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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 20, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close June 17, 2016) The Fed maintained interest rates at their current level following last week’s meeting, primarily influenced by May’s mundane employment report. That, coupled with a fall in global stocks, pushed U.S. stocks down as money seemed to move to gold and long-term bonds. Each of the indexes […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 13, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close June 10, 2016) The major market indexes listed here were relatively flat for the week. Despite gains earlier in the week, losses Thursday and Friday wiped out most of the positive returns. By midweek, the S&P 500 reached its highest level since last July only to give back most […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 6, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close June 3, 2016) Friday‘s dismal news on the labor front put a damper on expectations that the Fed will raise rates later this month, drove a pullback in domestic stocks, and sent Treasury yields into decline. Yet despite the day’s market dips, most indexes ended the week either flat […]

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MARKET MONTH: MAY 2016

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The Markets (as of market close May 31, 2016) Following an up-and-down path similar to what occurred in April, the indexes listed here ultimately closed the month of May higher (except for the Global Dow). The month started with a run of positive returns, only to see much of the month’s gains given back by […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 30, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close May 27, 2016) Stocks enjoyed one of their best weeks in months as each of the indexes listed here posted gains last week. Some positive economic data, particularly in the housing sector, along with higher oil prices may have influenced the favorable returns. The Dow and S&P 500 each […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 23, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close May 20, 2016) The Dow slipped for the fourth week in a row as investors may have been influenced by the uncertainty surrounding whether the Fed will raise interest rates at its next meeting in June. The S&P 500 rebounded slightly, posting a marginal gain for the first time […]

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Sell In May & Go Away? Perhaps Not

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Sell In May & Go Away? Perhaps Not

The old market adage urges investors to “sell in May and go away”. Of course every year is different, but there does appear to be a seasonality to the market. The more seasonally strong period being November through April, & a weaker performance period from May through October. From summer doldrums to historical declines, they […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 16, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close May 13, 2016) Despite gains earlier in the week, each of the indexes listed here closed last week down from their prior week’s closing values. The Dow and S&P 500 extended their losing streaks to three weeks, with the Dow suffering the largest weekly regression, falling over 205 points. […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 9, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close May 6, 2016) A mixed bag of economic indicators headlined by an underwhelming jobs report, coupled with news of continuing financial trouble in Puerto Rico, pushed stocks lower for the second week in a row. Each of the indexes listed here lost value by last week’s end with the […]

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MARKET MONTH: APRIL 2016

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The Markets (as of market close April 29, 2016) Despite a poor close to the month, the indexes listed here improved in April (with the exception of the Nasdaq) compared to their March closing values–but not by much. The Dow gained a scant 88.55 points over the month, while the S&P 500 increased less than […]

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