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Weekly Market Update – June 12, 2017 Markets last week were mixed with leading tech stocks falling dramatically as some investors pulled profits. The NASDAQ took the biggest hit, finishing 1.55% down on the week—its worst week of the year. Meanwhile, the Dow rose 0.31% for the week, notching another record close on Friday. The […]

Weekly Market Update: April 3, 2017 With the first quarter of 2017 now behind us, we have seen the three major indexes all gain more than 4.5% so far this year. In fact, the NASDAQ just experienced its best quarter since 2013 due to tech stocks driving growth. Despite closing down on Friday, the indexes […]

Weekly Market Update: December 19, 2016 Last week was mixed for the markets, as the Dow increased by 0.44%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.06%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.13%, and the MSCI EAFE gave back 0.55%. [1] We also saw a variety of data released, giving a similarly mixed view of recent economic activity. Retail […]

Weekly Market Update – September 26, 2016 Stocks rallied again last week after the Federal Reserve voted not to raise interest rates this month. While few expected the Fed to act last week, official statements suggest the path to higher rates looks clearer. For the week, the the S&P 500 gained 1.19%, the Dow grew […]

Weekly Market Update – September 19, 2016 Volatility picked up last week due to pressures from lower oil prices and speculation about the timing of the Federal Reserve’s next rate hike. This summer has been historically calm for markets, leading markets to trade without big intraday gains or losses. [1] However, Friday broke that streak, […]

Weekly Market Update – September 12, 2016 After trading flat for most of the week, stocks broadly sank Friday on fears of a future rate hike. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 2.39%, the Dow fell 2.20%, the NASDAQ dropped 2.36%, and the MSCI EAFE lost 0.16%. [1] Monetary policy was at the forefront […]

Weekly Market Update – August 29, 2016 After rallying for weeks, the major indexes fell last week ahead of key remarks by Federal Reserve officials and turbulence in money markets. [1] For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.68%, the Dow fell 0.85%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.37%, while the MSCI EAFE gained 0.16%. [2] Even […]

Weekly Market Update – August 15, 2016 Stocks ended last week mostly flat, falling slightly on Friday after the major U.S. indexes set new record highs on Thursday on positive earnings surprises. The NASDAQ also notched a seventh week of gains, its longest winning streak since 2012. [1] For the week, the S&P 500 gained […]

Weekly Market Update – August 8, 2016 Stocks bounced last week, ending sharply higher after a better-than-expected jobs report. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.43%, the Dow rose 0.60%, the NASDAQ added 1.14%, but the MSCI EAFE lost 1.41%. [1] Among last week’s major events was a shockingly good July jobs report. Last […]

Weekly Market Update – July 25, 2016 Stocks ended a fourth straight week of gains, sending the S&P 500 index to another record high. [1] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, the Dow grew 0.29%, the NASDAQ added 1.40%, and the MSCI EAFE closed flat. [2] Second-quarter earnings season is in full swing, […]

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