The WMA Weekly Market Wrap v. 171031

Even More All-Time Highs Most of the major domestic equity benchmarks closed higher last week and moved further into record territory. The broad market S&P 500 recorded a seventh consecutive weekly gain, its best stretch in nearly three years. The tech-heavy Nasdaq performed best, helped by a surge in Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Read more about The WMA Weekly Market Wrap v. 171031[…]

The WMA Weekly Market Wrap v. 171024

More All-Time Highs The major domestic benchmark stock indexes all moved higher last week – which included the 30th anniversary of the famous “Black Monday” crash of 1987 – to close at record levels. The driving forces seemed to be some good third-quarter earnings reports and Thursday evening’s Senate passage of next year’s federal budget, Read more about The WMA Weekly Market Wrap v. 171024[…]

WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up v171017

The Rally Continues Domestic stocks continued their advance into record territory, marking the fifth consecutive weekly gain for the large-cap Dow and S&P 500 indexes. The gains were modest, however. The small-cap Russell 2000 lagged and recorded a modest loss for the week. Thus far in 2017, the Dow has gained nearly 16 percent, the Read more about WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up v171017[…]

WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – v171010

The Rally Continues Stocks maintained their winning streak for much of the week, sending the major indexes to a new round of records, despite the devastating shooting in Las Vegas last Sunday evening, which claimed the lives of more than 50 people and injured over 500 others. The large-cap S&P 500 Index notched its eighth consecutive daily Read more about WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up – v171010[…]

WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up v.171002

New Highs The U.S. large-cap benchmarks closed modestly higher last week, while the small-cap indexes scored more substantial gains. These advances brought most of the indexes to new intraday highs on Friday, but the narrowly focused Dow remained a bit below the peak it established the previous week. The performance of the small-cap Russell 2000 Read more about WMA Weekly Market Wrap Up v.171002[…]

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Most Americans know the fundamentals of good health: exercise, proper diet, sufficient sleep, regular check-ups, and no smoking or excessive alcohol. Yet, despite this knowledge, changing existing behaviors can be difficult. Look no further than the New Year’s Resolution, with its 9% success rate.¹ Generally, negative motivations are inadequate to affect change. (“I need to Read more about Changing Unhealthy Behaviors[…]