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Monday, March 30, 2020

An open-ended commitment by the Federal Reserve to support American businesses and capital markets along with the passage of a $2 trillion aid package improved investor sentiment and drove a strong rally in stock prices. The Dow Jones...

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetThe stock market suffered through another volatile week as it wrestled with the health and economic fallout of the domestic spread of the coronavirus. Swift and decisive actions by the Federal Reserve and policy...

Friday, March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020 In times of great uncertainty, it is most important to stay focused on what is truly important. As society works through what has become a full-blown global pandemic, we want to first extend our best wishes to all your...

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetMarkets remained exceptionally volatile, buffeted by the spreading impact of coronavirus, uncertain responses from federal policymakers, and the sudden drop in oil prices.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 10...

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetHeightened coronavirus fears, falling yields, and Super Tuesday primary results sent stocks on a rollercoaster ride of sharp price swings, leaving stocks marginally higher for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial...

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Monday, March 2, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks fell sharply last week as Wall Street considered how the coronavirus outbreak might influence global business activity and household spending.The selloff became a correction for the U.S. markets. The S&P...

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetTraders paid close attention to coronavirus developments and earnings last week, while wondering how the former might eventually impact the latter. Concern over updated infection numbers moderated risk appetite.A...

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetDaily headlines about the coronavirus had little impact on stock market averages last week. Earnings and mergers had more influence. All three Wall Street benchmarks improved. The Nasdaq Composite rose 2.21%,...

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStocks advanced four days out of five during the past market week, erasing the losses of the week before. The Nasdaq Composite surged 4.04%, the S&P 500 3.17%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 3.00%. Foreign...

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock benchmarks declined for a second straight week as coronavirus news tempered risk appetite.The S&P 500 fell 2.14% on the week. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 1.76%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 2.55%....

Monday, January 27, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetStock prices fell last week as investors considered the potential health and economic risks of the flu-like coronavirus.Foreign stock markets, as tracked by the broad MSCI EAFE index, fell 1.03% for the week....

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetTraders were in an upbeat mood last week, reacting to news out of Washington: the signing of the phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China as well as the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Week on Wall StreetThe market had a choppy five days, with traders reacting to geopolitical developments and weaker-than-expected jobs data. Even so, the three major U.S. equity indices posted weekly gains and continued their...

Monday, January 6, 2020

The Week on Wall Street Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran's top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news.[1] Wall Street benchmarks...

Monday, December 30, 2019

What Drove the Markets? Four factors influenced investment performance in 2019: a shift in U.S. monetary policy, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, earnings, and the economy. Stocks reached record highs in 2019. The...

Monday, December 16, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The U.S. and China announced a limited trade agreement last week. That news lifted U.S. and foreign stocks, leading to weekly gains. Advancing 0.91% on the week, the Nasdaq Composite outperformed the S&P 500...

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Key Wall Street benchmarks were up and down last week – or rather down and then up. A Tuesday retreat was offset by a Friday rally spurred by the Department of Labor’s November jobs report. While the S&P 500...

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Week on Wall Street As November wrapped up, U.S. equity benchmarks advanced. Stocks were again aided by a sense of optimism that a preliminary U.S.-China trade deal could be near. For the week, the Nasdaq Composite added 1.87%;...

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks declined last week as mixed signals emerged about the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations. The three major Wall Street benchmarks all took weekly losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0...

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Week on Wall StreetStock benchmarks were little changed for much of last week, but a rally occurred Friday after news broke that the U.S. and China could be closing in on the first phase of a new trade pact. At Friday's close, the...

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Domestic and international stocks rose last week. Risk appetite outweighed concerns about the state of U.S.-China trade discussions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500, and MSCI EAFE...

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Week on Wall Street A better-than-forecast jobs report prompted a stock market rally Friday, two days after traders witnessed another interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite ended the week...

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The S&P 500 came within 0.1% of a record close Friday. Stocks were lifted last week by positive news on U.S.-China trade negotiations, plus earnings announcements. The Nasdaq Composite posted the largest weekly...

Monday, October 21, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Earnings helped give the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 a slight lift last week, offsetting investor disappointment over the small scope of the preliminary U.S.-China trade deal reached on October 11. Blue chips...

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stock prices pushed higher last week, as investors remained hyper-focused on any new developments with the U.S. trade negotiations with China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 0.91%, while the...

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The fourth quarter started with a mixed week for equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.92% for the week; the S&P 500, 0.33%. In contrast, the Nasdaq Composite improved 0.54%. Overseas stocks pulled...

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks retreated last week. Traders worried that the formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump might distract White House officials from their pursuit of a trade deal with China, and shift the focus...

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Investors reacted to two major news items last week, one far more of a surprise than the other. The Federal Reserve did indeed make a rate cut, matching Wall Street expectations. Drone strikes on two of the...

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks edged toward all-time peaks during a relatively calm week marked by easing trade tensions. Friday marked the eighth straight daily advance for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.[1] Small-cap shares, as...

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rose last week, with help from two developments: the announcement of further U.S.-China trade talks as well as August hiring and manufacturing numbers that seemed to bolster the argument for a rate cut...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Fears of an impasse in the U.S.-China trade dispute lessened last week. While additional U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports were scheduled to take effect on September 1, China's government communicated that it...

Monday, April 29, 2019

Last Week’s Economic/Market Summary – April 29, 2019 Data U.S. equity benchmarks were mostly positive on the week.[1] The Nasdaq led to the upside with a gain of 1.9% while the Dow Jones Industrial Avg was down.1 The...

Monday, January 28, 2019

Data U.S. equity benchmarks were little changed last week.[1] The S&P 500 dropped by 0.22% for 1st weekly loss in a month.1 The All-Country World Index was up 0.21%.1 S&P 500 sub-sectors were mixed last week. Real Estate & Technology...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

WELCOME TO 2019! Another year is in the books and oh what a difference a few months makes. It was “Puppies & Rainbows” coming out of the summer to “Blood in the Streets” by year end. Regardless of what lame...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Data U.S. equity benchmarks rose last week across the board.[1] The S&P 500 gained 1.86% as increased volatility continued.1 The small-cap tracking Russell 2000 led to the upside with a gain of 3.2%.1 S&P 500 sub-sectors were mostly...

Monday, December 31, 2018

Data U.S. equity benchmarks moved higher during the holiday shortened trading week.[1] The S&P 500 recovered from the worst Christmas eve drop in history to gain 2.9%.1 The Russell 2000 & Nasdaq each gained around 4%.1 S&P 500...

Monday, December 24, 2018

Data U.S. equity benchmarks all moved lower by at least 6.87% in a turbulent week.[1] The small-cap tracking Russell 2000 led to the downside with a loss of 8.46%.1 The S&P 500 was down over 7% while the Nasdaq was -8.36%.1 S&P 500...

Monday, December 17, 2018

Data U.S. equity benchmarks all moved lower on the week as uncertainty on many fronts continued.[1] All major indices lost at least 1% with the exception of the Nasdaq which was down 0.84%.1 The small-cap tracking Russell 2000 led to...

Monday, December 10, 2018

Data U.S. equity benchmarks all moved lower on the week.[1] All major US benchmarks sank by at least 4.5%.1 US equities at large have seen moves of at least 3% for 3 weeks in a row.1 S&P 500 sub-sectors were almost all lower last week....

Monday, December 3, 2018

Data U.S. equity benchmarks exploded higher last week.[1] US equities had their best week since December of 2011.1 The S&P 500, Nasdaq, & Dow Jones Industrial Average all rose around 5%. S&P 500 sub-sectors were all higher last week....

Monday, November 26, 2018

Data U.S. equity benchmarks all fell sharply last week. The Nasdaq & Dow Jones Industrial Average both fell over 4% on the week.[1] The S&P 500 wiped out it’s year-to-date gain and now sits -1.54% in 2018.1 S&P 500 sub-sectors...

Thursday, September 6, 2018

It’s easy to get caught up in everyday expenses and drop $10 here or $20 there. These small amounts that you may spend out to lunch or on a cup of coffee can add up quickly. Here are a few easy ways that you can save money every...

Saturday, September 1, 2018

What happens if your air conditioning unit breaks or your car breaks down? Do you have an emergency savings fund put away for these sudden and unpredictable circumstances? Life happens and unforeseen expenses can often result in debt....

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This can be true, especially in the approach of paying for college. Many parents simply don’t plan for college and paying for college...