The most recent five-day stretch on Wall Street
marked the second-consecutive winning week
for those long equities
, but the gains were not as large as the previous week. Looking ahead to the new week, in addition to the heavy dose of earnings data
will have to digest
, there will be a number of important reports
on the economy
. But with less than an hour to go before the commencement of new trading stateside, the equity futures are slightly positive
, but the for the most part relatively unchanged.
The major U.S. indexes struggled on Friday,
with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ 100 each paring gains substantially
from what was previously a strong week for equities
. Weakness from Apple
(AAPL) was one of the principal drags on the market
, which occurred after a report suggested iPhone sales underperformed in the yet-to-be-reported fiscal quarter.
Stocks moved lower today
, but managed to regain some ground in the afternoon
. At the end of trading, The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 83 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 15 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 57 points.
The strong momentum
that the Dow Jones Industrial Average enjoyed early this week faded today
on a disappointing performance and prospects from International Business Machines
(IBM). The Dow lost a little ground
as a result, but the NASDAQ
the S&P 500
turned in slim gains
, and market breadth was tilted to the upside.
The major U.S. indexes rose strongly for the second time in as many days
, as encouraging quarterly earnings from Corporate America
continues to mute recent volatility. Today, the bulls were underpinned by a strong report from Netflix (NFLX).
put in a generally constructive session today
. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead roughly 213 points
; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 22 points
; and the NASDAQ
was higher by 50 points
After an auspicious open to the session, the major market indexes each ended the week with a swift selloff in the final hour of trading. As the end of the day neared, the averages lifted off their late-day lows, but remained below their breakeven lines. The downtick followed Thursday’s running of the bulls, which saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average gain nearly 300 points. Easing geopolitical tensions
and optimism for Corporate America’s just-started quarterly earnings season
were the primary drivers to yesterday’s rally
, which investors collected profits off of today.
Stocks surged today
, as traders waited
for first-quarter earnings season
. Further, there may now be a sense that Washington
will choose a measured response
to the aggression in Syria.
At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead nearly 294 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 22 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 71 points.
The large-cap U.S. indexes traded mostly lower today
, cutting into
the gains registered
. Though the NASDAQ 100 (and, to a lesser degree, the S&P 500) showed signs of an upturn at several points, geopolitical uncertainty
worked to drive the averages near session lows in the afternoon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the worst faring major grouping, shedding more than 200 points during the session.
The stock market moved sharply higher today
, as investor concerns
about international trade tensions eased
. Moreover, in contrast to yesterday’s stock market performance, which ended with some late-day selling, today equities managed to advance through the late afternoon, which is a likely bullish indication.