Weekly Market Insights

Weekly Market Insights Tech And AI Lead Another Advancing Week

Weekly Market Insights Tech And AI Lead Another Advancing Week

Stocks extended their tech-led advance last week as signs of a resilient and still-enthusiastic consumer boosted momentum.

Stocks Hit New Highs On AI's Promise

Stocks Hit New Highs On AI's Promise

Stocks vaulted to new heights last week on the back of an artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor company, marking investors’ belief that AI has the potential to transform the U.S. economy.

Market Retreats On Inflation, Economic Reports

Market Retreats On Inflation, Economic Reports

Stocks fell last week as investors reacted to disappointing inflation updates and other economic reports that fell short of estimates.

S&P Hits Record High

S&P Hits Record High

The stock market experienced solid gains last week, concluding the trading week on a positive note, thanks to robust corporate reports and favorable inflation news; this propelled the S&P 500 Index to achieve a new record high at the end of the week.

Investors Move Past Mixed Fed Message

Investors Move Past Mixed Fed Message

Stocks pushed higher last week as investors cheered mega-cap tech corporate reports and a better-than-expected employment report.

Excitement Around Big Tech Continues 

Excitement Around Big Tech Continues 

Stocks continued their upward climb last week as excitement around big tech continued; positive economic reports stoked investors’ belief that the Federal Reserve has pulled off a soft landing.

Big Win For Big Tech

Big Win For Big Tech

Stocks finished higher last week, with big tech again leading amid lingering uncertainty over how continued economic strength would influence the Fed’s rate decision.

Investors Begin to See the Light in Upbeat Week

Investors Begin to See the Light in Upbeat Week

Stocks pushed higher last week, led by big tech names and boosted by December inflation reports that were mixed but positive enough to shore up investor confidence in Fed rate cuts this year.

Investors Enter 2024 In Doubtful Mood

Investors Enter 2024 In Doubtful Mood

Stocks retreated in the first trading week of 2024, struggling a bit after a celebratory end to last year as investors second-guessed Fed signals and fretted over lingering inflation concerns.

S&P Ends 2023 Up 26%

S&P Ends 2023 Up 26%

Stocks posted a slight gain last week amid a shortage of news and light holiday trading.

Investors Boost Stocks Ahead Of Holiday Week

Investors Boost Stocks Ahead Of Holiday Week

Investor optimism and fears of missing out on future gains propelled stocks higher in the last full week of trading before year-end.

Stocks Rally On Fed, Inflation News

Stocks Rally On Fed, Inflation News

Markets reacted positively last week to cooler inflation and the idea of potential rate cuts next year, adding to the gains of the market’s year-end rally.

Stocks Spark Late Week Rally

Stocks Spark Late Week Rally

A late-week, two-day rally left stocks higher, adding to November’s gains as the last month of trading for 2023 began.

Stocks Rise As Bond Yields Fall

Stocks Rise As Bond Yields Fall

A Friday rally turned an otherwise mixed week for stocks into a solid performance.

Short Week Strong For Stocks

Short Week Strong For Stocks

Investor enthusiasm for stocks remained strong last week, buoyed by declining bond yields in a holiday-abbreviated trading week.

November Rally Continues

November Rally Continues

Stocks extended their November rally last week as investors cheered lower-than-forecast inflation data.

Stocks Rally Friday; Powell Cautious On Progress

Stocks Rally Friday; Powell Cautious On Progress

A powerful Friday rally left stocks higher last week, extending the market’s early November gains.

Stocks Rise, Jobs Cool

Stocks Rise, Jobs Cool

Stocks ripped higher last week on a dramatic retreat in bond yields triggered by easing inflation and a slowing labor market.

Stocks Retreat On Cautious Earnings Reports

Stocks Retreat On Cautious Earnings Reports

Amid a busy week of corporate earnings reports, stocks slumped on cautious earnings guidance, fears of higher interest rates, and growing anxiety over the increasing amount of Treasury bonds and notes coming to market.

Stocks Retreat Despite Solid Earnings

Stocks Retreat Despite Solid Earnings

Rising bond yields and uncertainty over whether this was the close of the Fed’s rate-hike cycle dragged markets lower last week despite solid corporate earnings results.

Markets React To Turmoil In Middle East, Inflation Concerns

Markets React To Turmoil In Middle East, Inflation Concerns

Stocks ended mixed last week amid the outbreak of hostilities in the Middle East and higher-than-expected inflation data.

Stocks Rally After Strong Jobs Report

Stocks Rally After Strong Jobs Report

A Friday rally overcame a shaky week, sending stocks mostly higher.

Bond Yields Rise; Government Shutdown Looms

Bond Yields Rise; Government Shutdown Looms

Rising bond yields and government shutdown fears left stocks in mostly negative territory for the week.

Stocks End Summer With Gloomy News 

Stocks End Summer With Gloomy News 

Rising bond yields and fears of a government shutdown hammered stocks last week, with technology shares bearing the brunt of the retreat.

Stocks Stand Still, Awaiting Fed

Stocks Stand Still, Awaiting Fed

Stocks ended the week roughly where they began as investors digested a mixed set of new economic data.

Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates?

Will the Fed Raise Interest Rates?

Concerns that the Fed may raise interest rates soured investor sentiment, sending stocks lower in a holiday-shortened trading week.

September Stocks Open In Positive Territory 

September Stocks Open In Positive Territory 

Falling bond yields–spurred by weak economic data–helped lift stocks to weekly gains.

Stocks Retreat; Powell Talk Goes Hawk 

Stocks Retreat; Powell Talk Goes Hawk 

Stocks fluctuated last week, jostled by fitful bond yields and headline news, before ending strongly following Fed Chair Powell’s comments on the monetary outlook.

Stocks Weather Summer Storm Of News And Indicators

Stocks Weather Summer Storm Of News And Indicators

Stocks extended their August declines last week as higher yields and weak economic data out of China soured investor sentiment.

Summertime Blues For The Markets

Summertime Blues For The Markets

Positive inflation data failed to lift stocks from their August doldrums last week as economic data and a ratings downgrade soured investor sentiment.

Stocks Raise White Flag To Bad News

Stocks Raise White Flag To Bad News

Stocks retreated last week as bond yields increased following the Treasury's announcement indicating “a larger-than-expected funding need” and a downgrade in the federal government’s debt rating.

Stocks Jump After Inflation Gauge Cools

Stocks Jump After Inflation Gauge Cools

A Friday surge pushed stocks solidly into positive territory last week, ignited by cooling in an inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve.

Stocks Advance And Retreat On Mixed News

Stocks Advance And Retreat On Mixed News

Stocks moved to the rhythm of earnings season last week, initially rising on positive earnings surprises and faltering later in the week on key earnings disappointments.

Bad News For Bears; Good News Buoys Markets

Bad News For Bears; Good News Buoys Markets

Better-than-expected updates last week on consumer and wholesale price inflation buoyed investor sentiment, driving stocks higher and lower bond yields.