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August 19, 2021

Stocks closed mixed today driven by jitters over a potential shift in monetary policy that might remove some of the stimulus supporting equity markets.   Dow Jones finished -67 at 34,894 S&P 500 finished +6 at 4,405 NASDAQ finished +16 at 14,541   The 10 Year Treasury closed down 3 basis points yielding 1.24% Oil […]

August 18, 2021

Stocks dropped today, with the DOW, S&P and NASDAQ all finishing down about 1%. In economic news, industrial production increased 0.9% during July, almost doubling expectations.   Dow Jones -380 at 34,964 S&P 500 -48 at 4,400 NASDAQ -130 at 14,526   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 2 basis points yielding 1.27% Oil prices […]

August 17, 2021

U.S. stock indexes closed negative today as July retail sales declined and concerns about slowing global economic growth intensified.   Dow Jones finished -282 at 35,343 S&P 500 finished -32 at 4,448 NASDAQ finished -138 at 14,656   The 10 Year Treasury closed even yielding 1.26% Oil prices closed down $0.52 ending at $66.77 a […]

August 13, 2021

Stocks were little changed to slightly higher today reaching record highs as investors digested a largely solid set of recent economic data and earnings results.   Dow Jones finished +16 at 35,515 S&P 500 finished +7 at 4,468 NASDAQ finished +7 at 14,822   The 10 Year Treasury closed down 7 basis points yielding 1.29% […]

August 12, 2021

Stocks moved higher today, with the DOW, S&P, and NASDAQ all finishing in positive territory. In economic news, there were 375,000 jobless claims last week, as expected.   Dow Jones +15 at 35,500 S&P 500 +13 at 4,461 NASDAQ +51 at 14,816   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 3 basis points yielding 1.37% Oil […]

August 6, 2021

Stocks finished mixed, with the DOW and S&P both moving higher, while the NASDAQ dropped lower. In economics news, the unemployment rate was 5.4% during July, down 0.4% from June.   Dow Jones +145 at 35, 209 S&P 500 + 7 at 4,437 NASDAQ -59 at 14,836   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 7 […]

August 5, 2021

Stocks moved higher today, with every major index up finishing up about 1%. In economic news, there were 385,000 jobless claims last week, which was expected.   Dow Jones +272 at 35,064 S&P 500 +26 at 4,429 NASDAQ +115 at 14,895   The 10 Year Treasury closed up 3 basis points yielding 1.22% Oil prices […]

August 3, 2021

Stocks finished the day with every major index in positive territory. In economic news, construction spending increased 0.1% during June, less than expected.   Dow Jones +278 at 35,116 S&P 500 +36 at 4,423 NASDAQ +80 at 14,761   The 10 Year Treasury closed flat yielding 1.18% Oil prices closed down $0.65 ending at $70.61 […]

August 2, 2021

Stocks finished the day mixed, with the NASDAQ in positive territory, while the DOW and S&P both dropped lower. In economic news, consumer spending rose 1% during June, more than expected.   Dow Jones -97 at 34,838 S&P 500 -8 at 4,387 NASDAQ +8 at 14,681   The 10 Year Treasury closed down 7 basis […]

July 30, 2021

Stocks declined today, with every major index finishing in negative territory. In economic news, there were 400,000 jobless claims last week, more than the expected 380,000.   Dow Jones -150 at 34,935 S&P 500 -24 at 4,395 NASDAQ -106 at 14,673   The 10 Year Treasury closed down 3 basis points yielding 1.24% Oil prices […]

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