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Market Week: June 17, 2013

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The Markets Investors already on edge about the future of central bank efforts around the globe seemed unnerved by the Bank of Japan’s decision not to expand economic stimulus efforts there and arguments over a German court challenge to the European Central Bank’s ability to aid weaker eurozone members.

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Market Week: June 10, 2013

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The Markets All’s well that ends well: After losing 217 points on Wednesday, the Dow came roaring back with a 207-point gain two days later. Despite all the volatility, domestic equities managed minimal gains for the week across all four indices. Investors seemed reassured that the unemployment rate showed continued stabilization of the economy but […]

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Market Week: June 3, 2013

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The Markets Whether it was “sell in May, go away” sentiment finally showing up or concern that the Fed might be closer to winding down economic support, investors decided to take profits last week, especially in the large, dividend-paying stocks of the Dow and S&P 500. As anxiety about potential future Fed action continued to […]

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Market Week: April 15, 2013

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The Markets Despite a brief slide early on Friday, the Nasdaq and S&P 500 had their strongest week since the first of the year, and both the S&P and Dow industrials continued to set new all-time highs. Meanwhile, gold, which had been slipping for months, plummeted more than 4% on Friday into official bear market […]

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Market Week: April 8, 2013

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The Markets The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 set new record closing highs on Tuesday. Unfortunately, it was mostly downhill after that as investors looking for a reason to take profits found them in a disappointing jobs report, fresh geopolitical tension, and mixed manufacturing data.

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Market Week: April 1, 2013

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The Markets Domestic equities returned to their winning ways after the previous week’s downdraft. The S&P 500 finally squeaked past its October 2007 closing high, setting a new record close–by four points–on the quarter’s last trading day.

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Market Week: February 25, 2013

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The Markets Equities spent Friday trying to recover from downdrafts earlier in the week. The Dow industrials managed to squeak back to 14,000, but the other domestic indices reacted more strongly to Fed discussions of how to wind down its bond-buying program. It was the first down week for the S&P 500 so far this […]

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Market Week: February 19, 2013

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The Markets Equities markets generally spent a second week digesting January’s strong gains. The Dow continued to flirt with the 14,000 mark, while neither the small-cap Russell 2000 nor the S&P 500 have had a negative week so far this year.

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Market Week: February 11, 2013

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The Markets After suffering its first triple-digit loss of the year on Monday, the Dow fought to hang on to the prior week’s 14,000 level but in the end just couldn’t manage to do so. The other domestic indices managed minimal gains, and the S&P 500 hit its highest level since November 2007. Meanwhile, the […]

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Market Week: January 14, 2013

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The Markets Equities didn’t match the prior week’s fireworks, but they still posted gains in the new year’s second week. The S&P 500 hit a five-year high for the second week in a row. However, the Global Dow soundly beat all four domestic indices for the week, in part because of encouraging retail sales in […]

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