Financial Market Insights

sector market overview chart 9/20/19
September 22, 2019

9/20/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 9/20 was a down week for all of the major indexes with an average decline of 0.81%. The Utilities and Real Estate sectors lead the market, both having increases over 1.5%, but that was not enough to move the markets which digested some not-so-great news all week.
sector market overview chart 9/13/19
September 14, 2019

9/13/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 9/13/19 was another positive week for the major indexes this past week. 8 of the 13 market sectors rose this week. Lots of chatter on the business/market networks last week about a potential shift from Momentum (or Growth) stocks to Value stocks. Not a trend yet, but we are watching.
sector market overview chart 9/6/19
September 7, 2019

9/6/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 9/6/19 was a very strong week with all of the major averages increasing for the week and every sector increasing to close the week out. Much of the increase can be attributed to an announcement that the US and China will meet regarding the trade war in October. A new rate decision will be coming from the ECB next week with a further cut expected.
sector market overview chart 8/30/19
August 31, 2019

8/30/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 8/30/19 was a very strong week with all of the major averages increasing for the week and every sector increasing at least 1.6%. There's still a lot of angst about the trade dispute with China with markets reacting to every statement, non-statement and tweet related to it for signs of a better or worse relationship with China. Everyone is also on the lookout for signs (or signs) or the feared coming recession.
sector market overview chart 8/23/19
August 24, 2019

8/23/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 8/23/19 was another volatile week with all of the major indexes declining an average of 1.42%. The trade war with China weighed heavily on the markets at the end of the week with China and the US playing a tit-for-tat game with each upping tariffs on the others' products.
sector market overview chart 8/16/19
August 18, 2019

8/16/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 8/16/19 ended with all three major indexes down by an average of 1.0% for the week.
sector market overview chart 5/31/19
June 2, 2019

5/31/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 5/31/19 was another difficult week for the major indexes. The indexes averaged a decline for the week of 2.67% with the Dow Jones Industrial Average declining 3.01%, the S&P 500 Index declined 2.62% and the Nasdaq declined 2.37% for the week. Many ‘experts’ are crediting the potential escalation of the trade dispute
sector market overview chart 5/10/19
May 11, 2019

5/10/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 5/10/19 was a tough week for all of the US stock market indexes. The 3 major indexes declined an average of 2.54% on fears of an escalation in the trade battle with China and the expansion of the tariffs on Chinese goods entering the US. The week ended with the Dow Industrials
sector market overview chart 5/3/19
May 5, 2019

5/3/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week was highlighted with Wednesday’s employment report from ADP and the BLS labor report on Friday. Both reports were good enough to push the unemployment rate down to the lowest level its been since the late 60s. The current unemployment rate is 3.6% after adding 263,000 jobs for the week. The employment reports pushed