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Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – February 19, 2021

Friday, February 19, 2021 Mixed Finish. Stocks ended little changed Friday, leaving the Dow Jones Industrial Average clinging to a small weekly gain while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite lost ground. The Dow ended with a gain of around 1 point near 31,494, leaving the blue-chip gauge up 0.1% for the week. The S&P [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – February 12, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021 Stocks End Week on Optimistic Note. Major U.S. stock indexes notched record closing highs Friday on optimism about a fresh round of Covid spending, strong corporate earnings, and progress in rollouts of vaccines to combat the viral pandemic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up less than 0.1% to end at [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – February 5, 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021 Stocks Log Best Week Since November. The three big U.S. stock benchmarks finished at or near records on Friday, notching the best rally in about three months. Fretting about the potential detrimental impact of trading in stocks popular with individual investors, like GameStop and AMC Entertainment, gave way to a focus [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – January 29, 2021

Friday, January 29, 2021 Stocks End January With a Slide. Stocks fell sharply Friday as the speculative frenzy around GameStop continued, raising concerns about financial stability and offering another potential sign of market froth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped around 621 points, or 2%, to end near 29,983, while the S&P 500 declined around [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – January 22, 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021 Stocks Log Weekly Gains. Stocks ended mixed on Friday, but managed to hold on to weekly gains as investors eyed the economic impact of Covid-19 restrictions in Europe. The S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 3841. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 179 points, or 0.6%, to 30,997, based on preliminary numbers. [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – December 31, 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020 Ringing Out 2020 With Records. Equity benchmarks finished higher Thursday, the last trading session in 2020, to end the year on a strong note after plunging into a bear market in February and March as the Covid-19 pandemic threw the global economy into a deep recession. The promise of vaccines and [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – December 24, 2020

Friday, December 24, 2020 Stocks Gain on Christmas Eve. Stocks closed higher on a low-volume, holiday-shortened Thursday. The status of a $900 billion fiscal stimulus bill that passed in Congress this week remains unclear after President Donald Trump demanded last-minute changes. Still, investors don’t seem concerned—it’s likely a matter of when, not if, the package [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – December 18, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020 Stocks Slip as Lawmakers Haggle. U.S. stock indexes on Friday pared declines into the close but finished the session lower as investors monitored last-minute negotiations toward cementing a coronavirus aid package amid worsening infections and hospitalizations. The day's trading action also was colored by quadruple witching and Tesla's nearing inclusion in [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – December 11, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020 Investors Still Waiting on Stimulus Package. U.S. stock indexes finished mixed Friday, capping a week marked by unsteady progress toward another coronavirus relief package by Congress and thus-far unsuccessful negotiations on Britain’s trade relationship with the European Union. Hand-wringing about overly bullish sentiment and lofty valuations, despite progress on a coronavirus [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – December 4, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020 Record Finish. Major stock benchmarks scored a round of records Friday to cap another week of gains for equities as investors looked past a weaker-than-expected jobs report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite, and Russell each ended at an all-time high, the first simultaneous record finish for the [...]

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