Last week, trade tensions with China lessened somewhat, while the 2nd quarter corporate earnings season started with mixed results.  Against this backdrop, domestic stocks experienced sizable growth.  By market’s close on Friday, July 13, the S&P 500 was above 2,800 for the first time since February 1. Meanwhile, the Dow was above 25,000, and the NASDAQ had hit a new record.  For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.50%, the Dow added 2.30%, and the NASDAQ was up 1.79%.  International stocks in the MSCI EAFE increased as well by 0.16%.

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