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Market Week: January 8, 2018

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The Markets (as of market close January 5, 2017) The first week of 2018 saw equities enjoy a strong start to the new year. Less than a year after breaking the 20000 mark, the Dow soared past 25000 last week. The wide-ranging S&P 500 also posted a record close while climbing 2.60%. The Nasdaq picked […]

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Annual Market Review 2017

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Overview The year 2017 was eventful, to say the least. President Trump and Congress tried, without success, to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. However, the new year-end tax law included the elimination of the individual health insurance mandate. The U.S. economy started slowly but picked up steam as the year progressed. Ten […]

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Market Month: November 2017

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The Markets (as of market close November 30, 2017) The Dow soared over 300 points on the last day of November to close above 24000 for the first time in its history. Hopes for a tax overhaul may have contributed to investor confidence in equities. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted favorable monthly […]

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Market Week: October 30, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close October 27, 2017) Strong third-quarter corporate earnings and an expanding gross domestic product helped push the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to new record highs last week. The Dow also gained close to 0.50%. While technology stocks led the way, health-care shares didn’t fare as well, pushing the small-cap Russell […]

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Quarterly Market Review: July-September 2017

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The Markets (as of market close September 29, 2017) Trading during the summer months is customarily slow, and the summer of 2017 proved no different. July kicked off the third quarter with equity markets enjoying noteworthy gains over their June closing values. Both the Dow (2.54%) and S&P 500 (1.93%) posted significant gains, as did […]

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Market Month: July 2017

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The Markets (as of market close July 31, 2017) The last day of July saw each of the indexes listed here post gains over their June closing values. Despite slumping tech stocks at the end of the month, the Nasdaq led the benchmarks for the month, closely followed by the Global Dow, as each index […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: APRIL-JUNE 2017

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The Markets (as of market close June 30, 2017) The second quarter proved to be a bit bumpy for equities, but each of the benchmarks listed here closed the quarter ahead of their first-quarter closing values. April saw equities close the month ahead of March, buoyed by favorable corporate earnings reports, proposed tax cuts, and strong […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 3, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close June 30, 2017) Last week was not a positive one for equity investors. In a week of heavy trading, the Dow and S&P 500 each lost value while the Nasdaq dropped nearly 2.0%. Of the indexes listed here, only the Russell 2000 and the Global Dow didn’t lose ground, eking […]

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Market Week: June 5, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close June 2, 2017) New highs were reached by the S&P 500, the Dow, and Nasdaq as stocks rose for the second week in a row. The small-cap Russell 2000, which had been lagging, scored the highest weekly gains, closing up 1.67%. While the lackluster jobs report apparently didn’t have […]

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Market Week: April 24, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close April 21, 2017) Better-than-expected earnings reports for the first quarter helped push stocks higher last week. Each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted gains, some for the first time in several weeks. The small-cap Russell 2000, which had fallen below its end-of-year closing value, jumped 2.57% for the […]

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