Featured Commentary


Daily Updates/ Market Daily Updates

Stock Market Today: December 4, 2019(2)

12/04/2019 The stock market opened nicely higher this morning, and managed to build on these gains through much of the afternoon. Sentiment improved quite a bit today, fueled by reports that trade negotiations with China were still progressing. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 149 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 20 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 46 points. Market breadth showed that the bulls were back in control, with almost all of the major equity sectors pressing ahead. Today’s advance was encouraging, as it followed a number of weak sessions, and might suggest that the market is regaining some footing. Elsewhere, investors shrugged off a couple of soft economic reports this morning, as they were busy concentrating on global issues. Looking ahead, the November employment report is due out on Friday, and that issuance will likely receive a good deal of attention.
read more

Daily Updates/ Market Daily Updates

Stock Market Today: November 19, 2019

11/19/2019 The stockmarket put in a mixed session today, as traders digested the latest batch of corporate earningsannouncements, and kept an eye on developmentsoverseas. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 102 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off two points; but the NASDAQ was higher by 21 points.
read more

Daily Updates/ Market Daily Updates

Stock Market Today: November 15, 2019

11/15/2019 The markets began the day with a push to the upside, and stocks went on to set all-time highs. On the economic front, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that October retail sales were up 0.3% from the previous month and 3.1% higher than the year before. Elsewhere, industrial production took a hit last month, falling 0.8%. This marked the largest drop since May of last year. However, much of that was due to the 40-day work stoppage at General Motors (GM). Excluding the auto industry, production would have been down 0.5%, in line with consensus expectations.
read more

Daily Updates/ Market Daily Updates

Stock Market Today: November 14, 2019

11/14/2019 The futures market started in the red today, as a slew of companies released quarterlyearningsreports, both after the bell yesterday and before the open today.  Throughout the day, the composites were choppy, as they reacted to news reports, including one that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, stated that a breakthrough on the USMCA could be imminent. Still, the market has benefited from several days of upward momentum, and it appears that traders were taking profits throughout the day, causing mixed price performances by the stock exchanges. However, the markets trended back to about breakeven in the final portion of the session, and the S&P 500 reached an all-time high by the close. All told, the Dow closed down two points, the S&P 500 was higher by three points, but the NASDAQ was lower by three points.
read more

Daily Updates/ Market Daily Updates

Stock Market Today: November 13, 2019

11/13/2019 The stock market put in a mixed-to-positive session today. Of note, traders seemed less certain that a trade deal between the U.S. and China would be signed in the near future. The constantly shifting situation has been playing itself out in the market for some time now, and this may continue to be the case in the weeks ahead. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 92 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up two points; while the NASDAQ was lower by four points. Market breadth was neutral, with winners just ahead of losers on the NYSE. From a sector perspective, the utilities and the consumer names pressed ahead, while the basic materials issues retreated.
read more

Daily Updates/ Market Daily Updates

Stock Market today: November 11, 2019

11/11/2019 The market started trading lower on the Veterans’ Day holiday, as sentimentfell concerning a U.S. trade deal with China. Traders sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 164 points, while the other indices were lower in tandem. However, a few news stories broke throughout the day, which helped to lift the markets higher. These included that Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), a Dow-component company, received a takeout proposal from a public/private equity company. Additionally, Boeing (BA) provided an update on its 737 MAX planes. Management stated that if the FAA accepts the company's updated training requirements, they are expecting customer deliveries in December and that they expect commercial service to begin in January. These reports sent the market higher, and the Dow eventually reached the green. However, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ remained below breakeven levels. All told, the Dow closed higher by 10 points, eking out a record close. On the other hand, the S&P 500 was down six points, and the NASDAQ was off by 11 points.
read more

Highlights/ StockHighlights

Dow 30 Earnings: The Walt Disney Company Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019

11/08/2019 Wall Street sent shares of entertainment and media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company higher in early trading this morning following the release of the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter results.
read more

Daily Updates/ Market Daily Updates

Stock Market Today: November 6, 2019

11/06/2019 The stock market got off to a weak start this morning, meandered around for much of the afternoon, and ultimately closed on a soft note. Concerns that the long-awaited trade deal between the U.S. and China might be delayed probably put a damper on sentiment. At the end of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at the breakeven mark; the broader S&P 500 Index was ahead two points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 24 points. Market breadth was slightly negative today, with decliners just ahead of advancers on the NYSE. From a sector perspective, the healthcare and consumer names pressed ahead, while the basic materials issues lost ground.
read more

Daily Updates/ Market Daily Updates

Stock Market Today: September 20, 2019

09/20/2019 Stocks closed down to end the week following unhelpful news on trade negotiations with China. Early in the afternoon, word came that a delegation from the Asian nation cancelled a visit scheduled to farmland in the United States. The market had moved modestly higher by mid-morning on Friday in a bit of a news vacuum, since there was no major economic data scheduled to be released. The impact of the Federal Reserve’s Wednesday decision to lower interest rates was also largely factored into stock prices.
read more

PAGE
OF 14