Weekly Updates

13
Aug

Mixed Results as Turkey Stumbles

Weekly Update – August 13, 2018 Stocks ended the week in mixed territory as trouble with Turkey’s currency affected U.S. equity performance on Friday, August 10.[i] For the week, the S&P lost 0.25%, the Dow declined 0.59%, and the NASDAQ increased 0.35%.[ii] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE stumbled, giving back 1.57%.[iii]   Although last week brought relatively few economic

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6
Aug

Stocks Up as Data Comes In

Weekly Update – August 6, 2018 Domestic markets ended last week in positive territory, as the S&P gained 0.76%, the Dow was up 0.05%, and the NASDAQ increased 0.96%.[i] This performance marked the 5th week in a row that the S&P 500 and Dow posted gains.[ii] Meanwhile, international stocks in the MSCI EAFE stumbled, losing 1.47% for the week.[iii]  

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30
Jul

Examining Economic Growth

Weekly Update – July 30, 2018 Markets experienced a push-and-pull last week between data indicating strong economic growth and lagging performance from several tech stocks’ earnings reports.[i] Domestic indexes had mixed results, as the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, the Dow was up 1.57%, and the NASDAQ dropped 1.06%.[ii] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE had more of an uptick, gaining

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24
Jul

Earnings Season Continues

Weekly Update – July 23, 2018 On Friday, July 20, stocks lost a small amount of ground after President Trump escalated his threats of increasing tariffs on China. However, strong quarterly earnings reports from several large companies helped provide balance in the markets.[i] For the week, domestic indexes experienced little movement, as the S&P gained 0.02%, the Dow was up

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16
Jul

Special Report: Quarterly Update

Weekly Update – July 16, 2018 Last week, trade tensions with China lessened somewhat, while the 2nd quarter corporate earnings season started with mixed results. Against this backdrop, domestic stocks experienced sizable growth. By market’s close on Friday, July 13, the S&P 500 was above 2,800 for the first time since February 1. Meanwhile, the Dow was above 25,000, and

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9
Jul

Jobs Push Stocks Up

Weekly Update – July 9, 2018 Domestic stocks only traded for 4 days last week, due to the Independence Day holiday. In that time, all 3 major domestic indexes posted positive results for the week. The S&P 500 added 1.52%, the Dow gained 0.76%, and the NASDAQ increased 2.37%.[i] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE were up as well by

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2
Jul

Trade and Tariffs Rattle Markets

Weekly Update – July 2, 2018 International trade concerns continue to create uncertainty in markets around the world.[i] Despite the markets’ slight rises on Friday, June 29, they recorded losses for the week.[ii]  The S&P 500 fell 1.33%, the Dow gave back 1.26%, and the NASDAQ dropped 2.37%.[iii] Internationally, the MSCI EAFE declined 1.10%.[iv]   Friday also marked Q2’s last

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25
Jun

The Power of Corporate Earnings

Weekly Update – June 25, 2018 Stocks stumbled across the globe last week as trade tensions continued to escalate. Despite rebounding somewhat on Friday, the S&P 500 experienced its first weekly loss in a month, and the Dow posted its worst week since March.[i] The S&P 500 dropped 0.89%, the Dow lost 2.03%, and the NASDAQ fell 0.69%.[ii] International stocks

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18
Jun

Trade and Interest Rates

Weekly Update – June 18, 2018 Last week stocks showed mixed results as political headlines continued to dominate the news. The Dow lost 0.89% and the S&P 500 was almost flat with a 0.02% gain.[i] The NASDAQ, on the other hand, reached a record high on Thursday and ended the week up 1.32%.[ii] Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ experienced

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11
Jun

Strength, Growth, and Tension

Weekly Update – June 11, 2018 As last week ended, tension between the U.S. and some of its greatest allies was on the rise. Trade remained a hot-button topic ahead of the G-7 meeting in Canada, but investors seemed largely unfazed by the drama.[i] In fact, all 3 domestic indexes posted strong results: The S&P 500 added 1.62% and the

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