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Market Perspective for May 2, 2021

Stocks closed down on Friday following new record-highs on Thursday. The S&P 500 dropped 0.72 percent, the Dow 0.54 percent and the Nasdaq 0.85 percent on Friday. The Russell 2000 small-cap index took the biggest hit, with a loss of … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 27, 2021

The week started with record gains for the S&P 500 as stocks traded higher. The S&P 500 gained 0.18 percent on Monday, while the Nasdaq closed up 0.87 percent. Indicating a strong performance day for small-cap stocks, the Russell 2000 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 25, 2021

Small-cap stocks led the way for gains across the major indexes on Friday to wrap up the trading week. The S&P 500 gained 1.09 percent, the Dow 0.67 percent and the Nasdaq 1.44 percent for the day. The Russell 2000 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for April 11, 2021

The Nasdaq gained 3.12 percent last week, the S&P 500 Index 2.71 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.95 percent. The Russell 2000 Index dipped 0.46 percent as energy weighed on small-cap and value indexes. The S&P 500 posted … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 28, 2021

Friday stocks were up across the board on Friday in response to better-than-expected inflation data out for February. The Federal Reserve’s inflation level based on core personal consumption expenditures only reached 1.5 percent, which remains well below the government’s 2 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 23, 2021

A dip in bond yields boosted technology stocks on Monday as trades are still reacting to interest rate changes. The 10-year Treasury yield closed at 1.68 percent on Monday. The S&P 500 rose 0.70 percent on the day, the Nasdaq … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 21, 2021

The rise in long-term interest rates weighed on stocks last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.46 percent, the S&P 500 Index 0.77 percent, the Nasdaq 0.79 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 2.77 percent. The 10-year bond yield … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 15, 2021

U.S. markets closed higher on Monday as investors put stimulus checks into the stock market. The Nasdaq led with an increase of 1.05 percent, the S&P 500 Index gained 0.65 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.53 percent and the … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 9, 2021

The Dow Industrials hit a new all-time high on Monday as strength in materials, finance and industrials powered the index. Selling in popular technology stocks also continued. The Dow gained 0.97 percent and the Russell 2000 Index advanced 0.49 percent. … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective March 7, 2021

Stocks rallied to end the week on the news of a positive jobs report from the Labor Department. Confirmation of the progress towards economic recovery fueled gains across the three major indexes. The S&P 500 increased 1.95 percent on Friday … Continue reading »

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