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Weekly Market Commentary October 29, 2018

The S&P 500 briefly declined more than 10% from its high, set on September 21, 2018, before rallying slightly. The “correction” has come during a period of economic strength and healthy profit margins. A number of other major indexes are now in a “correction,” as they have declined more than 10%. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary October 22, 2018

U.S. stocks increased last week by the thinnest of margins. The S&P 500 rose, but the result rounded to 0%. The MSCI ACWI slid a mere 0.1%. The bond market continued to slump as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index dropped 0.4%.

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Weekly Market Commentary October 15, 2018

After months without a 1% move in either direction, the S&P 500 experienced three on consecutive days to end the week. Unfortunately, the large moves down on Wednesday and Thursday dwarfed Friday’s rally. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary October 8, 2018

The fourth quarter seems to be off to a more volatile start after a calm third quarter. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary October 1, 2018

U.S. stocks wrapped up September and the third quarter with a slight decline. The S&P 500 dropped 0.5% last week and finished 0.4% higher for September. The S&P rose 7.2% in the third quarter, its best quarterly performance since the end of 2013.

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Weekly Market Commentary September 24, 2018

The S&P 500 hit a new high last week as economic reports remained positive and tariff news was not as bad as expected. The S&P rose 0.8% to eclipse the high set toward the end of August.  Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary September 17, 2018

Markets put in a strong performance last week as U.S. inflation came in below expectations, trade concerns temporarily abated and technology stocks rallied. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary September 10, 2018

Markets dropped last week as concerns about inflation and trade disputes pushed stocks lower. Additional concerns about the government regulating technology companies pushed that sector down 2.8%. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary September 4, 2018

Markets continue to produce positive results without much volatility. The S&P 500 edged up 0.2% last week. The MSCI ACWI climbed 0.6%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index dropped 0.1%. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary August 20, 2018

News of trade talks between the U.S. and China helped support a rally in U.S. stocks last week. The talks are scheduled for next week, and officials say the two nations hope to sign a compromise by November. Read more