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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 25, 2014

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The Markets A horrific week around the globe did little to discourage investors–that is, the few who were actually trading. The Nasdaq reached a level it hadn’t seen since March 2000, the S&P 500 had its 28th record close of the year, and the Dow industrials’ gains took the index above 17,000 once again. The Russell […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 18, 2014

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The Markets Last week domestic equities managed to build on the gains of the week before. The Dow industrials finally returned to positive territory for the year, and the Nasdaq had the kind of weekly gain it hasn’t seen since late May. Meanwhile, geopolitical tensions helped spur interest in the relative safety of the benchmark […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 11, 2014

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The Markets Investor indecision about the future of equities prices, coupled with light summer trading volumes, led to volatility across the board last week. Friday‘s 186-point rally gave the Dow some relief after two down weeks, though not enough to nudge the index into positive territory for the year. The small caps of the Russell 2000 […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 4, 2014

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The Markets A strong GDP report, generally positive corporate earnings, and a slightly more optimistic outlook from the Fed couldn’t offset the ongoing stream of bleak news about geopolitical problems and investor desire to take some money off the table. The Russell 2000′s recent losing streak spread to the large caps as the S&P 500 […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 28, 2014

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The Markets In a week that saw mostly mixed economic data and generally positive earnings reports, markets posted mixed results as well. While tech and international stocks posted slight gains, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost a little less than 1% after Friday’s 123-point drop. Small caps continued their slump, and the S&P 500 finished […]

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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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