Weekly Market Recap

Health Services Sector Buoys Market All Week Long

June 27th, 2015

The market came back to Earth after last week’s bullish rally, and all three major indexes are down. The Dow opened on Monday at 18,027.63 and closed on Friday at 17,946.68 for a loss of 80.95 points. The NASDAQ and S&P 500 were also down on the week, with the NASDAQ dropping 67.36 points and … READ MORE

Bullish Week for U.S. Markets

June 19th, 2015

The market started off with a slump on Monday as the Dow fell from its closing price of 17898.70 on Friday to an opening price of 17711.86 with the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ in a similar situation. However, all three indices rose throughout the week. The Dow closed at 18,014.28, up about 200 points … READ MORE

An Up Week for the Dow Ends with a Flop

June 13th, 2015

In trading this week the market trended generally downward, despite a brief recovery on Thursday which kept the Dow in the black. The Dow gained just 49.38 points on the week, opening on Monday at 17,849.46 and closing after a losing day on Friday at 17,898.84. This places the Dow just about 100 points below … READ MORE

Dow Loses Second Week Straight

June 6th, 2015

Markets continued to drift downward as the Dow finished lower for the second week in a row. This week, the Dow lost 168 points and closed under 18,000 for the first time since early May. The NASDAQ and S&P 500 followed it up with losses of their own, although the NASDAQ turned a couple of … READ MORE

Stock Prices Hit or Miss in a Down Week for the Markets

May 29th, 2015

Markets were down across the board in trading this week. There were one or two days when markets rallied higher, but for the most part they dropped. The Dow opened the week on Tuesday, after the Memorial Day holiday, at 18,229.75 and closed on Friday at 18,010.68 for a loss of -219.07. The NASDAQ and … READ MORE

Euro Drops to Near Record Lows in Trading this Week

May 22nd, 2015

In trading this week, domestic markets performed relatively well — especially given the lower than average volume. The Dow opened Monday at 18,267.25 and closed down on Friday at 18,232.07 for a loss of -35.18 points on the week. The NASDAQ did slightly better all week, opening at 5,040.92 and closing Friday at 5,089.36 for … READ MORE

Zappos Workforce Walks Out on CEO’s Ultimatum

May 15th, 2015

A leaked report says that 14% of Zappos employees walked out after being asked to take place in a corporate experiment. The Las Vegas Sun reported that a large chunk of the Zappos workforce walked out after being given an ultimatum by their CEO, Tony Hsieh. Zappos recently confirmed that the report was true, and … READ MORE

Energy and Biomed Boom This Week

May 9th, 2015

In trading this week, the Dow opened Monday at 18,026.02 and closed the week up to 18,191.11 for a 165.09 point gain. The NASDAQ didn’t perform as strongly, but a hot Friday saved the index from big losses. The NASDAQ opened at 5,018.35 and closed Friday at 5,003.55 for a loss of -15 points even. … READ MORE

Twitter Turns Laughingstock in a Tough Week for Tech

May 1st, 2015

The Dow ended a slow week with a bang, rallying nearly 200 points on Friday to close the week just over 18k. Earnings were mixed all week, which resulted in a flat market 4 days out of 5. The NASDAQ took the worst of the damage, mostly because tech stocks failed to deliver the promised … READ MORE

Q1 Earnings Reports Drive the Market This Week

April 24th, 2015

Trading this week has been mixed, with hot and cold spots in the market due to the release of Q1 earnings reports. Reporting season tends to magnify the successes and failures of each company, putting a bigger spotlight on the winners and losers. That all boils down to flat trading — with some sectors rising … READ MORE

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