Market Week: March 5, 2018

The Markets (as of market close March 2, 2018)

Trade wars: That was the ominous phrase that spooked many investors toward week’s end, as President Trump announced plans to implement a tariff of 25% on steel imports and 10% on aluminum imports. While no one can say for certain whether such tariffs will actually materialize, Trump’s pronouncements were enough to send stocks tumbling on Thursday and Friday morning, only to recover somewhat by the market’s close Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, the recovery wasn’t enough to stave off weekly losses on all the indexes tracked here, led by the Dow, which closed the week down more than 3%. Year to date, only the Nasdaq and S&P 500 remain in positive territory.

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Market Week: March 12, 2018

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