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May Ends with a Retreat

June 3, 2019



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May Ends with a Retreat

The Week on Wall Street
Stocks struggled during a 4-day market week as the U.S.-China trade standoff continued to weigh on the minds of market participants.

From the Friday, May 24 close to the Friday, May 31 close, the S&P 500 retreated 2.62%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.41%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 3.01%. The MSCI EAFE index of overseas stocks dipped just 1.47% in a week. , >

Trade is dominating the conversation in the financial markets, with developments steadily unfolding. Wednesday, China’s state.…

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Trade Tensions Linger

May 28, 2019



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Trade Tensions Linger

The Week on Wall Street
Stocks drifted lower last week as investors considered the possibility that the world’s two largest economies might take some time to resolve key trade issues.

The S&P 500 retreated 1.17%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.29%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.69%. The concern over trade was felt elsewhere: the overseas developed markets benchmark, the MSCI EAFE, also lost 1.41% in five sessionsp>

A compromise on tariffs between the U.S. and China did not seem forthcoming last week. Negotiations appeared stalled.…

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Trade News Moves the Market

May 20, 2019



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Higher Tariffs Take Effects

The Week on Wall Street
Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered with help from strong earnings and indications that U.S.-China trade talks would continue. Even so, the major indices had a down week..

At midweek, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin told reporters that he expected the U.S. to …

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Higher Tariffs Take Effect

May 13, 2019



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Higher Tariffs Take Effects

The Week on Wall Street
As we noted recently, Wall Street has a wandering eye. Last week, it focused on the new tariff threats in the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. Stocks fell across five trading sessions: the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.12%, the S&P 500, 2.18%; the Nasdaq
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At 12:01 a.m. Friday, duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese products coming to the U.S. rose from 10% to …

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Major Indices Have a Mixed Week

May 6, 2019



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Major Indices Have a Mixed Week

The Week on Wall Street
Stocks were up and down last week, and the three major benchmarks ended up little changed after five trading days. The S&P 500 rose 0.20% for the week; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.22%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.14%.
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While the Fed was not expected to make a move, some investors wondered if its latest policy statement might hint at the possibility of a rate cut later this year. No such hint appeared…

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S&P 500 Reaches a New Peak

April 30, 2019



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S&P 500 Reaches a New Peak

The Week on Wall Street
Stocks returned to record territory, with both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite closing at historic highs.

Last month, Wall Street fixated on trade, reacting to even the slightest hint of progress in U.S.-China negotiations. This month, the trade talks have taken a back seat, and the fixation is on earnings.

Anxieties about a possible earnings recession may be fading. So far, first-quarter results for S&P 500 firms are 5.3% above expectations; that compares to a 5-year average of 4.8%…

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A Mild Week for the Market

April 22, 2019





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A Mild Week for the Markets

The Week on Wall Street
A short and relatively placid trading week wrapped up Thursday, with the major indices turning in mixed performances. The S&P 500 retreated 0.08%, the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.17%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.56%.;

Nothing really catalytic emerged to drive the market last week, and volumes were low.

More than 78% of S&P 500 firms reporting so far this earnings season have surpassed analyst expectations, according to FactSet. Since guidance tends to be conservative, there is the possibility that more companies …

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The Q1 Earnings Season Begins

April 15, 2019





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Gains Conclude a Great Quarter

The Week on Wall Street
Stocks broke out of a narrow range on Friday following news that two major banks grew their bottom line in the first quarter. For the week, the S&P 500 rose 0.79%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.91%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average improved 0.50;

Turning to overseas stocks, the MSCI EAFE index declined 0.09%;

The market spent much of the week in a lull as investors waited for earnings season to begin. Wall Street is paying close attention to both guidance and profit margins …

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Special Update: April 8, 2019-Quarterly Report

April 8, 2019





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Gains Conclude a Great Quarter

The Week on Wall Street
Stocks just posted their second straight weekly gain. Investors were encouraged by the latest jobs report and new signs of progress on a U.S.-China trade deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 1.17% in five trading days; the S&P 500, 1.27%;

the S&P 500, 1.27%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.72%. The MSCI EAFE index of international stocks improved 1.84%;

The economy generated 196,000 net new jobs in March, according to the Department of Labor …

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Weekly Update: April 1, 2019-Gains Conclude a Great Quarter

April 2, 2019





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Gains Conclude a Great Quarter

The Week on Wall Street
Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed, completing their best quarter since 2009. A Friday tweet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraged investors, referring to “constructive” discussions in the ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations

The S&P 500 gained 1.27% for the week. The Dow Industrials and Nasdaq Composite both exceeded that advance: the Dow rose 1.60%;

Foreign shares went the other way. The MSCI EAFE index following international stocks retreated …

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