Losing Streak

Losing Streak

  The U.S. stock market has had a rough couple of weeks. Well, more than just a couple. Our Chart of the Week above shows the weekly returns for the S&P 500 this year. The index has now closed lower for its seventh week in a row. You would have to go all the...
Losing Gains

Losing Gains

OVERVIEW   The S&P 500 index of large U.S. stocks fell 3.05%, its seventh straight week of declines. That’s the index’s longest losing streak since the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.9%, its eighth-straight weekly...
Not Finishing

Not Finishing

  You’ve heard the saying: Don’t start something you can’t finish. Well, it appears that U.S. homebuilders are not heeding that advice. As our featured chart of the week above shows, the gap between the number of new home constructions started and the number of...