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December 2018

The 1% Market Move: 12/26/2018
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The Bottom Line S&P 500 up +4.96% Stoxx Europe 600 down -0.42% Shanghai Composite Index down –0.26% So What Happened? U.S. stocks staged one of the biggest daily rallies today with the S&P 500 increasing by 4.96%. Today’s massive rebound...
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The 1% Market Move: 12/21/2018
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The Bottom Line S&P 500 down –2.06% Stoxx Europe 600 up +0.03% Shanghai Composite Index down –0.79% So What Happened? The U.S. stock market sank to a 16-month low today and is on pace for the worst week since 2011....
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The 1% Market Move: 12/20/2018
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The Bottom Line S&P 500 down –1.58% Stoxx Europe 600 down -1.45% Shanghai Composite Index down –0.52% So What Happened? The U.S. stock market continued its decline today with the tech heavy NASDAQ Index entering bear market territory (represents a...
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The 1% Market Move: 12/19/2018
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The Bottom Line S&P 500 down –1.54% Stoxx Europe 600 up +0.31% Shanghai Composite Index down –1.05% So What Happened? U.S. stock markets were relatively calm yesterday in anticipation of today’s Federal Reserve meeting in D.C.  As expected, the Fed...
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The 1% Market Move: 12/17/2018
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The Bottom Line S&P 500 down -2.08% Stoxx Europe 600 down -1.14% Shanghai Composite Index up +0.16% So What Happened? The S&P 500 fed off Friday’s downturn, opening up the trading week with a decline of -2.08%. Stock markets in...
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The 1% Market Move: 12/14/2018
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The Bottom Line S&P 500 down -1.91% Stoxx Europe 600 down -0.63% Shanghai Composite Index down -1.53% So What Happened? The S&P 500 dropped -1.91% today, marking its first +/-1% move of the week and erasing slight gains realized over...
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The 1% Market Move: 12/07/2018
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The Bottom Line S&P 500 down -2.33% Stoxx Europe 600 up +0.62% Shanghai Composite Index up +0.03% So What Happened? U.S. stock markets were closed on Wednesday in remembrance of President George H.W. Bush. The brief pause did little to...
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The 1% Market Move: 12/04/2018
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The Bottom Line S&P 500 down -3.24% Stoxx Europe 600 down -0.76% Shanghai Composite Index up +0.42% So What Happened? What a difference a day can make. Yesterday we wrote how global stock markets appeared to be pacified by a...
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’Tis the Season for Gifting
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Four gifting strategies to consider before year end. As we approach the holiday season, three things always seem to remain constant. One, your stress level will probably increase. Two, your impending tax bill will start to take shape. And three,...
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The 1% Market Move: 12/03/2018
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The Bottom Line S&P 500 up +1.09% Stoxx Europe 600 up +1.03% Shanghai Composite Index up +2.57% So What Happened? Global stock markets began the first trading week of December on the “nice” list, as the S&P 500 gained +1.09%,...
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