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MARKETS END THE WEEK MIXED TO CAP OFF A REMARKABLE YEAR

Weekly Market Update — January 3, 2020 The U.S. stock markets inched down during the final holiday-shortened week of 2019, ending their recent win streak but still capping off a remarkable year On the week, NASDAQ inched up 0.2% whereas the S&P 500 and the DJIA declined 0.2% and 0.4%, respectively The smaller–cap Russell 2000…

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Santa Brings The Markets More Presents & Some Lumps of Coal

SANTA BROUGHT THE MARKETS MORE PRESENTS AND SOME LUMPS OF COAL DURING THE HOLIDAY SHORTENED WEEK The Christmas–shortened trading week brought investors more presents and less coal, as NASDAQ crested the 9,000-point threshold for the first time and the S&P 500 and DJIA set new records NASDAQ moved up 0.9% on the week, followed by…

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DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Reach New Heights and More!

U.S. STOCKS REACH FRESH HIGHS AS GDP IS REVISED UP AND THE 2019 HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON COULD SET NEW RECORDS The four major U.S. stock market averages closed the Thanksgiving week with green numbers that gave investors reasons to give thanks The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all reached new record highs and even the…

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Weekly Economic Update

U.S. STOCKS DECLINE MODESTLY, SNAPPING SIX CONSECUTIVE WEEKS OF GREEN NUMBERS The U.S. equity markets paused this week, retreating modestly after six weeks of impressive gains NASDAQ declined just 0.2%, followed by the S&P 500’s drop of 0.3% The smaller–cap Russell 2000 and the mega–cap DJIA both declined this week too, as both indices lost…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – November 4th, 2019

MARKETS HIT NEW HIGHS AS THE FED CUTS RATES AGAIN, EARNINGS GROWTH INCREASES AND A GOLDILOCKS JOBS REPORT IS RELEASED   Weekly Market Performance U.S. stocks climbed to new record highs amidst a slew of positive actions and data, including the Fed cutting rates for the third time this year, another Goldilocks jobs report and…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 28th, 2019

MARKETS UP FOR THE THIRD WEEK IN A ROW AS MORE COMPANIES ARE REPORTING POSITIVE EARNINGS SURPRISES THAN EXPECTED U.S. stock markets rose for the third consecutive week, ending very close to their record highs NASDAQ led the way with a gain of 1.9%, followed by the small–cap Russell 2000’s gain of 1.5%, the S&P…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 21st, 2019

MARKETS MOSTLY UP AS EARNINGS SEASON KICKS OFF AND THE IMF AGAIN CUTS ITS GLOBAL GROWTH OUTLOOK FOR 2019   Stocks finished the week mostly higher as earnings season got off to a great start and amidst positive developments that the trade saga with China is getting closer to resolution The small–cap Russell 2000 led…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 14th, 2019

POSITIVE CHINA AND BREXIT DEVELOPMENTS AND ENCOURAGING U.S. ECONOMIC DATA FUEL U.S. AND GLOBAL MARKETS The U.S. stock markets saw more volatility throughout the week, but ended on a strong note due to positive news on the China–trade saga, Brexit and on the U.S. economy NASDAQ and the DJIA led the way with 0.9% gains,…

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Global Performance for the Third Quarter 2019

Global Performance for the Third Quarter 2019 Defensive asset classes outperform as global markets show modest returns   The U.S. stock market indices increased modestly in the third quarter, propelling the S&P 500 and the DJIA to their best three-quarter starts to the year since 1997 and NASDAQ to its best three-quarter start since 2013…

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Thrive Weekly Economic Update – October 8th, 2019

MARKETS MIXED AS ECONOMIC DATA IS MIXED AND THE U.S. ANNOUNCES TARIFFS AIMED AT EUROPE The markets turned in a mixed week, with the narrowly–defined DJIA, the broader S&P 500 and the smaller–cap Russell 2000 all losing ground while the tech–laden NASDAQ and fixed–income markets moved up It was a volatile week, with the equity…

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