Weekly Updates

11
Mar

Stocks Dip on Growth Concerns

Weekly Update – March 11, 2019 The Week on Wall Street As in February, investors spent most of the first full trading week of March hoping for new details in U.S.-China trade negotiations. While they waited, stock benchmarks drifted downward. From Monday’s open to Friday’s close, the S&P 500 lost 2.55%, while the Dow Industrials took a 2.66% fall, and

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4
Mar

S&P Ends Week Little Changed

Weekly Update – March 4, 2019 The Week on Wall Street Stocks lost a little ground as February gave way to March. While domestic and overseas political developments made headlines, the market stayed relatively calm: from Monday’s open through Friday’s close, the S&P 500 ceded just 0.17%, finishing the week at 2,803.69.[i]   The Dow declined 0.65% in five trading

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25
Feb

Optimism Spurs a Broad Rally

Weekly Update – February 25, 2019 The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied last week as optimism about a potential U.S.-China trade deal grew. The S&P 500 advanced 0.80% during the 4-day trading week to 2,792.67. The Nasdaq Composite improved 0.86% to 7,527.54, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.64% to 26,031.81.   The renewed prospects for a trade

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19
Feb

Dow, S&P, Nasdaq Climb Higher

Weekly Update – February 19, 2019 The Week on Wall Street Stocks ended a good week on a high note, as hints of progress in U.S.-China trade talks encouraged investors.   When the closing bell rang Friday, the S&P 500 settled at 2,775.60, after rising 2.50% in five days. The Dow Industrials gained 3.09%, to close Friday at 25,883.25. The

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11
Feb

Stocks Post Small Weekly Gains

Weekly Update – February 11, 2019 The Week on Wall Street Major U.S. stock benchmarks eked out slight gains last week, with corporate profit reports and news about U.S.-China trade negotiations vying for investor attention over five trading sessions.   The big three ended the week little changed from where they settled the previous Friday. The Dow Jones Industrials rose

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4
Feb

Markets Gain Again

Weekly Update – February 4, 2019   Last week closed out one of stocks’ top January performances in years. In fact, both the S&P 500 and Dow posted their best January results in at least 3 decades.[i] For the week, major domestic indexes were also up. The S&P 500 gained 1.57%, the Dow added 1.32%, and the NASDAQ increased 1.38%.[ii]

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28
Jan

Stocks Muted, Big Week Ahead

Weekly Update – January 28, 2019 For the first time in months, U.S. markets experienced little movement last week.[i] The Dow and NASDAQ did have their 5th week of gains in a row, but their increases were small: 0.12% and 0.11%, respectively. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 broke its 4-week winning streak with a 0.22% loss. [ii] Internationally, the MSCI EAFE

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22
Jan

The Rally Continues

Weekly Update – January 22, 2019 U.S. markets were up again last week, as major domestic indexes posted their 4th weekly gains in a row.[i] In fact, the S&P 500 was no longer in correction territory at Friday’s close—and was in the middle of its best yearly start since 1987.[ii]   For the week, the S&P 500 gained 2.87%, the

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14
Jan

Markets Relax and Rally

Weekly Update – January 14, 2019 After months of volatility, markets relaxed a bit last week. For the first time since October, the S&P 500 went 5 days without a 1% gain or loss.[i] The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, also fell to lower than 20—in December, it spiked above 35.[ii]   For the week, the S&P 500 added 2.54%,

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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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