Monthly Economic Update October 2021

In this month’s recap: Stocks hit some turbulence, turning cautious amid slowing economic growth, and policy debate in Washington. U.S. Markets The stock market hit a pocket of turbulence in September, with investors turning cautious amid Delta variant infections, slowing economic growth and ongoing policy debate in Washington. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.29…

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Monthly Economic Update August 2021

In this month’s recap: Stocks notched a solid gain as investors looked past higher inflation and new COVID-19 cases. Monthly Economic Update U.S. Markets Last month, the stock market posted a solid gain, overcoming investors’ fears of higher inflation and an increase in COVID-19 cases.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 1.25 percent, while…

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Monthly Economic Update July 2021

In this month’s recap: Stocks moved higher as investors looked past accelerating inflation and the Fed’s pivot on monetary policy. Monthly Economic Update U.S. Markets Stocks moved higher last month as investors looked past accelerating inflation and the Fed’s pivot on monetary policy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.07 percent, but the Standard &…

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Monthly Economic Update June 2021

In this month’s recap: Stocks traded in a narrow range as technology and other high-valuation companies were under selling pressure. Monthly Economic Update U.S. Markets Stocks traded in a narrow range in May, with technology and other high-valuation companies under selling pressure. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.93 percent while the Standard & Poor’s…

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Monthly Economic Update May 2021

In this month’s recap: Stocks notched a solid gain, fueled by a succession of positive economic reports and a strong start to the first-quarter earnings season. U.S. Markets A succession of robust economic reports and a healthy start to the corporate earnings season helped spark an April rally on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial…

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Monthly Economic Update April 2021

In this month’s recap: Stocks posted solid gains due to improving economic conditions and widening vaccination programs. However, tech and high-growth stocks played a limited role in the rally. U.S. Markets Improved economic conditions and broadened vaccine programs ignited a broad stock market rally, though rising treasury yields dragged on technology and high-growth stocks.  The…

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Monthly Economic Update March 2021

In this month’s recap: The burgeoning economic recovery and decreasing number of COVID-19 infections lifted stocks. U.S. Markets Stocks notched a solid gain in February thanks to growing optimism surrounding the economic recovery and decreasing number of COVID-19 infections.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average led, picking up 3.17 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose…

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Monthly Economic Update February 2021

In this month’s recap: As the month came to a close, stocks were mixed as attention shifted to unprecedented activity around a handful of companies with short-interest positions. U.S. Markets Stocks were mixed in January, giving up much of the month’s gains in the final days of trading, as unprecedented activity in a handful of…

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