MARKET WEEK: MARCH 31, 2014

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 territory year-to-date.

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Market Week: April 1, 2013

The Markets

Domestic equities returned to their winning ways after the previous week’s downdraft. The S&P 500 finally squeaked past its October 2007 closing high, setting a new record close–by four points–on the quarter’s last trading day.

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Market Week: March 25, 2013

The Markets

Global equities took a hit from uncertainty over Cyprus. Domestic equities fared better; though they slid much of the week, optimism about a possible bailout agreement led to a rally on Friday that left them down only slightly.

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Market Week: February 25, 2013

The Markets

Equities spent Friday trying to recover from downdrafts earlier in the week. The Dow industrials managed to squeak back to 14,000, but the other domestic indices reacted more strongly to Fed discussions of how to wind down its bond-buying program. It was the first down week for the S&P 500 so far this year.

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Market Week: January 28, 2013

The Markets

Domestic equities had yet another good week (as long as they weren’t Apple). The Dow was less than 2% away from its October 2007 all-time closing high of 14,164, and the S&P 500 was just under 4% away from a similar milestone. However, the Nasdaq struggled against the headwind created by Apple’s post-earnings drop.

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