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05/19/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 5/17/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,764.00         -178.37         -0.69         +2,436.54         10.44        
NASDAQ 7,816.28         -100.66         -1.27         +1,181.00         17.80        
S&P500 2,859.53         -21.87         -0.76        +352.68         14.07        
Russell 2000 1,535.76         -37.23         -2.37        +187.20         13.88        
International 1,865.83         +0.73         0.04        +145.95         8.49        
10-year bond 2.39%        -0.07%          -0.30%         
30-year T-bond 2.82%        -0.05%          -0.20%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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05/18/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 5/17/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,764.00         -178.37         -0.69         +2,436.54         10.44        
NASDAQ 7,816.28         -100.66         -1.27         +1,181.00         17.80        
S&P500 2,859.53         -21.87         -0.76        +352.68         14.07        
Russell 2000 1,535.76         -37.23         -2.37        +187.20         13.88        
International 1,865.83         +0.73         0.04        +145.95         8.49        
10-year bond 2.39%        -0.07%          -0.30%         
30-year T-bond 2.82%        -0.05%          -0.20%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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05/12/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 5/10/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,942.37         -562.58         -2.12         +2,614.91         11.21        
NASDAQ 7,916.94         -247.06         -3.03         +1,281.66         19.32        
S&P500 2,881.40         -64.24         -2.18        +374.55         14.94        
Russell 2000 1,572.99         -41.03         -2.54        +224.43         16.64        
International 1,865.10         -53.71         -2.80        +145.22         8.44        
10-year bond 2.46%        -0.07%          -0.23%         
30-year T-bond 2.87%        -0.06%          -0.15%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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05/11/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 5/10/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,942.37         -562.58         -2.12         +2,614.91         11.21        
NASDAQ 7,916.94         -247.06         -3.03         +1,281.66         19.32        
S&P500 2,881.40         -64.24         -2.18        +374.55         14.94        
Russell 2000 1,572.99         -41.03         -2.54        +224.43         16.64        
International 1,865.10         -53.71         -2.80        +145.22         8.44        
10-year bond 2.46%        -0.07%          -0.23%         
30-year T-bond 2.87%        -0.06%          -0.15%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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05/05/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 5/3/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,504.95         -38.38         -0.14         +3,177.49         13.62        
NASDAQ 8,164.00         +17.60         0.22         +1,528.72         23.04        
S&P500 2,945.64         +5.76         0.20        +438.79         17.50        
Russell 2000 1,614.02         +22.20         1.39        +265.46         19.68        
International 1,918.81         +3.16         0.16        +198.93         11.57        
10-year bond 2.53%        +0.03%          -0.16%         
30-year T-bond 2.93%        +0.00%          -0.09%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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05/04/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 5/3/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,504.95         -38.38         -0.14         +3,177.49         13.62        
NASDAQ 8,164.00         +17.60         0.22         +1,528.72         23.04        
S&P500 2,945.64         +5.76         0.20        +438.79         17.50        
Russell 2000 1,614.02         +22.20         1.39        +265.46         19.68        
International 1,918.81         +3.16         0.16        +198.93         11.57        
10-year bond 2.53%        +0.03%          -0.16%         
30-year T-bond 2.93%        +0.00%          -0.09%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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04/28/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 4/26/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,543.33         -16.21         -0.06         +3,215.87         13.79        
NASDAQ 8,146.40         +148.34         1.85         +1,511.12         22.77        
S&P500 2,939.88         +34.85         1.20        +433.03         17.27        
Russell 2000 1,591.82         +26.07         1.67        +243.26         18.04        
International 1,915.65         -4.76         -0.25        +195.77         11.38        
10-year bond 2.50%        -0.06%          -0.19%         
30-year T-bond 2.93%        -0.03%          -0.09%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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04/27/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 4/26/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,543.33         -16.21         -0.06         +3,215.87         13.79        
NASDAQ 8,146.40         +148.34         1.85         +1,511.12         22.77        
S&P500 2,939.88         +34.85         1.20        +433.03         17.27        
Russell 2000 1,591.82         +26.07         1.67        +243.26         18.04        
International 1,915.65         -4.76         -0.25        +195.77         11.38        
10-year bond 2.50%        -0.06%          -0.19%         
30-year T-bond 2.93%        -0.03%          -0.09%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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04/21/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 4/19/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,559.54         +147.24         0.56         +3,232.08         13.86        
NASDAQ 7,998.06         +13.90         0.17         +1,362.78         20.54        
S&P500 2,905.03         -2.38         -0.08        +398.18         15.88        
Russell 2000 1,565.75         -19.05         -1.20        +217.19         16.11        
International 1,920.41         +4.74         0.25        +200.53         11.66        
10-year bond 2.56%        +0.00%          -0.13%         
30-year T-bond 2.96%        -0.01%          -0.06%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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04/20/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 4/19/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,559.54         +147.24         0.56         +3,232.08         13.86        
NASDAQ 7,998.06         +13.90         0.17         +1,362.78         20.54        
S&P500 2,905.03         -2.38         -0.08        +398.18         15.88        
Russell 2000 1,565.75         -19.05         -1.20        +217.19         16.11        
International 1,920.41         +4.74         0.25        +200.53         11.66        
10-year bond 2.56%        +0.00%          -0.13%         
30-year T-bond 2.96%        -0.01%          -0.06%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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04/14/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 4/12/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,412.30         -12.69         -0.05         +3,084.84         13.22        
NASDAQ 7,984.16         +45.47         0.57         +1,348.88         20.33        
S&P500 2,907.41         +14.67         0.51        +400.56         15.98        
Russell 2000 1,584.80         +2.24         0.14        +236.24         17.52        
International 1,915.67         +4.27         0.22        +195.79         11.38        
10-year bond 2.56%        +0.06%          -0.13%         
30-year T-bond 2.97%        +0.06%          -0.05%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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04/13/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 4/12/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,412.30         -12.69         -0.05         +3,084.84         13.22        
NASDAQ 7,984.16         +45.47         0.57         +1,348.88         20.33        
S&P500 2,907.41         +14.67         0.51        +400.56         15.98        
Russell 2000 1,584.80         +2.24         0.14        +236.24         17.52        
International 1,915.67         +4.27         0.22        +195.79         11.38        
10-year bond 2.56%        +0.06%          -0.13%         
30-year T-bond 2.97%        +0.06%          -0.05%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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04/07/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 4/5/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,424.99         +496.31         1.91         +3,097.53         13.28        
NASDAQ 7,938.69         +209.37         2.71         +1,303.41         19.64        
S&P500 2,892.74         +58.34         2.06        +385.89         15.39        
Russell 2000 1,582.56         +42.82         2.78        +234.00         17.35        
International 1,911.40         +35.97         1.92        +191.52         11.14        
10-year bond 2.50%        +0.09%          -0.19%         
30-year T-bond 2.91%        +0.09%          -0.11%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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04/06/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 4/5/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 26,424.99         +496.31         1.91         +3,097.53         13.28        
NASDAQ 7,938.69         +209.37         2.71         +1,303.41         19.64        
S&P500 2,892.74         +58.34         2.06        +385.89         15.39        
Russell 2000 1,582.56         +42.82         2.78        +234.00         17.35        
International 1,911.40         +35.97         1.92        +191.52         11.14        
10-year bond 2.50%        +0.09%          -0.19%         
30-year T-bond 2.91%        +0.09%          -0.11%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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03/31/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/29/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,928.68         +426.36         1.67         +2,601.22         11.15        
NASDAQ 7,729.32         +86.65         1.13         +1,094.04         16.49        
S&P500 2,834.40         +33.69         1.20        +327.55         13.07        
Russell 2000 1,539.74         +33.82         2.25        +191.18         14.18        
International 1,875.43         -7.54         -0.40        +155.55         9.04        
10-year bond 2.41%        -0.05%          -0.28%         
30-year T-bond 2.82%        -0.07%          -0.20%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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03/30/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/29/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,928.68         +426.36         1.67         +2,601.22         11.15        
NASDAQ 7,729.32         +86.65         1.13         +1,094.04         16.49        
S&P500 2,834.40         +33.69         1.20        +327.55         13.07        
Russell 2000 1,539.74         +33.82         2.25        +191.18         14.18        
International 1,875.43         -7.54         -0.40        +155.55         9.04        
10-year bond 2.41%        -0.05%          -0.28%         
30-year T-bond 2.82%        -0.07%          -0.20%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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03/24/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/22/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,502.32         -346.55         -1.34         +2,174.86         9.32        
NASDAQ 7,642.67         -45.86         -0.60         +1,007.39         15.18        
S&P500 2,800.71         -21.77         -0.77        +293.86         11.72        
Russell 2000 1,505.92         -47.62         -3.07        +157.36         11.67        
International 1,882.97         -7.34         -0.39        +163.09         9.48        
10-year bond 2.46%        -0.13%          -0.23%         
30-year T-bond 2.89%        -0.13%          -0.13%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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03/23/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/22/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,502.32         -346.55         -1.34         +2,174.86         9.32        
NASDAQ 7,642.67         -45.86         -0.60         +1,007.39         15.18        
S&P500 2,800.71         -21.77         -0.77        +293.86         11.72        
Russell 2000 1,505.92         -47.62         -3.07        +157.36         11.67        
International 1,882.97         -7.34         -0.39        +163.09         9.48        
10-year bond 2.46%        -0.13%          -0.23%         
30-year T-bond 2.89%        -0.13%          -0.13%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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03/17/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/15/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,848.87         +398.63         1.57         +2,521.41         10.81        
NASDAQ 7,688.53         +280.39         3.78         +1,053.25         15.87        
S&P500 2,822.48         +79.41         2.89        +315.63         12.59        
Russell 2000 1,553.54         +31.66         2.08        +204.98         15.20        
International 1,890.31         +51.08         2.78        +170.43         9.91        
10-year bond 2.59%        -0.03%          -0.10%         
30-year T-bond 3.02%        +0.01%          +0.00%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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03/16/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/15/2019

Index Close Net Change % Change YTD YTD %
DJIA 25,848.87         +398.63         1.57         +2,521.41         10.81        
NASDAQ 7,688.53         +280.39         3.78         +1,053.25         15.87        
S&P500 2,822.48         +79.41         2.89        +315.63         12.59        
Russell 2000 1,553.54         +31.66         2.08        +204.98         15.20        
International 1,890.31         +51.08         2.78        +170.43         9.91        
10-year bond 2.59%        -0.03%          -0.10%         
30-year T-bond 3.02%        +0.01%          +0.00%         
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

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03/10/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/8/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 25,450.24         -576.08         -2.21         +2,122.78         9.10        
NASDAQ 7,408.14         -187.21         -2.46         +772.86         11.65        
S&P500 2,743.07         -60.62         -2.16         +236.22         9.42        
Russell 2000 1,521.88         -67.76         -4.26         +173.32         12.85        
International 1,839.23         -39.30         -2.09         +119.35         6.94        
10-year bond 2.62%        -0.14%          -0.07%          
30-year T-bond 3.01%        -0.11%          -0.01%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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03/09/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/8/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 25,450.24         -576.08         -2.21         +2,122.78         9.10        
NASDAQ 7,408.14         -187.21         -2.46         +772.86         11.65        
S&P500 2,743.07         -60.62         -2.16         +236.22         9.42        
Russell 2000 1,521.88         -67.76         -4.26         +173.32         12.85        
International 1,839.23         -39.30         -2.09         +119.35         6.94        
10-year bond 2.62%        -0.14%          -0.07%          
30-year T-bond 3.01%        -0.11%          -0.01%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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03/03/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/1/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 26,026.32         -5.49         -0.02         +2,698.86         11.57        
NASDAQ 7,595.35         +67.81         0.90         +960.07         14.47        
S&P500 2,803.69         +11.02         0.39         +296.84         11.84        
Russell 2000 1,589.64         -0.42         -0.03         +241.08         17.88        
International 1,878.53         +9.38         0.50         +158.65         9.22        
10-year bond 2.76%        +0.10%          +0.07%          
30-year T-bond 3.12%        +0.10%          +0.10%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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03/02/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 3/1/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 26,026.32         -5.49         -0.02         +2,698.86         11.57        
NASDAQ 7,595.35         +67.81         0.90         +960.07         14.47        
S&P500 2,803.69         +11.02         0.39         +296.84         11.84        
Russell 2000 1,589.64         -0.42         -0.03         +241.08         17.88        
International 1,878.53         +9.38         0.50         +158.65         9.22        
10-year bond 2.76%        +0.10%          +0.07%          
30-year T-bond 3.12%        +0.10%          +0.10%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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02/24/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 2/22/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 26,031.81         +148.56         0.57         +2,704.35         11.59        
NASDAQ 7,527.54         +55.13         0.74         +892.26         13.45        
S&P500 2,792.67         +17.07         0.62         +285.82         11.40        
Russell 2000 1,590.06         +20.81         1.33         +241.50         17.91        
International 1,869.15         +29.05         1.58         +149.27         8.68        
10-year bond 2.66%        -0.01%          -0.03%          
30-year T-bond 3.02%        +0.02%          +0.00%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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02/23/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 2/22/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 26,031.81         +148.56         0.57         +2,704.35         11.59        
NASDAQ 7,527.54         +55.13         0.74         +892.26         13.45        
S&P500 2,792.67         +17.07         0.62         +285.82         11.40        
Russell 2000 1,590.06         +20.81         1.33         +241.50         17.91        
International 1,869.15         +29.05         1.58         +149.27         8.68        
10-year bond 2.66%        -0.01%          -0.03%          
30-year T-bond 3.02%        +0.02%          +0.00%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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02/17/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 2/15/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 25,883.25         +776.92         3.09         +2,555.79         10.96        
NASDAQ 7,472.41         +174.21         2.39         +837.13         12.62        
S&P500 2,775.60         +67.72         2.50         +268.75         10.72        
Russell 2000 1,569.25         +62.86         4.17         +220.69         16.36        
International 1,840.10         +35.37         1.96         +120.22         6.99        
10-year bond 2.67%        +0.04%          -0.02%          
30-year T-bond 3.00%        +0.02%          -0.02%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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02/16/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 2/15/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 25,883.25         +776.92         3.09         +2,555.79         10.96        
NASDAQ 7,472.41         +174.21         2.39         +837.13         12.62        
S&P500 2,775.60         +67.72         2.50         +268.75         10.72        
Russell 2000 1,569.25         +62.86         4.17         +220.69         16.36        
International 1,840.10         +35.37         1.96         +120.22         6.99        
10-year bond 2.67%        +0.04%          -0.02%          
30-year T-bond 3.00%        +0.02%          -0.02%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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02/12/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 2/8/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 25,106.33         +42.44         0.17         +1,778.87         7.63        
NASDAQ 7,298.20         +34.33         0.47         +662.92         9.99        
S&P500 2,707.88         +1.35         0.05         +201.03         8.02        
Russell 2000 1,506.39         +4.34         0.29         +157.83         11.70        
International 1,804.73         -25.31         -1.38         +84.85         4.93        
10-year bond 2.63%        -0.06%          -0.06%          
30-year T-bond 2.98%        -0.05%          -0.04%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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02/10/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 2/8/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 25,106.33         +42.44         0.17         +1,778.87         7.63        
NASDAQ 7,298.20         +34.33         0.47         +662.92         9.99        
S&P500 2,707.88         +1.35         0.05         +201.03         8.02        
Russell 2000 1,506.39         +4.34         0.29         +157.83         11.70        
International 1,804.73         -25.31         -1.38         +84.85         4.93        
10-year bond 2.63%        -0.06%          -0.06%          
30-year T-bond 2.98%        -0.05%          -0.04%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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02/09/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 2/8/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 25,106.33         +42.44         0.17         +1,778.87         7.63        
NASDAQ 7,298.20         +34.33         0.47         +662.92         9.99        
S&P500 2,707.88         +1.35         0.05         +201.03         8.02        
Russell 2000 1,506.39         +4.34         0.29         +157.83         11.70        
International 1,804.73         -25.31         -1.38         +84.85         4.93        
10-year bond 2.63%        -0.06%          -0.06%          
30-year T-bond 2.98%        -0.05%          -0.04%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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02/03/2019 Weekly Market Summary

Major Indexes For Week Ended 2/1/2019

 
IndexCloseNet Change% ChangeYTDYTD %
DJIA 25,063.89         +326.69         1.32         +1,736.43         7.44        
NASDAQ 7,263.87         +99.01         1.38         +628.59         9.47        
S&P500 2,706.53         +41.77         1.57         +199.68         7.97        
Russell 2000 1,502.05         +19.20         1.29         +153.49         11.38        
International 1,830.04         +16.41         0.90         +110.16         6.41        
10-year bond 2.69%        -0.06%          +0.00%          
30-year T-bond 3.03%        -0.03%          +0.01%          
International index is MSCI EAFE index. Bond data reflect net change in yield, not price. Indices are unmanaged and you cannot directly invest in an index.

 

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Despite Distractions, Economic Data Boomed Last Week.

Despite all the distractions in the news, the U.S. economy’s resilience remains remarkably strong. 
Here are key fundamentals easily lost amid recent headlines dominating the news cycle.
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Protect Yourself Against Spearphishing

The Russian conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 presidential campaign relied on a common scam called “spearphishing.”
While the history-making scam may sound sophisticated, this form of digital fraud is running rampant.
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First Half Of 2018 Stock Investing Highlights

In the first half of 2018, large-company stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index returned 1.7%, ending the quarter about 6% lower than January’s all-time high.
Small-company stocks in the Russell 2000 stock index returned 7%, while investors who bought into TV ads for gold and silver investments were sorely disappointed with their 4.3% loss in the first six months of the year.
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Qualifying For The New Business Owner Tax Break

Under the new tax law, business owners are entitled to deduct 20% of "qualified business income."
The test for qualifying for this big new tax break is defined in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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Signal To Noise Ratio Of U.S. Economy Is An Anomaly

Signals of economic strength are about as strong as they ever get, but so is the background noise.
The signal to noise ratio of the economy is a blaring anomaly.
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Father's Day Financial Tip - Put Your Kids To Work

Here’s a Father’s Day financial tip: put your children to work!
Paying your kids to do chores regularly can be a satisfying transaction for parents and teach children responsibility, but it will also provide tax-free income to your children a half-century or so from now when they retire.
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The New Math Of Renting Out A Property

Even if you’re not a landlord now, listen up, because you may want to become one.
The new tax law has changed the equation weighing whether to rent a property or be the sole tenant throughout the year.
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Fed Shatters Conventional Economic Wisdom

Conventional economic wisdom holds that the record-low unemployment rate will cause employers to bid up wages, which then will be passed through to consumers in the form of higher prices, triggering rising inflation.
However, conventional wisdom is being shattered.
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Four New Signs Point To Economic Strength

In the news affecting your wealth, four good signs are currently pointing to continued economic growth for 2018.
Business-owner optimism has remained near an all-time high since the November 2016 election.
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Are You Better Off Than 10 Years Ago ?

The progress of humanity moves inexorably slowly, but there is irrefutable evidence that Americans are better off than they were 10 years ago — about 20% better off.
Real disposable personal income grew at an average annual rate of 2.2% since the end of the last recession.
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Stock Market Is Unfazed By Russia Indictment, Displaying What Makes America Great

On Friday, February 16, at about 1 p.m., a 37-page indictment alleging a criminal conspiracy by Russian agents to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was posted on the website of the U.S. Justice Department.
What’s lost in the headlines is that faith in the nation, as measured by the stock market, remained unshaken; stock prices barely budged, displaying what makes America great.
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If You Had The Power Of Perfect Knowledge

If you had the power of perfect knowledge — the power to predict which one of twelve types of investments representing a wide range of assets was going to be number one every year for each of the 15 years from 2002 through 2016 — you would have averaged a 29.9% annual return.
Of course, no one has the power to predict which investments will be number one every year.
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Maybe The Best Economic Conditions In Modern U S History

In December, inflation dropped again while retail sales continued to roar. Growth with almost no inflation is an optimal condition, rare in modern U.S. history. Meanwhile, earnings growth is accelerating - and earnings drive stock prices.

Drilling into the retail sales data, non-store retailers — online sellers —  grew explosively in 2017, soaring 12.2%.

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Major News Affecting Your Money

Headlines lately have been filled with news affecting your wealth. Here’s what’s most important.

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U.S. GDP Growth Surprise

In this week’s news affecting your wealth, the U.S economy grew 3% in the third quarter, much faster than had been expected. The consensus forecast of 59 economists, surveyed by The Wall Street Journal in early October, had been for 2.7% growth. The 3% figure is an estimate and the final number could be revised in the weeks ahead.  For growth to hit 3% in the third quarter despite two severe hurricanes, the threat of a nuclear war with North Korea, and political strife in Washington, D.C. is an impressive display of the current economic momentum.

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Why Does the S&P Keep Going Up?

Despite the threat of a nuclear war, events in Washington, and a proliferation of more truly frightening headlines than ever before, the stock market has continued to go up. Why? While stocks breaking record highs repeatedly for months may seem at odds with all the bad news, rarely has the outlook for the economy been so bright. It is the best and worst of times.

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Inflation Mystery

Seventy-one-year-old Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen, a Professor of Economics at Harvard and Berkeley for four decades before her appointment to lead the Fed in 2014, admitted at a press conference recently that the persistently low rate of inflation was a mystery. Perhaps then it should be no surprise that inflation’s mysterious behavior is behind the unexpectedly good financial news of 2017.
 
 
 
 
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Business Mergers and Acquisitions Acquiring and Selling a Company With Tax Efficiency and Opportunity

Prosperity is proud to present an educational event for Business Owners, CFOs and CPAs: Strategies for Acquiring and Selling a Business. Thursday November 9th: 5:30-7:30 pm at Prosperity's First Floor Conference Room. Guest Speaker - Ron Claussen Attorney at Law specializing in Business Sales Transactions

  • Enjoy free appetizers and drinks
  • Relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere
  • Feel free to bring family, friends and colleagues

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Ron Claussen’s practice focuses on corporate law, with an emphasis on merging growth companies, venture capital financing and mergers and acquisitions. Ron continues his entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law, providing creative solutions for his clients’ business opportunities.

Prior to going into private practice in 1986, Ron was general counsel to Nanco Enterprises, and had oversight of Nanco’s subsidiaries, including Carrows Restaurants, Jeremiah’s Steakhouses, Elephant Bar and Restaurants, Rayne Corporation and Santa Barbara Aviation, Inc. In addition to his general counsel responsibilities for these companies, Ron became actively involved in the long range orientation of each entity. From 1978 through 1981, Ron was also president of the Rayne Corporation, a west coast franchisor of water treatment products. In only three years, he doubled the client base of this 50-year-old company through acquisitions and strategic alignments.

Ron is a member of the State Bar of California and the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity and was a charter member in the Gibson Inn, Phi Delta Phi. Ron served as the Pacific Coast Director of the Montana Wildlife Federation from 2008-2013, during which time he created and fostered MWF’s Montana Matters fundraising campaign (www.montanamatters.com); he currently serves as an At-Large Director of the National Wildlife Federation and as a member of its development committee. He received his B.A. from University of California at Davis in 1968 with departmental honors and earned his J.D. from the University of California at Davis in 1971.

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