Weekly Market Recap

Weekly Market Recap – February 22nd, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – February 22nd, 2019 In the Markets U.S. equities finished their fourth straight week of gains. The U.S-China trade talks provided positive news, with the two sides reporting unspecified progress towards agreements regarding currency, as well as China’s commitment to obtain $1.2 trillion in U.S. goods. Discussions are still ongoing on the

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Weekly Market Recap – February 15th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – February 15th, 2019 In the Markets The S&P 500 climbed another 2.5% on the week, coming within 6% of its all-time high. The other two major U.S. equity indices followed suit, with the Dow Jones up 3.1% and the NASDAQ gaining 2.4%. Reports point to positive developments in the U.S. negotiations

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Weekly Market Recap – February 8th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – February 8th, 2019 In the Markets While U.S. equities started the week with gains, continuing their January run, international news put downward pressure on the major indices. Weakness in growth was visible across Europe, with the EU commission lowering its GDP growth forecast to 1.3% from 1.9%. The Bank of England

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Weekly Market Recap – February 1st, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – February 1st, 2019 In the Markets The three major equity indices all posted gains on the week, with the Dow Jones up 1.3%, the NASDAQ climbing 1.4%, and the S&P up 1.6%. The S&P’s gains resulted in its strongest January since 1987, with many companies’ earnings reports stronger than expected. The

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Weekly Market Recap – January 25th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – January 25th, 2019 In the Markets The longest U.S. government shutdown came to an end to close the week, with an agreement to reopen the federal government through February 15th. The major equity indices saw limited moves on the shortened week, each finishing almost flat, as the Dow Jones and NASDAQ

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Weekly Market Recap – January 18th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – January 18th, 2019 In the Markets The U.K. took the spotlight last week. On Tuesday, Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the largest parliamentary loss in more than a century. On Wednesday, May’s government narrowly survived a no-confidence vote, and she signaled that she was willing to negotiate

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Weekly Market Recap – January 11th, 2019

Weekly Market Recap – January 11th, 2019 In the Markets After a tumultuous end to 2018, with high market volatility the major equity indices have climbed to start the new year amidst positive investor sentiment. The S&P closed the week up 2.5%, resulting in a 3.6% YTD return in 2019. The Dow Jones rose 2.4%,

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Weekly Market Recap – December 31st, 2018

Weekly Market Recap – December 31st, 2018 In the Markets Despite the shortened holiday week, a historically uneventful week in trading, was peppered with volatility in equity markets. The week began with all three major indices posting substantial losses, as the Dow recorded its worst Christmas Eve ever, and the S&P 500 fell to 20%

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Weekly Market Recap – December 21st, 2018

Weekly Market Recap – December 21st, 2018 In the Markets Equity markets fell sharply last week, as the Dow Jones was down 6.9% and the S&P 500 dropped 7.1%. The NASDAQ posted the largest loss, nearing bear market territory for the tech-heavy index as its 8.4% decline this week marked a 20% drop from its

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Weekly Market Recap – December 14th, 2018

Weekly Market Recap – December 14th, 2018 In the Markets Initial steps were taken in the U.S-China trade negotiations, as the 90-day ceasefire began with substantial, albeit still temporary, moves from the People’s Republic. Chinese officials hinted at tweaks to the “Made in China 2025” policy by allowing further access and fairer competition for foreign

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