Weekly Updates

7
Jan

Markets Up—And Volatile

Weekly Update – January 7, 2019 U.S. markets experienced more wild sessions last week before ending in positive territory as the recent turbulence continued. In fact, we are currently in the middle of some of the most volatile market performance in more than eight years.[i] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.86%, the Dow added 1.61%, and the NASDAQ

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31
Dec

Year-End Special Edition: A Look Back at 2018

Weekly Update – December 31, 2018 The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape. This week, we’re reviewing some key issues that defined 2018, as well as some factors that may influence financial markets in the coming year.   Year in Review   Wall Street began 2018 in rally

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24
Dec

Turbulence Continues

Weekly Update – December 24, 2018 Last week, domestic markets had some of their worst performance in 10 years.[i] The S&P 500 lost 7.05%, the Dow declined 6.87%, and the NASDAQ dropped 8.36%. All three indexes have now lost at least 8% in 2018.[ii] On Friday, December 21, the NASDAQ entered a bear market, which means it’s at least 20%

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17
Dec

Stocks Down, Change Ahead?

Weekly Update – December 17, 2018 Last week brought more volatility to the markets. While domestic indexes had some rallies as positive trade news emerged earlier in the week, by Friday, December 14, they had erased any gains. The last time major U.S. indexes ended in correction territory was March 2016, meaning they are now at least 10% below their

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10
Dec

Volatility Continues

Weekly Update – December 10, 2018 Markets went for another wild ride last week, as major domestic indexes swung back and forth. By Friday, December 7, markets had posted their worst weekly performance since March—and the S&P 500 and Dow both moved into negative territory for 2018.[i] Overall, the S&P 500 lost 4.60%, the Dow declined 4.50%, and the NASDAQ

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3
Dec

Markets Rebound

Weekly Update – December 3, 2018 U.S. markets ended a volatile month on a high note Friday. All three major indices posted impressive increases for the week, buoyed by news from the Fed Reserve and international trade.[i] The S&P 500 jumped 4.85%, and the NASDAQ finished up 5.64%—both gains are almost 7-year highs.[ii] Meanwhile, the Dow experienced a 2-year high,

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26
Nov

Why Did Stocks Drop?

Weekly Update – November 26, 2018 Last week was a tough one for markets. The S&P 500 dropped 3.79% and experienced its worst results during a Thanksgiving week since 1939.[i] While the index officially entered correction territory on Friday, it closed 10.2% below its most recent record high.[ii] Meanwhile, the Dow and NASDAQ continued the downward trend, losing 4.44%, and

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19
Nov

Analyzing Data Amid Declines

Weekly Update – November 19, 2018   Markets experienced more volatility last week, as perspectives on trade, tech, and retail pulled investor sentiment back and forth. Although domestic indexes were up on Friday, November 16, they still posted losses for the week.[i] In all, the S&P 500 dropped 1.61%, the Dow declined 2.22%, and the NASDAQ gave back 2.15%.[ii] International

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12
Nov

The Impact of Oil and Elections

Weekly Update – November 12, 2018   Last week, markets experienced a 4-day winning streak before dropping on Friday, November 9. Despite those losses, domestic indexes posted gains for the week.[i] The S&P 500 increased 2.13%, the Dow added 2.84%, and the NASDAQ was up 0.68%.[ii] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE had slight growth, ending the week up 0.20%.[iii]

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5
Nov

Markets Bounce Back

Weekly Update – November 5, 2018 Markets posted strong gains last week after struggling for much of October. The S&P 500 had its best weekly performance since May, and the NASDAQ had its first positive week since September.[i] Despite domestic markets dropping on Friday, November 2, the S&P 500 added 2.42%, the Dow increased 2.36%, and the NASDAQ gained 2.65%.[ii]

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