Weekly Market Recap


Weekly Market Recap – April 3, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – April 3, 2020

In the Markets
Last week ended the first quarter of 2020; hence, our weekly recap highlights many of the Q1 statistics. The Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 companies ended the quarter at 21052.53, down 23.2% the period (-2.7% for the week ending April 3rd). The spot S&P 500 index closed …


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Weekly Market Recap – March 27th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – March 27, 2020

In the Markets
As the pandemic and the economy again dominated the headlines, the markets appeared less erratic and volatile than they had been since March roared in.
The DJIA spot index ended the week at 21,637, gaining 12.8%, and the S&P 500 closed on Friday at 236.55, a 10.3% rise. …


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Weekly Market Recap – March 20th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – March 20, 2020

In the Markets
Last Sunday’s rate cutting action by the Fed to “nearly zero” percent preceded a sharp drop in stock futures that evening. By the end of Monday’s session, the DJIA spot index settled 2,997.10 points lower. The decline of 12.9% was the steepest daily drop since October 19, 1987. …


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Weekly Market Recap – March 13th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – March 13, 2020

In the Markets
Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 10.4% from where it had settled the previous Friday. Compared to its high water mark a month ago (29,551 on February 12th) the DJIA had retreated 21.5%. For investors aware of textbook definitions, a decline of more than 20% …


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Weekly Market Recap – March 6th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – March 6, 2020

In the Markets
Volatility remained high again this week as tensions surrounding the spreading coronavirus continued to rock the world. During the week’s sessions, the S&P 500 moved within a 235-point range. Despite the numerous factors applying pressure to global markets, major U.S. indices managed gains on the week. …


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Weekly Market Recap – February 28th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – February 28, 2020

In the Markets
While markets had managed to shrug off symptoms of the coronavirus for the most part, the last week of February saw the outbreak bring both equities and commodities to their knees. The rate of new cases may have slowed in China, but reports of the virus’s …


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Weekly Market Recap – February 21st, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – February 21, 2020

In the Markets
Equities began the shortened holiday week by reaching new highs, with the S&P 500 closing Wednesday up 0.18% to start the week, reaching $3,386.15. The rest of the week saw the coronavirus bring markets back down to earth, as the S&P 500 lost 1.43% in the Thursday and …


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Weekly Market Recap – February 14th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – February 14, 2020

In the Markets
US equities continued to shrug off symptoms of the Coronavirus outbreak in China. The major indices strung together their second straight week of gains, with the tech heavy NASDAQ leading the charge via a 2.2% increase. The S&P 500 gained 1.6% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced …


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Weekly Market Recap – February 7th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – February 7, 2020

In the Markets
The bearish trend experienced by US equity markets in recent weeks was a short lived one, as the major indices soared on positive news. The Dow Jones grew by 3%, the S&P 500 gained 3.2%, and the NASDAQ climbed 4%. Positive sentiment came in many forms, including …


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Weekly Market Recap – January 31st, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – January 31st, 2020

In the Markets
The outbreak of the coronavirus continued to be the main catalyst driving movement in both equities and commodities, as the pathogen brought with it another week of bearish performance. U.S. stocks posted their worst week since October 2019, with the NASDAQ losing 1.8%, the S&P 500 …


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Weekly Market Recap – January 24th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – January 24th, 2020

In the Markets
With U.S. markets closed Monday in memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Equity indices came into the shortened trading week feeling under the weather as a new strain of the coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China spread to Seattle and Chicago, prompting fears of a potential …


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Weekly Market Recap – January 17th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – January 17th, 2020

In the Markets
U.S. equity markets continued to soar on the back of positive earnings reports, economic data, and trade news, sending the major indices flying once again to new highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 1.5%, the NASDAQ rose 2.3%, and the S&P 500 gained 2.0%. The …


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Weekly Market Recap – January 10th, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – January 10th, 2020

In the Markets
The first full trading week of 2020 saw U.S. equities beginning the decade reaching new all-time highs. The S&P 500 grew 0.9%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.7%, while the NASDAQ led the way advancing 1.8%. These gains occurred in spite of the developments in the …


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Weekly Market Recap – January 3rd, 2020

Weekly Market Recap – January 3rd, 2020

In the Markets
Marking the transition from 2019 to 2020, the week began with extended bullish sentiments in equity markets. Through Thursday’s close, the S&P 500 gained 0.55%, in part because of China’s announcement of plans to cut the reserve requirement ratio by 50 basis points on January 6th. …


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Weekly Market Recap – December 27th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – December 27th, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, Robbins Trading Company is excited to announce the 37th annual World Cup Trading Championships. The 2020 competition begins on January 1st, 2020 and runs through December 31st 2020.

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In the Markets
Some of the biggest news for US …


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Weekly Market Recap – December 20th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – December 20th, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, Robbins Trading Company is excited to announce the 37th annual World Cup Trading Championships. The 2020 competition begins on January 1st, 2020 and runs through December 31st 2020.

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In the Markets
With just a week left in an …


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Weekly Market Recap – December 13th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – December 13th, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, Robbins Trading Company is excited to announce the 37th annual World Cup Trading Championships. The 2020 competition begins on January 1st, 2020 and runs through December 31st 2020.

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In the Markets
US equities again extended their run, reaching …


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Weekly Market Recap – December 6th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – December 6th, 2019

In the Markets
To start the week the S&P 500 was on a downward trend, losing 1.52% through Tuesday’s close. The rest of the week, however, the S&P 500 gained 1.7%, including a 0.91% gain on Friday thanks to a bullish November employment report. In total, the S&P 500 …


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Weekly Market Recap – November 29th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – November 29th, 2019

In the Markets
With market hours shorted by a day and a half for Thanksgiving week, investors had yet another bullish week in U.S. Equity markets to be thankful for. Through Wednesday, U.S. stocks had once again pushed towards new all-time highs, as the S&P gained 1.39% through the close …


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Weekly Market Recap – November 22nd, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – November 22nd, 2019

In the Markets
U.S. equities broke their six-week streak of gains, declining on the week, albeit by a small decline. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.5%, the S&P 500 fell 0.3%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.2%. Due to the muted nature of these losses, volatility again remained low …


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Weekly Market Recap – November 15th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – November 15th, 2019

In the Markets
“U.S. stocks reach a new high” has been a reoccurring headline in equity markets, and this most recent week was no different. U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth week in a row, which is the longest streak in the last two years. The NASDAQ gained …


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Weekly Market Recap – November 8th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – November 8th, 2019

In the Markets
US equities finished higher for the fifth straight week as the S&P 500 gained 0.9%, the NASDAQ climbed 1.1%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.2% as the stock market again set new record highs on the week. This growth was spurred on by a mixture …


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Weekly Market Recap – November 1st, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – November 1st, 2019

In the Markets
The U.S. equity markets continued wearing their bull costumes during the Halloween week as stocks set record highs. The Dow Jones gained 1.4%, the NASDAQ climbed 1.7%, and the S&P 500 added 1.5%. The catalyst for this growth came in many forms, including the expected …


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Weekly Market Recap – October 25th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – October 25th, 2019

In the Markets
Third quarter earnings reports continued to impress investors as results proved better than expected. The Dow Jones had the smallest gain of the three main U.S. indices, up 0.7%, while the NASDAQ gained 1.9% and the S&P 500 neared all-time-highs again, gaining 1.2%. Focus this week …


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