Retirement Weekly

April 30, 2019

S&P 500 Reaches a New Peak – April 29, 2019

The Week on Wall Street - Stocks returned to record territory, with both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite closing at historic... Read More
April 22, 2019

A Mild Week for the Market – April 22, 2019

The Week on Wall Street - A short and relatively placid trading week wrapped up Thursday, with the major indices turning in mixed performances. The S&P 500 retreated... Read More
April 15, 2019

The Q1 Earnings Season Begins – April 15, 2019

The Week on Wall Street - Stocks broke out of a narrow range on Friday following news that two major banks grew their bottom line in the first... Read More
April 8, 2019

Special Update: Quarterly Report – April 8, 2019

The Week on Wall Street - Stocks just posted their second straight weekly gain. Investors were encouraged by the latest jobs report and new signs of progress on a... Read More
April 1, 2019

Gains Conclude a Great Quarter – April 1, 2019

The Week on Wall Street - Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed, completing their best quarter since 2009. A Friday tweet from Treasury Secretary... Read More
March 25, 2019

Treasury Yields Prompt Concerns – March 25, 2019

The Week on Wall Street - Friday, the yield of the 3-month Treasury bill exceeded the yield of the 10-year Treasury note for the first time in... Read More
March 18, 2019

Dow, S&P, Nasdaq All Rise – March 18, 2019

The big story last week was the sudden grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 passenger jets in dozens of countries. The financial effects... Read More
March 11, 2019

Stocks Dip on Growth Concerns – March 11, 2019

The Week on Wall Street - As in February, investors spent most of the first full trading week of March hoping for new details in U.S.-China trade... Read More
March 5, 2019

S&P Ends Week Little Changed – March 4, 2019

Stocks lost a little ground as February gave way to March. While domestic and overseas political developments made...Read More
February 25, 2019

Optimism Spurs a Broad Rally – February 25, 2019

The Week on Wall Street - Stocks rallied last week as optimism about a potential U.S.-China trade deal grew. The S&P 500 advanced 0.80% during the 4-day trading... Read More
February 20, 2019

Dow, S&P, Nasdaq Climb Higher – February 19, 2019

Stocks ended a good week on a high note, as hints of progress in U.S.-China trade talks encouraged... Read More
February 12, 2019

Stocks Post Small Weekly Gains – February 11, 2019

Major U.S. stock benchmarks eked out slight gains last week, with corporate profit reports and news about U.S.-China trade negotiations vying for investor attention over ... Read More
February 4, 2019

Markets Gain Again – February 4, 2019

Last week closed out one of stocks’ top January performances in years. In fact, both the S&P 500 and Dow posted their best January results in at least ... Read More
January 28, 2019

Stocks Muted, Big Week Ahead – January 28, 2019

For the first time in months, U.S. markets experienced little movement last week. The Dow and NASDAQ did have their 5th week of gains in a row, but their increases were ... Read More
January 22, 2019

The Rally Continues – January 22, 2019

U.S. markets were up again last week, as major domestic indexes posted their 4th weekly gains in a row. In fact, the S&P 500 was no longer ...Read More
January 15, 2019

Markets Relax and Rally – January 14, 2019

After months of volatility, markets relaxed a bit last week. For the first time since October, the S&P 500 went 5 days without a 1% gain or ... Read More
January 8, 2019

Markets Up—And Volatile – January 7, 2019

U.S. markets experienced more wild sessions last week before ending in positive territory as the recent turbulence continued. In fact, we are currently in the middle of some of the most volatile market performance in more than ... Read More
December 31, 2018

Year-End Special Edition: A Look Back at 2018 – December 31, 2018

The close of the year provides an opportunity for investors to step back and consider the wider financial landscape. This week, we’re reviewing some key issues that ... Read More
December 24, 2018

Turbulence Continues – December 24, 2018

Last week, domestic markets had some of their worst performance in 10 years. The S&P 500 lost 7.05%, the Dow declined 6.87%, and the NASDAQ dropped ... Read More
December 18, 2018

Stocks Down, Change Ahead? – December 17, 2018

Last week brought more volatility to the markets. While domestic indexes had some rallies as positive trade news emerged earlier in the week, by Friday, December 14, they had erased ... Read More