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MarketWatch May 2024

MarketWatch May 2024

While April brought much-needed showers to Texas, the markets, which had been on fire for much of the previous 8 months, also had a little water tossed on them. The S&P 500 finished April down 3.27%, the NASDAQ was down 3.59% and the Dow finished down 3.46%....
MarketWatch March 2024

MarketWatch March 2024

While February had a few pause days, overall, the markets were very good. The Nasdaq Composite led the march higher in February, gaining 6.1% and finishing the month at its first record close since November 2021. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P...
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 November 2023

Marketwatch November 2023

For the month of October, the NASDAQ finished down 2.8% for the month. The S&P 500 was down 2.2% for the month while the Dow was down 1.36% for the month. Of course, the big news this month is the escalation of combat between Israel and Hamas. While this creates a...