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Archive for June 2018

Trade and Interest Rates

WEEKLY UPDATE – June 18, 2018 Last week stocks showed mixed results as political headlines continued to dominate the news. The Dow lost 0.89% and the S&P 500 was almost flat with a 0.02% gain.[1] The NASDAQ, on the other hand, reached a record high on Thursday and ended the week up 1.32%.[2] Both the S&P 500…

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Strength, Growth, and Tension

Weekly Update – June 11, 2018 As last week ended, tension between the U.S. and some of its greatest allies was on the rise. Trade remained a hot-button topic ahead of the G-7 meeting in Canada, but investors seemed largely unfazed by the drama.[1] In fact, all 3 domestic indexes posted strong results: The S&P 500…

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Jobs Report Calms Volatility

WEEKLY UPDATE – June 4, 2018 Markets experienced heightened volatility this week, with the S&P 500 rising 0.49% and Dow dropping 0.48%. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ rose 1.62%, as international markets took a small dip, with the MSCI EAFE losing 1.10%.[1,2] The markets’ highs and lows came from a variety of economic and geopolitical developments. The…

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Stocks Up, Signals Mixed

WEEKLY UPDATE – May 29, 2018 Geopolitical uncertainty affected stocks last week, as the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea began to look less likely. On Thursday, May 24, President Trump announced that the summit was off, and stocks stumbled in reaction. The next day, Trump said the meeting might still occur next month,…

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