Craig Johnson’s

Stock Market Summary

Monday, November 21, 2016

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 hit all-time highs last week as stocks added to the previous week’s gains.
  • Once again the Russell 2000 led the major indices for the week with a gain of nearly 3%. The index has now moved higher for eleven consecutive trading days.
  • The Nasdaq Composite gained a bit under 2%, while the S&P 500 gained just under 1% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose just fractionally.
  • Weakness in consumer durables, healthcare and staples sectors, along with some earnings reports curtailed any advance the Dow Jones Industrial Average might have had.
  • Energy and financial service stocks led the general market last week with some strong contributions from retail and technology.
  • Healthcare stocks, especially pharmaceutical stocks, were weak as were fixed income related stocks.
  • This week is a holiday shortened trading week with the market being closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving and open for a half day on Friday.
  • The strength of the market continues. The short, intermediate and long term trends are higher.  

Sources:,,, Dow Jones News, Financial Times,, Investor's Business Daily,,, Thomson Reuters/First Call, U.S. Dept of Treasury, and individual company web sites and press releases.

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