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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 11, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close January 8, 2016) Last week began with both domestic and global markets hitting the skids amid concerns over China’s stock market plunge, North Korea’s apparent nuclear testing, and falling oil prices. A favorable employment report at the end of the week may have helped stem the downward tide, but […]

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Market Week: January 4, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close January 1, 2016) As the year came to a close, the final week of 2015 saw each of the indexes listed here finish in negative territory compared to the prior week. Since the week closed on a holiday, the closing values for 2015 are in fact the closing values […]

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MARKET WEEK: DECEMBER 28, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close December 25, 2015) U.S. stocks posted their biggest weekly gains in several weeks. The close of Christmas week saw each of the indexes listed here record positive gains, with the Russell 2000 moving up 3% to lead the way. The price of gold (COMEX) reversed course, selling at $1,075.80 […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 23, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 20, 2015) Despite the terrorist attacks in Paris and Mali, stocks climbed higher by the close of last week. Investors may have been influenced by favorable earnings reports from some large companies and the feeling that the impending Fed interest rate hike may be a sign the government […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 16, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 13, 2015) Stocks fell sharply this week, possibly in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s impending interest rate hike, maybe as soon as next month. The Dow lost a little over 665 points, or 3.71%, closing the week at 17245.24. The S&P 500 fell 3.63%, and the Nasdaq, which […]

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MARKET WEEK: NOVEMBER 9, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close November 6, 2015) Following a very favorable jobs report at the end of last week, the domestic indexes listed here posted overall gains as of last Friday’s close. The Russell 2000, which had been lagging a bit, saw the largest increase, gaining 3.26%, followed by the Nasdaq, which rose […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 19, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close October 16, 2015) Record corporate mergers and acquisitions headlined the economic news last week, while the market posted its third consecutive week of gains (except for the Russell 2000). Of the indexes listed here, both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 closed the week with moderate gains, while the […]

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 12, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close October 9, 2015) Investors, possibly feeling comfortable that interest rates will not be raised in the near future, kicked back into the equities markets as each of the indexes listed here posted gains over the prior week. The minutes from the last Fed meeting confirmed that interest rates would […]

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JULY-SEPTEMBER 2015

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QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: JULY-SEPTEMBER 2015

The Markets Volatility returned to the equities markets in the third quarter, impacted by economic stress in China (the world’s second largest economy) and Greece, coupled with underwhelming corporate earnings reports and falling energy stock prices. While some economic sectors, such as housing and unemployment, offered favorable news, others, including exports and wages, showed little […]

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MARKET WEEK: SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

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The Markets (as of market close September 25, 2015) Like an early fall flu, investor anxiety continued to spread last week as uncertainty around the future of interest rates continued to drag down markets. Even a Friday rally in blue chips spurred by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s most recent comments couldn’t cure the malaise. […]

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