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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 27, 2015

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The Markets At long last: Proverbial corks were flying last week as the Nasdaq finally broke its 15-year-old record, set in March 2000, to close the week at 5092.08. The 3.25% weekly jump was driven largely by earnings reports from several large technology stalwarts. The S&P 500 also posted a new high, as indexes other […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 20, 2015

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The Markets Investor fears returned with a vengeance on Friday, as markets tumbled across the globe. Domestic indexes were down 1% or more for the week, while the Global Dow fell nearly a quarter percent. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.87%. Observers attributedFriday‘s stock market losses to a series of lackluster earnings […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 13, 2015

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The Markets Despite a weaker-than-expected jobs report released on Good Friday, a day when markets were closed, last week proved to be a positive one for stocks. Driven in part by a major strategic announcement released by General Electric (GE) on Friday, large caps ended the week up more than 1.5%, while a 2.23% gain […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 6, 2015

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The Markets The Russell 2000 continued to be more resilient than its domestic large-cap brethren, which ended the week little changed. The small caps even managed to steal the year-to-date lead from the Nasdaq, which had the week’s weakest performance. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield fell as prices rose after a disappointing jobs report spurred […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 30, 2015

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The Markets An uptick in equities on Friday couldn’t overcome the four-day downdraft across the board that preceded it. Whether the slump was caused by weak economic data, a fresh outbreak of Middle East conflict, a discouraging report about corporate profits, or simple profit-taking after the previous week’s strength, it left the S&P 500 a […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 23, 2015

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The Markets An easy-does-it approach from the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee calmed immediate investor anxiety about future rate hikes. That gave both the Dow and the S&P 500 relief from a three-week losing streak. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq closed less than half a percentage point away from its all-time closing high of 5048.62, set in […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 16, 2015

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The Markets Bulls and bears duked it out last week, with the Dow experiencing multiple triple-digit intraday swings. In the end, the bears prevailed as the Dow and S&P 500 had their third straight week of losses, which sent both back into negative territory for the year. The dollar continued to gain strength, hitting $1.06 […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 9, 2015

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The Markets Good news about unemployment proved bad news for the equities markets. The Dow industrials closed 279 points lower after Friday’s strong jobs report as investors feared it might help hasten the end of the Fed’s near-zero target interest rate. Nevertheless, the Nasdaq topped 5,000 earlier in the week for the first time since […]

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Market Week: March 2, 2015

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The Markets Equities markets were mildly buoyed by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony and the grudging approval of Greece’s plans for qualifying for additional assistance. The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 hit new record highs during the week. However, both had backed away from those highs by week’s end after U.S. economic growth […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 23, 2015

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The Markets Reprieve relief: Even a temporary agreement about Greek debt helped equities edge upward. Friday‘s relief rally gave the S&P 500 its third straight week of gains, though the Nasdaq continued to lead the pack. Meanwhile, as oil prices remained relatively stable at roughly $50 a barrel, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield rose.

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