Stock Market “Zigs” and “Zags”
October thru December, 2022


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Dec. 8, 2022

For the first time in over a week, all major stock indices were up and closed with small to moderate gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.55% to 33,781.48, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.75% to 3,963.51.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.13% to 11,082.00.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Dec. 7, 2022

Along with a great deal of “zigging” and “zagging” throughout the trading day, there were tiny to small mixed movements of major stock indices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.00% to 33,597.92, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.19% to 3,933.92.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.51% to 10,958.55.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Dec. 6, 2022

Similar to yesterday, major stock indices declined throughout the day and closed with moderate to large losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.03% to 33,596.34, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.44% to 3,941.26.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 2.00% to 11,014.89.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Dec. 5, 2022

After almost constant declines throughout the trading day, major stock indices closed with large to very large losses.  Also, they were in negative territory for the entire trading day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.40% to 33,947.10, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.79% to 3,998.84.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.93% to 11,239.94.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Dec. 2, 2022

Somewhat similar to yesterday, today there were very small to small mixed movements in major stock indices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.10% to 34,429.88, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.12% to 4,071.70.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.18% to 11,461.50.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Dec. 1, 2022

Today, there were very small to moderate mixed movements in major stock indices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.56% to 34,395.01, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.09% to 4,076.57.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.13% to 11,482.45.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 30, 2022

After significant movements in major stock indices today, they closed with very large to huge gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.18% to 34,589.77, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 3.09% to 4,080.11.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 4.41% to 11,468.00.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 29, 2022

There were tiny to small mixed movements of major stock indices today.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.01% to 33,852.53, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.16% to 3,957.63.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.59% to 10,983.78.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 28, 2022

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

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.45% to 33,849.46, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.54% to 3,963.94.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.58% to 11,049.50.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 25, 2022

On an abbreviated Black Friday trading day, there were mixed movements of major stock indices by very small to moderate amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.45% to 34,347.03, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.03% to 4,026.12.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.52% to 11,226.36.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 23, 2022

After a great deal of “zigging” and “zagging” throughout the trading day, major stock indices closed the day with small to moderate gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.28% to 34,194.06, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.59% to 4,027.26.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.99% to 11,285.32.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 22, 2022

To begin the trading day, major stock indices opened in positive territory and then closed the day with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.18% to 34,098.10, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.36% to 4,003.58.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.36% to 11,174.41.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 21, 2022

Beginning the Thanksgiving trading week (although markets will be closed on Thanksgiving), major stock indices closed the day with small to moderate losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.13% to 33,700.28, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.39% to 3,949.94.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.09% to 11,024.51.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 18, 2022

To end the trading week, major stock indices closed the trading day with tiny to moderate gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.59% to 33,745.69, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.48% to 3,965.34.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.01% to 11,146.06.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 17, 2022

While major stock indices were in negative territory for most of the trading day, they closed with only tiny to small losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.02% to 33,546.32, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.31% to 3,946.56.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.35% to 11,144.96.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 16, 2022

Following an extreme amount of “zigging” and “zagging” throughout the trading day, major stock indices closed the day with small to moderate losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.12% to 33,553.83, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.83% to 3,958.79.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.54% to 11,183.66.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 15, 2022

Like yesterday there was a moderate amount of “zigging” and “zagging” throughout the trading day, but major stock indices closed the day with small to moderate gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.17% to 33,592.92, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.87% to 3,991.73.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.45% to 11,358.41.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 14, 2022

After a moderate amount of “zigging” and “zagging” throughout the trading day, major stock indices closed the day with small to large losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.63% to 33,536.70, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.89% to 3,957.25.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.12% to 11,196.22.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 11, 2022

After yesterday’s huge rally, major stock indices closed today with small to moderate gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.10% to 33,747.86, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.92% to 3,992.93.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.88% to 11,323.33.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 10, 2022

Following a day of widespread losses, major stock indices closed today with very large to gigantic gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 3.70% to 33,715.37, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 5.54% to 3,956.37.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 7.35% to 11,114.15.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 9, 2022

Following three days of gains, today major stock indices made a big reversal and closed with moderate to very large losses.  Also, they were in negative territory for the entire trading day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.95% to 32,513.94, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 2.08% to 3,748.57.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 2.48% to 10,353.17.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 8, 2022

On the third day of increases, major stock indices closed with small to moderate gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.02% to 33,160.83, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.56% to 3,828.11.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.49% to 10,616.20.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 7, 2022

After a moderate amount of “zigging” and “zagging” throughout the trading day, major stock indices closed the day with small to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.31% to 32,827.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 0.96% to 3,806.80.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.85% to 10,564.52.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 4, 2022

Although major stock indices dipped briefly into negative territory during the trading day, they closed the day with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.26% to 32,403.22, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.36% to 3,770.55.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.28% to 10,475.25.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 3, 2022

For the third trading day this month, major stock indices experienced declines and closed the day with small to moderate losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.46% to 32,001.25, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.06% to 3,719.89.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.73% to 10,342.94.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 2, 2022

Although major stock indices were in negative territory for most of the trading day, they briefly popped up into positive territory later in the day.  However, then they plummeted much further down than they had been up until that point and closed with large to very large losses.

The sharp decline occurred soon after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced yet another three-quarters of a percentage point (0.75% point) interest rate hike.  He also suggested that more big interest rate hikes may be coming, even though the Fed might slow the pace of those increases.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.55% to 32,147.76, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 2.50% to 3,759.69.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 3.36% to 10,524.80.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Nov. 1, 2022

After beginning the trading day with significant gains, major stock indices steadily declined and closed the day with very small to small losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.24% to 32,653.20, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.41% to 3,856.10.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.89% to 10,890.85.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 31, 2022

Following a day of significant “zigging” and “zagging,” major stock indices closed the trading day with small to moderate losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.39% to 32,732.95, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.75% to 3,871.98.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.03% to 10,988.15.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 28, 2022

After major stock indices increased throughout the trading day, they closed with large to huge gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.59% to 32,861.80, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.46% to 3,901.06.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.87% to 11,102.45.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 27, 2022

After a confusing trading day, major stock indices closed with mixed movements of small to moderate amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.61% to 32,033.28, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.61% to 3,807.30.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.63% to 10,792.68.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 26, 2022

After spiking during the first half of the trading day, major stock indices declined after that and closed with mixed movements of very small to large amounts.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.01% to 31,839.11, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.74% to 3,830.60.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 2.04% to 10,970.99.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 25, 2022

For the third day in a row, major stock indices were up at the end of the trading day, with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.07% to 31,836.74, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.63% to 3,859.11.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.25% to 11,199.12.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 24, 2022

At the end of the trading day, major stock indices closed with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.34% to 31,499.62, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.19% to 3,797.34.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.86% to 10,952.61.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 21, 2022

Even though major stock indices began the trading day in negative territory, they plumeted upward throughout the day and closed with large to huge gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.47% to 31,082.56, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.37% to 3,752.75.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.31% to 10,859.72.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 20, 2022

Although major stock indices were in positive territory during most of the first half of the trading day, they had significant delines and closed the day with small to moderate losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.30% to 30,333.59, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.80% to 3,665.78.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.61% to 10,614.84.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 19, 2022

Following two days of gains, major stock indices closed today with small to moderate losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.33% to 30,423.81, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.67% to 3,695.16.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.85% to 10,680.51.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 18, 2022

After the second market rally in a row this week, major stock indices closed with moderate to large gains.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.12% to 30,523.80, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 1.14% to 3,719.98.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 0.90% to 10,772.40.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 17, 2022

While major stock indices began the day with only small increases, they closed with large to very large gains.  Also, they were in positive territory for the entire trading day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 1.86% to 30,185.82, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.65% to 3,677.95.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 3.43% to 10,675.80.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 14, 2022

Following a tremendous market rebound yesterday, major stock indices closed today with moderate to large losses.  Now the Dow is 0.5% short of being in a bear market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.34% to 29,634.83, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 2.37% to 3,583.07.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 3.08% to 10,321.39.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 13, 2022

Although major stock indices began the trading day significantly down in negative territory, they surged up throughout the day and closed with very large to huge gains.  The Dow has been in a bear market for almost a week (since Oct. 7), but today it is 1.6% out of a bear market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.83% to 30,038.72, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.60% to 3,669.91.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.23% to 10,649.15.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 12, 2022

After a significant amount of “zigging” and “zagging” in positive and negative territories throughout the trading day, major stock indices closed with very small to small losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.10% to 29,210.85, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.33% to 3,577.03.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.09% to 10,417.10.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 11, 2022

After several days of widespread declines last week, major stock indices closed today with mixed movements of small to moderate amounts.  Even with today’s gain, the Dow is 0.5% into a bear market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 0.12% to 29,239.19, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.65% to 3,588.84.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.10% to 10,426.19.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 10, 2022

To begin the trading week, major stock indices closed the day with small to moderate losses.  The Dow is 0.6% into a bear market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.32% to 29,202.88, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.75% to 3,612.39.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 1.04% to 10,542.10.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 7, 2022

After steady declines throughout the trading day, major stock indices closed with large to very large losses.  Also, they were in negative territory for the entire trading day.  The Dow is 20.4% below its all-time high close of 36,799.65 on Jan. 4, so now it is 0.4% into a bear market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 2.11% to 29,296.79, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 2.80% to 3,639.66.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 3.80% to 10,652.41.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 6, 2022

After being in negative territory for most of the trading day, major stock indices closed with small to large losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 1.15% to 29,926.94, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 1.02% to 3,744.52.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.68% to 11,073.31.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 5, 2022

After two days of substantial gains, today major stock indices closed with very small to small losses.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 0.14% to 30,273.87, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was down 0.20% to 3,783.28.  The NASDAQ Composite index was down 0.25% to 11,148.64.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 4, 2022

In a market rally even greater than yesterday’s rebound, major stock indices closed today with very large to huge gains.  Also, they were in positive territory for the entire trading day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.80% to 30,316.32, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 3.06% to 3,790.93.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 3.34% to 11,176.41.

Dow Jones Industrial Average  Standard & Poor’s 500  Nasdaq Composite
Oct. 3, 2022

With the biggest market rally in several weeks, major stock indices closed with large to extremely large gains.  Also, they were in positive territory for the entire trading day.  The Dow is down 19.9% from its all-time high close of 36,799.65 on Jan. 4, so now it is 0.1% away from a bear market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 2.66% to 29,490.89, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index was up 2.59% to 3,678.43.  The NASDAQ Composite index was up 2.27% to 10,815.44.

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

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