Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index average closed at $142.77 or 0.32% higher as Wall Street posted its best week in 2023 after a month-long sell-off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.66%, the S&P 500 Index climbed 0.94%, and the Nasdaq Composite recorded its biggest one-week gain after advancing 1.38%.
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Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index remains in the green for the third consecutive session, gaining a modest 0.31% to close at $143.44. The benchmark S&P 500 was nearly unchanged, the Dow Jones edged higher and the Nasdaq Composite slipped. Market analysts say the bond market continues to pressure and drive stocks.
Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index slipped into red territory, losing 0.89% to close at an average of $142.17. Major indexes, from the Dow Jones Industrial Average (-0.98%) to the S&P 500 (-1.34%), and the Nasdaq Composite (-1.62%), registered losses. The rise in long-term bond yields triggered the market selloff.
Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index finished lower, declining 0.79% to $141.06. US stocks fell as the ten-year Treasury seems on track to hit 5% soon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.81%, while the S&P 500 (-0.85%) and Nasdaq Composite (-0.96%) also felt the pressure from the bond market.
Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index slid 0.87% to $141.47 to snap its winning streak. The major indexes lost steam as stocks succumbed to rising bond yields. After moving from green to red, and vice-versa, the Dow Jones (-0.51%), the Nasdaq Composite (-0.63%) and the S&P 500 Index (-0.62%) fell in unison.
Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index edge higher, gaining 0.53% to $142.99. The major U.S. indexes also started the week strong, buoyed by optimism on earnings season. Blue-chip Dow Jones rose 0.93% (+324.15 points), while the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 advanced 1.2% and 1.06%, respectively.
Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index advanced 4.75% to $141.28 amid a raging Middle East war. Many expected the latest geopolitical tension to rattle the major indexes. Instead, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.59%), S&P 500 Index (+0.63%), and the Nasdaq Composite (+0.39%) posted modest gains to start the week.