US equities finish the week on a high note

US equities finish the week on a high note
  • Closing changes for the main indexes

Closing changes:

  • S&P 500 +0.6%
  • DJIA +0.7%
  • Nasdaq Comp +.09%
  • Russell 2000 +0.4%
  • Toronto TSX Comp +0.5%

On the week:

  • S&P 500 +0.8
  • DJIA -0.4%
  • Nasdaq Comp +2.3%
  • Russell 2000 -0.4%
  • Toronto TSX Comp -0.1%

The current trajectory of the Russell 2000 chart is causing some unease. It appears to have reached its peak, coinciding with a slowdown in the economy. Despite a generally positive week for risky investments, there was a notable ‘doji’ this week, indicating potential indecision in the market. The situation might improve if bond yields decrease, but the fact that there have been four consecutive weeks of decline is a worrisome sign.

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