Markets were down slightly in trading this week as concerns over rising interest rates stoked ongoing Fed fears. The Dow dipped -107 points on the week, starting at 17,856 and finishing on Friday at 17,749. The S&P 500 lost -17.86 points over 5 days, and closed the week at 2,053.40. The NASDAQ was also down, … READ MORE

Dow Drops 400 After Starting the Week at Record Highs

March 6th, 2015

The Dow was down this week after a record-setting start. It fell 276 points over 5 days, and closed the week at 17,856.78. The NASDAQ and S&P 500 both lost ground as well, with the NASDAQ falling -26 points and the S&P 500 down by -33. The NASDAQ closed the week at 4,927.37 and the … READ MORE

Record Highs Tuesday Couldn’t Last All Week, Dow Dips 80 on Friday

February 27th, 2015

The Dow hit a plateau at record highs this week, before settling back on Friday and losing 80 points. It began the week at at 18,240 before dipping down almost 24 points on Monday. The Dow recovered on Tuesday and closed the day at the record high of 18,244. The market stayed essentially flat until … READ MORE

Dow Ends Week Strong, Ready To Break Record High On Monday

February 20th, 2015

In trading this week, the Dow gained 171.79 points in order to close at 18,140.22, just 4 points shy of a record high. The S&P 500 added another 21.52 over 5 days to close at 2,110.30. The NASDAQ was also up, rising 86.24 in order to finish the day Friday at 4,955.97. Trade volume was … READ MORE

Market Closes Week Above 18,000

February 13th, 2015

The Dow settled above 18,000 points after recovering from a slow start on Monday. Markets closed at 18.019.35 Friday afternoon, a gain of 195.27 points on the week. NASDAQ was up 149.44 over 5 days, closing Friday at 4,893.84. The S&P 500 gained over 30 points, and settled in on Friday afternoon at 2,096.99. In … READ MORE

Dollar Strengthens as Markets Close the Week Up

February 6th, 2015

The Dow finished up this week despite a flat Wednesday and losses on Friday. All told, the market gained 3.84% over 5 days, starting the week at 17,165.26 and ending it at 17,824.29. It was a similar story for the NASDAQ, which rose 2.36% on the week and closed at 4,744.40. The S&P 500 was … READ MORE

Earnings Reports Lead to Volatile Week for the Market

January 30th, 2015

Most companies released their earnings reports this week, leading to dramatic moves in the market. Although there were big localized spikes and losses, the trend toward falling oil and gas prices continued to dominate the energy sector. Consumer durable goods picked up the pace this quarter, leading to some surprising profits for home builders. All … READ MORE

Crude Oil Continues to Fall; Microsoft Unveils Windows 10

January 23rd, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up U.S. stocks had a 4-day winning streak snapped on Friday, but on the bright side they did post weekly gains. Crude oil continues to fall and fell another 5% on Tuesday to $46.13 a barrel. While falling gas prices is putting more money into consumers pockets, there are many people who are … READ MORE

Oil Falls to a 6-Year Low; The Fed Rate Hike Discussion Continues

January 16th, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up Falling oil prices continued to drag stocks down, as crude oil prices fell to $45 a barrel this week – a 6 year low. Many have begun speculating that oil prices will never return to the once common $100 a barrel price that it used to fetch. While falling oil prices are … READ MORE

Stocks in the Red for 2015

January 9th, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up U.S. stocks made great strides this week to recoup its recent losses on Thursday, but fell further on Friday. U.S. stock indexes are now in the red in 2015 despite a better-than-expected jobs report being released on Friday. 252,000 jobs were added in December and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6%, a … READ MORE

What’s Ahead in 2015?

January 2nd, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up This week brought the end of one year and the beginning of another year with a roller coaster of a week for stocks. After closing above 18,000 for the first time ever a couple of weeks ago the Dow has yet to return to that milestone. And the S&P 500 hasn’t fared … READ MORE

Dow Tops 18,000 For First Time in History

December 26th, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up The Dow closed above 18,000 for the first time ever this week shortly after the Commerce Department announced that the U.S. economy grew at a 5.0% annual rate in Q3. It was a relatively quiet week as the U.S. stock market was only open for 3 full days during the week. Along … READ MORE

Gas Prices Fall Below $58 a Barrel, Sending Stocks Lower

December 12th, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up Many investors are wondering if the end of the bull market is near as the Dow Jones fell 315 points on Friday, closing out one of its worst weeks in 3 years. The stocks continue to be dragged down by the falling gas prices, crude oil is now below $58 a barrel. … READ MORE

Stocks Push Further Into Record Territory on Better-Than-Expected Jobs Report

December 5th, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up Hiring was the theme of November as employers blew past the most optimistic expectations and added 321,000 jobs. The unemployment rate also remained unchanged at 5.8% as 70% of U.S. industries added jobs last month. The much better-than-expected jobs report sent stocks soaring into record territory. The Dow Jones even finished the … READ MORE

U.S. Stocks Post Fifth Straight Week of Gains

November 21st, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up The strong week for U.S. stocks wrapped up with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 ending at new record closes on Friday. Even Nasdaq is pushing closer to it’s record high, that hasn’t been achieved in over 14 years. The minutes from the Fed’s October meeting was released this week and showed … READ MORE