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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 1, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close January 29, 2016) Volatility continues to best describe the markets throughout the first month of 2016, as stocks continued to rebound after a very shaky start to the new year. Boosted by a jump in oil prices, favorable earnings reports, and an end-of-the-week move by the Japanese central bank […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 25, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close January 22, 2016) Boosted by a jump in oil prices and a rally in the European markets, U.S. stocks enjoyed their first week of gains in a month. Global stocks responded favorably to news from the European Central Bank that more stimulus could be forthcoming. Colder weather may have […]

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Market Week: January 19, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close January 15, 2016) Last week was a perfect storm of bad news for investors, as China’s continuing economic and stock market woes and the ongoing plunge in oil prices–combined with a stream of disappointing news about the U.S. economy–sparked yet another sharp selloff. Markets took a beating, with the […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 11, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close January 8, 2016) Last week began with both domestic and global markets hitting the skids amid concerns over China’s stock market plunge, North Korea’s apparent nuclear testing, and falling oil prices. A favorable employment report at the end of the week may have helped stem the downward tide, but […]

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Market Week: January 4, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close January 1, 2016) As the year came to a close, the final week of 2015 saw each of the indexes listed here finish in negative territory compared to the prior week. Since the week closed on a holiday, the closing values for 2015 are in fact the closing values […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 28, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close December 25, 2015) U.S. stocks posted their biggest weekly gains in several weeks. The close of Christmas week saw each of the indexes listed here record positive gains, with the Russell 2000 moving up 3% to lead the way. The price of gold (COMEX) reversed course, selling at $1,075.80 […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 21, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close December 18, 2015) Not entirely unexpected, the Federal Open Market Committee announced the first interest-rate increase since 2006. In support of its decision, the committee expressed cautious optimism that economic conditions will continue to strengthen. However, the committee’s sentiments weren’t enough to keep the markets from ending a volatile […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 14, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close December 11, 2015) Investors appeared to be in a selling mood this past week as each of the indexes listed here fell by more than 3.0%. The S&P 500 dropped over 79 points, closing down 3.79%, while the Dow lost over 580 points, finishing 3.26% below the prior week’s […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 7, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close December 4, 2015) The first week of December proved quite volatile, with some of the major indexes listed here rallying on Friday to close ahead of the week before. Some of the upward movement from investors may have come in response to another good jobs report and the fact […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 30, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 27, 2015) The major benchmark indexes listed here remained relatively stable for the holiday-shortened week. Mixed economic data, the Thanksgiving holiday, plus heavy consumer shopping may have slowed trading. The Dow lost about 25 points, while the S&P 500 gained almost 23 points. The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 […]

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