Category Archives: Weekly Stock and Bond Market Recaps

U.S. stocks mostly erase prior week’s losses

U.S. stocks rebounded in this week’s shortened trading schedule, nearly erasing the previous week’s losses, bolstered by some solid economic reports, dovish comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on interest rates, and a possible easing of tensions between Ukraine … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 03/28/14

With one day remaining in the first quarter of 2014, it looks like bonds will return close to 2% for the period, while for stocks the quarter will be pretty much a wash. Take the link below to our recap … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 03/21/14

At her first post-FOMC meeting press conference, Janet Yellen suggested that Fed tightening might come as soon as six months after the end of Quantitative Easing, which on its current pace would be in the fourth quarter. Six months later … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 03/14/14

Stocks suffered a tough week globally last week, on concerns ab0ut the looming Crimean vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, as well as worries about China’s weakening economic growth prospects. The coming week brings another FOMC policy meeting … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 3/07/14

Stocks were lower in Asia as this second week of March begins; prices are down more moderately at midday in Europe; and U.S. stock futures are pointing slightly lower. China’s report of slower credit growth and a big decline in … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 2/28/14

Two months of 2014 are in the books, and stocks are mostly (and modestly) higher, as are bonds. The Fed is still on the side of growth and, but for the bad weather, the economic momentum of the second half … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 02/21/14

Economic news has continued to run generally on the weak side of expectations, but “bad weather” apparently covers for a multitude of sins. Markets were pretty flat last week, with stocks not far off their highs. It was a week … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 02/14/14

Stocks snapped back from January’s slump with 2% or better gains last week. Janet Yellen, in her debut testimony as Federal Reserve Chair before Congress, indicated that the Fed is going to remain on its path of tapering its bond … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 02/07/14

Global stock prices rallied over the final three days of last week, as investors gave the soft U.S. jobs report for January a pass, probably due to the poor weather that most of us have experienced so far in 2014. … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap – 01/31/14

For the most part, global stocks traded lower in the final week of January, making the month the worst for the Dow (-5.3%) and S&P 500 (-3.6%) since May 2012. Concerns that the Fed’s tapering of its bond buying will … Continue reading

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