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Archive for January 2019

Markets Relax and Rally

Weekly Update – January 14, 2019 After months of volatility, markets relaxed a bit last week. For the first time since October, the S&P 500 went 5 days without a 1% gain or loss. [1] The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, also fell to lower than 20 – in December, it spiked above 35. [2] For the week,…

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Markets Up – And Volatile

Weekly Update – January 7, 2019 U.S. markets experienced more wild sessions last week before ending in positive territory as the recent turbulence continued. In fact, we are currently in the middle of some of the most volatile market performance in more than eight years. [1] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.86%, the Dow added…

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Year-End Special Edition: A Look Back at 2018

Weekly Update – December 31, 2018 The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape. This week, we’re reviewing some key issues that defined 2018, as well as some factors that may influence financial markets in the coming year. Year in Review Wall Street began…

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