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 Dow Jones Industrials rose 0.17% percent, […]
For the first time in months, U.S. markets experienced little movement last week.[i]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. [ii] Internationally, the MSCI EAFE also posted modest returns, […]
What Just Happened? We hope that you and your family are enjoying a blessed holiday season! Despite record Christmas sales and strong consumer sentiment, the markets delivered a big bag of coal for investor stockings this year. After a wild ride in January and February, the U.S. markets bounced and grinded higher into October […]
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.[i] For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.86%, the Dow added 1.61%, and the NASDAQ increased 2.34%.[ii] MSCI […]
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.[i] Let’s take a look at what is driving this challenging market performance. Examining […]
U.S. markets ended a volatile month on a high note Friday. All three major indices posted impressive increases for the week, buoyed by news from the Fed Reserve and international trade.[i] To better understand last week’s sharp rebound, let’s take a closer look at details surrounding comments by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and various international […]
Markets experienced more volatility last week, and it has spilled over into this week. Perspectives on trade, tech, and retail have pulled investor sentiment back and forth. Although domestic indexes were up last Friday, November 16, they still posted losses for the week.[i] In all, the S&P 500 dropped 1.61%, the Dow declined 2.22%, and […]
Hello? Are you there? Hello? Isn’t it annoying when you are having a delightful conversation with someone, one or both of you are on a cell phone, and in the middle of the call as you are talking you finish your thought and then…. nothing? Dead silence. “Hello? Are you there? Hello?” You look at […]
Challenges in emerging markets affected both U.S. and global stock performance last week, with the S&P 500 experiencing several down days.[i] By market close on Friday, however, two of the three major domestics posted gains for the week. The S&P 500 added 0.59%, the Dow increased 1.41%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.29%.[ii]Meanwhile, the MSCI EAFE international […]
I often describe our approach to investment management as a “bifocal” approach. This Friday is our next Investment Committee Meeting and we’ll be reviewing and analyzing a ton of data, focusing not just on what’s going on now but also looking for trends to take advantage of to better grow and protect our clients’ wealth. […]
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