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Stocks rebounded this week as rumors of improved trade talks with China. Trade continues to be a market moving topic, with news of trade deals pushing stocks higher while talk of tariffs tends to pull them lower. For the week, the Dow … Continue reading
Stocks declined during the first week of September despite a strong August jobs report released this morning. The Dow declined 0.2% while the S&P 500 was down 1.0%. The August jobs report showed the economy added 201k net new jobs … Continue reading
Stocks finished August on another strong note. Both indices increased this week on better than expected economic growth news. The latest update to 2nd quarter growth showed the economy grew at a 4.2% annual rate versus the initial estimate of … Continue reading
We’re firmly into the slow news portion of August. The last two weeks of August see many traders and investors take vacation and trading volumes are typically well below average. The little news we did get though, helped fuel the … Continue reading
Markets finished a strong week with some positive news on the trade front. Rumors circulated Friday afternoon suggesting the US and China have a framework to negotiate a new trade agreement. We’ve heard similar rumors before, but the fact they keep … Continue reading
Markets broke a five-week winning streak as concerns over a potential financial crisis in Turkey spooked markets today, pushing both major indices negative on the week. For the week, the Dow declined 0.6% while the S&P 500 was down 0.2%. Turkey seems to … Continue reading
The Dow was essentially flat while the S&P 500 gained 0.8% in a week that ended with a somewhat disappointing jobs report. The divergence between the indices continues a trend we’ve seen this year where larger companies have lagged small … Continue reading
Both indices gained ground in a week that saw generally positive earnings results and 2nd quarter economic growth that exceeded 4%. This is the first time in four years that the economy grew at a 4% annualized rate for a … Continue reading
Stocks had a volatile week, but ended largely in line with last week. Earnings continued and Trump made two concerning market comments, but stocks largely shrugged off the headlines. For the week the Dow increased 0.2% while the S&P was unchanged. The … Continue reading
Stocks posted their best week in over month, gaining ground for a second consecutive week. The Dow gained 2.3% while the S&P 300 increased 1.5%. Optimism around second quarter earnings and reduced concerns about a trade war helped fuel stocks. … Continue reading