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Weekly Market Insights: Boost early last week keeps markets ahead

Weekly Market Insights

A powerful two-day stock rebound cemented a positive week for investors as a new trading month began. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.51%. The Nasdaq Composite index increased 0.73% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, gained 3.42%.1,2,3 Stocks Start […]

Weekly Market Insights: Stocks Dip on Inflation Report

weekly insights

A higher-than-expected inflation report triggered a sell-off on Friday, leaving stocks in the red for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4.58%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 5.05%. The Nasdaq Composite index slid 5.60% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, declined 1.81%.1,2,3 Inflation Upends […]

Weekly Market Insights: Recession Concerns Rising

weekly insights

Recession fears grew last week following weak earnings reports from major retailers, sending stocks lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.90%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 3.05%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 3.82% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, gained 0.84%.1,2,3 Trending Lower Stock prices […]

Weekly Market Insights: Tighter Money Policy, Market Drops

weekly market insight

With the Fed in focus, the markets experienced wide price swings over the course of last week, as technology companies led the market lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.24%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 declined 0.21%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 1.54% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed […]

Weekly Market Insights: Economy Slows; Stocks Retreat

Weekly Market Insights

On Friday, a sharp sell-off sent major stock market indices into negative territory for the week, capping a volatile close to April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.47%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 tumbled 3.27%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 3.93% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock […]

Weekly Market Insights: Powell Favors Quick Movement

market insights

Hawkish comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell overshadowed many largely positive earnings results, sending stocks lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.86%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 dropped 2.75%. The Nasdaq Composite index fell 3.83% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, advanced 0.50%.1,2,3 […]

Weekly Market Insights: Earnings Season Begins

earning seasons

Stocks posted losses in a holiday-shortened trading week as the first-quarter earnings season kicked off and investors digested new inflation data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.78%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 2.13%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 2.63% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, […]

Gridlock in the Supply Chain: The port crisis continues

Paul Ellis

While the world has begun to recover from the economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the delayed reaction has been felt in the supply chain. Industrial shutdowns around the world slowed production to a relative crawl, leaving many businesses struggling to meet consumer demands, both during lockdowns and since. Challenges continue, even as manufacturing picks […]

EWM INSIGHTS: Guest Howard Fraser, Managing Director at Longboard Asset Management

EWM INSIGHTS

Ellis Wealth Management, LLC presents EWM INSIGHTS, a content-rich lifestyle podcast that goes beyond the checklists, to-do lists, and mere financial markets to celebrate HUMAN CAPITAL. Throughout INSIGHTS, Paul Ellis speaks with various professionals, coaches, experts, artists, and every day people to explore the riches that come from our collective journey. EWM INSIGHTS Episode 14 […]

The Investment of Fatherhood

Investment of Fatherhood

By Paul Ellis, CIMA®, Ellis Wealth Management Everywhere you can see advertisements designed to sell you something:  A luxury vehicle, vacation, timepiece or the latest technology.  Perhaps it’s a professional service or a perfect smile. Very few of these items I would consider investments.  Why?  Because a vehicle, as beautiful as it may be, is […]

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