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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 14, 2014

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The Markets The wave of tech and biotech selling that has taken the Nasdaq down more than 8% in just over a month spread to the large caps of the Dow and S&P 500 last week. However, the S&P is still only 4% away from the record close it hit less than two weeks ago. […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 7, 2014

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The Markets For the second straight week, the large caps of the Dow and S&P 500 fared better than the Nasdaq, which continued to be hurt by selling in the technology and biotech sectors that played such a big part in its 2013 gains. The S&P hit a new all-time closing high on Wednesday, while the […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JANUARY-MARCH 2014

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The Markets Profit-taking from 2013′s strong run as well as currency and credit problems in several emerging markets threatened to derail the stock market as 2014 began. Those factors, combined with the prospect of less support from the Federal Reserve, a slowing Chinese economy, and renewed Cold War tensions, led to a volatile quarter for […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 31, 2014

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The Markets Ouch: Last week was large-cap stocks’ time to shine (or at least outperform). The Nasdaq’s 2.8% loss represented its worst week since early October 2012, and the small caps of the Russell 2000 suffered even more; both were hurt by selling in the tech and biotech sectors. Meanwhile, the Global Dow rebounded into positive […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 24, 2014

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The Markets The Fed taketh away and the Fed giveth: After domestic equities fell in the wake ofWednesday’s Federal Reserve announcement, encouraging manufacturing data, also from the Fed, helped stocks rebound to end the week with a gain. The Dow, which has generally been bringing up the rear in recent weeks, led the pack, though […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 17, 2014

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The Markets Disappointing economic data across the board from China plus the escalating tug-of-war over Crimea helped send equities south last week. The S&P 500′s decline put it back into negative territory for the year, while the instability in Ukraine sent investors scrambling for the relative security of U.S. Treasuries, sending the benchmark 10-year yield […]

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Market Week: March 10, 2014

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The Markets Fab five: The S&P 500 marked the fifth anniversary of the stock market’s post-2008 low by recording another all-time record close. Once again, the Dow couldn’t quite manage to break even for the year, though it came close, while the small caps had the week’s strongest gains. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield rose […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 3, 2014

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The Markets After making several attempts at setting a new all-time record high, the S&P 500 finally managed it at the end of the week. Buoyed by the possibility of a slowdown in Fed tapering, domestic equities more than erased the previous week’s losses; it was the first week so far this year that the […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 24, 2014

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The Markets Domestic equities had a mixed week. The small-cap stocks of the Russell 2000 managed to reclaim positive territory for the year while the Nasdaq continued to lead the pack year-to-date. The large caps didn’t fare quite as well, though the S&P 500 has now managed to erase all but 12 points of the […]

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Market Week: February 18, 2014

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The Markets Stability ball: A congressional accord on the debt ceiling plus fresh reassurance about Fed policy seemed to outweigh lackluster economic news, helping domestic equities follow through on the previous week’s late rally. The Nasdaq’s week was its best since late October, while the Russell 2000′s gain was the best for any of the […]

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