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Marketwatch – December 2020

Marketwatch – December 2020

In November the Dow climbed 11.08% which brought it into positive territory for year , the S&P 500 rose 10.86% bringing the year-to-date numbers in at + 12.64%, and the NASDAQ climbed +12.94% for the month, continuing a great year setting at +36.00% year-to-date....
Marketwatch – December 2020

Marketwatch – November 2020

In October the Dow declined (4.27%) and remains in negative territory for year at (7.10%), the S&P 500 declined (2.34%) with a year-to-date gain of 1.21%, and the NASDAQ declined (1.48%) but remains positive Year-To- Date 21.61%. The bond market, as measured by...
Marketwatch – October 2020

Marketwatch – October 2020

In September the Dow declined (0.90%) and remains in negative territory for year at (0.35%), the S&P 500 declined (3.92%) with a year-to-date gain of 4.09%, and the NASDAQ declined (1.43%) but remains positive Year-To- Date 25.83%. Since we are in the final month...
Marketwatch – September 2020

Marketwatch – September 2020

In August the Dow gained 2.4% but remains slightly in negative territory for year at (0.04%), the S&P 500 advanced 7% with a year-to-date gain of 8.3%, and the NASDAQ  Y-T-D # +31.2%. The past several months have been consumed by COVID-19.  The global pandemic has...
Marketwatch – December 2020

Marketwatch – August 2020

In July, the indexes booked a fourth straight monthly gain, with the Dow gaining 2.4%, the S&P 500 advancing 5.5% and the NASDAQ rallying 6.8% for the month. It occurs to me that folks tend to consider political figures as heroes or villains. That tendency...
Marketwatch – December 2020

Marketwatch – July 2020

The month of June was a consolidation month in the market.  The Dow lost ground (1.16%) for the month, while the S&P 500 gained +1.84% and the NASDAQ finished + 4.9%.  That brings the year-to-date returns to:  Dow to (9.55%), S&P 500 (4.04%), and the NASDAQ +...