Stock Market “Zigs” and “Zags”
January thru March, 2024


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Feb. 23, 2024

After a trading day of variable movements, major stock indices closed with tiny to small mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.16% to 39,131.53, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.04% to 5,088.80, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.28% to 15,996.82.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 22, 2024

In a widespread upsurge, major stock indices closed with moderate to large gains.  Also, they were in positive territory for the entire trading day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.18% to 39,069.11, a record high close (with the first ever close over 39,000), while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.11% to 5,087.03, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.96% to 16,041.62.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 21, 2024

Although major stock indices were in negative territory during the majority of the trading day, they closed with tiny to small mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.13% to 38,612.24, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.13% to 4,981.80.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.32% to 15,580.87.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 20, 2024

In another down trading day, major stock indices closed with small to moderate losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.17% to 38,563.80, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.60% to 4,975.51.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.92% to 15,630.78.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 16, 2024

After a couple of positive market days, today major stock indices declined and closed with small to moderate losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.37% to 38,627.99, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.48% to 5,005.57.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.82% to 15,775.65.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 15, 2024

In another market rally, major stock indices closed with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.91% to 38,773.12, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.58% to 5,029.73, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.30% to 15,906.17.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 14, 2024

Following yesterday’s market plunge, today major stock indices had a good rally and closed with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.40% to 38,424.27, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.96% to 5,000.62.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.30% to 15,859.15.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 13, 2024

In a significant stock market tumble today, major stock indices closed with moderate to very large losses.  This mostly resulted from a concern that the consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.1% in January from a year earlier, which was higher than the forecasted 2.9%: Inflation comes in hotter than expected.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.35% to 38,272.75, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.37% to 4,953.17.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.80% to 15,655.60.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 12, 2024

In another trading day of variable movements, major stock indices closed with tiny to moderate mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.33% to 38,797.38, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.09% to 5,021.84.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.30% to 15,942.55.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 9, 2024

After three trading days with widespread gains, major stock indices closed today with small to moderate mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.14% to 38,671.69, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.57% to 5,026.61, a record high close (and the first ever close over 5,000).  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.25% to 15,990.66.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 8, 2024

In another positive market day, major stock indices closed with tiny to small gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.13% to 38,726.33, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.06% to 4,997.91, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.24% to 15,793.92.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 7, 2024

In another market day of increases, major stock indices closed with small to moderate gains.  Also, they were in positive territory for the entire trading day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.41% to 38,677.36, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.82% to 4,995.06, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.95% to 15,756.64.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 6, 2024

After some notable “zigging” and “zagging” throughout the trading day, major stock indices closed with small to moderate gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.37% to 38,521.36, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.23% to 4,954.23.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.07% to 15,609.00.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 5, 2024

After two positive trading days at the end of last week, major stock indices went the other direction today and closed with small to large losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.71% to 38,380.12, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.32% to 4,942.81.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.20% to 15,597.68.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 2, 2024

In another day of market increases, major stock indices closed with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.35% to 38,654.42, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.07% to 4,958.61, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.74% to 15,628.95.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Feb. 1, 2024

Following yesterday’s notable plunges, today major stock indices closed with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.97% to 38,519.84, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.25% to 4,906.19.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.30% to 15,361.64.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 31, 2024

On the first widespread negative day in two weeks, major stock indices closed with moderate to large losses.  A factor appears to be an indication by the Federal Reserve that interest rate cuts are not imminent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.82% to 38,150.30, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.61% to 4,845.65.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 2.23% to 15,164.01.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 30, 2024

After a trading day of variable movements, major stock indices closed with tiny to moderate mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.35% to 38,467.31, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.06% to 4,924.97.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.76% to 15,509.90.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 29, 2024

After increasing throughout the trading day, major stock indices closed with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.59% to 38,333.45, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.76% to 4,927.93, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.12% to 15,628.04.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 26, 2024

After major stock indices “zigged” and “zagged” between positive and negative territories during the trading day, they closed with tiny to small mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.16% to 38,109.43, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.07% to 4,890.97.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.36% to 15,455.36.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 25, 2024

In a widespread positive market day, major stock indices closed with small to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.64% to 38,049.13, a record high close (and the first close over 38,000), while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.53% to 4,894.16, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.18% to 15,510.50.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 24, 2024

After another trading day of variable movements, major stock indices closed with tiny to moderate mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.26% to 37,806.39, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.08% to 4,868.55, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.36% to 15,481.92.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 23, 2024

After variable movements during the trading day, major stock indices closed with small to moderate mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.25% to 37,905.45, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.29% to 4,864.60, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.43% to 15,425.94.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 22, 2024

In another positive market day, major stock indices closed the day with small to moderate gains.  Also, they were in positive territory for the entire trading day.  The Dow Jones Industrial index surpassed 38,000 for the first time in history.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.36% to 38,001.81, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.22% to 4,850.43, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.32% to 15,360.29.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 19, 2024

In a notable market rally, major stock indices closed with moderate to large gains.  The S&P 500 index set its first record high since its previous record high of 4,796.56 on Jan. 3, 2022.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.05% to 37,863.80, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.23% to 4,839.81, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.70% to 15,310.97.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 18, 2024

For the first time in over a week, major stock indices had widespread increases and closed with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.54% to 37,468.61, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.88% to 4,780.94.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.35% to 15,055.65.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 17, 2024

In another negative market day, major stock indices closed with small to moderate losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.25% to 37,266.67, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.56% to 4,739.21.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.59% to 14,855.62.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 16, 2024

On the first trading day with widespread declines in almost two weeks, major stock indices closed with small to large losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.62% to 37,361.12, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.37% to 4,765.98.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.19% to 14,944.35.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 12, 2024

In another trading day of variable movements, major stock indices closed with tiny to moderate mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.31% to 37,592.98, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.08% to 4,783.83.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.02% to 14,972.76.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 11, 2024

After variable movements during the trading day, major stock indices closed with tiny to small mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.04% to 37,711.02, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.07% to 4,780.24.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.00% to 14,970.18.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 10, 2024

After climbing gradually throughout most of the trading day, major stock indices closed with small to moderate gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.45% to 37,695.73, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.57% to 4,783.45.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.75% to 14,969.65.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 9, 2024

Following variable movements during the trading day, major stock indices closed with small to moderate mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.42% to 37,525.16, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.15% to 4,756.50.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.09% to 14,857.71.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 8, 2024

On another trading day with widespread increases, major stock indices closed with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.58% to 37,683.01, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.41% to 4,763.54.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.20% to 14,843.77.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 5, 2024

On the first market day of the year with widespread increases, major stock indices closed with tiny to small gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.07% to 37,466.11, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.18% to 4,697.24.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.09% to 14,524.07.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 4, 2024

After variable movements during the trading day, major stock indices closed with small to moderate mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.03% to 37,440.34, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.34% to 4,688.68.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.56% to 14,510.30.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 3, 2024

On a trading day with widespread declines, major stock indices closed with moderate to large losses.  Also, they were in negative territory for the entire trading day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.76% to 37,430.19, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.80% to 4,704.81.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.18% to 14,592.21.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Jan. 2, 2024

On the first trading day of the new year, major stock indices closed with small to large mixed amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.07% to 37,715.04, a record high close, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.57% to 4,742.83.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.63% to 14,765.94.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite

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