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Market Perspective for April 4, 2020

The Nasdaq declined 1.70 percent this week, the S&P 500 Index 2.03 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2.58 percent. Despite the broader indexes declining, some sectors performed well. Crude oil rebounded 32 percent this week, finishing the week … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 30, 2020

Equities continued to rally on Monday, led by a 3.62-percent gain for the Nasdaq. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index both climbed more than 3 percent. Since bottoming last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has increased … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 28, 2020

Equities staged a much-needed rally over the past several days. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 12.79 percent, the S&P 500 Index 10.26 percent and the Nasdaq 9.17percent. Utilities, industrials, energy, financials, technology and consumer discretionary all … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 23, 2020

The markets have been awaiting further government intervention to reassure our citizens are protected as millions are being required to stay home.  The markets continued to decline, though the Nasdaq limited losses to 0.27 percent. We want to reiterate that … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 6, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.76 percent this week. The S&P 500 Index advanced 0.58 percent and the Nasdaq 0.03 percent. We saw a divergence in performance this week. There was some selling in sectors directly affected by the … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for March 2, 2020

Equities rebounded on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average increasing 5.10 percent. It has now advanced 8.20 percent off its low on Friday. The S&P 500 rallied 4.60 percent and the Nasdaq gained 4.49 percent. Several factors boosted stocks … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 29, 2020

It was a very difficult week for the market, due to concerns of coronavirus on global markets. While the Nasdaq finished up 0.01 percent on Friday, it still fell 10.49 percent on the week.  The S&P 500 Index and Dow … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 24, 2020

Equities pulled back after further reports of coronavirus. The S&P 500 Index fell 3.35 percent. One Fed official called for an intermeeting rate cut to support the stock market and economy. The market rallied midday on this news, trimming some … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 14, 2020

The Nasdaq led the markets higher with a gain of 2.19 percent. The S&P 500 Index increased 1.56 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.01 percent. Amazon (AMZN) helped power the consumer discretionary sector, gaining 2.71 percent. SPDR Consumer … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for February 10, 2020

The Nasdaq rallied 1.13 percent on Monday due to strong earnings news and Friday’s strong jobs number. The S&P 500 Index increased 0.73 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.60 percent. Technology extended its winning streak. SPDR Technology (XLK) … Continue reading »

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