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Halfway through 2020, we’ve already had enough news (and then some) to fill up an average year. So far, we’ve seen a pandemic explode—then moderate. The stock market crashed—then recovered rapidly. There were protests around the nation—and we don’t know what will come next there. In addition to thes...

April 4, 2019

Market Update for the Quarter Ending March 31, 2019

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

Strong March caps great start to the year

For the third month in a row, all three major U.S. equity markets were positive for the month. The Nasdaq Composite led the way with a return of 2.70 percent, and th...

March 6, 2019

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

Another strong month for markets

February was a short but sweet month for investors. U.S. equity markets followed up their strong performance in January with another solid month of positive returns. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the way with a monthly...

February 7, 2019

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

New year kicks off with stock market rebound

Markets around the world had a great start to the year, with almost everything going up. Here in the U.S., the Nasdaq Composite led the pack with a return of 9.79 percent. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Aver...

January 8, 2019

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

Terrible December caps off tough year for markets

Unfortunately, investors who were holding out hope for a year-end rally were disappointed. As 2018 came to its end, rising political and economic concerns weighed on global markets. This turmoil capped off a...

December 6, 2018

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

Markets ride a roller coaster

After a tough October, November looked to be more of the same. Indeed, markets dropped further down into correction territory at midmonth. But they rebounded and closed higher by month-end. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial A...

Strong July for global markets

Global markets had a strong July, rebounding from a volatile June. Here in the U.S., the S&P 500 Index gained 3.72 percent while the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew 4.83 percent. The Nasdaq lagged its counterparts with a gain of 2.19 percent, after a technology sell-o...

Volatile June caps off eventful quarter

June was a volatile month, with earlier gains offset by later losses. Still, both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite ended the month in positive territory. The S&P 500 rose 0.62 percent during the month, while the Nasdaq led the way with a gain of 0.98...

June 8, 2018

Presented by S. Lisa Hayes CFP®, ChFC, AIF®

Mixed May for markets

May was an eventful month for markets. U.S. equities and fixed income rallied while foreign stocks suffered declines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.41 percent, and the S&P 500 Index gained an even stronger 2.41 percent. But...

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