Tag Archives: S&P 500

May Jobs Report, US Imposed Tariffs and more

US stocks were broadly higher driven by the strong jobs report and easing of concerns over Italy potentially heading down the path of leaving the euro.  The S&P 500 rose 0.5%, while the Dow was down 0.5% for the week.  … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Rise, Mortgage Rates High, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 19th US stocks fell over the week on concerns about global trade policies. The S&P 500 and Dow dropped 0.5% for the week. Internationally, Japan gained 0.8% and Europe rose 0.6% for … Continue reading

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Stock Rallied, S&P 500 and Dow Gained, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 31st Stocks rallied over the week, rebounding partially from the prior week’s significant declines, but posted the first down quarter in two and a half years.  The S&P 500 and the Dow … Continue reading

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Recent Oil Prices, Unemployment, and Acquisitions

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 8th US stocks edged up over the week aided by bank stocks. The S&P 500 ticked up just under 0.1% and the Dow gained 0.3% for the week. Internationally, Europe rose 0.2%, … Continue reading

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Durable Goods Orders Fell in May for 2nd Straight Month

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through July 1st US stocks ended the first half of the year on a down note as stocks declined on hawkish comments from global central bankers. The S&P 500 fell 0.6% and the Dow … Continue reading

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New Home Sales Rose in May; Prices Hit a Record High

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 24th US stocks edged up over the week aided by healthcare and pharmaceutical stocks. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% and the Dow ticked up less than 0.1% for the week. Abroad, Japan … Continue reading

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Fed Funds Raised Rate a Quarter Percent

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through June 17th US stocks rose slightly over the week as the outcome of the Fed meeting was in line with expectations. The S&P 500 edged up 0.1% and the Dow rose 0.5% for … Continue reading

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