Category: Weekly Market Update

Weekly Market Update: “Stocks Up, GDP Down”

THE MARKETSAfter a brief pause during inauguration week, stocks continued to climb last week. The S&P 500 added 1.03%, the NASDAQ was up 1.90%, and the MSCI EAFE increased by…
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Weekly Market Update: “Markets Pause in Search for Clarity”

THE MARKETSA new presidential era began last Friday with Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the market reaction was far more restrained than its response to his election. For weeks after the…
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Weekly Market Update: “Financials Up, Indexes Mixed”

THE MARKETSAs we look back on markets last week, we see mixed results, with none of the major domestic indexes gaining or losing more than 1%.[1] The S&P 500 was…
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Weekly Market Update: “Slow, But Positive, Trading Week”

THE MARKETSIn the last full trading week of 2016, domestic markets were relatively quiet, with many people out of the office for the holidays. Nonetheless, all three major domestic indexes…
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Weekly Market Update: “Fed Raises Rates”

THE MARKETSLast week was mixed for the markets, as the Dow increased by 0.44%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.06%, the NASDAQ dropped 0.13%, and the MSCI EAFE gave back…
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Weekly Market Update: “Rational Exuberance? “

THE MARKETSOn Friday, December 9, all three major U.S. stock indexes ended at record high. For the first time in five years, they each posted gains every day of the…
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Weekly Market Update: “A Mixed View”

THE MARKETSAfter a three-week run where all major U.S. indexes posted significant gains, we saw more mixed results last week. The Dow was up 0.10%, but the S&P 500 lost…
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Weekly Market Update: “Many Reasons to Give Thanks”

THE MARKETSDuring a week while many were thankful, the markets gave us much to be thankful for. Through the four-day trading week, the Dow gained 1.51%, the S&P 500 was…
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Weekly Market Update: “Stocks Up, Fed Increase Likely”

THE MARKETSFor the second straight week, the major domestic indexes all ended in positive territory: The S&P 500 was up 0.81%, the Dow increased 0.11%, and the NASDAQ added 1.61%.[1]…
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Weekly Market Update: “A Week of Surprises”

THE MARKETSLast Tuesday, many Americans watched in great surprise as Donald Trump won our presidential election. Just that day, the New York Times had placed Hillary Clinton’s odds of winning…
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Weekly Market Update: ” Stocks Down but Long-Term View Up”

THE MARKETSWe’re in the middle of an interesting moment for the markets, where short-term volatility and uncertainty might lead you to believe that the economy is faltering. After all, the…
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Weekly Market Update: “Big Headlines Drive the Markets”

THE MARKETSAt first glance, last week’s headlines may lead you to think that the markets are fluctuating more than they actually are. Yes, Hillary Clinton’s emails are in the news…
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Weekly Market Update: “A Quiet Week Ends With Indexes Up”

THE MARKETSAfter a two-week losing streak, U.S. indexes ended in positive territory across the board. The S&P 500 increased by 0.38%, the Dow was up 0.04%, and the NASDAQ gained…
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Weekly Market Update: “How Much Will Hurricane Matthew Cost?”

THE MARKETSThough stocks rose Friday after statements from Federal Reserve officials, the major indexes ended the week lower amid choppy trading. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 0.96%, the…
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Weekly Market Update: “Special Quarterly Update: Stocks See Strong Gains in Q3”

THE MARKETSAfter a volatile September, stocks ended the third quarter of 2016 resoundingly in the black. In the third quarter, the S&P 500 gained 3.31%, the Dow grew 2.11%, the…
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