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Sell In May & Go Away? Perhaps Not

By on May 17, 2016 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
Sell In May & Go Away? Perhaps Not

The old market adage urges investors to “sell in May and go away”. Of course every year is different, but there does appear to be a seasonality to the market. The more seasonally strong period being November through April, & a weaker performance period from May through October. From summer doldrums to historical declines, they […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 16, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close May 13, 2016) Despite gains earlier in the week, each of the indexes listed here closed last week down from their prior week’s closing values. The Dow and S&P 500 extended their losing streaks to three weeks, with the Dow suffering the largest weekly regression, falling over 205 points. […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 9, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close May 6, 2016) A mixed bag of economic indicators headlined by an underwhelming jobs report, coupled with news of continuing financial trouble in Puerto Rico, pushed stocks lower for the second week in a row. Each of the indexes listed here lost value by last week’s end with the […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 2, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close April 29, 2016) The markets suffered their worst week of losses since February as each of the indexes listed here ended the week in negative territory. The Nasdaq fell the most by the end of the week, down over 2.5%, as the technology sector declined following investor sell-offs. Long-term […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 25, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close April 22, 2016) Equities markets had a fair week as each of the major indexes listed here posted gains (except the Nasdaq) over the prior week. Both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 are well ahead of their respective 2015 closing values. The Russell 2000 recorded the largest weekly […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 18, 2016

By on April 19, 2016 in AMR, Market Week, Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close April 15, 2016) Despite inflationary trends slowing as retail and producer prices fell in March, stocks gained over the past week, buoyed by better than expected first-quarter corporate earnings reports. Each of the indexes listed here posted gains led by the Global Dow and the Russell 2000, followed by […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 11, 2016

By on April 11, 2016 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close April 8, 2016) The equities market has been volatile thus far this year. Following last week’s gains, the indexes listed here all closed the week in negative territory. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 fell 1.21% for the week–this following a rally last Friday after gains in the […]

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Market Week: April 4, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close April 1, 2016) A solid jobs report for March, coupled with continued strength in the housing sector, may have influenced equities as each of the indexes listed here posted gains week-over-week. Following the prior week’s sell-off, gains in the large-cap indexes have moved the S&P 500 and Dow solidly […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 28, 2016

By on March 28, 2016 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close March 25, 2016) After five consecutive weeks of gains, stocks cooled as each of the major indexes listed here slid into negative territory by the close of last week. With the latest downturn, only the Dow is ahead of its 2015 year-end closing value. Several of the markets were […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 21, 2016

By on March 21, 2016 in AMR, Market Week, Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close March 18, 2016) After a fifth consecutive week of gains, both the S&P 500 and the Dow have finally surpassed their 2015 year-end closing values. The Dow gained 389 points to close up 2.26%, while the S&P 500 increased 1.35% over the prior week. In fact, each of the […]

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