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Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – November 20, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020 Stocks Slip as Fed, Treasury Clash on Spending. Stocks closed out the week with losses, as Covid-19 cases surge, states shut down, and the threat of expiration of five Federal Reserve credit facilities looms. Technology stocks outperformed, however, ending with a weekly gain. For the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – November 13, 2020

Friday, November 13, 2020 Vaccine Optimism Lifts Stocks. Stocks scored gains Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record as investors cheered progress toward a Covid-19 vaccine, while seeming to look past a continued rise in new cases of the illness. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose about 400 points, or 1.4%, to close [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – November 6, 2020

Friday, November 6, 2020 Stocks Log Best Election Week Since 1932. U.S. stocks’ recent winning streak paused on Friday, but the S&P 500 still posted its second-best performance for any presidential election week on record, and its best since the 1932 election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced nearly 6.9% for the week, the S&P [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – October 30, 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020 Down Week, Down Month. Stocks pared losses but still closed lower on Friday to end an ugly week on a down note, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average booking its biggest monthly drop since March as investors reacted to rising Covid-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe. Nervousness ahead of Tuesday's [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – October 23, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020 Stimulus Wait Drags On. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended slightly lower Friday, with major benchmarks logging modest weekly declines as efforts toward a new round of coronavirus aid spending out of Washington failed to yet bear fruit. The Dow fell around 28 points, or 0.1%, to end near 28,336, according [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – October 16, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020 Dow Gains, but Jitters Remain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out the week and the day in positive territory, snapping a three-session skid, but the broader market ended flat to lower as investors grew skittish about buying equities heading into the weekend. The three main equity benchmarks had been trading [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – October 9, 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020 Stimulus Hopes Drive Rally. Signs of progress toward a sizable U.S. stimulus package helped drive gains for stocks on Friday, as the S&P 500 index capped off its best week since early July. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up about 161.39 points, or 0.6%, at 28,587 on Friday. The S&P [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – October 2, 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020 Trump Tests Positive. Major U.S. stock indexes declined on Friday—though the Dow industrials outperformed—as investors weighed U.S. President Donald Trump’s positive coronavirus test and a weaker-than-expected employment report against hopes for additional stimulus from Washington. U.S. stock futures had fallen as much as 1.5% heading into the open of trading Friday, [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – September 25, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020 Dow, S&P 500 Suffer Fourth Straight Down Week. U.S. stock indexes closed higher after a choppy session Friday, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 logged their fourth straight weekly losses as worries grow over the economic outlook in the absence of renewed aid from Washington, the November presidential [...]

Barron’s Weekly Market Updates – September 18, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020 Tech Takes Another Tumble. Stocks ended lower Friday, pulling major benchmarks into negative territory for the third consecutive week as investors again dumped highflying tech shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell around 245 points, or 0.9%, to end near 27,657, according to preliminary figures. The S&P 500 lost around 38 [...]

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