Market Recap & Box Score

Our regular summary of the capital markets. Check back each month for new updates.

Monthly Recap: Monthly Market Review, July 2014

Geopolitical worries and subpar corporate earnings reports out of Europe sent the financial markets tumbling in July. The Dow Jones Industrial average dropped 317 points, or 1.9%, erasing all gains in 2014. Investors exited U.S. equity markets due to stretched valuations, the prospect of less-friendly policies from the Fed and rising geopolitical concerns. In conjunction, …

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Monthly Recap: Monthly Market Review, June 2014

Market Review In conjunction with an improving job and real estate market, U.S. equity markets continued to trend upward. Specifically, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite index closed the quarter up 4.7% and 5.0% respectively. This represents the sixth straight quarter of gains, a 14-year record. At the latest FOMC meeting, the Fed reassured …

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Monthly Recap: Monthly Market Review, May 2014

Market Review U.S. equity markets continued to progress in the month of May with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) reaching all-time highs.  The S&P 500 and the DJIA closed the month at 1,923 and 16,717 respectively. After falling to start the year, the S&P 500 has climbed 7.9% since the …

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