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Market Week: February 20, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close February 17, 2017) Equities closed last week in positive territory, as several of the indexes listed here posted record gains. Some positive economic news, particularly from FOMC Chair Janet Yellen, and favorable corporate earnings reports may have enticed investors to stay in the market. The Dow, S&P 500, and […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 13, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close February 10, 2017) The stock indexes listed here posted a strong week of gains as the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq each achieved record highs. Long-term bond prices also rose last week, with the yield on 10-year Treasuries falling 6 basis points. Favorable fourth-quarter corporate earnings reports, coupled with […]

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MARKET MONTH: JANUARY 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 31, 2017) Investors were cautious for much of the month, likely waiting to see what President Trump would do during his first few weeks in office. After a slow close to December, equities picked up the pace during the early part of January as each of the indexes […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 30, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 27, 2017) The Dow reached 20000 for the first time ever midweek, and each of the indexes listed here posted gains of at least 1.0% over the prior week. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs as favorable earnings reports coupled with anticipated pro-business policies apparently […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 23, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 20, 2017) For most of last week, the market was fairly lackluster. By the close of the market last Thursday, the Dow had fallen to 19,732. However, equities rallied on Inauguration Day, recouping most of the value lost earlier in the week. Nevertheless, the Nasdaq and the large-cap […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 16, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 13, 2017) The past few weeks have seen the markets experience some volatility following several weeks of post-election gains. The Dow fell for the second time in the past three weeks, while the S&P 500 stayed about the same. Both the Global Dow and Russell 2000 posted marginal […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 9, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 6, 2017) The markets regained their swag as each of the indexes listed here posted week-over-week gains at the close of the first week of the new year. The Dow gained a little over 1.0% for the week, inching closer to 20000 for the first time ever. Nasdaq […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 2, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close December 30, 2016) The Dow suffered its first weekly loss since the presidential election, and each of the indexes listed here closed the last week of 2016 on the down side. Despite the lackluster returns for the final week of the year, each of the indexes closed the year […]

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ANNUAL MARKET REVIEW 2016

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Overview The year 2016 likely will be remembered for the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and the Brexit vote. This year also saw the Fed raise interest rates for the first time since last December, noting that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 26, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close December 23, 2016) The Dow reached its seventh consecutive week of gains as it nears 20000. As it stood at the close of last week, the Dow was about 66 points away from that milestone. During a slow week of trading leading up to the holidays, each of the […]

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