Stocks traveled a volatile path last week as investors appeared concerned about the upcoming elections, an uncertain economy, and more delays with additional fiscal stimulus.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.51%. The Nasdaq Composite index plummeted 4.06% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, rose 1.44%.1,2,3
Stocks Continue To Slip
After staging a strong rebound on Wednesday, stocks once again headed lower as the Senate failed to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill. Mega-cap technology companies remained under pressure throughout the week. Energy stocks added to investors woes, plunging on data showing an unexpected build-up in inventories.5
The market ended the week on a mixed note, as technology companies lost additional ground.
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THIS WEEK: KEY ECONOMIC DATA
Source: Econoday, September 11, 2020
THIS WEEK: COMPANIES REPORTING EARNINGS
Source: Zacks, September 11, 2020
1. The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2020
2. The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2020
3. The Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2020
4. CNBC.com, September 8, 2020
5. CNBC.com, September 9, 2020
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