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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 29, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close August 26, 2016) As the “dog days” of summer drag on, trading continues to be relatively light. Oil prices fell at the beginning of last week amid rumors that Iraq may up its oil exports, prompting stocks to retreat. While stocks rallied midweek, they sunk by the close of […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 22, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close August 19, 2016) By the close of last Monday, the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq each had reached record highs for the second time in the past week, only to retreat by Tuesday’s close. The dollar lost value against the euro, yen, and pound on the heels of a […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 15, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close August 12, 2016) Talk of a possible cut in oil production following news of an informal meeting of OPEC next month sent energy stocks higher at the beginning of last week. The spike in both energy stocks and market indexes didn’t last long, however, as oil prices slumped by […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 8, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close August 5, 2016) Oil prices continued to fall early last week, sending large-cap indexes lower. As the week progressed, oil prices gained some momentum, as did U.S. stock indexes. On the heels of a favorable jobs report, stocks rebounded by the end of last week to post gains in […]

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MARKET MONTH: JULY 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 29, 2016) Following an initial downturn largely in response to June’s Brexit vote, equities rebounded during the month of July. The first full week of the month saw each of the indexes listed here improve over the prior week, led by the Nasdaq, which gained almost 2.0%. The […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 25, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 22, 2016) The S&P 500 reached a record high last Friday as each of the indexes listed here posted marginal gains over the prior week. Equities have demonstrated a positive trend over the past several weeks. The Nasdaq eclipsed its previous high only to slip a bit by […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 18, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 15, 2016) Stocks continued to surge for the third week in a row as each of the indexes listed here posted significant gains by last week’s end. The Dow gained almost 370 points and over 2.0%, and is substantially ahead of its 2015 closing value. The S&P 500 […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 11, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 8, 2016) Equities continue to put the upheaval caused by Brexit in the rearview mirror as several of the indexes listed here are above their 2015 closing values. Of those indexes, only the Nasdaq and Global Dow remain below their end-of-year values. The S&P 500 exceeded its record […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 5, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 1, 2016) The beginning of the week saw equities still reeling from the Brexit vote. However, the markets closed with a flourish, recouping all of the losses from the prior week. Each of the indexes listed here enjoyed positive returns by week’s end with each index gaining over […]

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MARKET WEEK: JUNE 27, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close June 24, 2016) The Brexit referendum vote sent a tidal wave of negative returns throughout the world’s stock markets, including the indexes listed here. The large-cap Dow lost over 270 points on the week and, along with the S&P 500, dropped over 1.50% from the prior week. In fact, […]

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