Week in Review August 19, 2016

U.S. stocks were little changed last week while bond yields rose after the Federal Reserve was noncommittal about the timing of its next monetary policy move.

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Week in Review August 12, 2016

U.S. stocks ended the week modestly higher after all three major equity indexes closed at record highs on Thursday, the first time that had happened on the same day since 1999.

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Week in Review August 5, 2016

Stocks rose sharply on Friday on the heels of a second straight solid monthly employment report.

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Week in Review July 29, 2016

U.S. stocks finished mixed last week but higher for July as investors continued to weigh whether the economy is strong enough to convince the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the first time since last December.

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Week in Review July 22, 2016

Stocks finished a quiet mid-summer week of trading modestly higher but near record levels as investors prepared for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting this week.

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Week in Review July 15, 2016

Global stocks jumped while sovereign bond prices fell last week as investors took on more risk as the post-Brexit vote panic started to subside.

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Week in Review July 8, 2016

A much stronger than expected June jobs report pushed stocks higher on Friday, boosting the major U.S. indexes into the green for the week.

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