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All eyes are on Wall Street as The Dow crossed the 22,000 mark. Financial advisor Brad Allen talks with Milwaukee’s WTMJ-4 about what the milestone means for investors. Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange cheered Wednesday as the Dow crossed 22,000. It’s an important psychological milestone because it shows how far […]

Last week, the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ again hit record highs. The midweek peaks fell by Friday, though market performance remained strong. By week’s end, the Dow dropped 0.27%, and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ dipped on Friday but closed up 0.54% and 1.19%, respectively. The MSCI EAFE finished with a 0.46% increase. Corporate […]

Early last week, both the S&P and NASDAQ recorded all time highs before tumbling along with the Dow as political concerns rose. By Friday, though, the markets had largely rebounded and steadied. The S&P 500 closed the week down 0.38%, the Dow saw a 0.44% loss, and the NASDAQ reported a 0.61% decline. The MSCI […]

April 10, 2017 The first quarter of 2017 is now behind us, and although we won’t have complete economic data for a while, we do know that domestic stocks had a solid start to the year. Last week, major indexes took a pause from some recent gains and began the second quarter of 2017 with […]

Weekly Update: November 21, 2016 For the second straight week, the major domestic indexes all ended in positive territory: The S&P 500 was up 0.81%, the Dow increased 0.11%, and the NASDAQ added 1.61%. While American indexes performed well, MSCI EAFE’s international equities declined 1.58%. With the long, drawn-out presidential election behind us, investors are […]

Weekly Update: November 7, 2016 We’re in the middle of an interesting moment for the markets, where short-term volatility and uncertainty might lead you to believe that the economy is faltering. After all, the major stock indexes lost ground this week, with the S&P 500 losing 1.94%, the Dow dropping 1.50%, the NASDAQ dipping 2.77%, […]

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 – 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 – April 25, 2016 Stocks ended last week mixed on earnings that were largely better than expected,though the tech sector disappointed. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.52%, the Dow grew 0.59%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.65%. [1] First-quarter earnings reports drove a lot of market activity last week. Though analysts […]