May 7, 2018 – Examining Employment

Domestic indexes posted strong results on Friday, May 4, as the latest labor report data lessened investors’ concerns about inflation and interest rates. Nonetheless, stocks had mixed results last week.[1] The S&P 500 dropped 0.24% and the Dow gave back 0.20%, which marked both indexes’ 2nd week of losses in a row.[2] Thanks to a bounce in tech…

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…