September 16, 2011

The Week That Was: Sept. 16, 2011

Hope springs eternal!  The markets had one of their best weeks in quite some time.  While still down for the year, the Dow rose 4.7% this week.  On the day the Dow was up 0.7%, the S&P 500 was up […]
July 9, 2011

The Week That Was: July 9, 2011

The markets concluded their best week of 2010, with the Dow up 5.3%, the S&P 500 up 4%, and the Nasdaq was up over 3%.  This week almost nullified the fear-driven drop of last week.  So why the change of […]
July 2, 2011

The Week That Was: July 2, 2011

It’s been a rather grueling week and I for one am happy to leave it behind.  Over the last two weeks the Dow has shed 7.3%;  the Nasdaq has shed 9.4%;  and the S&P 500 has lost 8.5%.  It seems […]
June 17, 2011

The Week That Was: June 17, 2011

The markets closed the day mixed, with the Dow and S&P 500 both up while the tech heavy Nasdaq was down.  In a bit of turnaround, both the Dow and S&P had their first up week in almost two months. […]
May 20, 2011

The Week That Was: May 20, 2011

Today the markets pulled back after their LinkedIn IPO euphoria of yesterday.  The Dow closed down 0.74%, the S&P 500 closed down 0.77%, and the Nasdaq closed down 0.71%.  Overall, the markets were down for the week on some weak […]
May 13, 2011

The Week That Was: May 13, 2011

The markets continued their two steps forward – two steps back, sideways dance this week and followed yesterday’s rise with today’s decline.  The Dow dropped just over 0.75%;  the Nasdaq fell 1.2%;  and, the S&P 500 was off 0.8%. Unless […]
March 11, 2011

The Week That Was: Mar. 11, 2011

The major US indices ended slightly up after wavering throughout the day.  For the week, however, the markets were down.  The Dow was down 0.7%, the S&P 500 was down 1%, and the Nasdaq down 2.2%.  As we noted last […]
August 13, 2010

The Week That Was: Aug. 13, 2010

Happy Friday the 13th, The markets were down for the third day, with weekending numbers for the Dow at -3%, the S&P 500 -3.5%, and the Nasdaq taking it on the chin at -4.7%.  The impetus for the decline was […]
August 6, 2010

The Week That Was: Aug. 6, 2010

The program traders have rescued another potentially dismal day on the Dow.  The employment data brought the markets low for most of the day, but in the last hour buyers stepped in and saved the day.  This phenomenon is becoming […]