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Posts by Zack Alkhamis

May Ends with a Retreat

Weekly Update – June 3, 2019 The Week on Wall StreetStocks struggled during a 4-day market week as the U.S.-China trade standoff continued to weigh on the minds of market participants. From the Friday, May 24 close to the Friday, May 31 close, the S&P 500 retreated 2.62%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.41%; the Dow Jones…

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Higher Tariffs Take Effect

WEEKLY UPDATE – MAY 13, 2019 The Week on Wall StreetAs we noted recently, Wall Street has a wandering eye. Last week, it focused on the new tariff threats in the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. Stocks fell across five trading sessions: the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.12%, the S&P 500, 2.18%; the Nasdaq Composite,…

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Market Update: Mon, May 6, 2019

Posted by lplresearch Daily Insights Trade tensions escalate again. Just as the headlines suggested a deal was close, President Trump’s threat over the weekend to raise tariff rates on $200 billion of Chinese imports and institute new tariffs on an additional $325 billion of Chinese goods has driven S&P 500 Index futures down more than 1% today. We still…

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Stocks Post Small Weekly Gains

Weekly Update – February 11, 2019 The Week on Wall Street Major U.S. stock benchmarks eked out slight gains last week, with corporate profit reports and news about U.S.-China trade negotiations vying for investor attention over five trading sessions. The big three ended the week little changed from where they settled the previous Friday. The…

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Stocks Muted, Big Week Ahead

Weekly Update – January 28, 2019 For the first time in months, U.S. markets experienced little movement last week. [1] The Dow and NASDAQ did have their 5th week of gains in a row, but their increases were small: 0.12% and 0.11%, respectively. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 broke its 4-week winning streak with a 0.22% loss. [2] Internationally, the…

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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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Volatility Continues

Weekly Update – December 10, 2018 Markets went for another wild ride last week, as major domestic indexes swung back and forth. By Friday, December 7, markets had posted their worst weekly performance since March – and the S&P 500 and Dow both moved into negative territory for 2018.[1] Overall, the S&P 500 lost 4.60%,…

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The Impact of Oil and Elections

Weekly Update – November 12, 2018 Last week, markets experienced a 4-day winning streak before dropping on Friday, November 9. Despite those losses, domestic indexes posted gains for the week.[1] The S&P 500 increased 2.13%, the Dow added 2.84%, and the NASDAQ was up 0.68%.[2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE had slight growth, ending the week…

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