May 21, 2018

Tackling Trade & Treasuries – May 21, 2018

Major domestic indexes went down last week after all three gained more than 2% the previous week.  The S&P 500 dropped 0.54%, the Dow gave back 0.47%, and the NASDAQ lost 0.66%.  International stocks also stumbled; the MSCI EAFE decreased by 0.61%. Two familiar topics were on many investors’ minds last week: trade and treasuries. Here is a recap of the key details and their market impacts. Read More
May 14, 2018

Markets Post Week of Growth – May 14, 2018

On Friday, the markets closed the week gaining traction. The Dow had 7 days of consecutive growth, rising 2.34%—its largest weekly gain since March.  Meanwhile, the S&P 500 rose 2.41%, the NASDAQ jumped 2.68%, and the MSCI EAFE increased 1.41%. Various factors came together to support the growth. From geopolitical topics to strong corporate earnings, we’ll focus on 3 key developments that drove movement. Read More