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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Stock market results were mixed for the week. Despite coronavirus concerns, market resilience remained intact; volatility eased, and major indexes hovered near records.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Stock markets gained on good news about China tariffs, job growth and earnings; gains were tempered, however, by the rising coronavirus threat.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Stock prices retreated and volatility spiked as the coronavirus spread outside China. Investors fled stocks fearing the outbreak would disrupt global supply chains and hinder growth.

Monday, January 27, 2020

U.S. stocks tumbled Friday afternoon, bringing an otherwise mixed week to a softer close. While many cited the spreading coronavirus as the main force behind the sell-off, others believed investors were simply taking profits from recent gains.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

U.S. stocks capped another strong week with fresh record highs, as overall positive global economic data and a solid start to the earnings season drove investor optimism.

Monday, January 13, 2020

U.S stocks closed an otherwise solid week slightly lower on Friday following a softer-than-expected December non-farm payrolls reading, with all three major averages shrugging off geopolitical tensions and gaining as the week progressed.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Global stock markets finished 2019 and began 2020 with a choppy week. A midweek rally faded after a U.S. drone killed a prominent Iranian military commander, ratcheting up Middle East tensions.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Markets rose in a week of quiet, pre-holiday trading, benefiting from easing trade tensions and signs of sustainable economic fundamentals.

Monday, December 16, 2019

U.S. stocks ended the week strong as two major uncertainties neared resolution; a phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China and greater clarity on Brexit following the U.K’s Boris Johnson’s electoral victory.

Monday, December 9, 2019

International markets ended the week in the red, but U.S. stocks staged an eleventh-hour rally on upbeat November nonfarm payrolls growth.

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