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Stock & Bond Market Update (7/27-7/31)Stock Market Analysis In contrast to the gloomy headlines, most stocks rose last week, and NASDAQ and transportation stocks were especially strong. The Dow advanced 0.69% and smaller cap stocks, as represented by the Russell 2000, rose 1.05%. In hindsight, it is always easier to explain... 1 day 2 hours
Stock & Bond Market Update (7/20-7/24)Stock Market Analysis Here is a riddle: When is down good and bad? The answer: When you are talking about oil and stock prices. Oil dipped below $50 a barrel while stocks also hit a slick patch. Pun intended. Oil fell about 6 percent which is good news for those who use oil but not so much for... 1 week 1 day
Market Commentary by: James Investment Research (...Stock Market Analysis A relief rally seemed to take place last week as the issues in Greece and China briefly subsided. Large stocks were up about 1.5% and small stocks advanced about 1.0%. Advancing stocks outpaced decliners by almost a 3-to-2 margin. Technology and Finance issues carried the... 2 weeks 1 day
Here's what happened in the stock/bond...Stock Market Analysis What a wild ride the markets experienced this week. International intrigue, especially in Greece and China, created breath-taking declines and dizzying gains in U.S. stocks; sometimes in the same day. Despite the volatility, for the week the S... 3 weeks 1 day
Recent Market Commentary by James Investment...Stock Market Analysis Last week both the Dow Transportation and Utility indexes led the way lower, and the Dow Industrials joined in with a 1.15% decline. Barron’s reports twice as many stocks declined as advanced. It is not surprising that 515 issues set new lows while only 115 achieved new... 4 weeks 1 day
What happened in the stock/bond markets last week...Stock Market Analysis The Dow fell 0.38% last week. We also saw similar losses in smaller cap stocks. Overall we had more stocks fall than rise but we still had more new highs than new lows. Six out of 9 sectors fell, with Utility and Basic Material stocks doing the worst. Cyclical and... 1 month 6 days
6/15 - 6/19 Market Commentary by James Investment...Stock Market Analysis The market advanced on the week. The gains were led by smaller stocks where the Russell 2000 went up to the tune of 1.6% or roughly double that of the large-cap S... 1 month 1 week
Stock & Bond Market Analyses (6/8 - 6/12)Stock Market Analysis Last week the Dow managed a weak 0.35% gain, while its return year-to-date was only 1.60%. To investors, it has been encouraging that small stocks may have begun to make their traditional pre-election year rally. After a long period in the doldrums, the Russell 2000 index... 1 month 2 weeks
Stock & Bond Market Update (6/1-6/5)Stock Market Analysis Mixed messages, I hate mixed messages. But that is what the market is giving us. The Dow fell last week and is only ahead 1.25% for the year. On the other hand, small cap stocks, as represented by the Russell 2000, rose 1.18% for the week and are up over 5% this year.... 1 month 3 weeks
Market Commentary by: James Investment Research (...Stock Market Analysis The holiday shortened week saw the stock market meander lower. Smaller stocks, like those in the Russell 2000, held up better but still declined 0.4%. The larger stocks, as illustrated by the S... 2 months 4 days