Weekly Market Commentary for June 18th, 2021
Stocks climbed slightly Friday. The S&P reached a new record, and the NASDAQ posted its fourth winning week in a row as investors shook off a report showing the Consumer Price Index jumped 5 percent in May from a year earlier. For the week, the Dow fell 0.78 percent to close at 34,479.60. The S&P rose 0.43 percent to finish at 4,247.44, and the NASDAQ climbed 1.85 percent to end at 14,069.42.
Weekly Market Commentary for June 7th, 2021
Stocks rose Friday. The Labor Department’s May jobs report showed unemployment fell to a pandemic-era low of 5.9 percent, and new job growth was stronger than April’s but short of expectations. The mixed news appeared to assure investors the Fed would retain its accommodating money policies. For the week, the Dow rose 0.69 percent to close at 34,756.39. The S&P gained 0.64 percent to finish at 4,229.89, and the NASDAQ climbed 0.49 percent to end at 13,814.49.
Weekly Market Commentary for June 1st, 2021
Stocks climbed slightly Friday. Investors seemed to shake off a stronger-than-expected inflation reading and focus on encouraging employment data. New jobless claims fell to a new pandemic-era low. The S&P and the Dow posted their fourth positive month in a row. For the week, the Dow rose 1.03 percent to close at 34,529.45. The S&P gained 1.20 percent to finish at 4,204.11, and the NASDAQ climbed 2.08 percent to end at 13,748.74.