Is the United States economy recovering or faltering?
Weekly Market Commentary
Do rollercoasters make you uncomfortable?
During 2020, stock markets in the United States have taken investors on an emotional rollercoaster ride. By late March, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index had lost more than 30 percent. The Index has since regained most of those losses, although there have been many ups and downs along the way.
What a quarter!
Investment Puzzles and Waves
Stock markets in the United States and Europe retreated last week as the number of new COVID-19 cases increased steadily in America. On Thursday, there were more than 44,000 new cases, the highest daily total to date, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control.
Could it be the upside surprises?
U.S. stock markets have marched higher despite a pandemic, an economic downturn, and social justice protests – and a lot of people have wondered why.
Stock indices in the United States rallied early last week on optimism about the reopening of businesses across the country. The Nasdaq Composite rose to 10,000 for the first time ever, before tumbling lower.
The employment report electrified U.S. stock markets last week.
Are those green?
In economic terms, green shoots are signs of improvement. If you were paying close attention, you might have seen some in economic data released last week.
It was a good week for stock markets in the US. But there was trouble in Asia.
U.S. stock markets rallied last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and Nasdaq Composite all gained more than 3 percent, reported Ben Levisohn of Barron’s.
The current goal of most leaders around the world is to minimize infection, minimize death, and minimize economic hardship. America is reopening, state by state.