Weekly Market Commentary 8/21/2017

Last week was a little rough for Wall Street again.  The S&P 500 was down .65%, closing at 2,425.55 on Friday.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down for a second week in a row.  It closed Friday at 21,674.51 losing .84% last week.  The housing market has started to decline as well.  Groundbreaking was down 4.8% in July with permits issued declining by 4.1% as well.1

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% CHANGE Y-T-D 1-YR CHG 5-YR AVG 10-YR AVG
DJIA +9.67 +16.54 +12.65 +6.57
NASDAQ +15.48 +18.63 +20.41 +14.82
S&P 500 +8.34 +10.90 +14.21 +6.77
REAL YIELD 8/18 RATE 1 YR AGO 5 YRS AGO 10 YRS AGO
10 YR TIPS 0.43% 0.06% -0.43% 2.45%

Sources: wsj.com, bigcharts.com, treasury.gov – 8/18/175

Indices are unmanaged, do not incur fees or expenses, and cannot be invested into directly. These returns do not include dividends. 10-year TIPS real yield = projected return at maturity given expected inflation. 

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All economic and performance data is historical and not indicative of future results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted index of 30 actively traded blue-chip stocks. The NASDAQ Composite Index is a market-weighted index of all over-the-counter common stocks traded on the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System. The Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) is a market-cap weighted index composed of the common stocks of 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. NYSE Group, Inc. (NYSE:NYX) operates two securities exchanges: the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and NYSE Arca (formerly known as the Archipelago Exchange, or ArcaEx®, and the Pacific Exchange). NYSE Group is a leading provider of securities listing, trading and market data products and services.

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