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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 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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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: APRIL-JUNE 2016

QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: APRIL-JUNE 2016

The Markets (as of market close June 30, 2016) In the world of equities, the second quarter of the year was anything but dull. April saw the large-cap S&P 500 and Dow make marginal gains, with the small-cap Russell 2000 and the Global Dow leading the way for the month. The Fed left interest rates […]

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MARKET MONTH: APRIL 2016

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The Markets (as of market close April 29, 2016) Despite a poor close to the month, the indexes listed here improved in April (with the exception of the Nasdaq) compared to their March closing values–but not by much. The Dow gained a scant 88.55 points over the month, while the S&P 500 increased less than […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JANUARY-MARCH 2016

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The Markets (as of market close March 31, 2016) The first quarter of 2016 started with a whimper as equities suffered several weeks of losses. However, as March came to a close, several of the indexes listed here recovered enough to finish the quarter in positive territory. The Dow picked up 260 points to close […]

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Market Week: April 22, 2013

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  The Markets It was a tumultuous week, though the volatility of financial markets paled in comparison to the tragedies in Boston and at a Texas fertilizer plant. Domestic equities made an attempt to recover from Monday’s 266-point collapse in the Dow industrials, but quickly reversed any progress, giving the Dow its worst week in […]

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Market Week: November 19, 2012

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The Markets Equities around the globe continued to slide, suffering four straight down days as both the United States and Europe grappled with fiscal cliffhangers. Despite some optimism at week’s end, the Dow saw its fourth straight negative week. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq and small-cap Russell 2000 entered correction territory with declines of more than 10% […]

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Market Week: October 15, 2012

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The Markets Equities took a 2%-plus hit last week. Whether it was caused by profit-taking, a gloomy forecast from the International Monetary Fund, reaction to initial third-quarter earnings reports, or some combination, the decline cost equities their attempt at a new post-2007 high. Meanwhile, oil prices bounced back above $90 a barrel, while the stock […]

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Market Month: August 2012

By on September 11, 2012 in Monthly Commentary with 0 Comments

George Fisher’s Market Comments 9-1-12 The market reminds me of the TV commercial with the little old lady sitting up in her bed, clapping to darken the room. For the markets it could be “Risk On Risk Off” rather than “Clap On Clap Off”. With a “Risk On” clap, the S&P 500 advances to the […]

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