Category Archives: Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

Weekly Market Recap – 8/15/14

Stocks continue to climb the proverbial wall of worry, with global unrest and economic disappointment apparently posing no lasting obstacle to rising stock prices (although the Dow is up only 1% in 2014 and some small-cap indexes are still below … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 8/08/14

A sense that geopolitical risks may have eased appears to have been behind last Friday’s powerful rally in U.S. markets, a rally that has carried over into the new week. Follow the link below to our commentary and market tables … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 08/01/14

The Dow suffered its biggest decline in six months last week, as Argentina defaulted, Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo reported a loss of nearly $5 billion for the second quarter, and some prominent U.S. firms had disappointing profits or guidance. Follow … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 07/25/14

The Federal Open Market Committee meets Tuesday and Wednesday of this week; the Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its first estimate of second-quarter GDP at midweek; and the ISM survey of U.S. manufacturing is also due late this week. And, … Continue reading

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Stocks end the week on a down note as Visa, Amazon drop

Disappointing earnings reports from Visa and Amazon helped dampen the mood on Wall Street on Friday, sending stock prices down broadly while the major averages finished mixed for the week.

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Weekly Market Recap – 07/18/14

Stocks, as today’s Wall Street Journal puts it, have tended not to dwell on bad news, which 2014 has provided in ample measure. At the same time, bonds have provided a safe haven for those who are unnerved by global … Continue reading

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Stocks rebound Friday to end the week higher

U.S. stocks rebounded strongly Friday from Thursday’s big losses to end the week in positive territory.

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Weekly Market Recap – 07/11/14

Stocks were tested last week by the financial distress of Portugal’s leading bank, BES, which hinted that Europe’s financial woes have not really been fully addressed, despite the efforts of the European Central Bank. Profit taking was particularly intense in … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 07/04/14

A solid employment report and record highs in the stock market averages made for an enjoyable July 4 holiday. Follow the link below to our report on last week’s markets. Last Week In Markets 07.04.14

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Weekly Market Recap – 6/20/14

Despite any number of uncertainties cited or alluded to by Fed Chair Janet Yellen in her press conference last Wednesday, investors chose to focus on the positive points made on the economy. Follow the link below to our report and … Continue reading

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