Month: January 2017

January
30

Provided by: Jon McGraw

A Historic Moment for U.S. Stock Markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 20,000 last week. Barron’s cautioned investors not to make too much of the milestone since, “There are only 30 stocks in the index so each one carries a lot of weight.” Regardless of the significance of the Dow’s move, U.S. stock markets generally were upbeat about President Trump’s first…

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January
23

Provided by: Jon McGraw

Markets Weren’t Quite Sure Which Direction to Move Last Week…

The Trump rally, which lost some steam, gained momentum early in the week. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index finished January 19, the day before the inauguration, with its biggest election-to-inauguration gain since Bill Clinton won a second term in 1996, according to MarketWatch, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average remained within striking distance of…

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January
17

Provided by: Jon McGraw

Around the World in a Few Paragraphs

The post-election adrenaline rush may be over in the United States. Barron’s reported: “The new year began with high hopes, with the bulls expecting the rally that began with Donald J. Trump’s election victory to continue into 2017, while the bears salivated at the opportunity presented by a market that had gotten way ahead of…

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