October 22, 2018 — Examining October

Stock performance was mixed last week as investors considered the impact of interest rates, international affairs and corporate earnings.[1] The S&P 500 gained 0.02%, and the Dow added 0.41% to post its first weekly gains in October. The NASDAQ declined 0.64% and extended its losing streak.[2] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE dropped by 0.08%.[3] While the…

October 8, 2018 — Examining Economies

Although new data continued to show strength in the U.S. economy, markets stumbled across the globe last week.[1] The S&P 500 lost 0.98%, the Dow dropped 0.04%, and the NASDAQ declined 3.21%.[2]International stocks in the MSCI EAFE struggled, posting a 2.35% loss.[3] While U.S. and international stocks followed similar paths last week, data is beginning to…