Market Commentary, 04/22/19

For the second week in a row stocks changed little overall, with the Dow finishing the week +0.6%, the Nasdaq +0.2%, and the S&P 500 -0.1%. On a positive note, stock market volatility has declined to its lowest level in six months according to the Cboe Volatility Index, a gauge that measures inv...
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Market Commentary, 04/15/19

Stocks were slightly negative Monday through Thursday, but rallied on Friday to make up for the early week declines, with the S&P finishing the week +0.5%, the Nasdaq +0.6%, and the Dow down just 13 points. For the first time in 50 years, the number of claims for first-time unemployment benefits...
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Market Commentary, 04/08/19

Stocks climbed throughout the week, with the Dow +1.9%, the S&P +2.1%, and the Nasdaq +2.7%. The S&P 500 finished the week with its seventh daily gain in a row. The rally that started in late December has returned stocks close to the record heights reached more than six months ago. As of Fri...
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Market Commentary, 04/02/19

The Markets: The major US stock market indices finished last week higher, with the Dow +1.7%, the S&P +1.2%, and the Nasdaq +1.1%. Yesterday (04/01/19) the market continued its upward movement with all three indices up about 1.2%. (www.finance.yahoo.com; 04/02/19) Financial talkers (radio and TV...
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Market Commentary 3/27/19

The positive start in the stock market last week reversed on Friday (03/22/19) to bring the major indices into the negative for the week, with the Dow down 1.3%, the S&P 500 down 0.8%, and the Nasdaq down 0.6%. International: This end-of-the-week decline was felt worldwide – indices in France,...
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