Benchmark Review

Benchmark Review & Monthly Recap, March 2017

April 4, 2017


Albeit modest, U.S. stocks posted their fifth consecutive gain during the month of March. The S&P 500 increased 0.12% for the…

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Benchmark Review & Monthly Recap, February 2017

March 6, 2017


Stocks added to January’s gains during the month of February as the post-election rally continued. The S&P 500 increased 3.97% for…

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Benchmark Review & Monthly Recap, January 2017

February 6, 2017


In a stark contrast with the beginning of last year, U.S. equity markets generated positive returns in January. The S&P 500…

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Benchmark Review & Monthly Recap, December 2016

January 3, 2017


U.S. equity markets generated positive returns in December. The S&P 500 increased 1.97% for the month, while small cap stocks, as…

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Benchmark Review & Monthly Recap, November 2016

December 1, 2016


U.S. equity markets rallied in November. The S&P 500 increased 3.70% for the month, while small cap stocks, as measured by…

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Benchmark Review & Monthly Recap, October 2016

November 1, 2016


U.S. equity markets declined in October. The S&P 500 declined 1.82% for the month, while small cap stocks, as measured by…

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Benchmark Review

Benchmark Review & Monthly Recap, September 2016

October 4, 2016


Most major U.S. equity indices ended little changed in September. With the help of dividends, the S&P 500 inched ahead by…

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Benchmark Review, August 2016

September 6, 2016


Most equity indices hit new highs in the middle of August before some profit taking set in during the latter part…

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Benchmark Review, July 2016

August 3, 2016


July was a month of new highs for stocks, as the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Russell 1000 and Russell…

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Benchmark Review

Benchmark Review, June 2016

July 6, 2016


Despite the volatility created by the Brexit vote, equity markets in June managed to post the fourth consecutive month of positive…

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