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Nov 2020

This Week's Market Moves: November 23, 2020

U.S. stocks ended the week mixed, as investors weighed rising coronavirus cases against progress on the vaccine front. Here are some other insights on the markets and the economy from last week: U.S. stocks hovered near record highs as investors balanced concerns over the near-term economic fallo…

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Nov 2020

This Week's Market Moves | November 16, 2020

The S&P 500 Index climbed to a record high amid positive developments on the vaccine front. Optimism that a vaccine could accelerate the recovery led to a rotation out of stay-at-home stocks into more cyclical plays. Here are some other insights on the markets and the economy from last week: …

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09

Nov 2020

This Week's Market Moves | November 9, 2020

U.S. stocks soared last week, with the major indices rising back within striking distance to their all-time highs. Election uncertainty did not seem to faze the markets as predicted, with the Dow Jones climbing 6.9%, the S&P 500 Index rising 7.4% and the tech-heavy NASDAQ soaring 9.0%. Here are some…

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02

Nov 2020

This Week's Market Moves | November 2, 2020

U.S. stocks suffered their biggest weekly rout since March, with the S&P 500 Index declining 5.6%, the Dow Jones off 6.5% and the NASDAQ down 5.5% this past week. Concerns about growth resurfaced as coronavirus cases surged across the U.S. and Europe, and the timing of another stimulus package remai…

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Oct 2020

Chart of the Month: How U.S. Stocks Fared in Past Election Cycles

Sources: S&P Global; The National Bureau of Economic Research Market Observations Investors should prepare for rising market volatility as election day approaches. While polls have shifted from the expectation of the contested election to the speculation of a Democratic sweep, the outcome may no…

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Oct 2020

This Week's Market Moves | October 26, 2020

The major stock markets ended last week marginally lower, as the stimulus stalemate, rising coronavirus cases, and uncertainty ahead of the presidential election weighed on sentiment. Below are some other insights on the markets and economy from this past week: Markets ended the week modestly low…

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Oct 2020

This Week's Market Moves | October 19, 2020

Stock prices struggled to find a direction last week, as rising coronavirus cases and stimulus worries continued to dominate the headlines. While off its high for the week, the S&P 500 Index managed to eke out a modest gain of 0.2%. Here are some other insights on the markets and economy from th…

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12

Oct 2020

This Week's Market Moves | October 12, 2020

U.S. equities delivered another solid week of gains, with the S&P 500 Index climbing to its highest level since the beginning of September. Speculation of a Democratic sweep in the upcoming election and hopes of an even bigger stimulus package is driving investor optimism. Here are some other insigh…

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05

Oct 2020

This Week's Market Moves | October 5, 2020

The S&P 500 Index finished the week 1.5% higher, as renewed stimulus talks between House Democrats and Senate Republicans overshadowed the news that President Trump and the First Lady tested positive for the coronavirus. Here are some other insights on the markets and economy from this past week: …

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29

Sep 2020

Chart of the Month: Permanent Job Losses are Rising

A peek underneath the hood of the stronger-than-expected August jobs report suggests that the recession may be far from over. With a slew of job cuts announced by large corporations in recent weeks, the rise in permanent layoffs is likely to continue in the coming months.

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