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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 25, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close April 22, 2016) Equities markets had a fair week as each of the major indexes listed here posted gains (except the Nasdaq) over the prior week. Both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 are well ahead of their respective 2015 closing values. The Russell 2000 recorded the largest weekly […]

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MARKET WEEK: APRIL 11, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close April 8, 2016) The equities market has been volatile thus far this year. Following last week’s gains, the indexes listed here all closed the week in negative territory. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 fell 1.21% for the week–this following a rally last Friday after gains in the […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 14, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close March 11, 2016) Both the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 posted gains for the fourth consecutive week, helped by a late rally at week’s end. The latest run of gains has pulled the Dow and S&P 500 to within 1.22% and 1.06% of their 2015 year-end levels. The Global […]

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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 7, 2016

The Markets (as of market close March 4, 2016) Equities continued to show life as each of the major indexes listed here posted gains over the prior week. Favorable reports from the employment and manufacturing sectors may be quelling investor fears of an imminent recession. For the week ended March 4, each of the indexes […]

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MARKET MONTH: FEBRUARY 2016

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The Markets (as of market close February 29, 2016) Following steep declines in January and a rocky start to February, equities rebounded by the end of the month to finish close to their ending values from the prior month. The Dow actually finished up, gaining a little over 50 points by February’s market close. Each […]

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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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