NASDAQ Post Worst Month Since October 2008

The stock market once again plunged Friday, with the NASDAQ suffering its worst monthly loss since October of 2008, losing -13.26%. In addition, the DOW and S&P 500 both finished April in the negative, with losses standing at -4.91% and -8.80%, respectively.

On a daily level, the NASDAQ lost -4.17% to close at 12,334.64. The S&P 500 retreated by -3.63% to 4,131.93, and the DOW shed 939.18 points, or -2.77%, to end the week at 32,977.21.

On a weekly level, both the NASDAQ and S&P 500 posted their fourth straight weekly loss with losses of -3.93% and -3.27%. The DOW continued its downward trend with another weekly loss of -2.47%, its fifth straight weekly loss. Continue reading "NASDAQ Post Worst Month Since October 2008"

DOW Plunges More Than 900 points

The stock market plunged on Friday, with the DOW suffering its worst one-day loss since the beginning of the pandemic falling 1,019.00 points at its lowest point.

The DOW fell 981.36 points, or -2.8%, to finish at 33,811.40, its worst day since 2020. The S&P 500 was down -2.8% at 4,271.78, for its lowest day since March, and the NASDAQ fell -2.6% to end the week at 12,839.29.

On a weekly level, the DOW closed the week with a fourth straight weekly loss standing at -1.9%. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ were not far behind, posting weekly losses for the third straight week, with each index losing -2.8% and -3.8%, respectively. Continue reading "DOW Plunges More Than 900 points"

Is The Bear Market Rally Over?

The stock market finished the week in the negative as traders braced for tighter monetary policy from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 finished the week just below its 200-day MA, which could signal a move lower if it opens below that level on Monday and makes a move lower. In addition, the red weekly Trade Triangle levels are considerably closer heading into next week, which would mean a leg lower would be in the cards if they are triggered.

The DOW rose 137.55 points or +0.40% to close at 34,721.12. The S&P 500 fell -0.27% to 4,488.28, and the NASDAQ collapsed, losing -1.34% to end the week at 13,711.00.

All three major indexes finished in the red for the week, with the NASDAQ leading the way with a loss of -3.85%, its first weekly loss in four weeks. The DOW lost -0.27%, and the S&P 500 wrapped up a disappointing week with a loss of -1.26%. Continue reading "Is The Bear Market Rally Over?"

Stocks Have Worst Quarter In 2 Years

The first quarter of 2022 was the worst first quarter since 2020 in the stock market. The DOW and S&P 500 closed down -4.57% and -4.95%, respectively, and the NASDAQ lost -9.10%. Some of the contributing factors to this rough quester were the start of a rate hiking cycle from the Federal Reserve, high inflation, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The major indexes made a late-session rally to close out the week, with the DOW adding 139.92 points or +0.40% to close at 34,818.27. The S&P 500 rose +0.34% to 4,545.86, while the NASDAQ gained +0.29% to end the day at 14,261.50.

On a weekly level, only the NASDAQ and S&P 500 were able to stretch their weekly win streak to three with a gain of +0.65% and +0.06, while the DOW snapped its weekly winning streak with a loss of -0.12%. Continue reading "Stocks Have Worst Quarter In 2 Years"

Do Two Weeks Make A Trend?

For the second straight week, the S&P 500 rose Friday to close out a winning week, its second straight, even as investors weighed interest rate hikes, the conflict in Ukraine, and rising oil prices. But do two positive weeks make a new trend to the upside, or is the market getting close to resistance levels?

The DOW rose 153.3 points or +0.44% to close at 34,861.24. The S&P 500 added +0.51% to close at 4,543.06, and the NASDAQ dipped -0.16% to end the week at 14,169.30.

On a weekly level, all three major indexes notched second consecutive winning weeks. The DOW ticked up +0.31%. The S&P 500 gained +1.79%, and the NASDAQ rallied +1.92% to close out the week. Continue reading "Do Two Weeks Make A Trend?"