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Mark Lund

The Fiduciary Advisor Report – Monday, February 17, 2020 – Sandy Utah

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Daily headlines about the coronavirus had little impact on stock market averages last week. Earnings and mergers had more influence. All three Wall Street benchmarks improved. The Nasdaq Composite rose 2.21%, outpacing the S&P 500, up 1.58%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 1.02%. The MSCI EAFE index, which

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Mark Lund

The Fiduciary Advisor Report – Monday, February 3, 2020

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock benchmarks declined for a second straight week as coronavirus news tempered risk appetite. The S&P 500 fell 2.14% on the week. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 1.76%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 2.55%. Away from North America, developed markets slumped 2.24%, according to MSCI’s EAFE index.1,2 THE Fed Makes

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The Fiduciary Advisor Report – Monday, January 27, 2020

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stock prices fell last week as investors considered the potential health and economic risks of the flu-like coronavirus. Foreign stock markets, as tracked by the broad MSCI EAFE index, fell 1.03% for the week. Coincidentally, the S&P 500 lost exactly that much across a 4-day Wall Street trading week. The

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The Fiduciary Advisor Report – Monday, January 6, 2020

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET The market had a choppy five days, with traders reacting to geopolitical developments and weaker-than-expected jobs data. Even so, the three major U.S. equity indices posted weekly gains and continued their strong start to the new year. During Friday’s trading session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 29,000 for the

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Mark Lund

The Fiduciary Advisor Report – Monday, January 6, 2020

THE WEEK ON WALL STREET Stocks descended from record highs Friday, as traders reacted to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s top military officer. Oil prices rose more than 3% following the breaking news.1 Wall Street benchmarks ended up having a sideways week, shortened by the New Year’s Day holiday. The Dow Jones Industrial

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