July 30, 2018 – Examining Economic Growth

Markets experienced a push-and-pull last week between data indicating strong economic growth and lagging performance from several tech stocks’ earnings reports.[1] Domestic indexes had mixed results, as the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, the Dow was up 1.57%, and the NASDAQ dropped 1.06%.[2]International stocks in the MSCI EAFE had more of an uptick, gaining 1.32% for the…

July 23, 2018 – Earnings Season Continues

On Friday, July 20, stocks lost a small amount of ground after President Trump escalated his threats of increasing tariffs on China. However, strong quarterly earnings reports from several large companies helped provide balance in the markets.[1] For the week, domestic indexes experienced little movement, as the S&P gained 0.02%, the Dow was up 0.15%, and…

July 9, 2018 – Jobs Push Stocks Up

Domestic stocks only traded for 4 days last week, due to the Independence Day holiday. In that time, all 3 major domestic indexes posted positive results for the week. The S&P 500 added 1.52%, the Dow gained 0.76%, and the NASDAQ increased 2.37%.[1]International stocks in the MSCI EAFE were up as well by 0.56%.[2] Once…