Are you getting the best rate from your broker?
Compare your broker's rates now to find out if you can save money

Choose your broker below
Welcome to Dividend.com. Please help us personalize your experience.

Select the one that best describes you
Dividend logo

The market has dealt with a hefty dose of volatility over the last few weeks, as traders tried to digest exactly what incoming President Trump will do. This week marked his first full week of power and, with that, volatility came back with a vengeance. Initially, traders still questioned the new leader’s ability to navigate a divided Congress and whether he would be able to deliver on his promises. With executive orders in hand, investors got what they wanted and the week ended on a higher note. This included finally hitting the critical 20,000 mark on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Data this week was both light and mixed. Metrics painted a rather bullish economic picture, but that picture was a bit cloudier as several data points in housing and labor dipped lower than expected.

As for earnings, this round of quarterly profits painted a mixed picture again. Near term, profits have continued to rise. However, guidance figures remain cautious as many firms are still uncertain about Trump and his policies.

In the end, stocks marched higher. But those higher gains came with a roller coaster ride.

Check out last week’s Market Glance here.

To read the Full Story, Go Premium or Log In

Popular Articles

News

Caterpillar Inc Increases Dividend by 10.26%

Each day, companies across the globe announce upcoming dividend payouts. In our Dividend Payout...

News

Procter & Gamble Co Leads 35 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend This Week

There are 35 stocks going ex-dividend this week starting Monday, July 16th. For income investors...

Premium Business%20charts
News

The Market Glance for July 16: GE’s First Earnings Report After Getting Dropped From the Dow

More earnings reports from Wall Street will dominate the market this week and rising interest...