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Growth Report – Monday, August 19, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, August 19, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET U.S. stock indices saw significant ups and downs last week, with traders looking for economic cues from Treasury yields and also developments in the tariff fight between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 lost 1.03% on the week; the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite respectively declined 1.53%…

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Growth Report – Monday, August 12, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, August 12, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks spent much of last week rebounding from a Monday drop that reflected nervousness about the U.S.-China trade fight. By Thursday’s closing bell, the S&P 500 had regained all its Monday losses, but it descended again on Friday. The three big U.S. equity benchmarks finished the week lower: the S&P…

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Growth Report – Monday, August 5, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, August 5, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall Street’s expectations. Ironically, stocks had their worst week of 2019. The S&P 500 finished the week 3.10% lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite also posted…

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Growth Report – Monday, July 29, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, July 29, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Last week, investors assessed earnings and the initial estimate of second-quarter economic growth, while awaiting the Federal Reserve’s next announcement about interest rates. Stocks rose for the week; particularly, tech shares. The S&P 500 gained 1.65%; the Nasdaq Composite, 2.26%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, adding just 0.14%. MSCI’s…

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Growth Report – Monday, July 15, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, July 15, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average chalked up a milestone of its own: the blue chips ended the week above 27,000, gaining 1.52% on the way. Additionally, the Nasdaq Composite wrapped up the week…

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Growth Report – Monday, June 8, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, June 8, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET U.S. stock benchmarks opened a new quarter positively. The S&P 500 gained 1.65% in the opening week of July; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1.21%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.94%. Overseas, stocks in developed markets, tracked by MSCI’s EAFE index, rose 1.43%.1-4 On July 3, the S&P posted its latest record…

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Growth Report – Monday, July 1, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, July 1, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET A month of gains for stocks ended with a weekly retreat. The S&P 500 lost 0.30%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.32%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.45%. In contrast, overseas shares, tracked by the MSCI EAFE index, advanced 0.14%.1-2 Last month was the best June for the blue chips since 1938,…

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Growth Report – Monday, June 24, 2019

Growth Report – Monday, June 24, 2019

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The S&P 500 hit an all-time peak of 2,964.03, in intraday trading Friday, while improving 2.20% across five market days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite posted respective, 5-day advances of 2.41% and 3.01%. In addition, the MSCI EAFE benchmark of overseas stocks rose 2.58%.1-3 A White House…

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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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