Category Archives: Overview

7/6/18 – Stocks Break 3-Week Losing Streak

Stocks rebounded this week after a 3-week losing streak that saw the Dow Jones average decline over 4%. A strong June jobs report helped keep the rally going through today pushing the Dow 0.8% higher on the week while the … Continue reading

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6/29/18 – Stocks Down in Final Week of 1st Half

Stocks rebounded slightly Friday, but earlier weakness pushed both indices down for the week. The Dow and S&P 500 each declined 1.3% this week. For the first half of the year, the indices were split, with the Dow slightly negative … Continue reading

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6/22/18 – Trade Fears Drive Stocks Lower

Stocks finished down a second consecutive week on continued trade concerns. Additional fears of higher tariffs with China and Europe pushed the Dow Jones index down for eight consecutive days until today’s rally. The Dow hasn’t been nine straight days … Continue reading

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6/15/18 – Stocks Mixed on Trade Headlines

In a week that saw renewed optimism with North Korea and an Fed interest rate increase, trade tariffs once again stole the show. The White House announced today that we are adding tariffs to $50 billion of trade with China. … Continue reading

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6/8/18 – Stocks up on Growth Forecasts

Stocks rebounded sharply in a relatively light news week. The Dow increased 2.8% while the S&P 500 increased 1.6%. The economy is humming along and expectations for economic growth in the second quarter look really strong. The Atlanta Federal Reserve is … Continue reading

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6/1/18 – Volatility Reigns

The week began with fears over Italy’s dysfunctional government and ended on a better than expected jobs report. For the week the Dow declined 0.5% while the S&P 500 was able to manage an increase of 0.5%. The Italian controversy centered … Continue reading

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5/25/18 – Stocks Slightly Higher as Geopolitical Headlines Dominate

A strong rally on Monday propelled the market higher for the week even asmarkets sold off for much of the remainder of the week. The rally on Monday was driven by reports that a trade war between the US and China would be … Continue reading

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5/18/18 – Market Pulls Back Slightly

Stocks took a pause this week after after seven consecutive up days. It was a relatively quiet news week, although we did hear today that China trade negotiations are going well. China is reportedly willing to help reduce its trade … Continue reading

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5/11/18 – Strong Momentum Continues

Markets continued the rally that began late last week and the Dow has now been up for seven straight trading days. The Dow also moved to being positive on the year. For the week, the Dow was up 2.3% while the … Continue reading

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5/4/18 – Unemployment Rate Below 4% for First Time Since 2000

A strong Friday rally wasn’t quite enough to keep stocks from losing ground this week. The jobs report today was just what the market wanted to see. Reasonably strong job creation coupled with moderate wage gains suggests the Fed will only raise … Continue reading

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