September 26, 2014

The Week That Was: Sept. 26, 2014

The markets rebounded today, but ended the week down overall.  The S&P 500 gained 0.8%, the Dow gained 0.99%, and the Nasdaq gained 1%. This was not enough to overcome the weaknesses of Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, which we can […]
January 17, 2014

The Week That Was: Jan. 17, 2014

Today the markets mirrored themselves from last Friday with the Dow up slightly and the S&P500 and Nasdaq down slightly.  For the week the markets were little changed, with investors and traders standing on the sidelines, apparently waiting for a […]
January 10, 2014

The Week That Was: Jan. 10, 2014

Good Afternoon Everyone: Welcome to 2014!  A quick aside before getting into the Week That Was:  our website will be going to placeholder status shortly, however, the Week That Was section will remain accessible.  We are revamping the site entirely […]
September 27, 2013

The Week That Was: Sept. 27, 2013

The U.S. stock markets declined today and the S&P 500 and Dow posted their first weekly drop in four.  Growing uncertainty over whether Congressional Democrats and Republicans will pass a federal budget to avert a government shutdown just days away, […]
June 28, 2013

The Week That Was: June 28, 2013

Taking a breather, the major indices diverged a bit today.  The S&P 500 and the Dow pulled back slightly today, with the former down 0.43% and the latter down 0.76%.  Meanwhile, the Nasdaq was up a fraction at +0.4%.  This […]
May 31, 2013

The Week That Was: May 31, 2013

The markets took a breather this week, ending essentially where they began.  For the day, the S&P 500 was down 1.4%, the Dow was down 1.3%, and the Nasdaq was down 1%.  Of course, no sooner do we have a […]
March 15, 2013

The Week That Was: March 15, 2013

Stock markets edged lower today, with the high flying Dow ending its longest winning streak since 1996.  The loss, however, was equivalent to the Chicago Blackhawks losing a game:  rather meaningless in the context of the whole season.  All three […]
December 28, 2012

The Week That Was: Dec. 28, 2012

After raining on your weekend last week, we thought we’d look at the rosier side of things today, but first the markets:  they were down.  Oddly, the major indices were trundling along today down around half a percent or so, […]
December 21, 2012

The Week That Was: Dec. 21, 2012

Given that the Republicans have packed up their toys and gone home without even passing their own Fiscal Cliff bill, the markets unsurprisingly finished down quite a bit today.  All three major US indices finished down close to 1%.  Asian […]