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Growth Report – Monday, June 17, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, June 17, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks advanced for a second straight week. The S&P 500 benchmark rose 0.47%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.70%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.41%. Overseas shares, as tracked by the MSCI EAFE developed markets index, added 0.20%.1-2 The market seemed to put its recent preoccupation with trade issues aside, with attention…

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Growth Report – Monday, June 10, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, June 10, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks rallied during a week in which Wall Street was buffeted by headlines. The S&P 500 rose 4.41%. The Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones Industrial Average respectively added 3.88% and 4.71%. The MSCI EAFE index of overseas stocks improved 2.02% across five days.1-2 Following a mixed Monday, the market jumped…

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Growth Report – Monday, May 20, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, May 20, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered with help from strong earnings and indications that U.S.-China trade talks would continue. Even so, the major indices had a down week. The S&P 500 lost 0.76%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.27%, and the Dow…

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Growth Report – Monday, May 20, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, May 20, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered with help from strong earnings and indications that U.S.-China trade talks would continue. Even so, the major indices had a down week. The S&P 500 lost 0.76%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.27%, and the Dow…

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Growth Report – Monday, May 13, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, May 13, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET As we noted recently, Wall Street has a wandering eye. Last week, it focused on the new tariff threats in the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. Stocks fell across five trading sessions: the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.12%; the S&P 500, 2.18%; the Nasdaq Composite, 3.03%. International stocks also fell:…

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Growth Report – Monday, May 6, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, May 6, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks were up and down last week, and the three major benchmarks ended up little changed after five trading days. The S&P 500 rose 0.20% for the week; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.22%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.14%. The MSCI EAFE index, a benchmark for international stocks, declined 0.21%.1-2…

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Growth Report – Monday, April 29, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, April 29, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks returned to record territory, with both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite closing at historic highs. The S&P gained 1.20% for the week; the Nasdaq, 1.85%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, losing 0.06%. The MSCI EAFE index of international stocks lost 0.52%.1-2 The S&P took only 17…

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Growth Report – Monday, April 22, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, April 22, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A short and relatively placid trading week wrapped up Thursday, with the major indices turning in mixed performances. The S&P 500 retreated 0.08%, the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.17%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.56%. The MSCI EAFE index, tracking foreign stocks in developed countries, added 0.65%.1-4 Nothing really…

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Growth Report – Monday, April 15, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, April 15, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks broke out of a narrow range on Friday following news that two major banks grew their bottom line in the first quarter. For the week, the S&P 500 rose 0.79%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.91%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average improved 0.50%. Turning to overseas stocks, the MSCI EAFE index…

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Growth Report – Monday, April 8, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, April 8, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks posted their second straight weekly gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.17% in five trading days; the S&P 500, 1.27%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.72%. The MSCI EAFE index of international stocks rose 1.84%.1-4 Investors got some good news last week: an encouraging employment report and indications that a…

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