Market Commentaries

Carrying the Team

Carrying the Team

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market bounced back after last week's losses, with the S&P 500 index rising 1.94%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.59%, and the Nasdaq Composite jumping 4.19%. Small-cap stocks, as represented by the Russell 2000 index,...

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An Emerging Trend?

An Emerging Trend?

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks took a step back last week, as the S&P 500 index fell 1.48%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.91%, and Nasdaq Composite declined 1.54%. In a continuation of recent events, small-cap stocks outpaced large-caps by over 3.5% last...

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Don’t Look Down

Don’t Look Down

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market rose further into record territory last week.  The S&P 500 index gained 1.83%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.61%, and the Nasdaq Composite surged 2.43%. International stocks continued their recent outperformance...

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Big-Time Moves

Big-Time Moves

OVERVIEW   The S&P 500 index closed out the last week of the year at new all-time highs, rising about 1.4% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average followed close behind, climbing 1.35% for the week. And the Nasdaq Composite brought up the rear, gaining...

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Something Good? Something Bad? A Bit of Both

Something Good? Something Bad? A Bit of Both

OVERVIEW   The three major U.S. stock market indices ended in mixed territory last week. While the S&P 500 index fell 0.17%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.07%, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.38%. Small-cap stocks outpaced their large-cap brethren...

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Risks in the Year Ahead

Risks in the Year Ahead

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks surged to more new highs last week. The S&P 500 index rose 1.25%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.44%, and the Nasdaq Composite increased 3.05%. Foreign stocks also did well. Both developed and emerging market stocks rose over...

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Idling in the Right Gear

Idling in the Right Gear

OVERVIEW   Volatility picked up a bit on Wall Street last week, leaving the major U.S. indices in negative territory. The S&P 500 fell 0.96%, the Nasdaq fell 0.69%, and the Dow dropped 0.57%. Foreign stocks had a similarly poor week, with developed country...

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Bandwidth Test

Bandwidth Test

OVERVIEW   More record highs for the U.S. stock market last week; the S&P 500 rose 1.7%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained about 1%, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 2.1%. Digging deeper, we see small-cap and value stocks taking the lead in the U.S.,...

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The Trend That Keeps on Giving

The Trend That Keeps on Giving

OVERVIEW   U.S. stocks performed well on a shortened holiday week. The S&P 500 Index closed at a record high, gaining 2.27 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.21 percent, making the news when it closed above 30,000 on Tuesday. And the Nasdaq...

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Motion Without Movement

Motion Without Movement

OVERVIEW   The U.S. stock market ended in mixed territory last week, with the S&P 500 falling 0.77%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 0.73%, and the Nasdaq Composite climbing 0.22%. Economically sensitive small-cap stocks had another good week,...

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