Five noteworthy figures from the previous week $71.89 Where WTI crude peaked last week on the NYMEX. The price of oil reached its highest level in 3½ years during Thursday’s trading session. WTI crude settled at $70.70 Friday afternoon. Brent crude, the other widely used oil pricing benchmark, hit $78 last week and was just […]
Five noteworthy figures from the previous week 3.9% America’s unemployment rate in April. This is the lowest jobless rate recorded by the Department of Labor since 2000. Additionally, initial state unemployment claims fell to a 45-year low last week. Source: Washington Post 1 $2.82 The average price of a gallon of gas, as of Friday. […]
9 The number of consecutive quarters the S&P 500 had advanced, prior to Q1 2018. A win streak just ended for the equities benchmark, which declined 1.2% in the opening three months of the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also saw a 9-quarter streak of gains end last week. Source: MarketWatch 1 0.4% How […]
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