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January 19, 2021

Stocks closed up today as traders returned from a long holiday weekend in the U.S. and eyed signs of mounting support for significant fiscal stimulus out of Washington.   Dow Jones finished +116 at 30,930 S&P 500 finished +31 at 3,798 NASDAQ finished +199 at 13,197   The 10 Year Treasury closed even yielding 1.09% […]

January 15, 2021

Stocks dipped as traders considered details of President-elect Joe Biden’s newly unveiled stimulus proposal and absorbed new data showing U.S. retail sales unexpectedly falling for a third straight month in December.   Dow Jones finished -177 at 30,814 S&P 500 finished -28 at 3,768 NASDAQ finished -114 at 12,998   The 10 Year Treasury closed […]

January 14, 2021

Stocks closed down today after the Labor Department’s weekly jobless claims report showed that initial claims spiked to the highest level since August last week.   Dow Jones finished -69 at 30,991 S&P 500 finished -14 at 3,795 NASDAQ finished -16 at 13,112   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 4 basis points yielding 1.13% […]

January 13, 2021

The S&P 500 and NASDAQ rose slightly this afternoon after fluctuating between gains and losses earlier as traders sought signs of the arrival of more stimulus amid the ongoing pandemic.   Dow Jones finished -8 at 31,060 S&P 500 finished +9 at 3,809 NASDAQ finished +57 at 13,128   The 10 Year Treasury closed down […]

January 12, 2021

Stocks rose slightly today as the three major indexes stabilized following Monday’s declines.   Dow Jones finished +60 at 31,068 S&P 500 finished +2 at 3,801 NASDAQ finished +36 at 13,072   The 10 Year Treasury closed even yielding 1.14% Oil prices closed up $0.91 ending at $53.16 a barrel. Gold prices closed up $5.50 […]

January 11, 2021

Stocks fell today as investors took a pause following last week’s record-setting rally.   Dow Jones finished -89 at 31,008 S&P 500 finished -25 at 3,799 NASDAQ finished -166 at 13,036   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 3 basis points yielding 1.14% Oil prices closed down $0.18 ending at $52.06 a barrel. Gold prices […]

January 8, 2021

Stocks rose today as investors looked ahead to another batch of expected stimulus under a unified Democratic government, which appeared increasingly likely after the Labor Department’s December jobs report showed the economy shed jobs in December.   Dow Jones finished +57 at 31,097 S&P 500 finished +21 at 3,824 NASDAQ finished +134 at 13,201   […]

January 7, 2020

Stocks moved higher today with every major index finishing at all time highs. In economic news there were 787,000 jobless claims last week, lower than the expected 815,000.   Dow Jones +212 at 31,041 S&P 500 +56 at 3,804 NASDAQ +327 at 13,067   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 3 basis points yielding 1.07% […]

January 6, 2021

Stocks cut gains Wednesday afternoon, but still held mostly higher, as turmoil in Washington escalated.   Dow Jones finished +438 at 30,829 S&P 500 finished +21 at 3,748 NASDAQ finished -78 at 12,740   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 8 basis points yielding 1.03% Oil prices closed up $0.44 ending at $50.37 a barrel […]

January 5, 2021

Stocks rose today as investors awaited results from the Georgia Senate runoff elections and nervously eyed worsening COVID-19 trends in the U.S. and abroad.   Dow Jones finished +168 at 30,391 S&P 500 finished +26 at 3,726 NASDAQ finished +121 at 12,818   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 3 basis points yielding 0.95% Oil […]

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