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S&P 500 Closes at Another New Record

Weekly Update – July 25, 2016 Stocks ended a fourth straight week of gains, sending the S&P 500 index to another record high. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, the Dow grew 0.29%, the NASDAQ added 1.40%, and the MSCI EAFE closed flat. Second-quarter earnings season is in full swing, and the picture [...]

July 25th, 2016|

Stocks Set New Records

Weekly Update – July 18, 2016 Stocks were up for the third week in a row, posting record highs on better-than-expected earnings results and solid domestic economic data. Since the bottom of the post-Brexit selloff, the S&P 500 has gained 8.06%. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.49%, the Dow grew 2.04%, the NASDAQ [...]

July 18th, 2016|

S&P Tests New High on Jobs Surge

Weekly Update – July 11, 2016 Markets surged last week after a surprising June jobs report buoyed investor sentiment. The S&P 500 came within a hair of a new record close on the news. For the week, the S&P 500 grew 1.28%, the Dow gained 1.10%, the NASDAQ added 1.94%, and the MSCI EAFE fell [...]

July 11th, 2016|

Stocks End Q2 with a Bang

Quarterly Update – July 5, 2016 After the previous week’s post-Brexit selloff, stocks closed out last week with one of the best performances of 2016 as investors bought the dip. In the first half of the year, the S&P 500 was up 2.69%, the Dow was up 2.90%, the NASDAQ was down 3.29%, and the [...]

July 5th, 2016|

5 Brexit Takeaways for U.S. Investors

Great Britain shocked the world by voting to exit the European Union (EU) on June 23rd. This ‘Brexit’ is unprecedented, and the anxiety around what happens next is stoking volatility in global financial markets. Here are five guidelines to help U.S. investors chart a course through the uncertainty: 1. MARKETS OFTEN OVERREACT TO HEADLINES. In [...]

June 28th, 2016|

Britain’s Messy Divorce: How Brexit May Affect U.S. Investors

Weekly Update – June 27, 2016 Stocks fell sharply last week in response to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), putting major indices in the red for 2016. Why did markets react so badly? The vote to leave was a surprise to most, and markets hate surprises. It’s too soon to know how [...]

June 27th, 2016|