The third quarter continued the trend of recouping the losses from earlier in the year.  Prior to the Covid 19 crisis in the United States, the Russell 3000 (broadest measure of U.S. stock [...]

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The second quarter delivered the positive investment returns that investors had been hoping for since the first quarter stock rout.  The major stock indexes rebounded significantly from the [...]

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For the first six weeks of the first quarter of 2020, stock markets managed to continue the upward climb that had started twelve months earlier.  However, as all readers of this Market Recap [...]

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What a difference a year makes.  During the fourth quarter of 2018 stock markets were incredibly bad as most major indices were down an average of 15% (with the S&P 500 briefly losing more [...]

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After a six-month rally to start the year, most stock indices cooled off during the third quarter as major indices ranged from slightly negative to slightly positive.  Once again, the [...]

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The second quarter of 2019 was a continuation of the stock market rebound that began at the very end of 2018. The recent bottoming of the Standard and Poor’s 500 stock index occurred intra-day on [...]

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The first quarter of 2019 was excellent for stocks. Major U.S. indices were up between 11.81% (Dow Jones Industrial Average) and 16.81% (NASDAQ).  Foreign stocks were also higher with the MSCI [...]

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Stock markets were significantly lower in the fourth quarter of 2018. All major indices were down double digits by December 31st, 2018. Small caps were particularly hard hit as the Russell 2000 [...]

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The third quarter (ending September 30, 2018) for financial markets was strong as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) was up 9.63% and the Standard and Poor’s 500 Stock Index (S&P 500) [...]

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The second quarter saw financial markets regain some of the momentum that was lost during the first quarter. Higher corporate earnings and strong economic fundamentals prevailed over [...]

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