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April 5 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Settles Higher, Strong Labor Market Lifts Wall Street
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April 5 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Settles Higher, Strong Labor Market Lifts Wall Street

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index stayed positive, rising 0.46% to $4,896.02 before the weekend. The higher-than-expected jobs report and lower unemployment rate in March lifted Wall Street. While the Nasdaq Composite (+1.24%), S&P 500 (+1.11%), and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.80%) closed higher, all three indexes had a losing week.

April 2 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and Wall Street Slump on Heightened Volatility
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April 2 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index and Wall Street Slump on Heightened Volatility

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index had another down day, closing 0.88% lower at $4,886.33. Wall Street retreated from record territory, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (-1.0%) and S&P 500 (-0.72%) posting their worst day in nearly a month. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (-0.95%) slumped on the weakness of semiconductor stocks.

March 27 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Surges, Markets Regain Momentum
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March 27 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Surges, Markets Regain Momentum

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index made a significant leap, surging 1.2% to $4,942.61 as markets regained momentum. The main stock indexes settled higher, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 477.75 points (+1.22%). The S&P 500 (+0.86%) marked a new all-time high, while the Nasdaq Composite (+0.51%) finished near its record.

March 22 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Extends Slide, Wall Street Retreats from Record Highs
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March 22 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Extends Slide, Wall Street Retreats from Record Highs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ticked lower for the second straight day, slipping 0.45% to $4,880.65. Wall Street paused from its record performance, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (-0.77%) and S&P 500 (-0.14%) closing in the red. However, the Nasdaq Composite (+0.16%) advanced and posted its 11th straight weekly gain. 

March 15 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Ends Lower, Wall Street Retreats on Inflation Concerns
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March 15 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Ends Lower, Wall Street Retreats on Inflation Concerns

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed lower at $4,880.45, a modest 0.19% loss that snapped its seven-week winning streak. Wall Street’s three main indexes posted negative returns Friday on inflation worries. Inflation reports, including the latest consumer price index, showed higher-than-expected readings. Traders expect the Feds to delay interest rate cuts.

March 14 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Slips, Wall Street Turns Bearish
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March 14 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Slips, Wall Street Turns Bearish

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index slipped 0.49% to $4,889.62, erasing Wednesday’s gain. Wall Street’s main indexes closed lower as investors turned bearish. The day’s highlight was the 11 basis points increase of the ten-year Treasury note to 4.298% in reaction to the higher-than-expected producer price index and core PPI in February.     

March 11 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Sinks, Risk-Off Day on Wall Street
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March 11 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Sinks, Risk-Off Day on Wall Street

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index, fresh from a seven-week winning streak, declined 0.91% to $4,893.55 Monday. Wall Street had a risk-off day, with the S&P 500 (-0.11%) and Nasdaq Composite (-0.41%) losing for the second consecutive session. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.12%) struggled but ended in positive territory.

February 27 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Turns Positive, Major Indexes Stay Near Record Levels
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February 27 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Turns Positive, Major Indexes Stay Near Record Levels

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index is back in positive territory after rising 0.23% to $4,840.68. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (-0.25%) declined, while the S&P 500 (+0.17%) and Nasdaq Composite (+0.23%) posted modest gains. Still, Wall Street’s major indexes closed near record levels. Strong earnings growth by S&P 500 companies.

February 7 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Sustain Momentum, S&P 500 Nears 5,000 Mark
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February 7 Market Report: Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index Sustains Momentum, S&P 500 Nears 5,000 Mark

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index sustained momentum and rose 0.84% to $4,696.70 ($156.56 average). Wall Street had a good trading session as the S&P 500 (+0.82%) notched its eighth record close in 2024 and neared the 5,000 mark. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.41%) and Nasdaq Composite (+0.95%) had solid gains.