MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 28, 2019

The Markets (as of market close October 25, 2019) Solid corporate earnings reports and encouraging signs on the trade war front spurred stocks higher last week. The S&P 500 reached its second highest closing value by last Friday, while the Dow is nearing a record high. Word came from government officials last Friday that progress… Read more »

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 21, 2019

The Markets (as of market close October 18, 2019) For the second week in a row, each of the benchmark indexes listed here (except for the Dow) posted gains last week. Stocks got a boost from some strong third-quarter earnings reports as several large financial institutions recorded strong earnings. The S&P 500 came close to… Read more »

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 14, 2019

The Markets (as of market close October 11, 2019) Last week, President Trump said the United States and China had reached a “substantial, phase-one” agreement to resolve the trade war between the economic giants. Essentially, the United States agreed to hold off on the imposition of additional tariffs on Chinese imports, while China agreed to… Read more »

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MARKET WEEK: OCTOBER 7, 2019

The Markets (as of market close October 4, 2019) Stocks and long-term bond yields fell again last week as fears of an economic slowdown, both here and abroad, worried investors. Despite a solid labor report, unfavorable reports from domestic and global manufacturers, and an expanding trade deficit apparently shook investors. Of the benchmark indexes listed… Read more »

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