The S&P 500 slid 1.5 percent between Friday, January 8, and Friday, January 15. It was the index’s sharpest decline since the week ended October 30. The Nasdaq-100 slid 2.3 percent, while the Russell 2000 rallied 1.5 percent. That divergence between big and small has been typical lately as money shifts to value stocks and newer companies.
The S&P 500 rose 1.8 percent between Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 8. It was the biggest weekly gain since late November. planting the index above 3,800 for the first time ever. The Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average also hit new records.
ADP’s private-sector payrolls report on Wednesday and the Labor Department’s non-farms payrolls report on Friday both missed estimates. They were also negative — showing actual job losses — for the first time in at least six months.
Stocks begin 2021 on a strong note as investors look for the global recovery to accelerate and prepare for a busy month of news and events.
An upgrade by Goldman Sachs was the latest catalyst for the stock, already up 609 percent this year. Analyst Mark Delaney based his call on macro and micro factors.
This post will help traders keep up with shifts in sentiment. It will describe some basic techniques for discovering new areas of leadership at almost any time. These can also help you avoid falling into value traps, or being late to stocks that are losing buyers.