Financial Market Insights

sector market overview chart 3/27/2020
March 28, 2020

3/27/2020 Weekly Market Overview

Another record smashing week with massive gains from Tuesday to Thursday ending the shortest bear market in history, only to be reversed with another Friday drop.
sector market overview chart 3/20/2020
March 21, 2020

3/20/2020 Weekly Market Overview

This was one of the worst weeks on record for the stock markets with no real end in sight. Next week will likely feature significant job losses in the employment report. We are all hoping for a bottom soon.
sector market overview chart 3/13/2020
March 14, 2020

3/13/2020 Weekly Market Overview

The bull market of 11 years came to an end this week with all of the major indexes selling off into Bear Market territory. All of the sectors dropped by more than 6% with Energy getting slammed by nearly 25%.
sector market overview chart 3/6/2020
March 7, 2020

3/6/2020 Weekly Market Overview

Well that was certainly an irratic week with the major indexes massively up one day and way down the next, there were actually some winners this week, but where were they?
sector market overview chart 02/28/2020
February 29, 2020

2/28/2020 Weekly Market Overview

In the worst week since the financial crisis all three major indexes were slammed with the Dow dropping 12.4%, the S&P500 dropping 11.5% and the Nasdaq 'only' declining by 11.4%.
sector market overview chart 02/21/2020
February 22, 2020

2/21/2020 Weekly Market Overview

After last weeks string of record setting days, this week was lead by a string of coronavirus fears pushing markets back down. All 11 sectors declined this week.
sector market overview chart 02/14/2020
February 15, 2020

2/14/2020 Weekly Market Overview

Another week, another set of records for the major market indexes. The markets continue to ignore any medium or long term economic impact of the Coronavirus.
sector market overview chart 02/07/2020
February 8, 2020

2/07/2020 Weekly Market Overview

In spite of some just okay earnings releases, all of the major indexes returned to record breaking levels before closing the week a little softer, but record levels none the less.
sector market overview chart 01/31/2020
February 1, 2020

1/31/2020 Weekly Market Overview

There was a mixture of good and bad earnings reports this week, but the market was lead down due to continued fears of a global slowdown due to the coronavirus in China and the potential to spread and limit economic activity.
sector market overview chart 01/24/2020
January 25, 2020

1/24/2020 Weekly Market Overview

Several strong earnings reports from companies like Intel were not enough to keep all three major indexes from falling this week. Fears of a global slowdown due to the coronavirus lead the markets, and particularly the Energy sector down on the week.
sector market overview chart 01/17/2020
January 18, 2020

1/17/2020 Weekly Market Overview

Earnings season kicked off with the major banks reporting earnings this week leading 10 of the 11 sectors to strong gains this week and records in the major indexes.
sector market overview chart 01/10/2020
January 11, 2020

1/10/2020 Weekly Market Overview

Easing tensions in the Middle East, a return to the post-holiday trend helped move the markets up this week. A tepid jobs report on Friday kept things in check, but all 3 major indexes recorded gains for the week.
sector market overview chart 01/03/2020
January 4, 2020

1/3/2020 Weekly Market Overview

We've certainly started the year off with a new round of uncertainty. The uncertainty again centers around the Middle East and escalating tensions with Iran. This overshadowed an otherwise quiet end to the year with record closes on all 3 major averages before the new year.
sector market overview chart 12/20/19
December 28, 2019

12/27/19 Weekly Market Overview

A quiet week of continued records, highlighted by the Nasdaq closing above 9,000 for the first time and all 3 major indexes closing the week in positive territory.
sector market overview chart 12/20/19
December 21, 2019

12/20/19 Weekly Market Overview

The markets shrugged off the impeachment vote of the President closing the week with new records across all of the major market averages.
sector market overview chart 12/13/19
December 14, 2019

12/13/19 Weekly Market Overview

This was another week that delivered records on all of the major indexes. It was a big news week (with market implications) as a first China deal was announced, a Brexit related election happened, and it's the holiday and dividend time of year all had the markets jolly.
sector market overview chart 12/6/19
December 7, 2019

12/6/19 Weekly Market Overview

In spite of the large jump in the indexes on Friday, the major indexes ended the week mixed for the week ended 2019-12-06. The Dow Jones Industrial average ended the week at 28,015 a decline of 0.1%. The broader S&P 500 index ended the week at 3,146 an increase of 0.2%. The Nasdaq 100 ended the week at 8,397 a decline of 0.1%. The average change for the major averages was down 0.02%.
sector market overview chart 11/29/19
Novemver 30, 2019

11/29/19 Weekly Market Overview

This was a very light week with only 63 earnings releases and nothing major being discussed on the trade front but all of the major averages were up for the week.
sector market overview chart 11/22/19
Novemver 23, 2019

11/22/19 Weekly Market Overview

The major markets were all lower this week, largely due to further fluctuations in the China trade language/information. This was a light week in earnings, dominated by a few announcements from retailers.
sector market overview chart 11/15/19
Novemver 16, 2019

11/15/19 Weekly Market Overview

The major markets hit several records and several record closes this week on more anticipation of a China Trade deal as well as some good earnings reports and economic data. The Dow, S&P500 and Nasdaq are all up more than 20% year-to-date, find out more on what happened this week.
sector market overview chart 11/8/19
Novemver 9, 2019

11/8/19 Weekly Market Overview

Several major market indexes tallied records this week with all 3 major indexes notching gains for the week - with the DJIA up 1.2%, the S&P 500 up 0.9% and the Nasdaq increasing 1.2%, it was a strong week - but not across the board. Several sectors had bad weeks.
sector market overview chart 11/1/19
Novemver 2, 2019

11/1/19 Weekly Market Overview

The S&P broke into record territory this week with all three major indexes increasing this week. The Dow rose 1.7%, the S&P 500 rose 1.8% and the Nasdaq increased by 2.1%. Several big earnings announcements, a strong labor report as well as the 3rd rate cut of the year drove the markets higher this week.
sector market overview chart 10/25/19
October 26, 2019

10/25/19 Weekly Market Overview

The markets ended the week strong with all three major indexes increaseing for the week with earnings announcements from Amazon, Intel, Twitter and Boeing and of course China Trade ruling the indexes this week..
sector market overview chart 10/18/19
October 19, 2019

10/18/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 10/18 was a fairly strong week with all 3 major indexes increasing, BUT, Dow component Boeing had a difficult end to the week. Earnings season started off strong, find out what earnings reports helped to drive the markets and what to expect this coming week.
sector market overview chart 10/11/19
October 13, 2019

10/11/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 10/11 was largely up for the week with all 3 major indexes increasing by an average of 0.9%. The markets were lead by the Materials and Industrials sectors which increased by 1.59% and 1.49% respectively.
sector market overview chart 9/27/19
September 30, 2019

9/27/19 Weekly Market Overview

The week ended 9/27 was a down week for all of the major indexes with an average decline of 1.08%. The Real Estate and Consumer Staples sectors lead the market, increasing 1.24% and 1.19% respectively. The Healthcare sector was down by 3.37% in a very bad week and the Energy sector was off by 2.88%.
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