Septembers Monthly Economic Update

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In this month’s recap: Stocks rallied, fueled by an improving labor market, strong corporate earnings, and clarity on Fed tapering plans. Presented by The PensionmarkMeridien Team U.S. MARKETS Signs of an improving labor market, strong corporate earnings, and more clarity from the Fed on its tapering plans propelled stocks to multiple record highs during August.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.22 percent while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index … Read More

August’s Monthly Economic Update

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In this month’s recap: Stocks notched a solid gain as investors looked past higher inflation and new COVID-19 cases. Presented by The PensionmarkMeridien Team U.S. MARKETS Last month, the stock market posted a solid gain, overcoming investors’ fears of higher inflation and an increase in COVID-19 cases.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 1.25 percent, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 2.27 percent. The Nasdaq lagged, climbing … Read More

May Economic Update

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In this month’s recap: Stocks notched a solid gain, fueled by a succession of positive economic reports and a strong start to the first-quarter earnings season.

February Economic Update

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In this month’s recap: As the month came to a close, stocks were mixed as attention shifted to unprecedented activity around a handful of companies with short-interest positions.

March Economic Update

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In this month’s recap: the emerging coronavirus reins in the bulls on Wall Street, trade deals make headlines, the United Kingdom makes its Brexit, and confident U.S. households help the economy keep its pace.