Market Commentary, 1/14/19

The Dow finished the first full week of the new year up 2.4%, the S&P 500 up 2.5%, and the Nasdaq up 3.4%, marking the third positive weekly result in a row. Friday’s small decline snapped a five-day positive streak. The lack of a resolution to the partial government shutdown, which became the...
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Market Commentary, 1/7/19

The holiday-shortened week took a volatile turn as the S&P 500 dropped nearly 2.5% on Thursday and investors reacted to several negative headlines, including Apple’s announcement that its quarterly revenue would fall short of expectations. Stocks came screaming back on Friday (January 4th), as...
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Market Commentary, 1/2/19

While some traders took the holiday week off, there was no shortage of action. Stocks made huge swings—mostly on the upside—as the Dow climbed 2.7%, the S&P 500 was up 2.9%, and the Nasdaq gained 4% last week, easing some of the pain from the previous week’s losses. Thursday’s 1.1% gain ...
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Market Commentary, 12/28/18

Greetings: A rocky start on Christmas Eve brought the Dow below 22,000, but the stock market responded with a significant jump on Wednesday. The S&P was up 4.96% and the Dow gained 1,086 points, the largest point gain in Dow history, to close the day up 4.98%. The volatility continued yesterday ...
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Market Commentary, 12/18/18

Last week stocks seemed to be on the way to recovering from the prior week’s steep decline (the Dow was down 5.4% for the week ending 12/07/18) … at the close last Thursday (12/13/18) the Dow was up 236.4 (1.0%) for the week even though it had started weakening Thursday afternoon. Then, on F...
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