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Archive for May 2018

Tackling Trade & Treasuries

Weekly Update – May 21, 2018 Major domestic indexes went down last week after all three gained more than 2% the previous week.[1] The S&P 500 dropped 0.54%, the Dow gave back 0.47%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.66%.[2] International stocks also stumbled; the MSCI EAFE decreased by 0.61%.[3] Two familiar topics were on many investors’ minds last week: trade…

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Markets Post Week of Growth

Weekly Update – May 14, 2018 On Friday, the markets closed the week gaining traction. The Dow had 7 days of consecutive growth, rising 2.34% – its largest weekly gain since March. [1]Meanwhile, the S&P 500 rose 2.41%, the NASDAQ jumped 2.68%, and the MSCI EAFE increased 1.41%.[2]   Various factors came together to support the growth.…

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Examining Employment

WEEKLY UPDATE – May 7, 2018 Domestic indexes posted strong results on Friday, May 4, as the latest labor report data lessened investors’ concerns about inflation and interest rates. Nonetheless, stocks had mixed results last week. [1]The S&P 500 dropped 0.24% and the Dow gave back 0.20%, which marked both indexes’ 2 nd week of losses in a row. [2] Thanks…

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Earnings Rise, Stocks Stumble

WEEKLY UPDATE – April 30, 2018 We just finished the busiest week of 1 st quarter earnings season, and although many companies shared positive results, stock indexes experienced modest declines. [1] The S&P 500 lost 0.01%, the Dow dropped 0.62%, and the NASDAQ gave back 0.37%.[2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE decreased by 0.39%. [3] Last week provided a variety of information…

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