Stirring the Pot

Stirring the Pot

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks took another step backward last week, with the S&P 500 dropping 0.64 percent, its third straight week in the red. The Nasdaq had a similar decline of 0.56 percent. The Dow, however, remained mostly flat for the week, dropping just 0.03...
Stocks Go Down, Too

Stocks Go Down, Too

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks declined in a rollercoaster week of trading that saw the VIX index (a measure of volatility) jump above 30 for the first time since early July. After a good start to the week, the tech sector sold off dramatically on Thursday and Friday,...
Too Far, Too Fast?

Too Far, Too Fast?

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market hit fresh new highs last week as the S&P 500 Index rose 3.26 percent, its fifth straight week of gains. The Nasdaq Composite did a little better, gaining 3.39 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average brought up the rear,...
Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market saw substantial gains in the Nasdaq Composite last week, rising 2.65 percent. The S&P 500 did less well but still rose about 0.72 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, however, remained exactly flat for the week....