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Monday, April 16, 2018

Heavy news flow drove a volatile week but stocks posted decent gains. Middle East tensions boosted oil prices and gold gained luster on signs of inflation.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Investors experienced another turbulent week and seem to be bracing for more volatility with the VIX index rising 72% since the beginning of the year.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Global stock markets staged a choppy recovery as fears of a trade war abated. The gains, however, were not enough to offset accumulated losses for the quarter.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Stocks had their worst week in two years, as fears of a trade war sent investors running for the exits.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Media commentary seemingly continued to cue equity markets as major U.S. indexes finished the week lower. Gold lost ground and oil climbed. The U.S. Treasury note finished the period at approximately 2.85%.

Monday, March 12, 2018

The S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq all finished the week higher. Oil and gold dipped and the 10-year U.S. Treasury note finished the period at approximately 2.90%.

Monday, March 5, 2018

U.S. equities ended the week lower amongst concerns connected with impending steel and aluminum tariffs.

Monday, February 26, 2018

The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones finished the week higher after another bumpy ride as investors continue their adjustment to a rising rates environment.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

U.S. equities snapped back during a period peppered with mixed economic data. Housing starts for January jumped 9.7%, the largest gain since October 2016.

Monday, February 12, 2018

It was another volatile week for global equity markets. Analysts have noted that pullbacks are normal, with 10% corrections happening once per year on average.


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