Markets / Commentaries
Stock Market Today: September 17, 2021
Robert Mitkowski | 09/17/2021
September is thus far living up to its reputation as a choppy month for stocks. No particular path is set in stone, but lately the set of divergent forces influencing the market has been giving more mixed signals than in the recent past. That has chipped away at the raging bullish sentiment that lifted the major averages to one record after another earlier this year.
Markets / CommentariesStock Market Today: September 16, 2021
William G. Ferguson | 09/16/2021
This morning, the economy is once again on the minds of investors, with the spotlight on retail sales data for the month of August. The report was much stronger than expected, with retail sales up 0.7%, versus the expectation calling for a decline of 0.7%.
Markets / CommentariesStock Market Today: September 15, 2021
John E. Seibert III | 09/15/2021
The U.S. stock market put in a weak day of trading yesterday. And though equity futures are now in positive territory, there may be a choppy start to the session as investors absorb the latest economic reports.
Markets / CommentariesStock Market Today: September 14, 2021
Adam Rosner | 09/14/2021
The U.S. stock market put in a divided session yesterday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved higher and the technology-heavy NASDAQ slipped into negative territory. Investors may have become more cautious, given the number of important economic reports due to be released this week. Meanwhile, on our shores, the equity futures are now ahead, which suggests a constructive start to the session.
Markets / CommentariesStock Market Today: September 13, 2021
William G. Ferguson | 09/13/2021
Before the bell, the equity futures are presaging a rally for the U.S. stock market, with some bargain hunting on display after last week’s modest pullback. The market greeted positively reports that new domestic COVID-19 cases fell significantly over the past several days.
Markets / CommentariesStock Market Today: September 10, 2021
Adam Rosner | 09/10/2021
The U.S. stock market attempted to advance yesterday, but slipped into negative territory by the end of the session. Lately, Wall Street seems a bit more concerned that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could dampen the economic recovery and weigh on corporate profits.
Markets / CommentariesStock Market Today: September 9, 2021
William G. Ferguson | 09/09/2021
This holiday-abbreviated trading week, which also saw many traders take the last few days off for the Rosh Hashanah holiday, has been very light on earnings, economic, and Federal Reserve news. With the lack of market-moving events, investors have focused their attention on the surging coronavirus Delta variant cases and what impact the virus may have on the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is on a three-day losing streak, and the equity futures are indicating that the modest selling will continue at the start of trading today.
Markets / CommentariesStock Market Today: September 8, 2021
John E. Seibert III | 09/08/2021
The futures market started unevenly last night, trending largely sideways in the early evening. The regular-session markets were sent lower during the Rosh Hashanah holiday by traders selling due to increased fears that the Delta variant of the coronavirus may slow economic growth.
Markets / CommentariesStock Market Today: September 7, 2021
Robert Mitkowski | 09/07/2021
Investors come back from the long Labor Day weekend with the knowledge that the Delta variant is taking a toll on job growth. That is evident from Friday’s disappointing government payroll report, which saw a much-less-than-projected 235,000 jobs added in August. The expectation was for about three times as many.