Category: Monthly Economic Update


Monthly Economic Update May, 2021

Monthly Economic Update May, 2021

U.S. Markets A succession of robust economic reports and a healthy start to the corporate earnings season helped spark an April rally on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.71 percent while the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index picked up 5.24 percent. The Nasdaq Composite led, climbing 5.40 percent.1 Signs of Recovery  … Read more

Monthly Economic Update April, 2021

Monthly Economic Update April, 2021

U.S. Markets Improved economic conditions and broadened vaccine programs ignited a broad stock market rally, though rising treasury yields dragged on technology and high-growth stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led, picking up 6.62%. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 4.24% while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite added 0.41%.1. Bonds Take Center Stage The month  … Read more

Monthly Economic Update February, 2021

Monthly Economic Update February, 2021

In this month’s recap: As the month came to a close, stocks were mixed as attention shifted to unprecedented activity around a handful of companies with short-interest positions. U.S. Markets  Stocks were mixed in January, giving up much of the month’s gains in the final days of trading, as unprecedented activity in a handful of  … Read more