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Market Digest – Week Ending 08/31

Market Digest – Week Ending 08/31

Capital markets participants spent much of the week awaiting Ben Bernanke’s Friday comments from Jackson Hole. As expected, the Fed Chairman strongly suggested there will be more stimulus in the form of bond purchases, but failed to provide any details....
Market Digest – Week Ending 8/17

Market Digest – Week Ending 8/17

Signs of positive U.S. economic growth and compromise in Europe over ECB bond purchases drove domestic stocks to a fourth straight weekly gain. Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany and the ECB are “aligned” on their view that central bank bond purchases...
Market Digest – Week Ending 8/10

Market Digest – Week Ending 8/10

Positive U.S. economic news translated to modest gains for stocks and losses for Treasuries. Increasing evidence of strength in the housing market boosted confidence, as did lower weekly jobless claims, but slowing exports from China dampened some...
Market Digest – Week Ending 8/3

Market Digest – Week Ending 8/3

Stocks were up modestly for the week as US job creation overpowered waning confidence in the ECB’s ability to stabilize the European debt crisis. Global indexes fell each day through Thursday as ECB President Mario Dhraghi’s prior week comments about...
Market Digest – Week Ending 7/27

Market Digest – Week Ending 7/27

Second quarter U.S. GDP growth was better than feared, and the most important European leaders strongly stated their intention to maintain the Euro. On Thursday, ECB President Mario Draghi implied his organization would restart bond purchases. Draghi will...
Market Digest — Week Ending 7/20

Market Digest — Week Ending 7/20

Almost a mirror image of last week, stocks rose through Thursday and fell on Friday. On balance, it was a positive week for major US indexes as corporate earnings outpaced most expectations. For Spain, and Europe in general, it was a case of one step...
Market Digest – Week Ending 5/11

Market Digest – Week Ending 5/11

Greece roared back to the top of the financial news after election results raised doubts about the implementation of last year’s bailout agreement. The resulting uncertainty drove investors to reduce risk. Stocks and the Euro fell. Treasuries rose. Gold...
Market Digest – Week Ending 5/4

Market Digest – Week Ending 5/4

The S&P 500 fell 2.4 percent — the largest weekly decline of the year. A weaker-than-expected jobs report released Friday drove most of the selling. Payrolls climbed by 115,000, well below estimates. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent, but the...
Market Digest – Week Ending 4/27

Market Digest – Week Ending 4/27

Would you pay $775 for an iPhone? For millions of Chinese in the first quarter, the unsubsidized phone was worth it. They helped Apple blow past earnings expectations. Back in the US, consumers have begun to take advantage of low interest rates to buy more...