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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 8, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close February 5, 2016) Following a labor report that showed job growth slowed in January, stocks declined after making some positive headway the prior week. A selloff of tech stocks brought the Nasdaq down 5.44% with the Russell 2000 following close behind, falling almost 5% by week’s end. The Dow […]

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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 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 MONTH: OCTOBER 2015

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The Markets (as of market close October 30, 2015) October proved to be a month filled with highs and lows in the equities markets. But in the end, all of the indexes listed here posted gains over their closing values in September. The Dow gained almost 8.5%–its largest monthly percentage gain in four years. The […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 2, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close October 30, 2015) News that the Fed would not be raising interest rates at least until December had little impact on the markets in general, as equities closed last week without much movement from the prior week. The Dow and S&P 500 finished last week up 0.1% and 0.2%, […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 5, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close October 2, 2015) Despite poor employment and manufacturing reports, the equities markets rallied to post gains in each of the major indexes listed here except for the Russell 2000, which ultimately lost less than 1% by last week’s end. The late Friday rally was sparked by gains in energy […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JULY-SEPTEMBER 2015

By on October 1, 2015 in Quarterly Market Review with 0 Comments
QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JULY-SEPTEMBER 2015

The Markets Volatility returned to the equities markets in the third quarter, impacted by economic stress in China (the world’s second largest economy) and Greece, coupled with underwhelming corporate earnings reports and falling energy stock prices. While some economic sectors, such as housing and unemployment, offered favorable news, others, including exports and wages, showed little […]

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MARKET MONTH: AUGUST 2015

By on September 1, 2015 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close August 31, 2015) Despite favorable economic news later in the month, the U.S. stock market was unable to recover all of its losses and closed in negative territory compared to July. Key factors in the downturn include fear that China’s economy is weakening, the steep drop in the price […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 10, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close August 7, 2015) It could be the result of an impending interest rate hike in September, or slumping oil prices, or lackluster earnings reports from some major companies, or it could be just summer doldrums, but the stock market definitely languished this past week as it has for most […]

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