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MARKET MONTH: AUGUST 2017

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The Markets (as of market close August 31, 2017) Equities in August saw many peaks and valleys throughout the month, finally rallying at the end of the month. Strong second-quarter GDP figures, steady job gains, and increased consumer spending sent stocks higher, despite stagnant inflation and heavy personal and financial losses caused by Hurricane Harvey. The […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 21, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close August 18, 2017) Last week saw domestic and global conflicts heighten investors’ concerns, pushing stocks lower in what was a slow week for trading. The Dow lost over 270 points last Thursday, offsetting robust gains the prior Monday. The S&P 500 fell 0.65%, while the Nasdaq dropped .64% last week. Once again, […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 14, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close August 11, 2017) Investors may have been disturbed by the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea last week, resulting in a shift from stocks to long-term bonds. The Dow, which had surged to a new record high the prior week, sunk over 1.0% last week, while the […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: APRIL-JUNE 2017

By on July 5, 2017 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

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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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JANUARY-MARCH 2017

By on April 3, 2017 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close March 31, 2017) Riding the momentum following the presidential election, stocks surged for much of the first quarter of 2017. Buoyed by the anticipation of tax cuts and policies favorable to domestic businesses, the benchmark indexes listed here reached historic highs throughout the quarter. At the end of January, […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 3, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close March 31, 2017) Stocks rebounded last week as each of the indexes listed here posted week-over-week gains. The small-cap Russell 2000, the strongest-performing index last year, hit a rough patch over the past several weeks. But the index gained over 2.30% last week, pushing it up 2.12% year-to-date. Tech-heavy […]

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Market Week: February 20, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close February 17, 2017) Equities closed last week in positive territory, as several of the indexes listed here posted record gains. Some positive economic news, particularly from FOMC Chair Janet Yellen, and favorable corporate earnings reports may have enticed investors to stay in the market. The Dow, S&P 500, and […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 6, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close February 3, 2017) Stocks fell early last week, with the Dow dropping below 20000, while yields on long-term Treasuries receded as prices climbed with increased demand. However, news that the Fed was not raising interest rates this month, coupled with a favorable jobs report and the potential for regulatory […]

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MARKET MONTH: JANUARY 2017

By on February 1, 2017 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

The Markets (as of market close January 31, 2017) Investors were cautious for much of the month, likely waiting to see what President Trump would do during his first few weeks in office. After a slow close to December, equities picked up the pace during the early part of January as each of the indexes […]

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