Barron’s Weekly Market Updates

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – June 26, 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020 Gloomy Friday. U.S. stocks fell on Friday to end the day and week lower as Texas and Florida were forced to backtrack on reopening plans from Covid-19 lockdowns amid a record number of new cases reported nationwide. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 730 points, or 2.8%, to around 25,015, [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – June 19, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020 A Strong Week. U.S. stock indexes on Friday gave up strong early gains to close mostly lower on the session, after the World Health Organization signaled that the coronavirus pandemic remains a deadly threat, and Apple said it will reclose nearly a dozen stores due to rising case counts. But [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – June 12, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020 Rough Week. U.S. stocks finished higher on Friday, but down sharply for the week, after the market attempted to find stable footing following the biggest one-day selloff since mid-March. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% to close near 3041. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 477 points, or 1.9%, to finish [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – June 5, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020 Jobs Surprise. Stocks soared Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite touching an all-time intraday high, as investors cheered a May jobs report that unexpectedly showed a 2.5 million rise in nonfarm payrolls and a fall in the unemployment rate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 829 points, or 3.2%, to [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – May 29, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020 Ending May on an Up Note. U.S. stock indexes ended mostly higher Friday and booked sharp gains for the week and month, after a news conference from President Donald Trump on China turned out to be not as disruptive to trade and finance as had been feared. Equities have rallied [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – May 22, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020 Strong Week. Stocks booked small gains Friday as investors prepared for the three-day Memorial Day weekend, capping a strong week for equities as investor optimism over the lifting of lockdowns and prospects for a Covid-19 vaccine provided a lift. Investor cheer was dampened somewhat by signs of renewed tensions between [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – May 8, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020 Looking ahead. The stock market continues to rally in the face of grim economic news. On Friday, data showed the U.S. unemployment rate soared to 14.7% in April as employers cut 20.5 million jobs during the month. Recent surveys of manufacturing, services, and business investment activity all showed tumbling figures. [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – April 17, 2020

Thursday, April 17, 2020 Positive Week. Stocks ended with strong gains Friday, cementing a positive week, as investors appeared to take comfort in a report that a Covid-19 treatment showed promise and the White House outlined a plan to begin reopening parts of the economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended around 705 points [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – April 9, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020 An Up Week. U.S. stocks capped significant weekly gains on Thursday after the Federal Reserve made a surprise announcement that it would deploy $2.3 trillion of funds through its lending programs to support the broader economy. The S&P 500 was up 1.4% to end at 2790. The Dow Jones Industrial [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – April 3, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020 Jobs Worries. U.S. stocks closed lower Friday as investors assessed the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus epidemic, after the Labor Department reported the U.S. economy lost more than 700,000 jobs in March, and that the unemployment rate rose to a near three-year high of 4.4%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [...]