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Marketwatch – October 2020

Marketwatch – October 2020

In September the Dow declined (0.90%) and remains in negative territory for year at (0.35%), the S&P 500 declined (3.92%) with a year-to-date gain of 4.09%, and the NASDAQ declined (1.43%) but remains positive Year-To- Date 25.83%. Since we are in the final month...
Marketwatch – September 2020

Marketwatch – September 2020

In August the Dow gained 2.4% but remains slightly in negative territory for year at (0.04%), the S&P 500 advanced 7% with a year-to-date gain of 8.3%, and the NASDAQ  Y-T-D # +31.2%. The past several months have been consumed by COVID-19.  The global pandemic has...
Marketwatch – August 2020

Marketwatch – August 2020

In July, the indexes booked a fourth straight monthly gain, with the Dow gaining 2.4%, the S&P 500 advancing 5.5% and the NASDAQ rallying 6.8% for the month. It occurs to me that folks tend to consider political figures as heroes or villains. That tendency...
Marketwatch – August 2020

Marketwatch – July 2020

The month of June was a consolidation month in the market.  The Dow lost ground (1.16%) for the month, while the S&P 500 gained +1.84% and the NASDAQ finished + 4.9%.  That brings the year-to-date returns to:  Dow to (9.55%), S&P 500 (4.04%), and the NASDAQ +...
Marketwatch – June 2020

Marketwatch – June 2020

The month of May was again a strong month in the market yet all three major indices remain in negative territory for the. Over the past eight weeks, 36 million Americans have filed unemployment claims. US GDP plunged by 4.8% in the first quarter of 2020. Yet the US...
Marketwatch – September 2020

Marketwatch – May 2020

The month of April was one of the strongest months in the market on record. All three major indices remain in negative territory for the year but April sure helped alleviate some of the pain. The DOW is -14.69% year-to-date (YTD) with April’s return clocking a very...