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Post Election Market Results

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Week ending 11/6/2020 — US stocks staged one of their biggest election week rallies ever, with all major markets finishing up over 5% this week.


The Bears Came Out For Halloween

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Week ending 10/30/2020 — An increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States and Europe and what they could mean for the economic outlook has caused turbulence in this week’s markets.


A Volatile Start For October

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Week ending 10/2/2020 — S&P 500 Index: 1.8% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 1.9% Nasdaq Composite: 1.5% Equities: As news concerning President Trump affected Friday’s markets, the S&P 500 Index still managed to end the week higher.


The Roller Coaster Continues

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Week ending 9/25/2020 — S&P 500 Index: -0.6% Dow Jones Industrial Average: -1.8% Nasdaq Composite: 1.1% Equities: The S&P 500 Index moved higher three days this week, but 2.4% loss Wednesday pushed this index to its first four-week losing streak since August 2019.


Markets Show Resilience

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Week ending 9/18/2020 — S&P 500 Index: -0.6% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 0.0% Nasdaq Composite: -0.6% Equities: The equity markets attempted to gain marginal ground this week, as the S&P 500 Index tried to break a two-week losing streak, but couldn’t.


Rocky September Start for the Markets

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Week ending 9/11/2020 — S&P 500 Index: -2.4% Dow Jones Industrial Average: -1.7% Nasdaq Composite: -4.0% Equities: During this shortened trading week, the equity markets sold off following a strong summer advance.


Moving Markets

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Week ending 8/28/2020 — S&P 500 Index: 3.3% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 2.6% Nasdaq Composite: 3.4% Equities: Markets continued their trek higher, with the Nasdaq and its technology-oriented names leading the move forward.


Markets Reaching Milestones Amid COVID-19

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Week ending 8/21/2020 — S&P 500 Index: .7% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 0% Nasdaq Composite: 2.7% Equities: Markets were mostly higher for the week, with the Nasdaq leading the move forward.


Markets Moving Forward

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Week ending 8/14/2020 — S&P 500 Index: .6% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 1.8% Nasdaq Composite: .1% Equities: Markets were broadly higher for the week, with the Nasdaq the laggard as the rotation to cyclical value sectors remained the primary theme.


Markets Advance but Commodities Take the Limelight

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Week ending 8/7/2020 — S&P 500 Index: 2.5% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 3.8% Nasdaq Composite: 2.5% Equities: This week was positive for the markets as some encouraging economic data and well-received earnings reports helped propel stocks higher.


Markets Steadfast Amid Economic and Earnings Reports

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Week ending 7/31/2020 — S&P 500 Index: 1.7% Dow Jones Industrial Average: -.2% Nasdaq Composite: 3.7% Equities: This week was another mixed week for the markets, as large cap growth earnings powered tech behemoths and the Nasdaq to more than 2% gains, while the Dow fell on the week.


Markets and Stimulus Measures

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Week ending 7/24/2020 — S&P 500 Index: -0.3% Dow Jones Industrial Average: -0.8% Nasdaq Composite: -1.3% Equities: Large cap US equities pulled back modestly this week, as technology-oriented stocked paused for the second consecutive week.


Markets Move Ahead

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Week ending 7/17/2020 — S&P 500 Index: 1.3% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 2.3% Nasdaq Composite: -1.1% Equities: US equities delivered modest gains this week, with indexes representing both the midcap and small cap spaces fairing best. Both the S&P 400 Midcap and Russell 2000 indexes finished up over 2%.


Markets Steadfast Ahead of Increased COVID-19 Cases

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Week ending 7/10/2020 — S&P 500 Index: 1.8% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 1.0% Nasdaq Composite: 4.0% Equities: US equities delivered positive results this week. In addition, indexes representing both the small and mid-cap space were lower. The Nasdaq, after being down approximately 25% in late-March, is up almost 18% this year and reached an all-time high Thursday.

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Markets Rally Ahead of Independence Day

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Week ending 7/2/2020 — S&P 500 Index: 2.0% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 0.9% Nasdaq Composite: 2.4% Equities: US equities delivered very strong gains during the shortened trading week. Like their larger counterparts, indexes representing both the small and mid-cap space were higher.

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Markets Pull Back Amid COVID-19 Challenges

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Week ending 6/26/2020 — S&P 500 Index: -2.9% Dow Jones Industrial Average: -3.3% Nasdaq Composite: -1.9% Equities: US pulled back this week in the wake of increased COVID-19 cases in southern and western states, bank stress test restricting dividend payouts, and stretched equity valuations. Like their larger counterparts, small and mid-caps also gave back ground this week.

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Markets Continue Run Amid Strong Economic Data and Fed Support

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Week ending 6/19/2020 — S&P 500 Index: 1.9% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 1.0% Nasdaq Composite: 3.7% Equities: US equities enjoyed a positive week, as the S&P 500 Index finished solidly over 3100.

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Markets Pull Back Amid Solid Two-Month Run

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Week ending 6/12/2020 — S&P 500 Index: -4.8% Dow Jones Industrial Average: -5.6% Nasdaq Composite: -2.3% Equities: US equities sold off this week, as the S&P 500 Index posted its largest weekly loss since late March. The Nasdaq outperformed amid the sell-off, bearing similarities to action seen in February and March.

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Equities Strong as Data Improves

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Week ending 6/5/2020 — S&P 500 Index: 4.9% Dow Jones Industrial Average: 6.9% Nasdaq Composite: 3.4% Equities: The S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq were all higher, with the best performer being the Dow, while the Nasdaq lagged.

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