Published Every MondaySince 2007| Volume 778 | October 25, 2021
So far YTD these many weeks were up (Bull), down (Bear), or draw (Bull/Bear) … Bulls (Markets UP) = 25… Bears (DOWN) = 15… and Draw = 02
Markets at record highs – The DOW is above 35K, S&P500 above 4.5K, and the NASDAQ above 15K
The DOW was up +456 points or +1.3%, S&P 500 was up +81 points or +1.8% and the NASDAQ was up +250 points or +1.7% for the week ending October 22nd. Oil was up +$1.3 or +1.6% to $83.98 per barrel.
The quarterly financial reports so far have been mostly positive which is helping markets to continue to rise. In addition, infection rates are trending lower to help businesses recover and increase their business sales.
YTD 2021 Dow is up +16.6%, S&P500 is +21.0% and the NASDAQ is +17.1%
In 2020 Dow was up +7.2%, S&P500 is UP+16.3% and the NASDAQ is UP +43.6%
In 2019 DOW was up +22.3%, S&P500 up +28.9% and NASDAQ up +35.2%
In 2018 the DOW was down -6.7%, S&P500 down -7.0% and NASDAQ down -4.6%.
In 2017 the DOW was up 25.1%, S&P500 up 19.4% and NASDAQ up 28.2%