Dialing Back

June 17, 2024

  Tame inflation data led the S&P 500 and NASDAQ higher last week, even though the Federal Reserve dialed back its projections for interest rate reductions . For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +1.6%, the Dow was -0.5%, and the NASDAQ was +3.5%. Within the S&P 500 Index, the Technology, Real Estate, and …

Rate Debate

June 10, 2024

  Markets absorbed strong employment data and finished higher last week. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +1.4%, the Dow was +0.3%, and the NASDAQ was +2.5%. Within the S&P 500 Index, the Technology, Health Care, and Communication Services sectors led, while the Utility, Energy, and Materials sectors lagged. The 10-year U.S. Treasury …

May Flowered

June 3, 2024

  The S&P 500 Index rose 4.96% in May to recover the 4.08% decline from April. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was -0.5%, the Dow was -0.9%, and the NASDAQ was -1.4%. Within the S&P 500 Index, the Energy, Real Estate, and Utility sectors led, while the Technology, Industrial, and Health Care sectors …

Leveling Off

May 28, 2024

  Stocks leveled off last week after a multi-week advance. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was flat, the Dow was -2.3%, and the NASDAQ was +0.4%. Within the S&P 500 Index, the Technology and Communication Services sectors were the only two with a weekly advance. The Energy, Real Estate, and Financial sectors were …

NovaPoint Supports Veterans Service Organizations

May 24, 2024

  NovaPoint would like to show our respect for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom. In their honor, we are making donations today to two Veterans Service Organizations: the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and the Special Operations Medical Association. Children of Fallen Patriots provides college scholarships and educational …

Hello Summer

May 20, 2024

  Stocks advanced to new highs last week. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +1.6%, the Dow was +1.3%, and the NASDAQ was +2.2%. Within the S&P 500 Index, the Technology, Real Estate, and Health Care sectors led the advance, while the Industrial, Consumer Discretionary, and Materials sectors lagged. The 10-year U.S. Treasury …

Bouncing Back

May 13, 2024

  Stocks advanced in a week with little major data to sway sentiment. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +1.9%, the Dow was +2.2%, and the NASDAQ was +1.5%. Within the S&P 500 Index, the Utility, Financial, and Materials sectors led the advance, while the Consumer Discretionary, Energy, and Technology sectors lagged. The …

Cool Jobs

May 6, 2024

  A steady Federal Reserve and a moderating labor market helped stocks rise for a second consecutive week. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +0.6%, the Dow was +1.1%, and the NASDAQ was +1.0%. Within the S&P 500 Index, the Utility, Real Estate, and Technology sectors led the advance, while the Energy, Financials, …

Fundamental Victory

April 29, 2024

  Stocks snapped their three-week losing streak on several strong earnings reports. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was +2.7%, the Dow was +0.7%, and the NASDAQ was +4.0%. Within the S&P 500 Index, the Technology, Consumer Discretionary, and Industrial sectors led the advance, while the Materials, Health Care, and Communication Services sectors trailed. …

April Showers

April 22, 2024

  Stocks continued their decline for the third consecutive week. For the week, the S&P 500 Index was -3.0%, the Dow was flat, and the NASDAQ was -5.4%. Within the S&P 500 Index, the Utility, Consumer Staples, and Financial sectors had gains for the week, while the Technology, Consumer Discretionary, and Real Estate sectors had …