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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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TRUMP GETS IMPEACHED, NAFTA 2.0 PASSES & MORE!

TRUMP GETS IMPEACHED, NAFTA 2.0 PASSES, THE HOUSING MARKET STAYS STRONG AND THE MARKETS HIT MORE RECORD HIGHS Twas the week before Christmas and U.S. markets are finishing high, driven by low unemployment, strong housing and real progress with NAFTA 2.0, China and Brexit Despite an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, the S&P…

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Great Jobs Report, Mixed Market & More!

MARKETS END THE WEEK MIXED AS A GREAT JOBS REPORT AND JUMP IN OIL PRICES HELP TURN THINGS AROUND The markets ended the week mixed, after coming back from early–week losses when a very strong Jobs Report was released on Friday The week started with the S&P 500 losing about 2.3% early in the week,…

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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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Weekly Economic Update – November 17th, 2019

STOCKS UP FOR SIXTH WEEK IN A ROW ON HOPES OF A CHINA TRADE DEAL COMING SOONER RATHER THAN LATER U.S. stocks reached another record high, as the major indices rose for the sixth straight week, which is the longest winning streak in two years The DJIA led the way this week by rising 1.2%,…

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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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The 2019 World Series and the 2020 Markets

The 2019 World Series and the 2020 Markets Remember after the Houston Astros won in 2017? Or Cubs in 2016?   Is there actually a difference in stock market performance depending on who wins the World Series? Should you really change your investment plans based on an American League or National League victory? Of course…

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