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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: JANUARY 16, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 13, 2017) The past few weeks have seen the markets experience some volatility following several weeks of post-election gains. The Dow fell for the second time in the past three weeks, while the S&P 500 stayed about the same. Both the Global Dow and Russell 2000 posted marginal […]

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ANNUAL MARKET REVIEW 2016

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Overview The year 2016 likely will be remembered for the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States and the Brexit vote. This year also saw the Fed raise interest rates for the first time since last December, noting that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 19, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close December 16, 2016) The fallout from the increase in the federal funds rate saw bond yields rise, with the yield on 10-year Treasuries hitting a 2-year high. Bond prices tend to fall (and yields rise) when interest rates increase. Lender rates from financial institutions are also expected to climb, […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 12, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close December 9, 2016) Following a week of tepid movement in the major stock market indexes, equities picked up the pace last week, reaching new record highs. Growth in financial company and bank stocks led the way as both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 rose over 3.0%. Some analysts […]

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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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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 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 10, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close October 7, 2016) Equities took a tumble early last week as the Dow, the Nasdaq, the S&P 500, and the Russell 2000 lost value. Only the Global Dow saw gains, largely feeding off the fading value of the British pound. Oil (WTI) opened last week on an uptick, gaining […]

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