Opinion – Wednesday 10 February 2021

U.S. Equity Markets took a breather yesterday after hitting all-time highs, closing the day mixed as the S&P closed 0.11% lower while the Small Cap Russell 2000 closed at yet another all-time high with a gain of 0.43%. There were few drivers in yesterday’s...

Opinion – Tuesday 9 February 2021

U.S. Equity Markets continued their recent uptrend, closing the day higher after a sixth consecutive gain. The Russell 2000 led the market higher, finishing Monday with a gain of 2.53%. Stimulus was a big driver. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the increased...

Opinion – Monday 8 February 2021

U.S. Equity Markets rose to end the week, after a fifth consecutive gain. The S&P had its best week since early November, with a rise of 5%. Employment data was the big driver today. The U.S. economy added 47,000 jobs in January, resuming a positive trend after a...

Opinion – Friday 5 February 2021

U.S. Equity Markets rose on strong jobs data, finishing the day higher for the fourth consecutive trading session, led by the NASDAQ 100 which closed higher by 1.18%. Jobless Claims declined for the third straight week and came in below estimates. That marked the...

Opinion – Thursday 4 February 2021

U.S. Equity Markets closed slightly higher after a volatile and mixed trading session where the NASDAQ closed lower by 0.40% while the Dow finished with a small gain of 0.12%. Stimulus remained in the news as Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer set the wheels in...

Opinion – Wednesday 3 February 2021

U.S. Equity Markets continued their positive start to February, finishing the day higher, led by the Dow which closed higher by 1.57%. This rally saw the VIX fall a huge 15%, closing at 25.56. Stimulus remained in the headlines after Republican senators were said to...

Opinion – Tuesday 2 February 2021

U.S. Equity Markets surged to start the week, finishing the day higher, led by the NASDAQ 100 which ended the day with a gain of 2.50%. This huge rally saw the VIX close lower by 8.81%. Stimulus made more headlines. A group of 10 Senate Republicans said they would...

Opinion – Monday 1 February 2021

U.S. Equity Markets sold off sharply to end the week, with the main Indices closing lower by 2% on what turned out to be a wild trading session. The VIX closed 10% higher. Vaccine news was a key driver. Johnson & Johnson released its Phase III vaccine data,...

Opinion – Friday 29 January 2021

U.S. Equity Markets rebounded from Wednesday’s large sell-off on strong economic data, finishing the day higher, led by Dow which closed positive by 1%. Initial Jobless Claims filed in the week ending January 23 accounted for 847,000 people, according to the...

Opinion – Thursday 28 January 2021

U.S. Equity Markets sold off sharply, finishing the lower after posting their biggest loss since October, led by the NASDAQ 100 which closed 2.80% in the red. Markets sold off sharply at the open and remained at their low levels for the remainder of the day. The...

Opinion – Wednesday 27 January 2021

U.S. Equity Markets bounced around once again in a quiet trading before closing lower. Optimism from President Joe Biden drove the gains in the early morning. Biden said he believes the U.S. will be able to administer 150 million coronavirus inoculations over the next...

Opinion – Tuesday 26 January 2021

U.S. Equity Markets bounced around on what turned out to one of the most volatile trading sessions for the year-to-date, finishing the day mixed, as the Dow closed 0.12% lower while the NASDAQ after a huge intra-day reversal, closed higher by 0.87%. Vaccine news was...

Opinion – Monday 25 January 2021

U.S. Equity Markets fell to start the day, before rallying throughout Friday, finishing the day mixed, as the Dow closed lower while the Russell 2000 closed with a gain of 1.28%. Comments from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony...

Opinion – Friday 22 January 2021

U.S. Equity Markets traded sideways as investors digested economic data, finishing the day mixed in what turned out to a quiet trading session. The NASDAQ 100 again closed higher, while the S&P and Dow finished flat. Economic data was the main driver. Jobless...