Market Analysis (19 April’21)

U.S. stocks slipped Monday, dragged down by losses across everything from technology shares to retail stocks. A string of blue-chip companies are scheduled to report earnings this week and will offer a view on businesses’ expectations for the pace of economic revival. Money managers are looking to gauge whether stocks’ high valuations are justified after the Dow and S&P 500 hit closing records last week.

Market Analysis (15 April’21)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 34000 for the first time Thursday after strong earnings and upbeat economic data sent stocks climbing. The S&P 500 also notched a record close, its 22nd of the year. A powerful rally has pushed both indexes up 11% in 2021, and many investors believe the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and plentiful government spending mean stocks have room to keep rising.