Weekly Updates

21
May

Tackling Trade & Treasuries

Major domestic indexes went down last week after all three gained more than 2% the previous week.[i] The S&P 500 dropped 0.54%, the Dow gave back 0.47%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.66%.[ii] International stocks also stumbled; the MSCI EAFE decreased by 0.61%.[iii]   Two familiar topics were on many investors’ minds last week: trade and treasuries. Here is a recap

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14
May

Markets Post Week of Growth

Weekly Update – May 14, 2018 On Friday, the markets closed the week gaining traction. The Dow had 7 days of consecutive growth, rising 2.34%—its largest weekly gain since March.[i] Meanwhile, the S&P 500 rose 2.41%, the NASDAQ jumped 2.68%, and the MSCI EAFE increased 1.41%.[ii]   Various factors came together to support the growth. From geopolitical topics to strong

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7
May

Examining Employment

Weekly Update – May 7, 2018 Domestic indexes posted strong results on Friday, May 4, as the latest labor report data lessened investors’ concerns about inflation and interest rates. Nonetheless, stocks had mixed results last week.[i] The S&P 500 dropped 0.24% and the Dow gave back 0.20%, which marked both indexes’ 2nd week of losses in a row.[ii] Thanks to

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30
Apr

Earnings Rise, Stocks Stumble

Weekly Update – April 30, 2018 We just finished the busiest week of 1st quarter earnings season, and although many companies shared positive results, stock indexes experienced modest declines.[i] The S&P 500 lost 0.01%, the Dow dropped 0.62%, and the NASDAQ gave back 0.37%.[ii] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE decreased by 0.39%.[iii]   Last week provided a variety of

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23
Apr

Examining Earnings & Yields

Weekly Update – April 23, 2018 Stocks posted moderate gains last week, as the S&P 500 added 0.52%, the Dow increased 0.42%, and the NASDAQ rose 0.56%.[i] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE followed suit, gaining 0.41%.[ii]   We received numerous new data updates last week, and most provided positive news for the economy. Retail sales, housing starts, and industrial

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16
Apr

Earnings Season Begins

Weekly Update – April 16, 2018 Market volatility continues. Stocks slid on Friday, April 13, but still held on to gains for the week.[i] The S&P 500 increased 1.99%, the Dow added 1.79%, and the NASDAQ was up 2.77%.[ii] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE also rose, gaining 1.45%.[iii]   Similar to recent weeks, international events continued to sway markets:

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9
Apr

Special Update: Quarterly Report

Weekly Update – April 9, 2018 Domestic stocks lost ground last week as trade war concerns continued to rattle investors. With these declines, the Dow officially moved back into correction territory.[i] For the week, the S&P 500 lost 1.43%, the Dow dipped 0.95%, and the NASDAQ dropped 2.11%.[ii] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE managed a 0.38% increase.[iii]   An

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2
Apr

Markets Increase

Weekly Update – April 2, 2018 Markets were closed on March 30 for Good Friday, but in the four days of trading, stocks recovered some of this year’s losses.[i] For the week, the S&P 500 added 2.09%, the Dow gained 2.67%, and the NASDAQ increased by 1.03%.[ii] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE grew 0.81%.[iii]   Last week also marked

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26
Mar

Stocks Drop as Tariffs Rise

Weekly Update – March 26, 2018 Markets experienced significant declines last week. The S&P 500 lost 5.95%, the Dow dropped 5.66%, and the NASDAQ declined 6.54%.[i] With these losses, all 3 domestic indexes had their worst weekly performance in more than 2 years.[ii] International stocks also declined, with the MSCI EAFE giving back 2.64%.[iii]   What caused markets to stumble

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19
Mar

A Look Back

Weekly Update – March 19, 2018 Markets were up on Friday, but domestic stocks lost ground for the week as political turmoil and potential trade wars weighed on investors’ minds.[i] The S&P 500 dropped 1.24%, the Dow gave back 1.54%, and the NASDAQ decreased 1.04%.[ii] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE barely avoided losses with a 0.13% gain.[iii]   Mixed

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