Stocks struggled on the last day of April, but trade was light. All five major indices closed in the red. The decline was led by higher beta issues as small-cap Russell 2000 shed 1.0%, while the S&P MidCap 400 and the Nasdaq lost 0.8% and 0.7% respectively. The S&P 500 fared somewhat better, as it slipped 0.4%.
Equities dropped on Friday but on light trade. Small cap issues took the biggest hit, as the Russell 2000 (NYSEArca:IWM) lost a key support level at 811 and closed near session lows. The S&P MIdCap 400 shed 0.8% while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 dropped 0.4% and 0.3% respectively. The Dow Jones
Stocks recovered from Wednesday's poor performance but on light trade. All five major indices closed up on the day but for the most part, off session highs. After recapturing most of Wednesday's losses, the small-cap Russell 2000 (NYSEArca:IWM) plunged in the afternoon session and closed near
Stocks shrugged off early losses to close near session highs on heavier trade. All five major indices closed higher with high beta issues leading the advance. The small-cap Russell 2000 came storming back yesterday to erase virtually all of this week's losses. By the closing bell the Russell had added
Stocks surged higher on Thursday but on lighter trade. Following Wednesday's poor performance, bulls stepped back into the market yesterday, carrying the major indices well into the black. Yesterday's rally easily erased all of Wednesday's losses. Higher beta issues dominated the action, as the small-cap