The S&P 500 Hits New Record High On April Fool's Day

Posted: Apr 05, 2021 1:17 PM
The S&P 500 Hits New Record High On April Fool's Day

Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew

With Good Friday, it was a short trading week, which made the new record high for the S&P 500 (Index: SPX) all the more delightful, because it came on April Fool's Day!

Not that it's particularly surprising, because the index moved back toward the middle of the redzone forecasts range we've been tracking for weeks.

Keeping with the spirit of a short week, we'll keep the analysis light for this edition of the S&P 500 chaos series. We're busy behind the scenes advancing the chart ahead to cover 2021-Q2, which we'll break out next Monday. Until then, here are the headlines that caught our attention from the trading week ending on 1 April 2021.

Monday, 29 March 2021
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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Looking for a different take on the news informed and influenced investors during the Good Friday-holiday shortened trading week? Barry Ritholtz provides a succinct summary of the positives and negatives he found in the past week's markets and economics news.