Yearly Archives: 2017

  • Stocks Gain Once Again as 2017 Winds Down

    Stocks generally gained last week as tax reform officially passed in the United States and traders readied for the low volume typically associated with the final week of the year. ... Read More

  • Stocks Gain as Taxes and the Fed Dominate Headlines

    U.S. Stocks mostly gained last week with the S&P 500 Index rising 0.95%, the Russell Midcap Index finishing unchanged, and the Russell 2000 Index gaining 0.6%. On the international front, developed markets moved 0.14% higher while emerging markets claimed a 0.7% rise. ... Read More

  • Stocks Continue their Upward Climb Ahead of Final Fed Meeting of 2017

    U.S. Stocks marginally gained value last week as both houses of congress met to reconcile their respective tax bills and investors awaited this year’s final meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) this week. The S&P 500 index gained 0.4%, the Russell Midcap index gained 0.3%, and the small cap-oriented Russell 2000 index slipped 1%. On the international front, developed markets gained 0.1% while emerging markets declined 0.5% ... Read More

  • Stocks Gain during a Busy Week

    U.S. equities had their second best performance of the year gaining 1.6% last week despite a sharp intra-day decline on Friday when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 300 points. The Russell Midcap Index grew 1.5% on the week while the Russell 2000 Index moved 1.2% higher. ... Read More

  • Investors Gearing Up for the Final Month

    Stocks found stable footing during last week’s holiday shortened trading session. During the three and half days the U.S. markets were open, the S&P 500 Index gained 0.9%, the Russell Midcap Index gained 0.8%, and the Russell 2000 Index ended the week 1.8% higher. ... Read More

  • Investors have a lot To Be Thankful for in 2017

    The S&P 500 index is up an impressive 17% this year. Internationally, developed markets are up 21% and emerging markets are up a whopping 35%! Even the bond market has investors “giving thanks” for the 5% return generated by corporate debt so far this year and the 7% they’ve received in the high yield debt sector. ... Read More

  • Stocks Decline as Investors Await Fate of Tax Plan

    The U.S. stock market fell last week as concerns about delays in corporate tax reform weighed on risk assets. The S&P 500 and Russell Midcap indexes fell 0.1% while the smaller-cap Russell 2000 index fell 1.3%. ... Read More

  • A Busy Week for Markets Leaving Plenty for Investors to Digest

    There were a number of major economic data releases, policy announcements, and earnings reports last week that caused markets to react, albeit mildly. Domestically, large cap stocks were the only capitalization group to advance last week despite the release of details pertaining to tax legislation that could disproportionately benefit smaller firms. ... Read More

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