Market Commentary, 10/22/18

Last week: Market volatility remained elevated, with the Dow gaining nearly 548 points on Tuesday and losing 327 points on Thursday. The Dow had intraday moves of at least 230 points every day, with a swing of over 450 points on Tuesday and Thursday. The final weekly result was a gain of 0.4% for th...
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Market Commentary, 10/15/18

Last week the major indexes registered their worst weekly loses since March as interest rates jumped to multiyear highs. The Dow closed the week down 4.2%, the S&P 500 was off 4.1%, and the Nasdaq was down 3.7%. This marks the third consecutive weekly loss for the S&P 500, its longest streak...
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Market Commentary, 10/08/18

Last week the U.S. stock market started strong but dropped Thursday and Friday to close slightly down (the Dow was –0.04%, the S&P 500 was –1.0%, and the Nasdaq was –3.2%). The labor market was filled with positive news. Initial claims for unemployment benefits were down 8,000 to 207,000, ...
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Market Commentary, 10/01/18

Both the Dow and the S&P 500 got off to a shaky start last week, ending the week down 1.1% and 0.5% respectively. The NASDAQ climbed 0.7% after declining the previous week. September was a solid month for stocks. The Dow recorded its fourth straight positive month with a gain of nearly 2%. The S...
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Market Commentary, 09/24/18

Last week U.S. stocks closed mixed with the Dow and S&P 500 at record highs, while the Nasdaq finished down 0.3%. The Dow added 588 points, or 2.3%, to close the week at 26,744; marking the first all-time high since January 26th. The S&P 500 gained 0.9% to close the week at a new high [&hell...
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