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Monday, April 9, 2018

THE MONTH IN BRIEF In March, stocks faced another significant challenge. The Trump administration’s sudden plan to institute tariffs on imports sent a shudder through the bulls. All three major Wall Street benchmarks fell more...

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

THE MONTH IN BRIEF Investors certainly received a wake-up call in February. A correction hit Wall Street for the first time in nearly two years, and benchmarks overseas were also challenged. Two weeks later, though, the S&P 500 had...

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

THE MONTH IN BRIEF Bulls took charge of Wall Street as 2018 began: the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 5.79% in the first month of the year, even with a mild selloff on the verge of February. Foreign equity benchmarks largely...

 

Friday, January 5, 2018

THE MONTH IN BRIEF Financially speaking, the last month of 2017 was also the year’s most newsworthy. Congress reformed federal tax law to a degree unseen since the 1980s, the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate,...

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

THE MONTH IN BRIEF In November, the S&P 500 gained 2.81% and advanced for a thirteenth straight month – an unprecedented milestone in the index’s long history. Consumer confidence and investor confidence were both abundant...

 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

THE MONTH IN BRIEF October saw the S&P 500 rise 2.22% in response to results from the fall earnings season, encouraging fundamental indicators, and anticipation of tax reforms. An impressive jump in personal spending complemented...

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

THE MONTH IN BRIEF In August, investors witnessed a terrible natural disaster and heard threats of war on America, and the S&P 500 still managed to gain 0.05%. September brought two terrible natural disasters and more threats of war...

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” - Og MandinoTHE MONTH IN BRIEFAugust brought an overwhelming natural disaster, a threat of war from a foreign...

 

Monday, August 7, 2017

THE MONTH IN BRIEF The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2.54% in July as earnings announcements and fundamental indicators provided a lift for the blue chips and other stock market indices. Hiring and manufacturing data was...

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

THE MONTH IN BRIEF June brought some definite headwinds to Wall Street, but the broad stock market still advanced. The S&P 500 added 0.48% across the month, even with tech shares selling off. As anticipated, the Federal Reserve raised...