Weekly Updates

6
Nov

Stocks End Up After Busy Week

Weekly Update – November 6, 2017 Once again, the markets ended the week in positive territory—and all 3 major domestic indexes hit new record highs. The S&P 500 added 0.26%, and the Dow was up 0.45%, with both indexes notching their 8th straight week of growth. The NASDAQ was up for the 6th week in a row with a 0.94%

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30
Oct

Data Drives More Growth

Weekly Update – October 30, 2017 Another week, another round of positive market performance. The 3 major domestic indexes again ended the week with gains and new record highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.23% and marked a 7th-straight week of increases—its longest string of weekly gains in almost 3 years.[i] The Dow added 0.45%, and the NASDAQ grew by 1.09%.[ii]

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23
Oct

Another Banner Week for Markets

Last week, all 3 major U.S. markets hit record highs once again.[i] The Dow added 2.00% to notch both intraday and closing records, the S&P 500 rose 0.86%, and the NASDAQ gained 0.35%.[ii] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE dipped by 0.32% for the week.[iii]   On Thursday evening, the senate passed the blueprint for a $4 trillion budget.[iv] The

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16
Oct

More Record Highs

Weekly Update – October 16, 2017 Last Friday, all 3 major domestic indexes continued their streak of weekly gains and record highs. The S&P 500 added 0.15%, and the Dow was up 0.43%. Meanwhile, both indexes posted their 5th weekly gain in a row. In addition, the S&P 500 and Dow each hit intraday trading records on Friday. The NASDAQ

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9
Oct

Third Quarter Review

Weekly Update – October 9, 2017 This Monday, October 9, marks the 10-year anniversary of the S&P 500’s highest point before the Great Recession. While the ensuing decade has provided quite a rocky road for the markets at times, the recovery is undeniable.[i]   In fact, last week, markets posted one record high after another—and the S&P 500 had its

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2
Oct

Another Week of Highs

Weekly Update – October 2, 2017 Before we begin our usual weekly commentary, we wanted to take a moment to honor the victims of Sunday’s terrible attack in Las Vegas. Though details are still scarce, it is the most devastating mass shooting in U.S. history. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and with the community that now must

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25
Sep

Stocks Mixed, Fed Changes Policy

Weekly Update – September 25, 2017 Domestic indexes were mixed last week, as the Dow gained 0.36%, the S&P 500 eked out a 0.08% increase, and the NASDAQ lost 0.33%.[i] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE added a solid 0.68%.[ii]   Three stories that have dominated conversations and driven investor attention in 2017 continued last week:   Healthcare policy: The

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18
Sep

Understanding Record Highs

Weekly Update – September 18, 2017 After briefly stumbling the week of September 4, domestic indexes notched significant gains last week and hit record highs. By Friday, the S&P 500 exceeded 2,500 for the first time, the Dow closed at its highest level ever, and the NASDAQ reached an intraday record.[i] Each of the indexes gained well over 1% for

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12
Sep

Could Weather Cause Headwinds?

Weekly Update – September 12, 2017 Last week, the markets closed for Labor Day, and in the subsequent four trading days, all three domestic indexes gave back some recent gains. The S&P 500 declined 0.61%, the Dow lost 0.86%, and the NASDAQ slid 1.17%.[i] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE faired better, ending Friday up 0.78% for the week.[ii]  

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5
Sep

The Economy Picks Up Speed

Weekly Update – September 5, 2017 Last week gave a number of things for both investors and non-investors to think—and worry—about. From North Korea’s missiles to Hurricane Harvey’s devastation to an unemployment uptick, the headlines were busy. Yet, despite these circumstances, U.S. stocks posted gains again this week—and the NASDAQ ended Friday with a new record high and 2017’s best

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