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Market Perspective for April 22, 2019

Equities were mixed in a light-volume post-holiday trading session. Many overseas markets were closed in observance of Easter. The Nasdaq was the best performing major index, gaining 0.22 percent. The S&P 500 index roses 0.10 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 19, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the best performing index this week, gaining 0.56 percent. The Nasdaq climbed 0.19 percent. The S&P 500 Index fell 0.08 percent and the Russell 2000 Index declined 1.20 percent. Earnings season has been positive … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 15, 2019

Markets were relatively calm to start a holiday-shortened week. The S&P 500 Index slipped 0.06 percent. The Dow Industrials and Nasdaq both fell 0.10 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.36 percent. Economic data was solid with the Empire Index … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 12, 2019

Disney’s (DIS) unveiling of its Disney+ streaming service lifted shares 11.54 percent on Friday and helped send the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher by 1.03 percent on the day. Disney plans a rollout of its streaming service later this year … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 8, 2019

Results for the broad indexes were mixed today. The S&P 500 finished with a gain of 0.10 percent, while the NASDAQ increased 0.19 percent.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 lost 0.32 and 0.22 percent, respectively. SPDR Energy … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 5, 2019

Equities extended their gains, led by small-caps, financials and transportation stocks. The Russell 2000 Index advanced 2.78 percent, the Nasdaq 2.69 percent and the S&P 500 2.14 percent.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained slightly less than 2 percent. SPDR … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 1, 2019

Equities closed higher on Monday after solid economic data in China and the United States. The S&P 500 Index advanced 1.16 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ advanced 1.27 and 1.29 percent, respectively.  The Russell 2000 gained 1.06 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 30, 2019

Equities rallied to end one of the strongest quarters in years. The S&P 500 Index gained 1.20 percent on the week and finished the quarter with a return of 13.58 percent.  The NASDAQ gained 1.13 percent on the week to … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 25, 2019

Equities opened the week flat with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.06 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.46 percent. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq each fell less than 0.10 percent. Consumer discretionary, industrials and consumer staples were two … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 22, 2019

Technology, consumer discretionary, utilities, real estate and communication services sectors all rose on the week. Economic data showed the economy on solid footing. The National Association of Home Builders’ confidence index held steady at 62. Existing home sales for February … Continue reading »

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