Market Recap & Box Score

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

Monthly Recap: Monthly Market Review, September 2014

Equity investors closed the month in heightened alert, sparked by a collection of events, including Russia’s ongoing battle with the West, escalation in the Middle East and protests in Hong Kong. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the month down 1.40% and 0.32%, respectively. Despite a relatively flat month for The …

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Monthly Recap: Monthly Market Review, August 2014

Global equity markets recovered from the July pullback, with the MSCI All Country Index soaring 2.61% in August. U.S. equity markets had their largest monthly gain since February, supported by M&A activity and positive economic and earnings reports. Specifically, revised data revealed the world’s largest economy grew 4.2% annualized during the second quarter versus the …

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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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