MARKET UPDATE: FEBRUARY 25, 2019

The Markets (as of market close February 22, 2019) The benchmark indexes listed here posted modest gains last week, led by the small caps of the Russell 2000. With another weekly gain, the Dow has enjoyed its longest streak in almost 25 years. Volatility was moderate last week as the Cboe Volatility Index® hit its… Read more »

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MARKET UPDATE: FEBRUARY 19, 2019

The Markets (as of market close February 15, 2019) Stocks extended their streak last week, as each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted gains of at least 2.0%. Positive developments in the trade talks between the United States and China, coupled with avoidance of another government shutdown, gave investors the confidence to continue trading.… Read more »

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MARKET UPDATE: FEBRUARY 11, 2019

The Markets (as of market close February 8, 2019) Most of the benchmark indexes listed here posted gains for the seventh consecutive week. Only the Global Dow lagged behind. Utilities and information technology shares performed well last week, while oil and energy shares did not fare quite so favorably. International trade once again was in… Read more »

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MARKET UPDATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2019

The Markets (as of market close February 1, 2019) The benchmark indexes listed here rose for the week, particularly last Wednesday and Thursday. Strong corporate earnings reports, especially in the communication services sector, helped push stock prices higher. However, the biggest boost to the market may have come following the Federal Reserve’s meeting last Wednesday.… Read more »

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