March 19th, 2018 – A Look Back

Markets were up on Friday, but domestic stocks lost ground for the week as political turmoil and potential trade wars weighed on investors’ minds.[1] The S&P 500 dropped 1.24%, the Dow gave back 1.54%, and the NASDAQ decreased 1.04%.[2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE barely avoided losses with a 0.13% gain.[3] 1. Mixed Performance Results Overall,…

March 12th, 2018 – Goldilocks Returns

Domestic stocks leapt ahead last week as the latest jobs report inspired renewed confidence in our economic standing. The S&P 500 added 3.54%, and the Dow gained 3.25%.[1] The NASDAQ erased its losses from February’s market correction to hit a new record close while growing 4.17% for the week.[2]International stocks in the MSCI EAFE increased by…