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Weekly Market Commentary


Trade News Moves the Market (May 20, 2019)

Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered with help from strong earnings and indications that U.S.-China trade talks would continue. Even so, the major indices had a down week. The S&P 500 lost 0.76%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.27%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.69%. In contrast, the MSCI EAFE benchmark for international stocks rose 0.19%.

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