Stock Market “Zigs” and “Zags”
April thru June, 2021


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Apr. 16, 2021

Like yesterday, there was a widespread increase in major stock indices today.  More record highs were set.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.48% to 34,200.67, a record high close, with a record intraday high of 34,256.75 (the first highs over 34,200); while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.36% to 4,185.47, a record high close, with a record intraday high of 4,191.31.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.10% to 14,052.34.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 15, 2021

There was a widespread increase in major stock indices today.  Also, some new record highs were set.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.90% to 34,035.99, a record high close, with a record intraday high of 34,068.74; while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.11% to 4,170.42, a record high close, with a record intraday high of 4,173.49.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.31% to 14,038.76.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 14, 2021

Today, like yesterday, major stock indices were mixed.  However, what was down yesterday was up today, and what was up yesterday was down today.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.16% to 33,730.89, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.41% to 4,124.66.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.99% to 13,857.84.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 13, 2021

Major stock indices were mixed today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.20% to 33,677.27, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.33% to 4,141.59, a record high close.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.05% to 13,996.10.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 12, 2021

After several record highs at the end of the last week, most major stock indices were down today mild to moderate amounts.  There also was a considerable amount of widespread “zigging” and “zagging” up and down.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.16% to 33,745.40, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.02% to 4,127.99.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.36% to 13,850.00.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 9, 2021

Overall, the increase in major stock indices today was even more significant than it was yesterday.  Some new record highs were set.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.89% to 33,800.60, a record high close, with a record intraday high of 33,810.87 (the first highs over 33,600, 33,700 and 33,800); while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.77% to 4,128.80, a record high close, and with a record intraday high of 4,129.48 (the first highs over 4,100).  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.51% to 13,900.19.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 8, 2021

There were mild to moderate increases in major stock indices today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.17% to 33,503.57; while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.42% to 4,097.17, a record high close, and with a record intraday high of 4,098.19.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.03% to 13,839.31.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 7, 2021

There was not much movement in major stock indices today, and the results were mixed.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.05% to 33,446.26, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.15% to 4,079.95.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.07% to 13,688.84.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 6, 2021

Major stock indices declined small to moderate amounts today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.29% to 33,430.24, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.10% to 4,073.94.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.05% to 13,698.38.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 5, 2021

Today there was a significant and widespread stock market rally.  There also were some record highs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.13% to 33,527.19, a record high close (the first close over 33,300, 33,400 and 33,500), and with a record intraday high of 33,617.95 (the first high over 33,300, 33,400, 33,500 and 33,600); while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.44% to 4,077.91, a record high close, and with a record intraday high of 4,083.42.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.67% to 13,705.59.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Apr. 2, 2021

The stock market was closed today in observance of Good Friday.  (In my view, that should be “Good Thursday” instead.)


Apr. 1, 2021

To begin the month, there was a significant increase in major stock indices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.52% to 33,153.21; while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.18% to 4,019.87, a record high close, and with a record intraday high of 4,020.63 (the first highs over 4,000).  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.76% to 13,480.11.

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

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