Stock Market “Zigs” and “Zags”
July thru September, 2020


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Aug. 7, 2020

Most major stock indices were down most of the day, barely squeeking out a gain at the end.  However, the NASDAQ Composite declined below its record high close yesterday, although it did remain above 11,000.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.17% to 27,433.48, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.06% to 3,351.28.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.87% to 11,010.98.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 27,433.48.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,351.28.
Aug. 6, 2020

Stock market indices were down earlier in the trading day.  However, there was a widespread gain by the end of the day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.68% to 27,386.98, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.64% to 3,349.16.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.00% to 11,108.07, a record high with the first close over 11,000 and 11,100 on the same day.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 27,386.98.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,369.16.
Aug. 5, 2020

Stock indices generally had big gains today.  Other stock indices also were up but by smaller amounts.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.39% to 27,201.52, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.64% to 3,327.77.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.52% to 10,998.40, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 27,201.52.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,327.77.
Aug. 4, 2020

The Dow was up a modest amount today.  Other stock indices also were up but by smaller amounts.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.62% to 26,828.47, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.36% to 3,257.85.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.35% to 10,941.17, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,828.47.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,257.85.
Aug. 3, 2020

All of the main stock indices were up at least moderately today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.89% to 26,664.40, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.72% to 3,294.61.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.47% to 10,902.60, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,664.40.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,294.61.
July 31, 2020

Stock indices were down most of the day, but most of them closed with a gain.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.44% to 26,428.32, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.77% to 3,271.12.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.49% to 10,745.27.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,428.32.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,271.12.
July 30, 2020

The Dow and the S&P 500 were down today from the opening bell to the closing bell.  Other stock indices were mixed.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.85% to 26,313.65, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.38% to 3,246.22.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.43% to 10,587.81.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,313.65.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,246.22.
July 29, 2020

Much of yesterday’s stock losses were regained today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.61% to 26,539.57, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.24% to 3,258.44.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.35% to 10,542.94.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,539.57.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,258.44.
July 28, 2020

There was a notable decline in stock indices today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.77% to 26,379.28, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.65% to 3,218.44.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.27% to 10,402.09.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,379.28.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,218.44.
July 27, 2020

Most stock indices were up a moderate amount today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.43% to 26,584.77, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.74% to 3,239.41.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.67% to 10,536.27.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,584.77.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,239.41.
July 24, 2020

For the second day in a row, stock indices were down all day.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.68% to 26,469.89, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.62% to 3,215.63.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.94% to 10,363.18.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,469.89.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,215.63.
July 23, 2020

From almost the opening bell, there were substantial declines in stock indices all day.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.31% to 26,652.33, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.23% to 3,235.66.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 2.29% to 10,461.42.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,652.33.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,235.66.
July 22, 2020

Following a lot of “zig-zagging” today, there was a moderate increase in stock indices by the market’s close.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.62% to 27,005.84, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.57% to 3,276.02.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.24% to 10,706.13.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 27,005.84.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,276.02.
July 21, 2020

Many stock indices “zigged” and “zagged” a fair amount today, and the final results were mixed.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.60% to 26,840.40, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.17% to 3,257.30.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.73% to 10,473.83, a notable decline from yesterday’s record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,840.40.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,257.30.
July 20, 2020

Almost all stock indices were up today, some slightly and some significantly.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.03% to 26,680.87, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.84% to 3,251.84.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.51% to 10,767.09, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,680.87.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,251.84.
July 17, 2020

Almost all stock indices were up today.  However, the Dow was down a bit.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.23% to 26,671.95, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.28% to 3,224.73.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.28% to 10,503.19.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,671.95.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,224.73.
July 16, 2020

All stock indices began down and remained down throughout the day.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.50% to 26,734.71, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.34% to 3,215.57.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.73% to 10,473.83.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,734.71.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,215.57.
July 15, 2020

Although there was a notable slump during the trading period, stocks were up a good amount by the end of the day.  This probably had to do with a promising COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna, whose stock has increased 12% as a result.

Moderna stock surges after company announces
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.85% to 26,870.10, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.91% to 3,226.56.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.59% to 10,550.49.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,870.10.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,226.56.
July 14, 2020

Stock indices dipped somewhat at the beginning of the day.  However, they were up significantly by the closing bell.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.13% to 26,642.59, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.34% to 3,197.52.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.94% to 10,488.58.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,642.59.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,197.52.
July 13, 2020

Stock indices were mixed and mostly down today.  The Dow was up only a fraction.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.04% to 26,085.80, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.94% to 3,155.22.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 2.13% to 10,390.84.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,085.80.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,155.22.
July 10, 2020

Stock indices had a notable decline soon after the market opened today.  This probably was due to news that the U.S. had its largest single-day increases in COVID-19 cases twice this week.  However, everything was up by the closing bell.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.44% to 26,075.30, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.05% to 3,185.04.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.66% to 10,617.44, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,075.30.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,185.04.
July 9, 2020

Stock market indices were mixed today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.39% to 25,706.09, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.56% to 3,152.05.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.53% to 10,574.75, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,706.09.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,152.05.
July 8, 2020

There was considerable “zigging” and “zagging” in the stock market today.  However, at the end of the day, all major indices were up.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.68% to 26,067.28, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.78% to 3,169.94.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.44% to 10,492.50, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,067.28.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,169.94.
July 7, 2020

For the first time this month, there was a sizeable “zag” (downturn) in stock indices today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.51% to 25,890.18, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.08% to 3,145.32.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.86% to 10,343.89, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,890.18.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,145.32.
July 6, 2020

There was a substantial increase in stock indices today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.78% to 26,287.03, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.59% to 3,179.72.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.21% to 10,433.65, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 26,287.03.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,179.72.
July 2, 2020

All stock indices were up a bit at the close today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.36% to 25,827.36, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.45% to 3,130.01.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.52% to 10,207.63, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,827.36.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,130.01.
July 1, 2020

The stock market began July, and the third quarter of 2020, with mixed indices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.30% to 25,734.97, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.50% to 3,115.86.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.95% to 10,154.63, a record high.

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 25,734.97.  Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index: 3,115.86.

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