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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.

Monday, November 25, 2019

U.S. stocks ended a roller-coaster week on a positive note, driven by encouraging comments from President Trump and China's President Xi on a potential U.S.-China trade deal.

Monday, November 18, 2019

U.S. stocks gained for a sixth straight week, backed by rebounding retail sales, hopeful developments in trade negotiations and better than expected third-quarter earnings.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Global stock markets delivered positive results for the week. Positive trade news, upbeat third-quarter earnings and continuing job strength boosted optimism about economic growth.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Stocks posted a fourth week of gains, with the S&P 500 closing at a new record. Catalysts included progress in China‒U.S. trade talks, a third rate cut and a job report that beat expectations.

Monday, October 28, 2019

U.S. stocks regrouped posted their third week of gains, after reports of progress in United States-China trade discussions and better than expected 3Q19 earnings.


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