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Monday, June 29, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetA jump in COVID-19 cases dampened investor enthusiasm last week, sending stock prices lower on worries that rising infections could derail the economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 3.31%,...

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks moved higher last week on news of more Federal Reserve market support and diminished concerns that new COVID-19 cases might lead to another economic shutdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.04%,...

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetInvestor sentiment turned negative last week, amid an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in states where reopening has been underway as well as a subdued economic forecast from the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones...

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetA positive jobs report sent stocks soaring last Friday, capping a solid week as evidence of a global economic recovery outweighed concerns over civil unrest and tensions with China.The Dow Jones Industrial...

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetUpbeat comments by the Federal Reserve Chairman and more signs of an economic turnaround combined to help fuel a powerful rally in the stock market last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.29%, while...

Monday, May 18, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks drifted lower last week, weighed down by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's unsettling comments on the economy and signs of renewed tensions with China.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.65%,...

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Are you eligible for a stimulus check from the Treasury Department? As of Friday, April 24, the Internal Revenue Service said it had issued 88 million payments to individuals across the country. It plans to send out more than 150...

Monday, May 11, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetDespite a historic downturn in employment, stocks managed to climb higher last week as investors were emboldened by the pace of economic re-openings, both here and abroad.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in The Colony, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone”...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Coppell, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Colleyville, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone”...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Flower Mound, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone”...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Lewisville, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone”...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Denton, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Keller, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Southlake, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Grapevine, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Mesquite, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Kilgore, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Garland, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Irving, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Ft. Worth, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Addison, TX. So here are a few tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone” is...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Farmers Branch, TX. So here are a couple of tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media,...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Carrollton, TX. So here are a couple of tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media,...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in McKinney, TX. So here are a couple of tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media,...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Allen, TX. So here are a couple of tips you can use today: TURN IT OFF Everyone has an opinion, but in the world of modern media, “everyone”...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As the market continues to be volatile, it can be hard to know what to do here in Frisco, TX. So here are a couple of tips you can use today: RESIST THE TEMPTATION Volatility can play rough with your emotions. The temptation to jump...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Here in Plano, Texas, it can be hard to makes sense out of today's market. Here is one thing you can do today: LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE Short-term market fluctuations can stir all sorts of emotions and may even lead you to make unwise...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

With all of the uncertainty going on around us here in Richardson, Texas, it can be hard to make sense of what to do. Here is one tip: TAKE A DEEP BREATH In a nutshell, the stock markets go up and down. That’s simply their nature...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

With all of the recent uncertainty in the marketplace here in Dallas, TX, it might makes sense to look back at what happened in 2018 to gain some perspective. Case Study: The Market Volatility in the Fourth Quarter of 2018 When stock...

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices ended the week slightly lower, despite news of positive results from a test trial of a COVID-19 drug treatment and several states easing their economic lockdowns. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Monday, April 27, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices bounced around last week as investors reacted to wild swings in the price of oil and reports that called into question the efficacy of two potential virus treatments.The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Monday, April 20, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices pushed higher last week as news of a White House plan to reopen the economy and reports of a potential COVID-19 treatment helped the market overcome weak economic data and an ugly start to the...

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetThe stock market staged a broad rally this week, buoyed by the prospect that COVID-19's grip on the nation may be easing and news of another Federal Reserve program to help stabilize businesses.The Dow Jones...

Monday, April 6, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetModest declines in stock prices this week masked the volatile inter- and intraday price swings as investors digested poor economic data and a warning from the president that the worst days of the COVID-19...

Monday, March 30, 2020

An open-ended commitment by the Federal Reserve to support American businesses and capital markets along with the passage of a $2 trillion aid package improved investor sentiment and drove a strong rally in stock prices. The Dow Jones...

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetThe stock market suffered through another volatile week as it wrestled with the health and economic fallout of the domestic spread of the coronavirus. Swift and decisive actions by the Federal Reserve and policy...

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetMarkets remained exceptionally volatile, buffeted by the spreading impact of coronavirus, uncertain responses from federal policymakers, and the sudden drop in oil prices.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 10...

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetHeightened coronavirus fears, falling yields, and Super Tuesday primary results sent stocks on a rollercoaster ride of sharp price swings, leaving stocks marginally higher for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks fell sharply last week as Wall Street considered how the coronavirus outbreak might influence global business activity and household spending.The selloff became a correction for the U.S. markets. The S&P...

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetTraders paid close attention to coronavirus developments and earnings last week, while wondering how the former might eventually impact the latter. Concern over updated infection numbers moderated risk appetite.A...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetDaily headlines about the coronavirus had little impact on stock market averages last week. Earnings and mergers had more influence. All three Wall Street benchmarks improved. The Nasdaq Composite rose 2.21%,...

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks advanced four days out of five during the past market week, erasing the losses of the week before. The Nasdaq Composite surged 4.04%, the S&P 500 3.17%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.00%. Foreign...

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock benchmarks declined for a second straight week as coronavirus news tempered risk appetite.The S&P 500 fell 2.14% on the week. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 1.76%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 2.55%....

Monday, January 27, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices fell last week as investors considered the potential health and economic risks of the flu-like coronavirus.Foreign stock markets, as tracked by the broad MSCI EAFE index, fell 1.03% for the week....

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetTraders were in an upbeat mood last week, reacting to news out of Washington: the signing of the phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China as well as the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetThe market had a choppy five days, with traders reacting to geopolitical developments and weaker-than-expected jobs data. Even so, the three major U.S. equity indices posted weekly gains and continued their...

Monday, January 6, 2020

The Week on Wall Street Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran's top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news.[1] Wall Street benchmarks...

Monday, December 30, 2019

What Drove the Markets? Four factors influenced investment performance in 2019: a shift in U.S. monetary policy, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, earnings, and the economy. Stocks reached record highs in 2019. The...

Monday, December 16, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The U.S. and China announced a limited trade agreement last week. That news lifted U.S. and foreign stocks, leading to weekly gains. Advancing 0.91% on the week, the Nasdaq Composite outperformed the S&P 500...

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Key Wall Street benchmarks were up and down last week – or rather down and then up. A Tuesday retreat was offset by a Friday rally spurred by the Department of Labor’s November jobs report. While the S&P 500...