Weekly Updates

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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28
Aug

Markets Bounce Back

Weekly Update – August 28, 2017 After several weekly losses, the major domestic indexes all ended in positive territory on Friday, August 25. The S&P 500 gained 0.72%, the Dow was up 0.64%, and the NASDAQ added 0.79% for the week.[i] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE also increased by 0.58%.[ii] Last week provided a number of economic updates, and

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21
Aug

Markets Cautious But Resilient

Weekly Update – August 21, 2017 From domestic unrest to international terrorism, last week provided many headlines that could easily rattle the markets. While we did see days with volatility and declines, the major indexes remained relatively flat.[i] For the week, the Dow was down 0.84%, the S&P 500 dropped 0.65%, and the NASDAQ fell 0.64%.[ii] On the international front,

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14
Aug

Markets Turn Jittery

Weekly Update – August 14, 2017 Last week, rising tension between North Korea and the U.S. rattled the world’s markets. As the two countries traded tough words, concerns escalated and markets reacted emotionally to the news.[i] Though stress is building internationally, we remain committed to focusing on the market fundamentals that drive long-term value. In the coming days, we will

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7
Aug

Markets Remain Bullish

Weekly Update – August 7, 2017 Another week of economic performance brought more news that the markets continue their bullish streak. After eight consecutive record-high closings, the Dow rose above 22,000 for the first time ever and finished the week up 1.20%.[i] The S&P 500 was up 0.19% for the week, and the NASDAQ slightly fell by 0.36%.[ii] Meanwhile, the

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