Weekly Update – Week of June 5th

Last week, the S&P 500, Dow, and NASDAQ closed at all-time record highs.[i] The S&P 500 rose 0.96%, the Dow gained 0.6%, and the NASDAQ grew by 1.54%.[ii] Meanwhile, the MSCI EAFE gained 1.64% for the week.[iii] Despite strong equity markets, bond yields...

Weekly Update – Week of May 16th

Markets tuned out noise from Washington last week and continued to focus on economic fundamentals. Mildly rebounding retail sales and strong consumer sentiment seem to point toward a modestly stronger second quarter.[i] After a three-week winning streak, both the Dow...

Weekly Update – Week of May 1st

Stocks continued their advance on generally strong earnings reports this week despite the GDP report showing a slow first quarter economy. The S&P 500 rose 1.51%, the Dow gained 1.91%, and the NASDAQ added 2.32%.[1] On Tuesday, the NASDAQ posted record highs as it...

Weekly Update – Week of April 3rd

With the first quarter of 2017 now behind us, we have seen the three major indexes all gain more than 4.5% so far this year.[i] In fact, the NASDAQ just experienced its best quarter since 2013 due to tech stocks driving growth.[ii] Despite closing down on Friday, the...

Weekly Update – Week of March 27th

Last week, all four of the indexes we discuss in these market updates saw their performance stumble. The S&P 500 lost 1.44%, the Dow was down 1.52%, the NASDAQ gave back 1.22%, and the MSCI EAFE declined 0.07%.[i] On Tuesday, March 21, the S&P 500 and Dow...