Financial News for the Week of January 26, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK U.S. economic data was relatively constructive this week; existing home sales remained near their multiyear highs, while real GDP expanded by a robust 2.6% (annualized) to cap off last year. The IMF upgraded its global economic forecast to 3.9% for this year and
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Financial News for the Week of January 19, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Not even a looming government shutdown could dampen market optimism this week. More evidence of strong momentum in the economy saw equities gain ground, while Treasuries and the U.S. Dollar continued to fall. It remained a coin toss at time of writing whether Co
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Financial News for the Week of January 11, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The second week of 2018 marked another strong performance in equity markets. While the advance did take a breather midweek, the main American stock indices resumed their upward trajectory, rising to new highs. The rally received an added fillip from oil prices,
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Financial News for the Week of January 5, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Investors celebrated tax cuts by snapping up U.S. equities this week, extending last year’s record-setting rally into the first week of 2018. Energy stocks were lifted as WTI hit $62 for the first time since 2014. December’s solid jobs report capped the end of a
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