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Forgetting the traditional market news, as we began last week both the NASDAQ and Russell 2000 were at critical support. A rally Monday showed those support levels held, giving bulls breathing room. We'll discuss this more below after we get through the more fundamental news items that transpired. Traders seemed to breath easier on Monday seeing no escalation with North Korea and came in...

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Weekly Market Recap Apr 16, 2017

Important note - we are doing a survey of our readers which can be found here. If you are new to the site in the past few months our surveys are probably the least taxing of any on the internet; usually 2 or 3 questions so we'd appreciate the few moments it takes to fill one out. Thanks so much! Still no significant movement in the indexes but with moderate losses Wednesday and Thursday, the...

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Weekly Market Recap Apr 9, 2017

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Weekly Market Recap Apr 2, 2017

After the prior week's relative "fireworks", last week returned to the action we've seen much of 2017 - relative calm with an upward skew. Very minor losses Monday and Friday book-ended 3 days of gains, with Tuesday being the one day where indexes moved significantly in any direction. The S&P 500 gained 0.80% for the week and 5.5% for quarter 1. Tuesday's gains were buoyed by news...

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Weekly Market Recap Mar 26, 2017

Tuesday's long overdue >1% selloff in the S&P 500 broke a very long and rare streak in the S&P 500. The S&P 500?s streak without a 1% down day was the longest since May 18, 1995! A marginal close lower Monday was followed by a 1.2% drop Tuesday (the NASDAQ fell 1.8% that day). “I think that investors are kind of starting to discount the likelihood of the immediacy of...

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Weekly Market Recap Mar 19, 2017

After a rare down week in 2017, indexes returned to gains albeit mild this past week. Almost all the action was contained on Wednesday when the market gained nearly 1% with much of that happened post a (widely expected) Federal Reserve announcing a quarter rate hike. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lifted a key short-term interest rate for the second time in three months, but in a sign of...

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Weekly Market Recap Mar 12, 2017

A rare down week in 2017; the first after six weeks of gains. The market needed one. That said - barely... the S&P 500 was down 0.4% and NASDAQ 0.2%. Monday and Tuesday were the first back to back down sessions since last January! Energy stocks and a drop in oil were one of the main culprits as was the healthcare industry after a vague tweet by President Trump about drug prices dropping...

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