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Weekly Market Commentary November 20, 2017

Global stocks retreated marginally for the second week in a row. The S&P 500 fell 0.1%, and the MSCI ACWI slipped 0.2%. Bonds rose as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shed 0.2%.

Markets were disrupted by news from manufacturing giant GE that it plans to restructure its business. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary November 13, 2017

Global stock markets edged slightly lower after reaching new highs earlier in the week. The S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI both slipped 0.2%. Bonds fared worse, as the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index shed 0.4%. Even with the slight decline, the S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI are positive for November.   Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary November 6, 2017

October produced another positive month for many major stock market indices, and the first few days of November pushed some to new highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.3%, the MSCI ACWI rose 0.6%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index climbed 0.4%. The S&P 500 is now up more than 15% this year, and the MSCI ACWI has soared more than 18% since January.  Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary October 30, 2017

Another week, another record. The S&P 500 edged up 0.2% to post another new record. The MSCI ACWI dropped 0.1% as a strengthening dollar pushed the value of international stocks lower for U.S. investors. The Bloomberg BarCap U.S. Aggregate Bond Index slipped -0.1%. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary October 23, 2017

Stocks continued their strong run last week. The S&P 500 gained an impressive 0.9%, and global stocks, represented by the MSCI ACWI, rose 0.3%. The Bloomberg BarCap US Aggregate Bond Index slipped -0.5%. The S&P 500 and the MSCI ACWI both hit new highs during the week. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary October 16, 2017

Stocks moved higher last week, and many stock indices continued to hit new highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.2%. Global stocks did even better as the MSCI ACWI rose 0.9%. The Bloomberg BarCap US Aggregate Bond Index climbed 0.5%. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary October 9, 2017

Stock markets rallied on solid economic data last week. The S&P 500 soared 1.2%, and the MSCI ACWI rose 0.3%. The Bloomberg BarCap U.S. Aggregate Bond Index slipped -0.2% as rate pressures continued to increase. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary October 2, 2017

U.S. markets reacted positively to the Trump administration tax proposal. For the week, the S&P 500 climbed 0.7% higher. The MSCI ACWI was basically unchanged. The Bloomberg BarCap U.S. Aggregate Bond Index slipped -0.1%. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary September 25, 2017

Markets barely moved in response to the much-anticipated announcement that the Fed would begin reducing its balance sheet. For the week, the S&P 500 inched 0.1% higher. Read more

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Weekly Market Commentary September 18, 2017

Relief over hurricane Irma and renewed confidence in the economy pushed some stock indexes to new highs during the week. The S&P 500 soared 1.6% and the MSCI ACWI increased 1.2%. Both indexes hit new highs.The Bloomberg BarCap U.S. Aggregate Bond Index declined 0.5% on increasing risk that the central bank will raise rates one more time this year.

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