July 26, 2021

Stocks shook off early declines to close at record highs as investors look ahead to a big week of earnings. The Dow and S&P 500 each gained 0.24% today while the Nasdaq gained a paltry .03% to continue its winning streak with the other indices.  New home sales dropped to their lowest level of the pandemic as ongoing supply issues continue to drive prices up, making new construction unobtainable for many.  Gold is down slightly to begin the week, currently hovering just under $1,800.