Looking Under the Hood

Looking Under the Hood

Market Recap The U.S. equity markets displayed mixed results this week, with a notable shift from last week’s trends: The Russell 2000, representing smaller-cap stocks, was the only major index to decline, pushing it back into negative territory for the...
A Look at Market Strength: Dow vs S&P 500

A Look at Market Strength: Dow vs S&P 500

Market Recap The major U.S. stock indexes posted gains last week, led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average which rose 1.5%. The small-cap Russell 2000 index gained 0.8%, while the large-cap S&P 500 added 0.6%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite ended the week flat....
Inflation Data is Pushing Tech Stocks Higher

Inflation Data is Pushing Tech Stocks Higher

Tech Continues to Outpace Rest of the Market The major U.S. stock indexes had a mixed week. The tech-focused NASDAQ and the large-cap S&P 500 both reached new record highs. However, the smaller-cap Russell 2000 and the 30-stock Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)...
Seasonal Trend Indicates Short Term Weakness

Seasonal Trend Indicates Short Term Weakness

Recap: Investors Still Expecting September Rate Cute   Wall Street is optimistic that the economy and job market are slowing down enough for the Federal Reserve to consider cutting interest rates later this year. This sentiment pushed the S&P 500 and NASDAQ...
Latest Economic Data – Sooner than Later?

Latest Economic Data – Sooner than Later?

Recap: Slower Economic Growth? Most major U.S. equity benchmarks closed lower over the holiday-shortened trading week, but still managed to end May with modest gains. Contrary to the past six weeks, value stocks outperformed growth stocks, and smaller-cap stocks...