Market Commentaries

Look How Far We’ve Come

Look How Far We’ve Come

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market had a positive showing last week as the second quarter got underway and investors weighed the President’s newly unveiled $2.25 trillion spending plan. The S&P 500 index rose above 4,000 for the first time, and its 1.14% weekly...

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What’s Changed From Last Year

What’s Changed From Last Year

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indices were mixed last week, as the S&P 500 and Dow both reached record highs on gains of 1.57% and 1.36%, respectively.  The Nasdaq, meanwhile, slipped 0.58%. Small-cap stocks had a rough week, falling 1.76%, while large caps...

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Not Fazed

Not Fazed

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indices took a step back last week as interest rates continued their relentless drive upwards. The S&P 500 Index fell 0.77%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.46%, and the Nasdaq Composite declined 0.79%. Small-cap...

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CEOs Feeling Chipper

CEOs Feeling Chipper

OVERVIEW   The S&P 500 rose 2.87%, the Dow climbed 3.47%, and the Nasdaq gained 3.78% last week.  The rally in U.S. equities left the S&P 500 and Dow at all-time highs, while the Nasdaq clawed back some of its recent losses and is now about 5.5% off its...

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Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market had a lively week that ended with the Nasdaq declining 2.06% but the Dow and S&P 500 gaining 1.82% and 0.81%, respectively. The divergence between growth and value stocks was particularly notable.  Growth stocks fell about...

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Punitive Rates

Punitive Rates

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indices fell for the second week in a row last week.  The S&P 500 dropped 2.45%, the Dow fell 1.78%, and Nasdaq got slapped with a 4.92% decline. Foreign stocks suffered declines as well.  Developed country stocks dropped...

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Small Goes Big

Small Goes Big

OVERVIEW   The major U.S. stock indices were mixed last week, with the S&P 500 falling 0.71%, the Nasdaq declining 1.57%, and the Dow gaining 0.11%. Large-cap and growth stocks led the declines lower, falling about 1.13% and 1.7%, respectively.  Small-cap...

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Ending on a High Note

Ending on a High Note

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market had another strong outing last week, with the S&P 500 Index rising 1.23%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 1%, and the Nasdaq Composite rising 1.73%. The most significant gains were centered around small-cap stocks,...

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All Together Now

All Together Now

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market hit new all-time highs last week, as the S&P 500 index rose 4.65%.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.89%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite jumped 6.01%. Small-cap stocks did particularly well last week, with the...

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Not Great, Not Terrible

Not Great, Not Terrible

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market suffered its worst week since October, ending a wild week on Wall Street. The S&P 500 Index fell 3.31%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 3.27%, and the Nasdaq Composite declined 3.49%. The declines in the U.S. were...

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