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MARKET WEEK: JULY 21, 2014

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The Markets U.S. stocks dropped sharply Thursday in response to the downing of a Malaysia Airlines commercial jet over Ukraine and the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza. However, most indexes bounced back Friday to end another week in positive territory. The exception was the Russell 2000 Index, which continued its decline perhaps aided by Fed Chairman Janet Yellen’s comments […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 14, 2014

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The Markets After Alcoa’s strong report unofficially kicked off the Q2 earnings season, domestic equities rebounded from two down days. However, investors decided to take advantage of equities’ recent record levels and take some profits after revelations about a banking problem in Portugal revived concerns about Europe’s financial sector. Meanwhile, the spot price of oil, […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 30, 2014

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The Markets Domestic equities seemed to shrug off a massive downward revision to first-quarter GDP and mostly ended the week flat. Though the Nasdaq’s gain was slight, it was the sixth positive week out of the last seven. Meanwhile, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield remained low as demand from bond investors continued to support prices.

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 23, 2014

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The Markets Reassurance from the Fed seemed to outweigh the situation in Iraq last week as investors showed greater comfort with taking on more risk. The week’s biggest gains were in the small caps of the Russell 2000, which once again returned to positive territory for the year, while the Nasdaq closed the week at […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 16, 2014

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The Markets Equities took a break across the board from their recent upward surge. After fresh all-time record closes early in the week, both the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials saw profit-taking that also returned the small caps of the Russell 2000 to negative territory for the year. Renewed conflict in Iraq contributed to […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 9, 2014

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The Markets For the third straight week, both large- and small-cap indices surged upward. Once again, the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials set new record highs, while the small caps of the Russell 2000 returned to positive territory for the year. The enthusiasm for equities took a toll on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 2, 2014

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The Markets Equities took a downward revision to the U.S. GDP figure in stride; the Nasdaq continued to rebound while the S&P 500 and Dow industrials both hit new all-time closing highs. The recent rally in bonds continued as the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield hit its lowest level since last June. And after bouncing around […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 27, 2014

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The Markets After spending weeks bouncing around just under 1,900, the S&P 500 finally managed to top it on Friday, setting a new record closing high in the process. And after a lot of back and forth at the beginning of the week, the Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 small caps rebounded strongly from their travails […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 19, 2014

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The Markets Equities were very much a mixed bag last week. After the Dow and S&P 500 set fresh all-time closing records early in the week, a strong downdraft on Thursday flattened out the S&P for the week and took the Dow back into negative territory year-to-date. The Nasdaq, which has suffered in recent months, saw a […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 12, 2014

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The Markets A fresh closing high on the Dow on Friday finally enabled it to edge back into positive territory for the year, while the S&P 500 ended the week basically flat. However, after the prior week’s respite from selling pressure, the Nasdaq and the small caps of the Russell 2000 returned to their recent losing ways.

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