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Weekly Market Analysis – 15 October 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 08 to 12 OCTOBER 2018 : An Ugly Week on Wall Street Stocks sold off sharply this week, sending the S&P 500 lower by 4.1%. Fears over potentially weakening economic and earnings growth helped fuel the selling, which left stocks at three-month lows going into the third quarter earnings season. The […]

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Weekly Market Analysis – 08 October 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 01 to 05 OCTOBER 2018 : Stocks Fall As Yields Surge The S&P 500 fell 1.0% this week, weighed down by a surge in bond yields, which rose to multi-year highs in front of Friday’s release of the Employment Situation report for September. The tech-heavy Nasdaq and the small-cap Russell 2000 […]

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Weekly Market Analysis – 01 October 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 24 to 28 September 2018 : Raising Rates and Playing Politics The S&P 500 pulled away from record highs this week, losing 0.5% in total, as investors digested a flurry of political headlines and the latest policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which included another rate hike – the third one […]

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Weekly Market Analysis – 24 September 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 17 to 21 September 2018 : Dow Shrugs Off Tariffs, Returns to Record Territory Wall Street rallied this week with investors shrugging off another tranche of U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. The S&P 500 and the Dow touched new records — the first time that’s happened for the Dow since January […]

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Weekly Market Analysis – 17 September 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 10 to 14 September 2018 : Wind in the Sails Wall Street returned to its winning ways this week, powering through trade-related headlines and Hurricane Florence, one of the strongest storms to hit the Carolinas in decades. The S&P 500 advanced 1.2%, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite rose 1.4%, and the blue-chip […]

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Weekly Market Analysis – 10 September 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 03 to 07 September 2018 : Three-Week Rally Comes to an End as Tech Shares Slide Investors returned from the extended Labor Day weekend in a selling mood, pulling stocks away from last week’s record highs. The S&P 500 ended the week with a loss of 1.0%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq […]

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Weekly Market Analysis – 04 September 2018 BMO

WEEK IN REVIEW – 27 to 31 August 2018 : Going Deeper Into Record Territory After returning to record territory last Friday, the S&P 500 trekked even higher this week, adding 0.9% in total. The tech-heavy Nasdaq outperformed, adding 2.1%, and the Dow also advanced, tacking on 0.7%. Investors dealt with a flurry of trade-related […]

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Weekly Market Analysis – 27 August 2018 BMO

… WEEK IN REVIEW – 20 to 24 August 2018 : Back to Record Territory The S&P 500 advanced 0.6% this week, closing Friday at a new record high for the first time since January 26. Political uncertainty, trade ambiguity, and strengthened expectations for two more rate hikes this year all failed to dissuade motivated […]

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Weekly Market Analysis – 20 August 2018 BMO

… WEEK IN REVIEW – 13 July to 17 August 2018 : Hodgepodge of Headlines Helps Fuel Rebound The S&P 500 advanced 0.6% this week – recouping last week’s modest decline – amid a host of retail earnings, more volatility in the Turkish lira, and another (minor) chapter in the U.S.-China trade war saga. The […]

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Weekly Market Update – 13 August 2018 BMO

  … WEEK IN REVIEW – 06 July to 10 August 2018 : Rattled by the Lira The S&P 500 started the week on a positive note, extending last week’s winning streak and coming within 0.5% of its January 26 record high. However, the index struggled in the back half of the week, especially on […]

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