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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 22, 2018

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The Markets (as of market close January 19, 2018) Corporate earnings season entered its second week with generally favorable results, which likely drove equities last week. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted weekly gains, led by the Dow and Nasdaq, which continues to post strong early-year gains in the technology sector. Apparently, the threat […]

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Annual Market Review 2017

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Overview The year 2017 was eventful, to say the least. President Trump and Congress tried, without success, to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. However, the new year-end tax law included the elimination of the individual health insurance mandate. The U.S. economy started slowly but picked up steam as the year progressed. Ten […]

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Market Week: December 26, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close December 22, 2017) Last week saw moderate trading and lukewarm gains. The small caps of the Russell 2000 outperformed the Dow and S&P 500, while the Global Dow posted the highest gains last week. Rising energy shares helped push the S&P 500, as oil prices continued to expand. The […]

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Market Week: December 4, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close December 1, 2017) Equities surged for much of last week until an abrupt decline midday last Friday culled some of the earlier gains. Nevertheless, of the indexes listed here, only the Nasdaq lost value from the prior week. The Dow led the way posting an impressive gain of 2.86%, […]

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Market Month: November 2017

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The Markets (as of market close November 30, 2017) The Dow soared over 300 points on the last day of November to close above 24000 for the first time in its history. Hopes for a tax overhaul may have contributed to investor confidence in equities. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted favorable monthly […]

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Market Week: November 27, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close November 24, 2017) Stocks rebounded last week in spite of the market shutting down for the Thanksgiving holiday. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted weekly gains, led by the Russell 2000, which posted one of its largest weekly advances this year. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was next, followed […]

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MARKET MONTH: OCTOBER 2017

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The Markets (as of market close October 31, 2017) Despite continuing drama in the White House and the fury of Mother Nature, stock growth remained steady for much of October. Favorable corporate earnings reports, a strong jobs sector, and growing consumer income overcame any trepidations investors may have had. Each of the benchmark indexes listed […]

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Market Week: October 30, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close October 27, 2017) Strong third-quarter corporate earnings and an expanding gross domestic product helped push the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to new record highs last week. The Dow also gained close to 0.50%. While technology stocks led the way, health-care shares didn’t fare as well, pushing the small-cap Russell […]

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Market Week: October 23, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close October 20, 2017) The Dow jumped 2.00% last week, reaching 23000 for the first time in its history. Strong corporate earnings and the anticipation of Congress reaching a budget resolution swayed investors toward equities. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted weekly gains, although not as considerable as […]

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Quarterly Market Review: July-September 2017

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The Markets (as of market close September 29, 2017) Trading during the summer months is customarily slow, and the summer of 2017 proved no different. July kicked off the third quarter with equity markets enjoying noteworthy gains over their June closing values. Both the Dow (2.54%) and S&P 500 (1.93%) posted significant gains, as did […]

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