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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 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: April 1, 2013

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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

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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

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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 […]

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Market Week: January 28, 2013

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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 […]

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Market Week: January 22, 2013

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The Markets The bulls continued to dominate 2013, encouraged by Friday’s reports of a proposal that could postpone a debt ceiling confrontation for three months. A report that Apple had cut iPhone parts orders helped nibble at the Nasdaq’s performance, but the tech-heavy index managed to remain positive. The other three domestic indices did even […]

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Market Week: December 31, 2012

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The Markets Ending with a whimper: As the year wound to a close with no grand bargain out of Washington, equities took their own trip over the fiscal cliff last week. The last positive day for the S&P 500 was the Thursday before Christmas, and five straight down days took the Dow back under 13,000, […]

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Market Week: December 24, 2012

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The Markets The gift that keeps on giving: Negotiations over the impending fiscal cliff continued to affect equities markets. A rally produced earlier in the week by optimism over the chances for cooperation was cut short by a triple-digit drop in the Dow Friday after an agreement failed to materialize. Nevertheless, equities still managed to […]

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