Stocks Mixed, Data Up

Domestic stock performances varied last week, with the S&P 500 and Dow losing ground for the 2nd straight week, while the NASDAQ posted gains.  By Friday, the S&P 500 had dropped 0.13%, the Dow gave back 0.27%, and the NASDAQ gained 0.47%.  International stocks in the MSCI EAFE stumbled, dropping 0.67%.

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Stocks Slide as Uncertainty Rises

After posting gains every week since September, U.S. stocks declined by market’s close on Friday.  The S&P 500 and Dow ended their longest stretch of weekly increases since 2013, and the NASDAQ ended its own 6-week streak.  By November 10, the S&P 500 declined 0.21%, the Dow was down 0.50%, and the NASDAQ slipped 0.20%.  Meanwhile, the MSCI EAFE dropped by 0.45%.

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Stocks End Up After Busy Week

Once again, the markets ended the week in positive territory-and all 3 major domestic indexes hit new record highs.  The S&P 500 added 0.26%, and the Dow was up 0.45%, with both indexes notching their 8th straight week of growth.  The NASDAQ was up for the 6th week in a row with a 0.94% gain.  International stocks in the MSCI EAFE joined in the growth, posting a 0.90% increase.

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Data Drives More Growth

Another week, another round of positive market performance. The 3 major domestic indexes again ended the week with gains and new record highs.  The S&P 500 rose 0.23% and marked a 7th-straight week of increases-its longest string of weekly gains in almost 3 years.  The Dow added 0.45%, and the NASDAQ grew by 1.09%.  Meanwhile, international stocks in the MSCI EAFE slipped slightly, losing 0.35% for the week.

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Another Banner Week for Markets

Last week, all 3 major U.S. markets hit record highs once again.  The Dow added 2.00% to notch both intraday and closing records, the S&P 500 rose 0.86%, and the NASDAQ gained 0.35%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE dipped by 0.32% for the week.

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More Record Highs

Last Friday, all 3 major domestic indexes continued their streak of weekly gains and record highs.  The S&P 500 added 0.15%, and the Dow was up 0.43%.  Meanwhile, both indexes posted their 5th weekly gain in a row.  In addition, the S&P 500 and Dow each hit intraday trading records on Friday.  The NASDAQ also increased 0.24%, ending on a record high with a 3rd straight week of growth.  International stocks in the MSCI EAFE rose as well, gaining 1.61% for the week.

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iWealth Perspectives – Fall 2017

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  • Stressed Out?  Money Is the Number One Stressor In Americans’ Lives
  • Are You 50 And Struggling To Finance The Retirement You Want?
  • Eating Fresh – When It Comes to Food, the Fresher the Better
  • Winterizing Your Home

Third Quarter Review

This Monday, October 9, markets the 10-year anniversary of the S&P 500’s highest point before the Great Recession.  While the ensuing decade has provided quite a rocky road for the markets at times, the recovery is undeniable.

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Another Week of Highs

Last week’s final performance of Q3 saw the S&P 500 hit a new high and finish up 0.68%.  Meanwhile, the Nasdaq beat previous records with a 1.07% gain, and the Dow notched a 0.25% increase to come within 0.1% of its all-time high.  International markets, however, experienced a slight drop- the MSCI EAFE fell 0.19% for the week.

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