Market Commentary, 02/11/2019

Stocks posted solid gains to start the week before pulling back on Thursday, leaving all three major indices with small weekly gains: the Dow up 0.2%, the Nasdaq added 0.5%, and the S&P 500 marked a 1.3 point increase (0.05%). This brings the Dow to seven weeks of consecutive gains. The Nasdaq m...
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Market Commentary, 02/04/19

After the worst December since 1931, the stock market started the New Year off with a bang with the S&P 500 advancing 7.9%, its best January since 1987. Likewise, the Dow added 7.2% for the month, its best since 1989 and the Nasdaq finished the month with an impressive 9.7% gain. All three indic...
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Market Commentary, 1/25/19

Greetings: The “January Effect” continued last week with US stocks reporting their fourth consecutive week of gains, which is the longest stretch in five months. The Dow closed last week up 3.0%, the S&P 500 gained 2.9%, and the Nasdaq was up 2.7%. All three indices closed this week relative...
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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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