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Published Every Monday Since 2007   | Volume 814 | July 4th, 2022

So far YTD these many weeks were markets were up (Bull picture shown), down (Bear picture), or draw (Bull/Bear picture) …
Bulls (Markets UP) = 10…
Bears (DOWN) = 16… and
Draw = 0


Happy 4th!
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Bears are back – The DOW drops -436 points for the week

  • SP&500 closed down -95 points or -2.4%, the DOW was down -436 points or -1.4%, and the NASDAQ -533 or -4.6% for the week ending July 1st. Oil gained +$1.4 or +1.3% to $108.46 per barrel. 
  • As of now markets are in bear territory.  Stocks are considered in the bear territory (or Bear market) when stocks fall at least 20% from their high.
  • Uncertainty about the high inflation, the Federal Reserve rate hike acceleration, and increasing probability of recession are considered the main drivers for market sell off.


  • 2022 the DOW is -14.4%, S&P500 is -19.7% and the NASDAQ is -28.9%
  • 2021 the DOW was up +18.7%, S&P500 +26.9% and the NASDAQ +21.4%
  • In 2020 the DOW was up +7.2%, S&P500  UP+16.3% and the NASDAQ UP +43.6%
  • In 2019 the DOW was up +22.3%, S&P500 up +28.9% and the 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 the NASDAQ up 28.2%

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