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Examining Economic Growth

Markets experienced a push-and-pull last week between data indicating strong economic growth and lagging performance from several tech stocks' earnings reports. Domestic indexes had mixed results, as the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, the Dow was up 1.57%, while the NASDAQ dropped 1.06%. International stocks had more of an uptick, gaining 1.32% for the week while the U.S.

The Power of Corporate Earnings

Stocks stumbled across the globe last week as trade tensions continued to escalate. Despite rebounding somewhat on Friday, the S&P 500 experienced its first weekly loss in a month, and the Dow posted its worst week since March. The S&P 500 dropped 0.89% and the Dow lost 2.03%.  International Stocks gave back 0.98%, while U.S.

Stocks Up and Economic Signals Mixed

Geopolitical uncertainty affected stocks last week, as the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea began to look less likely. On Thursday, May 24, President Trump announced that the summit was off, and stocks stumbled in reaction. The next day, Trump said the meeting might still occur next month, leaving investors questioning the eventual outcome.

Earnings Season Begins

Heightened global market volatility continued last week. Stocks slid on Friday, April 13, but still held on to gains for the week. The S&P 500 increased 1.99% and the Dow added 1.79%. International Stocks also rose, gaining 1.45%.

Stocks Drop as Tariff Noise Rises

Markets experienced significant declines last week. The S&P 500 lost 5.95% and the Dow dropped 5.66%. With these losses, all major domestic indexes had their worst weekly performance in more than 2 years. International Stocks also declined, giving back 2.64%.

Interest Rates, Treasuries and Inflation

Last week, the Presidents' Day holiday meant markets were only open for 4 trading days, and during that time, we received comparatively few economic reports. Nonetheless, major domestic stock indexes showed considerable volatility and posted losses for 3 straight days. By Friday, however, stocks rebounded and ended the week in positive territory.

Stocks Continue Higher

U.S. stocks had an impressive week yet again, as each of the domestic indexes reached record highs and gained at least 2%. The S&P 500 added 2.23%, and the Dow increased 2.09%. International stocks joined the growth, adding 1.49%.

What We’re Grateful For This Year

Happy Thanksgiving from our team at RiverTree Advisors! We want to take a moment to thank you for being a part of our family. We sincerely appreciate the trust you place in our firm, and we take our responsibility to you and your family very seriously.

Now For Some Good News

If you watch the news, it can seem like the world is falling apart. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, North Korea nuclear threat, refugee crisis, political wrangling. These are just a few of the recent events that have many of us worried about the world we live in.

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