Market Commentary, 12/04/18

Greetings: The US stock market rebounded last week to close broadly higher, with the Dow up 5.2%, the S&P 500 gaining 4.8%, and the Nasdaq increasing 5.6%. These gains were more than enough to recover the steep loses that were posted in the prior weeks. On the heels of the stock markets’ worst...
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Market Commentary, 11/26/18

For the second week in a row stocks were hit hard on Monday and Tuesday, leading stocks broadly lower. The Dow finished the week down 4.4%, the S&P 500 fell 3.8%, and the Nasdaq closed down 4.3%. Growing controversy over US-Saudi Arabian relations caused crude oil prices to fall 11% last week, m...
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Market Commentary, 11/20/18

Stocks couldn’t maintain their positive momentum and ended the week with the S&P 500 falling 1.6%, the Dow down 2.2%, and the Nasdaq off 2.1%. The S&P 500 Index remained close to its level at the start of November but was nearly 7% below its record high reached in September. The S&P 50...
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Market Commentary, 11/12/18

Last week the Dow was up 718 points for a 2.8% gain, the S&P 500 closed up 2.1% and the Nasdaq was + 0.7%. The Dow and S&P 500 exceeded 2% gains for the second week in a row and recovered much of the October decline. As has often been the case with midterm elections, […]...
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Market Commentary, 10/29/18

Despite a strong rebound on Thursday, Friday’s drop left the Dow down 3%, the S&P 500 down 3.9%, and the Nasdaq down 3.8% for the week. It was a bumpy ride for stocks throughout the week, with declines on Monday, Tuesday, and a steep decline on Wednesday. Stocks partially recovered on Thursday...
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