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Q4 2017 Market Review

The U.S. economy finished 2017 with another strong quarter.  GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter (the fourth quarter is still being tallied) and is estimated to be 2.3% for the year.  That growth coupled with low inflation and stable unemployment powered the markets to even [...]

2018-05-01T13:55:57+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Quarterly Market Review|

Q3 2017 Market Review

Almost every sector of the stock market continued to make gains in the third quarter.  Small cap stocks, as measure by the S&P 600 SmallCap index led the increases with a 6% gain, followed by large cap stocks (S&P 500) which gained 4%.  The S&P 400 MidCap Index was up 3%.  [...]

2018-05-01T13:57:07+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Quarterly Market Review|

Q2 2017 Market Review

The second quarter of 2017 was another good quarter for the markets.  Equities added several percentage points pushing year-to-date gains into the double digits in several sections of the market. The S&P 500 (SPY), which measures large-cap stocks, gained 2.6%.  Smaller stocks continued to lag their large cap counterparts. The S&P [...]

2018-05-01T13:50:12+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Quarterly Market Review|