Since the 1980s, the DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) and S&P 500 overtook their best performances on Monday.
The Dow Jones dropped by 0.8% (or 223,84) to 28,430.05, while the S&P 500 fell 0.2% and settled at 3,500.31.
The decline in bank stocks pressured the DJIA and S&P 500. Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo all of them decreased by more than 2%, following Treasure yields lower. Yields eased after Richard Clarida, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman, said that rates would not recover because unemployment goes down.
On Monday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite boosted, which was lead by the raise of major companies. Shares of Apple, an American leading multinational technology company, gained 3.4% as a 4-for-1 split took effect. Tesla’s, an American electric vehicle and clean energy company rose 12.6% following its 5-for-1 split.
The Dow Jones, stock market index that measures 30 large companies’ stock performance, gained 7.6% month to date, which’s the most significant gain since 1984.
The S&P 500, a stock market index that measures 500 large companies’ stock performance, increased 7% in September. Significantly, that’s the best August performance since 1986.
If we believe in Suntrust/Truist Advisory data, the S&P 500 also approached its fifth consecutive monthly gain after 1950. There have been 26 instances in which the broader market index has grown for five months.
The bull market has started
This month’s increases have helped the S&P 500 to reach record levels. According to analysts, a new bull market has started.
Warren Buffett stated that his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate had acquired stakes of above 5% in Japan’s five leading trading companies.
Those firms are Itochu Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Corporation, and Sumitomo Corporation. Those corporations import everything into Japan and provide services to producers.