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The U.S. stock market indices increased modestly in the third quarter, propelling the S&P 500 and the DJIA to their best three-quarter starts to the year since 1997 and NASDAQ to its best three-quarter start since 2013 – all while further extending what is the longest bull market on record.

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Markets Continue to Set Records in the Second Quarter of 2019

Stock markets in the U.S. and mostly around the globe turned in a good second quarter, which when combined with a good first quarter, created fantastic YTD returns for investors. In fact, the returns were historic, especially for the la...

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Stocks Turn in Best Quarter in 10 Years

Global markets ended the first quarter of 2019 with very positive returns and domestically, the DJIA, S&P 500, Russell 2000 and NASDAQ all rewarded investors with double digit gains. The S&P 500 recorded its strongest quarterly performance in a decade, risin...

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A record-setting year for stocks, but one investors would rather forget

As we reflect on 2018, it is tempting to sugarcoat the year by simply reporting that it was a record-setting year for stocks – because so many investors would rather quickly forget the end results.

So here are the end resul...

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Third Quarter 2018

A Fantastic Third Quarter – At Least in the U.S

A fantastic third quarter has pushed 2018 into a pretty good year as the broad-based S&P 500 finished the third quarter with a 7.2% gain – its best quarter since 2013.

Very solid corporate earnings, historically low unemploymen...

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Markets in Review

The second quarter of 2018 saw lots of themes emerge, but increasing trade tensions seemed to drive the markets and the return of volatility. In fact, investors would be hard-pressed to find an asset class, sector or region that didn’t see decent-sized swings over the second quar...

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