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Weekly Market Update – 19 February 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Bouncing Back The equity market rallied this week, reclaiming about half of the losses it registered over the previous two weeks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite climbed 5.3% as technology shares outperformed, while the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 4.3% apiece. The S&P 500 and the Dow ended Friday […]

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Weekly Market Update – 12 February 2018 BMO

Week in Review: A Wild Ride The equity market dropped sharply this week, with the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq Composite losing around 5.0% apiece in volatile trading. Sizable gains on Tuesday and Friday helped keep losses somewhat in check, but they couldn’t keep the major indices positive for the […]

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Weekly Market Update – 05 February 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Pulling Back Stocks tumbled this week, denting their impressive 2018 gains; the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 4.1%, the S&P 500 slid 3.9%, and the Nasdaq lost 3.5%. While investors had a lot of news to digest, including President Trump’s first State of the Union address, a tech-heavy batch of fourth quarter […]

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Weekly Market Update – 29 January 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Politics, Earnings, and New Records Wall Street continued its strong start to 2018, posting gains for the fourth consecutive week. The Nasdaq jumped 2.3% this week, while the S&P 500 climbed 2.2%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 2.1%. The three major indices finished Friday at new all-time highs and now […]

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Weekly Market Update – 22 January 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Bulls Dominate Another Week It was another good week on Wall Street; the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 1.0%, the Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.0%, and the S&P 500 added 0.9%. However, the bulls looked somewhat fatigued, at least in comparison to the first two weeks of the year; the S&P 500 rose […]

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Weekly Market Update – 18 January 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Rally Keeps on Rolling Equities kept the new year rally rolling this week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500 adding between 1.6% and 2.0%. All three major U.S. indices finished Friday at record highs and now hold year-to-date gains between 4.2% and 5.2%. The fourth […]

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Weekly Market Update – 08 January 2018 BMO

Week in Review: Bang! Off to the Races The stock market began 2018 with a bang, advancing to new record highs in each of this week’s four trading sessions. The Nasdaq Composite jumped 3.4% to 7136.56, the S&P 500 climbed 2.6% to 2743.15, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.3% to 25295.87. Markets were […]

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Weekly Market Update – 02 January 2018 BMO

This is going to be a really lengthy read … so sit back, get comfortable and get ready to be informed! Week in Review: Finishing 2017 with a Whimper After four days and 26 total hours of trading, the S&P 500 settled the holiday-shortened week down 0.4% — and only because of a sell-off in […]

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Weekly Market Update – 18 December 2017 BMO

Central Banks Take Center Stage U.S. stocks climbed to new record highs this week as investors digested policy directives from several of the world’s most influential central banks and grew increasingly optimistic about the GOP’s chances of passing its promised tax overhaul. The S&P 500 added 0.9%, the Dow advanced 1.3%, and the Nasdaq jumped […]

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Weekly Market Update – 10 December 2017 BMO

Waiting on Washington Equities ticked higher this week as investors geared up for an end-of-year showdown in Washington. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both advanced 0.4%, closing Friday’s session at fresh record highs, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq underperformed, losing 0.1%. Small caps struggled this week, pushing the Russell 2000 lower by […]

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