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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 5, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close December 2, 2016) Robust gains that marked the last few weeks turned to modest declines last week. Gains in energy shares following OPEC’s announcement to cap production weren’t enough to totally offset a regression in small-cap and technology stocks. Both the Russell 2000 and the Nasdaq dropped over 2.0%, […]

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MARKET MONTH: NOVEMBER 2016

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The Markets (as of market close November 30, 2016) The economy picked up the pace in November, as did the stock market. After getting off to a sluggish start during the early part of the month, equities soared following the results of the presidential election. Each of the indexes listed here reached record highs during […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 28, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close November 25, 2016) Based on the performance of stock market indexes, it was another banner week for equities amidst slow trading volume. The Dow, S&P 500, Russell 2000, and Nasdaq each reached record highs, with the Dow eclipsing 19000 for the first time ever. Some analysts suggest the market […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 21, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close November 18, 2016) Treasury yields continue to climb as the 10-year rate jumped 20 basis points for the week while exceeding last year’s closing yield for the first time in 2016. The dollar has been keeping pace with rising bond yields, which is good for imports but not so […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 14, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close November 11, 2016) The markets climbed at the beginning of last week as money moved from bonds (yield on 10-year Treasuries gained 5 basis points) to equities. The Dow jumped 370 points and Nasdaq gained over 2.0% by the close of trading last Monday. Following the election, equities surged […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 7, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close November 4, 2016) Even a good jobs report wasn’t enough to steady investors last week, as each of the indexes listed here lost value from the prior week. Oil prices fell sharply midweek following a report that crude oil inventories are much larger than expected. While OPEC leaders agreed […]

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The Markets (as of market close October 31, 2016)

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Trading in the early part of October saw equities respond negatively to rumors of a pullback on stimulus measures by the European Central Bank, which ultimately proved to be unfounded. Each of the indexes listed here closed the first week of October below their respective September closing values, except for the Global Dow, which eked […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 31, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close October 28, 2016) As the presidential election draws near, news about the candidates may be affecting the markets. Word of an FBI investigation into more Clinton emails, coupled with some earnings reports that were weaker than expected, sent equities into the red for the week. Of the indexes listed […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 24, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close October 21, 2016) Last week began with a whimper as equities closed down (the Dow fell 0.3%), while the 10-year Treasuries yield dropped 4 basis points and bond prices increased. Oil (WTI) fell below $50 per barrel before rallying to around $50.50 per barrel last Tuesday morning. Midweek saw […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 17, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close October 14, 2016) Oil prices reached a one-year high early last week, as Russia expressed its support of OPEC in its efforts to limit production, prompting stocks to post early week gains. With corporate earnings season upon us, early reports from some major companies were not encouraging. Globally, China’s […]

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