April 26 - 30, 2021 Recap
Stocks Mostly Lower
Equity indices were mostly lower last week amid month-end rebalancing even as economic data continued to point toward an accelerating recovery. Data released Thursday showed U.S. first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a 6.4% annualized pace (the strongest 1Q growth rate since 1984) while claims for state unemployment insurance benefits fell last week to a fresh pandemic-era low.
S&P 500 Inches Higher
For the week, the S&P 500 rose 0.02%, while the Dow Industrials fell 0.50% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite declined 0.38%. Mid-sized growth-oriented companies underperformed most last week, with the Russell Mid Cap Growth Index retreating 1.68%.
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