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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 25, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close April 22, 2016) Equities markets had a fair week as each of the major indexes listed here posted gains (except the Nasdaq) over the prior week. Both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 are well ahead of their respective 2015 closing values. The Russell 2000 recorded the largest weekly […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 18, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close April 15, 2016) Despite inflationary trends slowing as retail and producer prices fell in March, stocks gained over the past week, buoyed by better than expected first-quarter corporate earnings reports. Each of the indexes listed here posted gains led by the Global Dow and the Russell 2000, followed by […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JANUARY-MARCH 2016

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The Markets (as of market close March 31, 2016) The first quarter of 2016 started with a whimper as equities suffered several weeks of losses. However, as March came to a close, several of the indexes listed here recovered enough to finish the quarter in positive territory. The Dow picked up 260 points to close […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 28, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close March 25, 2016) After five consecutive weeks of gains, stocks cooled as each of the major indexes listed here slid into negative territory by the close of last week. With the latest downturn, only the Dow is ahead of its 2015 year-end closing value. Several of the markets were […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 21, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close March 18, 2016) After a fifth consecutive week of gains, both the S&P 500 and the Dow have finally surpassed their 2015 year-end closing values. The Dow gained 389 points to close up 2.26%, while the S&P 500 increased 1.35% over the prior week. In fact, each of the […]

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MARKET MONTH: FEBRUARY 2016

By on March 1, 2016 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close February 29, 2016) Following steep declines in January and a rocky start to February, equities rebounded by the end of the month to finish close to their ending values from the prior month. The Dow actually finished up, gaining a little over 50 points by February’s market close. Each […]

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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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