The Muddy Market

Across the board, this week stocks have edged lower, with the high-techs being abused to a greater degree. Investors and traders alike are worried about the future tightening and the effects of the early moves by the Federal Reserve. Chairman Jerome Powell has warned that with the already imposed rate increases and the expected future … Read more

Attacking Inflation

Markets opened cautiously Thursday as investors and traders were digesting a week filled with much concerning financial news, and the slide began. Stocks began to react with ‘sincerity’ as downward moves were apparent in all sectors, and affected all indices with concern. The S&P 500 was off 3.,8%, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rocked, … Read more

The Wandering Market

( Notice to Readers… A revision of the presentation of ‘this’ article will take place this week. The summation of the week’s activities in the markets, normally presented the week after the closing will now be available to be read on Friday at noon of the market week. We look forward to this ‘early bird’ … Read more

A Sudden Surge

Friday was a Bull…All indices scored higher, with reassurances that…maybe the bear is pausing, or even backing off. As was expected positive earnings and good news in general ‘pushed’ the investor into a comfort zone for the first time in many months–all the way back to November 2020. This is good news in several sectors … Read more

The Awakening Bear

Trying to elude the Bear…With the indices suffering their eighth consecutive weekly loss and skidding into ‘Bear’ territory, investors have become ‘shell-shocked’ and eager to divest. Already nervous over inflation, Covid-19 peaks, the frustrating Ukraine War, turmoil in the trading market deepens with the depressing conditions. As stocks got hammered all week, with few peaks, … Read more

Markets Under Pressure

Another dizzying week of peaks and valleys, with the indices finishing lower…again. Every sector of the market was breached, even the technology-focused Nasdaq Composite could not escape finishing in the red. Its weekly loss was 2.8%, after whipsawing all week and finally gaining some of the ‘loss’ back late Thursday and into Friday. The index … Read more

Indices Float Lower

It was a soft week for all indices, with apprehention festering over tightening, Covid increases, and the war. Investors are clouded with decisions of what to buy and when to buy–many sectors are looking negative. The S&P 500 lost .57% to close at 4123.34. The tech focused Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.40% to finish at 12144.66, … Read more

Inflation & Sanctions Tighten

Russia’s war of destruction in Ukraine has disrupted and curtailed many ‘grain’ products from one of the world’s top grain-exporting regions, pushing up prices for wheat and corn. The loss in exports from the Black Sea region has pushed wheat prices up about 40% this year. Other big crop-producing countries, such as South America, are … Read more

Drifting Indices

Worries about slowing corporate earnings (so far most incoming earnings look good) and Federal Reserve’s plan to rapidly raise interest rates, dragged the Dow Jones Industrials to their worst day since 2020. Friday’s declines, which worsened throughout the day undid gains from earlier in the week, affecting all markets. The broad-based S&P 500, fell at … Read more

War… Inflation… Prosperity

Inflation, Growth Worries Drag Down Indices… Stocks fell, with major indices posting a weekly loss, on Thursday. The week was shorter, as the markets closed in observance of Good Friday. Investors are beginning to show more worries that soaring inflation is starting to affect businesses. The Dow Industrial fell 113 points or 0.3% to 34451. … Read more