Weekend Update and Market Outlook on 3_3_24

Weekend Update and Market Outlook on 3_3_24

March 3, 2024

Stock Market Activity Summary (Feb 26th - Mar 2nd, 2024):

Overall: The market closed up for the week, fueled by positive earnings reports and some relief from geopolitical tensions.

  • S&P 500 (SPX): Up 0.54% (5,137.08), closing at a new all-time high on March 1st.
  • Russell 2000 (RUT): Up 1.23% (2,130.60), also closing at an all-time high on March 1st.

Sector Performance:

  • Technology: Broadly positive performance, with strong gains from companies like Alphabet, Meta Platforms, and Amazon.
  • Healthcare: Continued positive momentum with positive earnings reports.
  • Financials: Mixed performance, with some banks rising and others falling, but overall slightly positive.
  • Energy: Upward trend continued, but with a slight moderation compared to the previous week.

Major Market Moving Announcements:

  • FOMC Minutes Release: As previously mentioned, this event occurred on February 28th and influenced investor sentiment regarding future rate hikes.

Upcoming Market Events (Week of March 5th - March 10th, 2024):

  • Durable Goods Orders: Monday, March 5th.
  • ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI: Friday, March 9th.

Major Company Earnings Announcements (Next Week):

  • Tesla (TSLA): Tuesday, March 6th
  • PayPal (PYPL): Wednesday, March 7th
  • Qualcomm (QCOM): Wednesday, March 7th
  • Spotify (SPOT): Thursday, March 8th

Disclaimer: This information is for informational purposes only and should not be considered financial advice. Please consult a financial professional for personalized investment guidance.