Equity markets were largely unchanged last week, with the S&P 500 posting a nominal gain of 0.01 percent and the Nasdaq faring slightly better, up 0.08 percent. International indices, as well as the small-cap Russell 2000, were notably weak.
Contrary to appearances, equities were quite volatile last week. A 1.10-percent gain for the S&P 500 on Friday—thanks to
better-than-expected economic news—wiped out losses that had built up earlier in the week. Read more now in our Weekly Market Summary.