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MARKET WEEK: SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close September 23, 2016) Buoyed by news from the Fed and the Bank of Japan that measures intended to stimulate the economy would continue — at least in the short term — U.S. stock and bond prices posted gains for the week. While the response last Wednesday and Thursday was […]

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MARKET WEEK: SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close September 16, 2016) Volatility in the markets reigned last week as each of the indexes listed here enjoyed gains early in the week, only to give most of them back by last week’s end. The Dow and S&P 500 closed last week only slightly ahead of their respective closing […]

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MARKET WEEK: SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close September 9, 2016) Equities indexes rebounded early last week as lackluster economic reports in the labor and manufacturing sectors, coupled with a falling dollar, appear to be fueling speculation that the Fed won’t be raising interest rates following its meeting later this month. Energy shares made some positive headway […]

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MARKET WEEK: SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close September 2, 2016) Trading continues to be light heading into the Labor Day weekend. Stocks finished modestly higher for the week, buoyed by last Friday‘s favorable employment report. Of the indexes listed here, the small-cap Russell 2000 led the charge, gaining 1.11% by last week’s end and over 10% […]

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MARKET MONTH: AUGUST 2016

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The Markets (as of market close August 31, 2016) With no Federal Open Market Committee meeting and little news to jar the markets, the lazy, hazy days of August seemed to lull investors into a state of lethargy. Trading was light and volatility, limited. Despite the fact that several of the indexes tracked here posted […]

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MARKET WEEK: AUGUST 29, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close August 26, 2016) As the “dog days” of summer drag on, trading continues to be relatively light. Oil prices fell at the beginning of last week amid rumors that Iraq may up its oil exports, prompting stocks to retreat. While stocks rallied midweek, they sunk by the close of […]

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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 WEEK: AUGUST 8, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close August 5, 2016) Oil prices continued to fall early last week, sending large-cap indexes lower. As the week progressed, oil prices gained some momentum, as did U.S. stock indexes. On the heels of a favorable jobs report, stocks rebounded by the end of last week to post gains in […]

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MARKET WEEK: JULY 25, 2016

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The Markets (as of market close July 22, 2016) The S&P 500 reached a record high last Friday as each of the indexes listed here posted marginal gains over the prior week. Equities have demonstrated a positive trend over the past several weeks. The Nasdaq eclipsed its previous high only to slip a bit by […]

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