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MarketWatch February 2024

MarketWatch February 2024

For the first month of the year, the markets seemed very resilient until the final trading day, when the indices gave up .8% on the Dow, 1.6% on the S&P 500 and 2.23% on the NASDAQ. The 10-year Treasury dipped just below 4% on the final trading day. More about...
Marketwatch January 2024

Marketwatch January 2024

The month of December was good for the markets with the three major indices all riding an 8-week winning streak to end the year. The NASDAQ finished the year positive 44.6% while the S&P 500 was up 24.6% for the year and the Dow finished the year positive 13.2%....
Marketwatch December 2023

Marketwatch December 2023

For the month of November, the NASDAQ finished up 10.7% for the month. The S&P 500 was up 8.7% for the month while the Dow was up 8.8% for the month. The market reacted strongly to the Fed’s comments earlier in the month stating that they were on hold for now. I...
Marketwatch October 2023

Marketwatch October 2023

After a rough August the markets continued their downward trend with the S&P 500 losing 4.87% after the loss of 3% in August. The S&P finished the 3rd quarter down 3.65% but remains positive 11.68% year-to-date. The Dow Jones Industrial Average similarly...
Marketwatch September 2023

Marketwatch September 2023

August was not kind in the markets. The S&P 500 is down more than 3% this month, the Nasdaq Composite fell just over 5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 3%. Throughout the bull market dating back to 2009, Brian Wesbury the Chief Economist for First...