MARKET UPDATE: AUGUST 27, 2018

The Markets (as of market close August 24, 2018) Despite a week that included yet more tariff trepidations and negative headlines on the political front, investors celebrated last Friday as several indexes hit new highs. The S&P 500 reached its first record since January, and cemented the current bull run as the longest in history.… Read more »

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MARKET UPDATE: AUGUST 20, 2018

The Markets (as of market close August 17, 2018) The large caps of the Dow and S&P 500 got a boost from a tentative agreement between the United States and China to settle their trade dispute by November. Strong corporate earnings reports also helped push stocks higher, particularly for the Dow, which rose close to… Read more »

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MARKET UPDATE: AUGUST 13, 2018

The Markets (as of market close August 10, 2018) Despite the continued strength shown in corporate earnings reports, investors reeled in their enthusiasm last week, sending the large caps of both the S&P 500 and the Dow plummeting. Ongoing tensions between China, Russia, and now Turkey seem to have dampened investors’ confidence. Following new sanctions… Read more »

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MARKET UPDATE: AUGUST 6, 2018

The Markets (as of market close August 3, 2018) Tech and mid-cap stocks performed best last week following strong second-quarter corporate earnings reports. Led by the Nasdaq, each of the benchmark indexes listed here posted gains last week, except for the Global Dow. The S&P 500 enjoyed solid returns and is over 6.0% ahead of… Read more »

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