Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – May 7, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021Stocks Rise After Weak Jobs Report. U.S. stocks climbed on Friday to clinch weekly gains for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average following a weaker-than-expected jobs report in April. The S&P 500 rose 0.7% to around 4233, a closing record. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.7% to end around 34,778. [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – April 30, 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021 Stocks Slide Despite Mostly Bright Earnings. Stocks ended lower Friday as investors shrugged off largely strong earnings reports and U.S. economic data, dragging the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite to weekly losses but leaving solid monthly gains intact. The Dow fell around 186 points, or 0.5%, to close [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – April 23, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021 Markets Bounce Back. Stocks finished with gains, but off session highs and with weekly losses for major benchmarks, bouncing a day after reports that President Joe Biden plans to nearly double the capital-gains tax rate for Americans earning more than $1 million a year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished around [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – April 9, 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021 Shrugging Off Inflation Signs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index closed at record highs Friday, while the Nasdaq Composite exited correction territory, as stocks shrugged off inflation fears despite data showing U.S. producer prices rose more than forecast. The main U.S. equity indexes all recorded weekly gains. The [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – April 1, 2021

Friday, April 1, 2021 S&P Breaches 4000. The S&P 500 rose above the 4000 level for the first time on Thursday as investors took heart from President Joe Biden‘s infrastructure spending proposal, even though it faces obstacles. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 172 points, or 0.5%. The S&P 500 rose 1.2% to a new [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – March 26, 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021 Dow and S&P 500 Close at Records as Oil Prices Rise. Stocks climbed Friday as interest rates moved decisively higher, while oil prices have climbed in response to the continuing blockage of the Suez Canal. By the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 453 points, or 1.4%, while the [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – March 19, 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021 Dow Falls After Fed Decision on Bank Capital. Stocks finished mixed Friday, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost ground as a decision by the Federal Reserve not to extend a temporary rule relaxing bank capital requirements pressured the financial sector. The Dow lost around 234 points, or 0.7%, to close [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – March 12, 2021

Friday, March 12, 2021 More Records for S&P 500, Dow. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average booked record closes for a second day in a row, while the Nasdaq Composite saw some selling as a rise in yields for government debt continued to push investors out of highflying growth stocks and into [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – March 5, 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021 Stocks Jump Following Jobs Report. U.S. stocks finished Friday sharply higher after the U.S. government reported stronger-than-expected jobs growth in February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a 572-point gain, up 1.9%, to around 31,496, while the S&P 500 index closed 2% higher at 3842. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite finished 1.6% [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – February 26, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021Stocks End Tough Week Mostly Lower. Stocks ended mostly lower Friday, dipping toward session lows in the final minutes of trading. Tech-related shares bounced after a rout sparked by a sharp rise in Treasury yields, but still suffered weekly losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended with a loss of around 470 points, [...]

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