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Market Perspective for October 11, 2019

The U.S. and China reached a tentative trade deal and the Federal Reserve announced another round of asset purchases. The Nasdaq advanced 0.93 percent on the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.92 percent, the Russell 2000 Index 0.75 percent … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for October 7, 2019

It will be a significant week for the financial markets with the upcoming U.S. and China trade meeting. China said it favored a smaller deal focused on issues of mutual agreement. President Trump has previously stated he wants a substantial … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 30, 2019

The Nasdaq rallied 0.75 percent on Monday, the S&P 500 Index 0.50 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 0.36 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.19 percent. Technology drove the rally with SPDR Technology (XLK) gaining 1.05 percent on the … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 27, 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.38 percent this week, the S&P 500 Index 0.96 percent, the Nasdaq 2.13 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 2.49 percent. SPDR Utilities (XLU) increased 1.35 percent and SPDR Consumer Staples (XLP) gained 1.28 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 23, 2019

Market Perspective for September 23, 2019 The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.06 percent on a flat day of trading on Monday. The S&P 500 Index dipped 0.01 percent, the Nasdaq 0.06 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.10 percent. … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 16, 2019

The Russell 2000 Index rallied 0.41 percent after a shock to the oil market accelerated the rotation into value shares and accelerated the short-squeeze in the energy market. The other major indexes slipped on the day, with the S&P 500 … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 13, 2019

The Russell 2000 Index rallied 4.85 percent this week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed a 1.56 percent advance. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq increased 0.92 percent and 0.86 percent, respectively. The S&P 500 Index and DJIA both … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 9, 2019

Equity markets were mixed on Monday. The Russell 2000 was the best performing index on the day, gaining 1.27 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.14 percent. The S&P 500 Index decreased 0.01 percent and the Nasdaq 0.19 percent. … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for September 6, 2019

Positive economic data in the U.S. boosted global markets. The S&P 500 Index climbed 1.88 percent this week, the Nasdaq 1.66 percent, the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.65 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 0.59 percent. iShares Barclays 20+ Year … Continue reading »

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Market Perspective for August 31, 2019

Equities rallied this week on low volume ahead of the Labor Day weekend. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.94 percent, the S&P 500 Index climbed 2.69 percent, the Nasdaq 2.59 percent and the Russell 2000 Index 2.39 percent. SPDR … Continue reading »

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