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Markets Start Second-Half of 2017 Slow

As the country celebrated the Fourth of July last week, the markets experienced some volatility, though they finished a bit flat...

Market Volatility Returns

Market Volatility Returns in July

As Q2 ended, markets hit a six-week volatility high. While the tech sector declined during the week, consumer discretionary and industrial...

strong corporate earnings

Strong and Steady Markets, Oil Prices Fall

The markets marched ahead last week with the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ reporting all-time records, albeit just slightly above previous...

Retail Sales Soft

Markets Ignore the Politics, Retail Earnings Soft

Markets tuned out noise from Washington last week and continued to focus on economic fundamentals. Mildly rebounding retail sales and strong...

Markets Stay Steady, Economic Signals Mixed

Last week, stocks rose but floated within a narrow trading range. By Friday, however, both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ...

Stock markets slide

Stocks Slip for Second Week

Last week, major indexes experienced losses for the second week in a row, with the S&P 500 falling 1.21%, the Dow...

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Domestic Stocks Have a Solid Start to 2017

The first quarter of 2017 is now behind us, and although we won’t have complete economic data for a while, we...

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Markets Stumble. What Does Data Say?

Last week, all four of the indexes we discuss in these market updates saw their performance stumble. The S&P 500 lost...

Another Week of Highs

Dow 20,000 in sight; Will Yellen and the FOMC rain on the parade?

The Trump rally continues and all indices are making new highs. The Dow is less than one hundred points from the...

Weekly Update: How Much Will Hurricane Matthew Cost?

WEEKLY UPDATE – OCTOBER 17, 2016 Though stocks rose Friday after statements from Federal Reserve officials, the major indexes ended the...