Week in Review September 23, 2016

Despite a down day on Friday, global stocks and bonds rose last week, happy to have central bank announcements from the U.S. and Japan out of the way.

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Week in Review September 16, 2016

U.S. stocks rebounded last week after suffering one of their worst performances of the year the prior week, as fears receded that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates at its monetary policy meeting this week.

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Week in Review September 9, 2016

Renewed fears that the Federal Reserve may be getting closer to tightening monetary policy and raising interest rates sent stock prices down sharply last Friday, with the major U.S. averages suffering their biggest weekly losses since the middle of January.

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Week in Review September 2, 2016

Last Friday’s weaker-than-expected August jobs report threw some doubt into the timing of the Federal Reserve’s next interest rate increase.

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Week in Review August 26, 2016

The three major U.S. stock indexes had their worst week in two months as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and other Fed members suggested that the economy may be strong enough now to withstand another interest rate increase.

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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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