April 30, 2018 – Earnings Rise, Stocks Stumble

We just finished the busiest week of 1st quarter earnings season, and although many companies shared positive results, stock indexes experienced modest declines.[1] The S&P 500 lost 0.01%, the Dow dropped 0.62%, and the NASDAQ gave back 0.37%.[2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE decreased by 0.39%.[3] Last week provided a variety of information for investors to take…