July 24, 2021

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The Week in Review

US stocks tumbled Monday as investors grew concerned about rising COVID-19 cases weighing on global economic recovery. The 10-year Treasury yield sank to a new five-month low of 1.186% which added to investors’ worries about the economy losing steam. The Cboe Volatility Index, which investors use to gauge the level of fear and stress in the market, surged six points, hitting its highest level since May.

US stocks made a comeback Tuesday. Treasury yields rallied, alleviating some investors’ fears about economic recovery. The 10-year yield was back above 1.20% after it dropped sharply on Monday. Additionally, reopening stocks, which experienced significant selloffs Monday, rebounded.

US stocks climbed Wednesday, continuing to rebound from sharp losses spurred by Monday’s broad-based selloff.

Investors turned their attention to earnings season on Thursday, which is in full swing. Between underwhelming economic data reports and falling rates, investors piled back into mega-cap technology stocks.

US stocks rose Friday as all of the major benchmarks rebounded from concerns about economic growth from earlier in the week. The S&P 500 even hit a new high, bolstered in part by consolidation into mega-cap technology names and robust earnings reports from a variety of companies.

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This Week’s Top Stories

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