Dow Logs Worst Weekly Loss Since December

Two of the major indexes marked their first weekly loss of 2023

Digital Content Manager
Jan 20, 2023 at 4:32 PM
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The Dow tacked on 330 points, but pummeled to its worst week since December in today's trading. The Nasdaq also nabbed a triple-digit gain, thanks in part to Alphabet (GOOGL) layoffs, while the S&P 500 managed to snap its three-day losing streak. Despite an encouraging subscriber report from Netflix (NFLX), the Dow and S&P 500 logged their first weekly losses in 2023. Also worth noting, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) saw its biggest weekly percentage gain since Dec. 9, and the Nasdaq managed to walk away a with a third-straight weekly win. 

Continue reading for more on today's market, including:

  • Keep tabs on these tech sector markers.
  • FDA rejection weighed on Eli Lilly stock.
  • Plus, NFLX's subscriber growth; cloud stock downgraded; and looking back at this week's main happenings.

Closing Index Summary January 202023

 NYSE and Nasdaq Stats January 202023

5 Things to Know Today 

  1. Alphabet today joined a growing list of tech companies announcing layoffs, as the Google parent announced plans to let go of 12,000 employees in a memo. (CNBC)
  2.  Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) has not yet filed its Form 10-Q quarterly report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), putting it at risk of Nasdaq delisting. (MarketWatch
  3. Netflix stock surged after beating subscriber growth estimates.
  4. Cowen downgraded stock on risk of disruption.
  5. Revisiting this week's biggest earnings reports and headlines.

Earnings January 202023

Unusual Options Activity January 202023

Gold, Oil Prices Score Weekly Gains

Oil prices settled higher on Friday to score a back-to-back weekly gain of 1.8%. Traders continued to brush off an Energy Information Administration (EIA) report showing an 8.4 million rise in U.S. crude inventories, as they remained optimistic about demand growth out of China. March-dated crude, which is now the front-month contract, rose $1.03, or 1.3%, to settle at $81.64 per barrel on the day.

Gold prices also finished higher, and marked its fifth consecutive weekly win to boot. Boosting the yellow metal was household demand for gold ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays in China. February-dated gold added $4.30, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,928.20 per ounce. For the week, gold prices rose 0.3%.


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