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…

February 20th, 2018 – Stocks Rebound

Markets rebounded last week, posting sizable gains and moving back into positive territory for the year. All three domestic indexes experienced their largest weekly growth in years, despite losing some ground on Friday after news of additional indictments in the Russia investigation.[1] By markets’ close on February 16, the S&P 500 added 4.30%, the Dow…