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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 25, 2014

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The Markets A horrific week around the globe did little to discourage investors–that is, the few who were actually trading. The Nasdaq reached a level it hadn’t seen since March 2000, the S&P 500 had its 28th record close of the year, and the Dow industrials’ gains took the index above 17,000 once again. The Russell […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 4, 2014

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The Markets A strong GDP report, generally positive corporate earnings, and a slightly more optimistic outlook from the Fed couldn’t offset the ongoing stream of bleak news about geopolitical problems and investor desire to take some money off the table. The Russell 2000′s recent losing streak spread to the large caps as the S&P 500 […]

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MARKET MONTH: JULY 2014

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The Markets Encouraging economic news, generally positive Q2 corporate earnings reports, and stable Federal Reserve policy had to battle multiple geopolitical conflicts for investor attention. Both the S&P 500 and Dow industrials managed to set fresh all-time highs early in July, but the S&P managed to follow through to additional records while the Dow slipped […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 30, 2014

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The Markets Domestic equities seemed to shrug off a massive downward revision to first-quarter GDP and mostly ended the week flat. Though the Nasdaq’s gain was slight, it was the sixth positive week out of the last seven. Meanwhile, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield remained low as demand from bond investors continued to support prices.

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 9, 2014

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The Markets For the third straight week, both large- and small-cap indices surged upward. Once again, the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials set new record highs, while the small caps of the Russell 2000 returned to positive territory for the year. The enthusiasm for equities took a toll on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 2, 2014

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The Markets Equities took a downward revision to the U.S. GDP figure in stride; the Nasdaq continued to rebound while the S&P 500 and Dow industrials both hit new all-time closing highs. The recent rally in bonds continued as the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield hit its lowest level since last June. And after bouncing around […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 27, 2014

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The Markets After spending weeks bouncing around just under 1,900, the S&P 500 finally managed to top it on Friday, setting a new record closing high in the process. And after a lot of back and forth at the beginning of the week, the Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 small caps rebounded strongly from their travails […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 5, 2014

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The Markets Generally encouraging data that suggested winter’s economic deep freeze might be thawing led to broad-based gains for equities despite some slippage at week’s end. The Dow finally managed to surpass briefly the record closing high it hadn’t seen since New Year’s Eve. However, of the four domestic indices in the table below, the S&P […]

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MARKET MONTH: APRIL 2014

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The Markets The rotation out of momentum stocks that began in early March continued in April, hitting many of the tech and biotech high-fliers that had soared earlier in the year. That cost the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 dearly, leaving both with negative year-to-date returns. The Russell ended the month down 6.7% from its early […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 28, 2014

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The Markets After a mostly positive week, investors went into Friday seemingly determined to take some money off the table over a weekend when the Ukrainian conflict seemed to promise fresh sanctions against Russia. The small caps of the Russell 2000 took the brunt of the selling with a 1.9% loss on Friday alone, while the S&P 500 was […]

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