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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 29, 2015

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The Markets Bolstered by very favorable housing news and heightened consumer expectations, the economic news was generally good for the week ending June 26. Unfortunately, the markets, which had experienced gains the prior week, can be described as mundane at best. Both large-cap benchmarks dipped this week, while small caps were not immune to a […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 22, 2015

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The Markets The markets responded favorably following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that interest rates would not be raised next month. Both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 closed ahead of last week. But the biggest weekly gainers were the Nasdaq, which gained 1.3%, and the Russell 2000, which closed the week 1.55% better than last […]

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MARKET MONTH: MAY 2015

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The Markets The Federal Reserve’s pronouncement that negative economic returns in the first quarter were transitory may be proving accurate as a few economic indicators are gaining momentum early in Q2. May began with weak economic news from the first quarter, which may have driven positive market gains with investors presuming that a weak economy […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 1, 2015

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The Markets After experiencing positive gains the past few weeks, the short holiday week closed with all the major indexes experiencing losses. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow ended the week in the red, as did the small-cap Russell 2000 and Nasdaq, although each of the latter performed a little better than their large-cap […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 26, 2015

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The Markets Equities were very much a mixed bag last week, as trading was generally quiet ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The S&P 500, which closed at an all-time high, continued its positive trend, gaining 0.16%. But the Dow and Global Dow fell back into negative territory. The Nasdaq and Russell 2000 posted moderate […]

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MARKET WEEK: MAY 4, 2015

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The Markets Although May Day brought a rally in stock markets across the board, it wasn’t enough to wipe out the week’s losses. Several earnings reports and a disappointing GDP reading dampened the fervor that drove markets to new highs a week prior, while a Fed announcement fueled speculation about a June interest rate hike. […]

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MARKET MONTH: APRIL 2015

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The Markets Investors seemed to take their emotional cue from a spate of mixed earnings results and economic data, waffling between enthusiasm and caution throughout the month. The Nasdaq finally recouped the losses it incurred during the technology crash 15 years ago, hitting a new record high during the third week of April. It then […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 27, 2015

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The Markets At long last: Proverbial corks were flying last week as the Nasdaq finally broke its 15-year-old record, set in March 2000, to close the week at 5092.08. The 3.25% weekly jump was driven largely by earnings reports from several large technology stalwarts. The S&P 500 also posted a new high, as indexes other […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 6, 2015

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The Markets The Russell 2000 continued to be more resilient than its domestic large-cap brethren, which ended the week little changed. The small caps even managed to steal the year-to-date lead from the Nasdaq, which had the week’s weakest performance. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield fell as prices rose after a disappointing jobs report spurred […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 23, 2015

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The Markets An easy-does-it approach from the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee calmed immediate investor anxiety about future rate hikes. That gave both the Dow and the S&P 500 relief from a three-week losing streak. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq closed less than half a percentage point away from its all-time closing high of 5048.62, set in […]

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