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MARKET WEEK: MARCH 6, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close March 3, 2017) The Dow reached 21115 last Wednesday, then fell back a bit, but still closed the week over 21000. The S&P 500 marked its sixth consecutive week of gains, while the Global Dow led the way, climbing over 1.0% by last week’s end. Of the benchmarks listed […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 27, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close February 24, 2017) Most of the benchmark indexes listed here rallied by the close of the market last Friday to finish ahead for the week. The Dow led the way by marking its 11th consecutive day of positive gains, followed by the S&P 500, which has not experienced a […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 13, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close February 10, 2017) The stock indexes listed here posted a strong week of gains as the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq each achieved record highs. Long-term bond prices also rose last week, with the yield on 10-year Treasuries falling 6 basis points. Favorable fourth-quarter corporate earnings reports, coupled with […]

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MARKET WEEK: FEBRUARY 6, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close February 3, 2017) Stocks fell early last week, with the Dow dropping below 20000, while yields on long-term Treasuries receded as prices climbed with increased demand. However, news that the Fed was not raising interest rates this month, coupled with a favorable jobs report and the potential for regulatory […]

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MARKET MONTH: JANUARY 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 31, 2017) Investors were cautious for much of the month, likely waiting to see what President Trump would do during his first few weeks in office. After a slow close to December, equities picked up the pace during the early part of January as each of the indexes […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 30, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 27, 2017) The Dow reached 20000 for the first time ever midweek, and each of the indexes listed here posted gains of at least 1.0% over the prior week. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs as favorable earnings reports coupled with anticipated pro-business policies apparently […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 23, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 20, 2017) For most of last week, the market was fairly lackluster. By the close of the market last Thursday, the Dow had fallen to 19,732. However, equities rallied on Inauguration Day, recouping most of the value lost earlier in the week. Nevertheless, the Nasdaq and the large-cap […]

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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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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 9, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close January 6, 2017) The markets regained their swag as each of the indexes listed here posted week-over-week gains at the close of the first week of the new year. The Dow gained a little over 1.0% for the week, inching closer to 20000 for the first time ever. Nasdaq […]

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MARKET WEEK: JANUARY 2, 2017

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The Markets (as of market close December 30, 2016) The Dow suffered its first weekly loss since the presidential election, and each of the indexes listed here closed the last week of 2016 on the down side. Despite the lackluster returns for the final week of the year, each of the indexes closed the year […]

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