2014-03-01 Weekend Market Update (Looking Ahead To March)
Weekend Market Update
Looking Ahead To March
Equities closed out February at new all-time highs despite the rocky start to 2014. The S&P 500 (SPX) and the Nasdaq-100 (NDX) rose 1.26% and 0.91%, respectively. The Dow Jones Industrial Average remains the laggard of the major indices, but the weekly gain of 1.36% was the best of the major U.S. indices. Volatility has declined on six out of the seven trading sessions as the spot Volatility Index fell 4.64% this week.