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October 26, 2020

Stocks fell sharply today as coronavirus infections jumped in both the US and Europe and negotiations for a fiscal stimulus package before the election stalled once again.   Dow Jones finished -650 at 27,685 S&P 500 finished -64 at 3,400 NASDAQ finished -189 at 11,358   The 10 Year Treasury closed down 4 basis points […]

October 23, 2020

Stocks were volatile today, with the S&P and NASDAQ finishing in positive territory. In economic news, there were 6.54 million existing home sales in September, higher than expected.   Dow Jones -28 at 28,336 S&P 500 -12 at 3,465 NASDAQ -42 at 11,548   The 10 Year Treasury closed down 1 basis point yielding 0.84% […]

October 22, 2020

Stocks closed higher today after traders continued to fixate on dimming prospects of more stimulus before the election. Third-quarter corporate earnings results rolled in mixed, and a new report weekly jobless claims came in better-than-feared.   Dow Jones finished +153 at 28,363 S&P 500 finished +18 at 3,453 NASDAQ finished +21 at 11,506   The […]

October 21, 2020

Stocks opened mixed this morning and spent the day going in and out of positive territory. In economic news, there were 1.553 million new building permits in September, higher than expected.   Dow Jones -98 at 28,211 S&P 500 -8 at 3,436 NASDAQ -32 at 11,485   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 2 basis […]

October 20, 2020

Stocks closed higher today as traders hope a deal can be reached for the next stimulus deal by the end of today. In economic news, housing starts were 1.415 million in September, slightly, lower than expected. Dow Jones finished +113 at 28,308 S&P 500 finished +16 at 3,443 NASDAQ finished +38 at 11,516   The […]

October 19, 2020

Stocks opened higher this morning but turned negative early on as investors are still waiting on congress to make a deal for the next stimulus package. In economic news, there were 898,000 jobless claims last week, higher than expected.   Dow Jones -411 at 28,195 S&P 500 -57 at 3,427 NASDAQ -193 at 11,479   […]

October 16, 2020

Stocks finished the day mixed, with the DOW and S&P finishing in positive territory. In economic news, retail sales were 1.9% in September, higher than the expected 1.2%.   Dow Jones +113 at 28,606 S&P 500 +1 at 3,484 NASDAQ -42 at 11,672   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 1 basis point yielding 0.74% […]

October 15, 2020

Stocks fell today for a third straight day of losses as investors are becoming less optimistic about a fiscal stimulus before the U.S. election and a host of new virus-related restrictions in Europe.   Dow Jones finished -19 at 28,494 S&P 500 finished -5 at 3,483 NASDAQ finished -55 at 11,713   The 10 Year […]

October 14, 2020

Stocks opened higher this morning but turned negative early on and continued that trend throughout the day, with every major index finishing in negative territory. In economic news, the consumer price index increased 0.2% in September, as expected.   Dow Jones -166 at 28,514 S&P 500 -23 at 3,489 NASDAQ -95 at 11,769   The […]

October 13, 2020

Stocks closed negative today as congress continued to negotiate the second stimulus bill and investors considered a first batch of corporate earnings results. In economic news, job openings in August were 6.5 million, lower than the previous month.   Dow Jones finished -157 at 28,679 S&P 500 finished -22 at 3,511 NASDAQ finished -12 at […]

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