Markets move down!

Stocks fall

Pressure appears to be building as the stock market bull run falters. Major indices have given up gains and moved away from lofty highs. The DOW, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all closed down – each losing around 1% on Wednesday, 18th August 2021. The FTSE 100 and DAX, Nikkei and Hang-Seng all lost ground too. U.S. markets down U.S. markets % change Value Change Dow Jones – closed at -1.08% 34960 -383 Nasdaq – closed at -0.89% 14526 -130 S&P 50 – closed at -1.07% 4400 -48 U.S. Markets closed…

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U.S. indices sit at all time highs – but where now?

Bull market

The DOW at a jackpot high! The DOW, S&P 500 and Nasdaq have recently touched all time highs but where now for the U.S. stock market? Is it time for a breather? More upside? Many analysts suggest there is still room for more gains, especially for the S&P 500 – but I’m not so sure. I feel a 100% gain for the S&P 500 since the March 2020 pandemic drop may indicate it is vey close to a top in this cycle. Job creation, economic data, good company results and…

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Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq end at record highs!

S&P 500 record high

U.S. markets up again Even as tensions between the U.S. and China continue to rise and as the delta variant gains more attention in the U.S. – the U.S stock market go up. Investors also appear to shrug off inflation worries too. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all notched up new highs, yet again! Earnings are the main focus at the moment and retail investors buy high The Dow climbed nearly 83 points to close at a record of: 351441 The S&P 500 rose 10.50 points to finish at a…

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Markets up! Markets down! That’s what they do…

Market high

Dow hits 35000 Markets move up and markets move move down – that’s what they do. So we really shouldn’t be that surprised when new record highs are broken – but this always makes for a good headline. The Dow this week re-gained all of the losses from the previous week as it bashed through the 35000 point mark. At these levels – it doesn’t take too many percentage points to gain a new high marker. Moving from 34000 to 35000 is only around 2.9% and it has taken about…

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One minute the virus isn’t a problem, when it is – then it is a problem, when it isn’t! What the hell? (As far as the stock market is concerned)

Fearful

Stocks tumble on delta variant fears Stock markets took a hit Monday 19th July 2021, as the headlines read, ‘Dow tumbles 900 points on concern of a Covid rebound‘. Is Covid entirely to blame for this fall? No, not entirely. Fickle highs? So, why now, after all – the virus hasn’t bothered stocks since the massive fall in March 2020 – as stock momentum and economic recovery went into overdrive and pushed the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq to new record highs. U.S. stocks fell aggressively Monday on concern a…

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Dow S&P 500 & Nasdaq reach new records… again!

U.S. stock records

After a weird week for U.S. stocks – the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq yet again notch new records on Friday after losing ground during the week Inflation and growth Do you believe stalling economic growth is a bigger threat than inflation? Right now I have less of an idea that at the beginning of the week. What is going on? Fears of runaway inflation have been swapped for worries about a rapid slowdown in global economic growth. As I see it there are three obvious elements in the shift…

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Major U.S. stocks fell Thursday on concerns of global economic recovery

Stock market red

Major U.S. stock indexes fell Thursday on concerns of a slowing global economic comeback from the pandemic. The losses came as countries grappled with a fresh virus cases due to Covid variants. Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and said the games will be spectator free. Indices drop The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 260 points. The S&P 500 closed down at 4321 and the Nasdaq closed down at: 14559 – coming off recent record highs. The Dow in intra-day trading was down by as much as 535 points. Some…

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S&P 500 & Nasdaq notch up fresh records with Big Tech in favour

Record highs

All time records set again The S&P 500 rose to an all time high of: 4358 The Nasdaq closed at an all time high of: 14664 Big tech stocks do the heavy lifting Popular technology and internet stocks once again outperformed the market on Wednesday 7th July 2021. Investors bought growth stocks instead of the reopening sectors that were in favour last month and proved popular in the first half of the year. Apple, Microsoft and Amazon were all up on Wednesday each reaching double digits gains over the last…

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Is a stock market day of reckoning coming?

U.S. Bull Market

Some analysts believe a pullback in tech stocks is inevitable… and soon On Friday 2nd July 2020, the Nasdaq closed at an all time high of 14639 – up 121% since the Covid 19 low of 23rd March 2020. The broader S&P 500 and Dow have also closed at fresh record highs benefiting from big tech gains. Correction due? If tech’s top stocks correct, can we expect the fallout to spread across markets due to tech dominance. The answer is a definite yes! U.S mounts strong recovery U.S. economic recovery has shown strength and resilience,…

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Is there a hidden fear lurking behind the scenes in the U.S. stock market?

Recovery

Despite S&P 500 and Nasdaq record highs – is there a worry the market is due a correction? Looking at the recent records for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq you’d think all is good. Inflation fears have eased, economic indicators are strengthening and the Federal Reserve remains extremely supportive. But if you look past the market cream topping you’ll likely find a growing sense of concern. The market is very frothy, in my opinion. Risk off? Investors are taking risk off the table as a new coronavirus variant causes fresh outbreaks in…

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