Stock Market “Zigs” and “Zags”
April thru June, 2020


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June 30, 2020

The stock market ended June, as well as the second quarter of 2020, with increases yesterday and today.  The gains more than compensated for the significant loss on Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.85% to 25,812.88, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.54% to 3,100.29.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.87% to 10,058.77.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,812.88.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,100.29.
June 29, 2020

After a substantial plunge on Friday, the stock market had a nice rebound today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.32% to 25,595.80, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.47% to 3,043.24.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.20% to 9,874.15.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,595.80.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,043.24.
June 26, 2020

The stock market began the day low and continued plummeting way down the rest of the day.  This probably was due to reports of another surge in COVID-19 cases.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 2.84% to 2,5015.55, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 2.42% to 3,009.05.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 2.59% to 9,757.22.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 2,5015.55.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,009.05.
June 25, 2020

After a big downturn yesterday, the stock market rebounded somewhat today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.18% to 25,745.60, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.10% to 3,083.76.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.09% to 10,017.00, a record high close.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,745.60.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,083.76.

June 24, 2020

There was a significant plunge in the stock market today, which began down and closed even lower.  This seems to be due to a notable increase of COVID-19 cases in several states.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 2.72% to 25,445.94, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 2.59% to 3,050.33.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 2.19% to 9,909.17.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,445.94.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,050.33.
June 23, 2020

The stock market was up again today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.50% to 26,156.10, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.43% to 3,131.29.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.74% to 10,131.37, a record high close.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,156.10.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,131.29.

June 22, 2020

After a general decline in the market on the last couple of days last week, there was a mild rebound today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.59% to 26,024.96, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.65% to 3,117.86.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.11% to 10,056.48, a record high close.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,024.96.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,117.86.

June 19, 2020

Most stock indices were down somewhat today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.80% to 25,871.46, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.56% to 3,097.74.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.03% to 9,946.12.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,871.46.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,097.74.
June 18, 2020

Today, the stock indices began down and ended the trading session mixed.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.15% to 26,080.10, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.06% to 3,115.34.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.33% to 9,943.05.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,119.61.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,113.49.
June 17, 2020

Stock indices today were very variable and closed mostly down.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.65% to 26,119.61, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.36% to 3,113.49.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.15% to 9,910.53.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,119.61.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,113.49.
June 16, 2020

There was an appreciable increase in stock market indices today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.04% to 26,289.98, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.90% to 3,124.74.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.75% to 9,895.87.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,289.98.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,124.74.
June 15, 2020

The stock market was way down this morning, but it rebounded later in the day.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.62% to 25,763.16, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.83% to 3,066.59.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.43% to 9,726.02.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,763.16.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,066.59.
June 12, 2020

After a significant stock market plunge yesterday, there was a moderate rebound today.  This followed numerous “zigs” and “zags” all day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.90% to 25,605.54, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.31% to 3,041.31.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.01% to 9,588.81.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,605.54.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,041.31.
June 11, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) today was down 6.90% to 25,128.17, evidently due to fears of the secondary COVID outbreak and the possibility of continued spiking.  The -1,861.82 point decline was the 4th largest one-day decrease in history.  The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 5.89% to 3,002.10.  The NASDAQ Composite index, reaching an all-time high yesterday, was down 5.27% to 9,492.72.  Also, world markets were down significantly.

Dow Jones Industrial Average decline: 25,128.17.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index decline: 3,002.10.
World Markets decrease

June 10, 2020

Stock market indices were mixed today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.04% to 26,989.99, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.53% to 3,190.14.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.67% to 10,020.65, a record high close.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,989.99.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,190.14.
June 9, 2020

Most of the stock market indices were down during the day.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.09% to 27,272.30, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.78% to 3,207.18.  However, the NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.29% to 9,953.75.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 27,272.30.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,207.18.
June 8, 2020

The National Bureau of Economic Research announced today that the U.S. has been in a recession since February.  However, this was not a deterrent to the stock market, which is continuing to go up so far in June.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.70% to 27,572.44, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.20% to 3,232.39.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.13% to 9,924.75.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 27,572.44.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,232.39.
June 5, 2020

The huge, noteworthy and unexpected increase in jobs and decrease in the jobless rate resulted in a significant rally in the stock market.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 3.15% to 27,110.98, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.62% to 3,193.93.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.06% to 9,814.08.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 27,110.98.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,193.93.
June 4, 2020

Although the Dow was up a bit today, everything else was slightly down.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.05% to 26,281.82, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.34% to 3,112.35.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.69% to 9,615.81.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,281.82.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,112.35.
June 3, 2020

As crazy as things continue to be with COVID-19 infections and all the rioting and looting, the stock market seems to be ignoring that this week.  Stock indices were way up today.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.05% to 26,269.89, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.36% to 3,122.87.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.78% to 9,682.91.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,269.89.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,122.87.
June 2, 2020

Stock indices were up moderately today, with a spike near the end and lots of big “zigs” and “zags” in between.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.05% to 25,742.65, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.82% to 3,080.82.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.59% to 9,608.38.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,742.65.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,080.82.
June 1, 2020

There was a mild movement upward in stock market indices today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.36% to 25,475.02, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.38% to 3,055.73.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.66% to 9,552.05.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,475.02.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,055.73.
May 29, 2020

The stock market indices were down most of the day, although they were mostly up by the end of the trading period.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.07% to 25,383.11, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.48% to 3,044.31.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.29% to 9,489.87.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,383.11.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,044.31.
May 28, 2020

The stock market was up most of the day, but it plunged down not long before the closing bell.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.58% to 25,400.64, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.21% to 3,029.73.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.46% to 9,368.99.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,400.64.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,029.73.
May 27, 2020

Wall Street seemed to be rooting for a SpaceX launch, with a significant surge at the end of the trading period.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.21% to 25,548.27, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.48% to 3,036.13.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.77% to 9,412.36.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,548.27.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,036.13.
May 26, 2020

Most stock marked indices soared up today.  It was the first time that traders were allowed on the New York Stock Exchange floor again after about 2 months of being closed.  Also, there were hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and the economy’s reopening.

Dow Jones surges 529 points
as NYSE reopens trading floor

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.17% to 24,995.11, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.23% to 2,991.77.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.17% to 9,340.22.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,995.11.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,991.77.
May 22, 2020

Stock indices were mixed today, and there was not a whole lot of movement.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.04% to 24,456.16, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.24% to 2,955.45.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.43% to 9,324.59.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,456.16.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,955.45.
May 21, 2020

There was a modest decline in the stock market today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.41% to 24,474.12, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.78% to 2,948.51.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.97% to 9,284.88

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,474.12.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,948.51..
May 20, 2020

The stock market was up all day long today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.52% to 24,575.90, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.67% to 2,971.61.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.08% to 9,375.78.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,575.90.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,971.61.
May 19, 2020

Today, all of the stock indices were down.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.59% to 24,206.86, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.05% to 2,922.94.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.54% to 9,185.10.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,206.86.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,922.94.
May 18, 2020

News about a COVID-19 vaccine and a possible economic recovery this summer had a positive effect on the stock market today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) today was up 3.85% to 24,597.37, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 3.15% to 2,953.91.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.44% to 9,234.83.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,597.37.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,953.91.
May 15, 2020

After moderate losses in the stock market today, the major indices had mild gains by closing time.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.25% to 23,685.42, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.39% to 2,863.70.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.79% to 9,014.56.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,685.42.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,863.70.
May 14, 2020

Today, the Dow and other stock indices had big “zag-zig” swings.  At one point, the Dow was down -458.35 points compared to yesterday’s close.  However, with a subsequent large increase of 835.72 points, it closed up 377.37 points.  It is the first time the Dow has closed with a gain this week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.62% to 23,625.34, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.15% to 2,852.50.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.91% to 8,943.72.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,625.34.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,852.50.
May 13, 2020

Today’s warning of a prolonged recession from Jerome Powell appears to have caused a notable plunge in the stock market.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 2.17% to 23,247.97, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.75% to 2,820.00.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.55% to 8,863.17.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,247.97.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,820.00.
May 12, 2020

Although the Dow and other stock indices were up at the beginning of the day, they had fallen significantly by the end of the day.  One cause seems to have been the concern of a potential second wave of the COVID-19 virus.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.89% to 23,764.78, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 2.05% to 2,870.12.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 2.06% to 9,002.55.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,764.78.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,870.12.
May 11, 2020

The stock indices began low and ended mixed today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.45% to 24,221.99, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.02% to 2,930.32.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.78% to 9,192.34.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,221.99.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,930.32.
May 8, 2020

The stock market indices began high and even had nice spikes at the end of the day.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.91% to 24,331.32, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.69% to 2,929.80.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.58% to 9,121.32.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,331.32.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,929.80.
May 7, 2020

Stock market indices were up from beginning to end today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.89% to 23,875.89, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.15% to 2,881.19.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.41% to 8,979.66.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,875.89.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,881.19.
May 6, 2020

Stock market indices were mixed today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.91% to 23,664.64, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.70% to 2,848.42.  However, the NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.51% to 8,854.39.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,664.64.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,848.42.
May 5, 2020

The stock market was up from opening to closing today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.56% to 23,883.09, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.90% to 2,868.44.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.13% to 8,809.12.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,883.09.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,868.44.
May 4, 2020

The stock market got off to a low start this morning, but it was in positive territory by the end of the day.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.11% to 23,749.76, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.42% to 2,842.74.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.23% to 8,710.72.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,749.76.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,842.74.
May 1, 2020

Although the stock market had a good overall month of April, it did not have a good beginning for the month of May.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 2.55% to 23,723.69, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 2.81% to 2,830.71.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 3.20% to 8,604.95.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,723.69.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,830.71.
Apr. 30, 2020

Bleak news about the unemployment rate and the COVID pandemic contributed to the moderate downturn in the final April session of the stock market.  However, the Dow and the S&P 500 did have their best monthly gains since 1987.

Dow, S&P 500 end last session in April lower,
but notch best monthly gains since 1987

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.17% to 24,345.72, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.92% to 2,912.43.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.28% to 8,889.55.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,345.72.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,912.43.
Apr. 29, 2020

Evidently, the Fed’s continued low interest rates and Jerome Powell’s positive long-term outlook have given some hope to consumers.  This arguably was a major reason for the big stock market rally today.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.21% to 24,633.86, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.66% to 2,939.51.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 3.57% to 8,914.71.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,633.86.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,939.51.
Apr. 28, 2020

There was a notable “zig zag” in the stock market today.  Soon after opening, the Dow zigged up 378.46 points to its intra-day high of 24,512.24.  However, it had zagged down -32.23 points by the day’s close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.13% to 24,101.55, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.52% to 2,863.39.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.40% to 8,607.73.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,101.55.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,863.39.
Apr. 27, 2020

The stock market had a good upsurge today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.51% to 24,133.78, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.47% to 2,878.48.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.11% to 8,730.16.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,133.78.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,878.48.
Apr. 24, 2020

The stock market did not get off to a very good start this morning, but it was up a moderate amount by the end of the day.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.11% to 23,775.27, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.39% to 2,836.74.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.65% to 8,634.52.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,775.27.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,836.74.
Apr. 23, 2020

This morning, all the stock market indices were up at the opening.  At its intra-day high, the Dow was up 1.74% or 409.54 points.

The indices were up significantly for most of the morning and early afternoon.  However, at the close, the Dow was up only a bit from yesterday’s closing value, while other indices were down fractional amounts.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.17% to 23,515.26, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.05% to 2,797.80.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.01% to 8,494.75.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,515.26.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,797.80.
Apr. 22, 2020

On Wall Street today, the Dow had significant gains after two days of big losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.99% to 23,475.82, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.29% to 2,799.31.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.81% to 8,495.38.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,475.82.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,799.31.
Apr. 21, 2020

U.S. stocks plunged again today.  After yesterday’s unprecedented drop into negative territory, though, crude oil futures started clawing their way back up today.  However, OPEC leaders now may be in “crisis mode.”

What’s next for oil after prices go negative? Saudis,
other producers expected to do more to curb supply

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 2.67% to 23,018.88, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 3.07% to 2,736.56.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 3.48% to 8,263.23.  Also, world markets were down substantially.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,018.88.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,736.56.
World Markets decline

Apr. 20, 2020

The stock market today reflected the shock of all the recent crude oil and pandemic problems.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 2.44% to 23,650.44, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.79% to 2,823.16.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.03% to 8,560.73.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,650.44.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,823.16.
Apr. 17, 2020

Today the stock market had its strongest finish in about 2½ weeks.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.99% to 24,242.49, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.68% to 2,874.56.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.38% to 8,650.14.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 24,242.49.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,874.56.
Apr. 16, 2020

The stock market was extremely volatile today, zigging and zagging all day long.  Finally, the Dow ended the day with a mild increase.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.14% to 23,537.68, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.58% to 2,799.55.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.66% to 8,532.36.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,537.68.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,799.55.
Apr. 15, 2020

After the stock market’s big “zig” yesterday, there was a big “zag” today.  This seems to be following the usual volatile pattern.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.86% to 23,504.35, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 2.20% to 2,783.36.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.44% to 8,393.18.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,504.35.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,783.36.
Apr. 14, 2020

The Dow’s increase today more than compensated for yesterday’s decline.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.39% to 23,949.76, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 3.06% to 2,846.06.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 3.95% to 8,515.74.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,949.76.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,846.06.
Apr. 13, 2020

The Dow had a moderate decline today.  This was after the S&P 500 had its best week since 1974.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.39% to 23,390.77, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.01% to 2,761.63.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.48% to 8,192.43.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,390.77.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,761.63.
Apr. 9, 2020

Today, the Dow exited the Bear Market and re-entered the Bull Market.  Hopefully, it eventually will exit correction territory.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.22% to 23,719.37, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.45% to 2,789.82.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.77% to 8,153.58.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,719.37.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,789.82.
Apr. 8, 2020

There were significant gains in the stock market today.  Had the Dow gone up just 207.57 more points today, it would have been out of Bear Market territory and back into a Bull Market, although it still would need an additional gain of 2,955.14 points to be out of correction territory.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 3.44% to 23,433.57, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 3.41% to 2,749.98.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.58% to 8,090.90.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 23,433.57.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,749.98.
Apr. 7, 2020

Early this morning, the Dow was up as much as 937.25 points to an intra-day high of 23,617.24.  Later, though, it “zigged” and “zagged” quite a bit.  At the final bell, it was 26.13 points below yesterday’s closing amount.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.12% to 22,653.86, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.16% to 2,659.41.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.33% to 7,887.26.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 22,653.86.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,659.41.
Apr. 6, 2020

Today, there were substantial gains in the stock market.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 7.73% to 22,679.99, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 7.03% to 2,663.68.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 7.33% to 7,913.24.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 22,679.99.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,663.68.
Apr. 3, 2020

Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.69% to 21,052.53, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.51% to 2,488.65.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.53% to 7,373.08.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 21,052.53.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,488.65.
Apr. 2, 2020

Following yesterday’s significant “zag” (loss) in the stock market, today’s “zig” (gain) made up almost half of that loss.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.24% to 21,413.44, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.28% to 2,526.90.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.72% to 7,487.31.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 21,413.44.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,526.90.
Apr. 1, 2020

The stock market has begun the second quarter of 2020 with a significant decline.  This is after ending the first quarter yesterday with a loss of almost all of its gains since the beginning of 2017.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 4.44% to 20,943.51, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 4.41% to 2,470.50.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 4.41% to 7,360.58.  Also, world markets were down substantially.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 21,917.16.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 2,584.59.
World Markets decline

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