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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 25, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close January 22, 2016) Boosted by a jump in oil prices and a rally in the European markets, U.S. stocks enjoyed their first week of gains in a month. Global stocks responded favorably to news from the European Central Bank that more stimulus could be forthcoming. Colder weather may have […]

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ANNUAL MARKET REVIEW 2015

By on January 5, 2016 in Annual Market Review with 0 Comments

Overview Volatility may best describe the equities markets for the majority of 2015, as they were impacted by economic stress in China and Greece, coupled with underwhelming corporate earnings reports, falling oil prices, and terrorist attacks here and abroad. While some economic sectors, such as housing and labor, offered favorable news, others, including exports and […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 7, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close December 4, 2015) The first week of December proved quite volatile, with some of the major indexes listed here rallying on Friday to close ahead of the week before. Some of the upward movement from investors may have come in response to another good jobs report and the fact […]

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MARKET MONTH: NOVEMBER 2015

By on December 1, 2015 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close November 30, 2015) November saw equities markets follow October’s gains, although not nearly at the same pace. Amid favorable jobs reports, moderate GDP growth, and increased consumer income, coupled with an apparent easing of economic concerns in China, conditions appeared ripe for a strong November in equities trading. However, […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 30, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 27, 2015) The major benchmark indexes listed here remained relatively stable for the holiday-shortened week. Mixed economic data, the Thanksgiving holiday, plus heavy consumer shopping may have slowed trading. The Dow lost about 25 points, while the S&P 500 gained almost 23 points. The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 23, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 20, 2015) Despite the terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, stocks climbed higher by the close of last week. Investors may have been influenced by favorable earnings reports from some large companies and the feeling that the impending Fed interest rate hike may be a sign the government […]

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MARKET MONTH: OCTOBER 2015

By on November 2, 2015 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close October 30, 2015) October proved to be a month filled with highs and lows in the equities markets. But in the end, all of the indexes listed here posted gains over their closing values in September. The Dow gained almost 8.5%–its largest monthly percentage gain in four years. The […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 2, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close October 30, 2015) News that the Fed would not be raising interest rates at least until December had little impact on the markets in general, as equities closed last week without much movement from the prior week. The Dow and S&P 500 finished last week up 0.1% and 0.2%, […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 26, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close October 23, 2015) Equities finished last week on a high note following a strong finish in the technology sector, while China cut interest rates once again in an attempt to spur its waning economy. The European Central Bank hinted that it could scale up its bond-buying stimulus program, further […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 19, 2015

By on October 19, 2015 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close October 16, 2015) Record corporate mergers and acquisitions headlined the economic news last week, while the market posted its third consecutive week of gains (except for the Russell 2000). Of the indexes listed here, both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 closed the week with moderate gains, while the […]

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